Yea and Nay

It’s been a good news, bad news week — and in that order.

Tuesday, the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara was selected to host the 50th Super Bowl, luring a world full of dorks and idiots with too much money to the Bay Area to behave like depraved scoundrels for a week or so, culminating with an actual football game which we all hope our beloved team will not only be playing in, but will also succeed in winning it. While the visitors are here, they’ll spill lots of dough into the pockets of local business people and keep the call girls quite busy.

The first SB was played in Los Angeles and it wasn’t even a sell out. My how times have changed. And they keep right on changing, much to the dismay of slow copers and past clingers everywhere. Next year, the draft will be moved back to May, instead of the end of April, dragging out the pre-draft, overmocked days another two weeks or so.

But the news that overshadowed this SB awardance was the torn Achilles WR Michael Crabtee managed to incur during Tuesday’s OTAs. The emerging star has already had surgery and will not be back until December or so. Just in time for the playoffs, perhaps. Or perhaps, by then, he’ll have lost his job and nobody will even remember he’s on the team. In the four years since Crabtree was drafted, he’s been sidelined by foot problems three times. Maybe the guy just has weak feet.

Seattle HC Pete Carroll took time out from running another of his shady operations to inform the world that his QB Russell Wilson was a million times more advanced this year. And we thought Jim Harbaugh was a hyperbole machine. Actually, if Wilson is no better than last year at all, it’s still a scary thought for the 49ers. This guy could break a lot of red and gold hearts over the next ten years.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Although the Crabtree injury sucks
    and is a blow, it’s not a deathblow. We could see Crabtree back in Nov and he would be available for the last 4-6 games plus playoffs.
    If this happened in August he would’ve been lost plus there would be less time for the young receivers to define their roles.
    Will be interesting to see who steps up.
    Chad Hall is fielding punts along with LMJ in the OTAs

  2. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Come August, Chad Hall will be taking orders at his local Outback Steakhouse.

  3. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Would you like a Bloomin Onion® with that?”

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ was a nightmare fielding punts last year. I seriously hope he ain’t the option.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Tank Carradine and Vance McDonald both signed today. It took McDonald two tries because he dropped the pen on the first try!

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lattimore hasn’t signed, which could be a concern. Maybe he’ll sit out the year and re-enter next year as a higher pick (i.e., more dough).

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    On your GOT reference you must be feeling like Theon Greyjoy being turned on by naked maidens and then turned into a gelding.
    That would seem to be be the cruelest cut of all superceding Ned Stark’s and the Kingslayer’s
    encounters with a blade.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IMHO Lattimore not signing is not a problem since he’s still not able to participate so he’s not going anywhere.
    I do not think he can move up more than a round in the draft if he opts for that because of the uncertainty until he actually plays in a game and gets hit and that won’t happen unless he signs.
    He would be a fool to go anywhere else because this is the ideal situation for him to succeed.
    I also don’t think he’s all about the money. He enjoys and loves football.
    Niners need to get Reid and Lemonier under contract first.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Goodwin will most likely remain the starting center keeping last year’s Oline intact.
    He took the pay cut to stay.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-maiocco/goodwin-agrees-pay-cut-remain-team

  10. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just who is torturing Greyjoy and what is their motive? If they are, pardon the pun, dismembering his member just for shits and giggles I have to start hanging out with more families like them. They’re having way too much fun.

  11. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Best case scenario is that Kilgore or Looney takes the center job and locks it down for the next 7 to 10 years anyway. It’s not the end of the world if Goodwin stays one more year, but I’d prefer to see one of the kids blossom sooner rather than later and move him out.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Thirteen bars in NJ got busted for serving cheap whiskey and charging top shelf prices. That would be like putting money in the dish and having the preacher serve grape juice instead of wine. No wonder we haven’t heard from NJ49er in a while, he’s probably busy trying to a refund!

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, some other wankers in Jersey got caught fielding a fake football team, too. Serving up the dirty Sanchez for full price tickets.
     
    Unfortunately for their fans, the Jets are still in business.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The butt fumble continues to entertain!

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Keep yer private life to yourself, Bergs . . .

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Sounds like you could be the only football fan in America that did not see Mark Sanchez run into his lineman’s butt and fumble?

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not only that, but he was stuffed by that butt.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Suprisingly when a defense loads the box against the Niners they get burned.
    Even more suprising is opposing defenses don’t do it as frequently as you would think.
    The numbers are skewed by some of the CK scrambles and runs.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/100680/stacking-the-box-against-a-loaded-question

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you listen to talk radio some of the radio hosts have floated the idea that no wide receiver has come back from a torn Achilles tendon. They mentioned that it could be the end for Crabtree,anything to stir the pot and generate ratings.
    They did not do their research because Demaryius Thomas of the Bronco did just that and the Niner’s Kendall Hunter is also coming back from a similar injury as a RB.
    It took Thomas 7 months to make it back to playing.
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130523/mct/130529744?tc=ar

  20. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I went to a Pink Floyd show last night. The band is called Brit Floyd. If you are a Pink Floyd fan don’t miss this show, it is as close to the real thing as you are going to see.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    These guys advertise shows in the Bay Area since you are talking about tribute bands.
    http://www.zepagain.com/

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I hope you didn’t order a Pink Lady cocktail at the Pink Floyd show. I was standing next to guy once who ordered one and the bartender replied, “Would you like that in a glass or should I funnel it straight into your vagina?”

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Did you go see them? If so, how were they?

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Does that mean you were partying with a transgender? You did infer HE had a vagina!

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This is actually a fairly decent song!
    http://youtu.be/63stLm1Rw_U

  26. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, you’re not paying attention to my funny and witty anecdotes. It was the bartender who inferred, in a jocular manner, that the customer who ordered the Pink Lady had a vagina. I was just a passerby.
     
    Speaking of me dishing out funny and witty anecdotes on a nearly daily basis. Who has it better than you and everyone else on the receiving end of my funny and witty anecdotes?
     
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Extra exclamation points for my buddy, Rob.

  27. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    From my Pocket Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus (Second American Edition).
     
    anecdote: n. short account of an entertaining or interesting incident.
     
    I hate to toot my own horn, but I am one anecdotal mofo.

  28. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If you guys ever come on down to the Antler’s Tavern in my hometown. I’ll spin ya a yarn two. Just like old Geoffrey is wont to do. Not Geoff Torretta that owns the damn place. I’m talking about Geoffrey Chaucer god dammit! Do you know that the nuns at St. Jerome forced me to read his “Canterbury Tales” in the 7th Grade? I was like, WTF?
     
    But now? I get it. I appreciate it. And most importantly, I try to emulate it.
     
    “No empty handed man can lure a bird”
    ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
     
    I’m off to feed my ducks with bread in hand…

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- I hate to say it, but I feel like you did in the 7th grade, WTF?

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Please explain the butt fumble to unca chuck!

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, my friend. Neither I or any one else for that matter can explain the “Butt Fumble” to Chuck. The Butt Fumble can be taught, handed down and instilled upon. But never explained. One can only sit back, relax and let my good friend, Geoffrey try and explain…
     
    I’ll keep it short and tell you how it went:
    Whether by chance or fate or accident,
    The truth is that the lot fell to the Knight–
    A fact in which the rest all took delight.
    As was required, then tell his tale he must,
    By the agreement that was made in trust
    As you have heard. What more is there to know?
    And when this good man saw that it was so,
    As one with wisdom and obedient
    To that to which he’d given free assent,
    He said, “Since I’m the one to start the game,
    The lot I drew is welcome, in God’s name!
    Now let us ride, and hear what I’ve to say.”
    And with that word we rode forth on our way,
    As he began at once with merry cheer
    To tell his tale, and spoke as you may hear.
     
    You’ll only find this in the special editions of “The Canterbury Tales,” but Geoffrey later said roll tape…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuvz15OjCVc

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    But(t), we passed on Vince Wilfork because NTs are not important.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To add some additional enjoyment, or just to pile on Sanchez, he had a rather Sanchez-like debut in NYJ OTAs last week too.
    Seems he went 6/11 with 3 ints.
     
    The best part of the report is,one of those INTs went to an UDFA DT by the name of Damon ‘Big Snacks’ Harrison.
    If your nickname is ‘Big Snacks’ and you picked off a pass from Mark Sanchez, have you really accomplished anything?
    Too Funny.
    J-E-S-T Yuk, Yuk, Yuk.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Did you get your refund from being over charged at the NJ bars and venues?

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t get too much of a good thing. I’ve always said I am a lesbian!
    http://youtu.be/7hEEpQ7-H-U

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not a whiskey man Berger.
    Strictly a beer guy.
    Like anything else around these parts, someone is always trying to scam the consumer one way or another it seems.
    A new saloon opened around the corner from me.
    I’m still trying to find time to stop by and check it out.
    Do the majority of my drinking at home.
    No sobriety check points between my deck and the Fridge either.
    DUI penalties aren’t worth the risk, or the expense for me.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How about the folks from CA suing Anheuser-Busch for watering down their beer too?
    What’s the drinking person to do?
     
    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/26/business/california-anheuser-busch-lawsuit

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s some additional info on ‘Big Snacks’.
     
    http://tinyurl.com/pfe9aov

  39. robNo Gravatar says:

    We need crabs

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    He’s gone!

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes the Niners should approach the season with the mindset that Crabtree isn’t coming back this year.
    If he does make it back towards the end of the year it’ll be a boost especially in the playoffs.
    They need to adapt and deal with his not being there for at least 3/4 of the year.
    If they don’t find a way to win and position themselves for a playoff spot it won’t matter.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    I have never seen that band but they sound pretty good.
    They had a saturation advertising campaign a while back.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13

BYE

11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

LOSERS:
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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