OTAs are Done . . . . (gulp)

Now for the dreaded down time. Last time these guys had some down time, they couldn’t stay out of the paper. Or the police blotter. Or jail. Still a couple things to iron out with Adlson Smith and Chris Culliver, but at least Kappy is clear of any and all BS in Miami.

So, 5 weeks until training camp officially kicks off, and the real fun gets closer to fruition. Let’s hope everyone stays out of trouble. And no more about the Washington team. Or politics. Or religion. Or guns. Or taxes. 


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67 Responses to OTAs are Done . . . . (gulp)

  1. 12th man says:

    Hmmm….doesn’t leave a whole lot to talk about then really……chirp….chirp….

  2. Hey now . . . football?

  3. Spitblood says:

    That does it, I’m holding out too. No religion, guns, politics, trolling…. racist comments? Are you trying to make this the most boringest blog in the history of mankind? There’s only so much 12th, NoFear, Niper and I can do for you. First off, bring back Del. He apologizes. He’s come full circle. He was appalled I suggested a Memphis team.

    Why is it we’re still missing Phil? He said someone was hacking his account. Blamed Skeebers? I mean, if this is going to be a fun place to blog, there needs to be justice, damn it. I demand it. And speaking of justice. Where’s my POTD? My people demand I get more POTDs.

    Bring back Del. Get to the bottom of who was hacking Phil. Give me more POTDs …. or I’m holding out.
    12th and NoFear have my back because we’re like-minded thinkers. Hell, just about ten minutes ago I was thinking of bombing an abortion clinic in Texas. See… we’re all buddies here.

    If my demands aren’t met, I’ll blog on Skeeber’s blog which is a lot like being traded to the Buffalo Bills.

  4. Maybe his coconut tree fell over. Haven’t heard from him in a while. Not even on FB.

  5. Irish Kevin says:

    Wow, have I missed a lot!! I could have sworn this was a blogg about the 49ers. but when it is a slow news day, what better way to have fun than to talk politics, racism, and any of the other things that people have very STRONG opinions on. So to stir the pot. The Name Redskins, seem to be kind of offensive to some people and they are protesting. IMO the owner is just being stubborn, does not want to be told what his team should be name. He is an idiot. Just change it. Now the whole right – left – center – independent – green. whatever you want to be. Capitalism is a live and well for some. America is swimming just about the water. Greed is good according to Michael Douglas charactor in Wall Street. Well as we all can see, no it is not. Greed is going to bring down America, I forget who said it but they said Capitalism cannot last forever the government will collapse. I will google it to find out.

    • Spitblood says:

      Capitalism can’t last forever, but it’s the best thing going so far.

      • Irish Kevin says:

        America is only 200+ years old, not going to last the way it is going, as it is with Obama care socialism is right around the corner!!

  6. Nipper says:

    Missing in the stable…….Dennis… he hates everything except you guessed it. Well he likes the ponies too.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Might be time to shut this bitch down.

    • Spitblood says:

      Have you ever heard of the boy who cried wolf? It’s a good parable. Let me tell you about him, just in case you’ve never heard of it. As I remember the story, there was the wolf who was ravaging the village, eating people. The dingo ate my baby kinda shit. The boy was tasked to alert the town when the wolf showed up. I can’t remember if the boy was either playing games or scared of his own shadow, but the main point when the wolf wasn’t there, the boy yelled for help – crying wolf. The crime was he did it several times getting his fellow villagers all up in a tizzy when the wolf wasn’t there. Eventually when the wolf showed up he cried wolf, nobody showed and the kid done got ate.

  8. rtfirefly says:

    I wonder now that the lead over the Dodgers is down to 3 whether Bochy will ever admit he had a major brain fart that lasted 3 days. Three days in a row he replaced a cruising pitcher with Romo, who proceeded to lose the lead and the game. His fascination with George “more gas for the fire, Ethel!” Kontos is also nothing short of psychotic.
    This series sweep by the Cubbies at PacBell/AT&T/whatever-the-hell-they-call-it-now came on the heels of losing 3 of 4 to the Nationals, and would’ve halted the downward headed missile in its flight. Instead the Giants lost 6 of 7 and the crash began.
    How’s that, Chuck? BTW, the US has been partially socialist since the Civil War and the 14th Amendment outlawing slavery, and I believe the Taft-Hartley Act(?) outlawing monopolies and paving the way for the breaking up of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Bochy can’t really be faulted for going to his closer in the 9th, rrtf. Kontos was sent to AAA when Casilla came back. See, Casilla got hurt and they called up Kontos. If you are on the team, you have to come through. Or get sent back to AAA.

  9. rtfirefly says:

    It wasn’t the 9th in the games Chuck, maybe the last 1 don’t recall. But Machi and Affeldt, the starters at that point in the game, maybe 1 other reliever I don’t recall, were completely shutting them down (no hits, no runs, no errors). Romo was then left in after allowing the trying run or runs on, and then long enough to let the go-ahead run on and in. It was mind boggling. Pinch hitting Adrianza (batting (.186) for a .250 hitter was fascinating, too, with runners in scoring position. Strike out or double play, I forget now. The Giants didn’t score and Romo came in.
    When you’re trying to end a losing streak and you put in guys repeatedly who are blowing leads, it’s a cockup.

  10. rtfirefly says:

    The Giants lead over the Dodger before the Nationals (if Washingtion called themselves The White Eyes, would that even things out?) series was 10 games.
    Going into the Cubbies series, I think it was 8, maybe 9 (pre-Romo).
    It’s now 3. The jury has come in. Guilty!

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Romo didn’t blow the 3rd game. Bummie blew a 7-4 lead to get the lead down to 7-6.

    Point is, Romo blew 2 saves, but other pitchers helped shit along. The hitters have left about 50 guys on bases lately.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Look at today. Fucking Collmiter rthrows 100 pitches in 5 innings and the Giants score 1 run. Tinmmny didn’t pitch lights out, but the Giants should have scored at least 5 in the first 4 innings.

    Romo;s 2 blown saves didn’t lose the other 7, rtf. The starters have been getting lit up.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Wasn’t my point. It was to stop the slide. And Romo did pitch and badly in all 3 games. I believe in all 3 the offense had come from behind early on at least once. There’s such a thing as players getting frustrated with repeating and repeating and repeating one slumping guy losing it for them.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Romo didn’t pitch in the losses to the ChiSox. He blew 2 vs Colo. That’s it. He didn’t pitch vs the Nats, ChiSox, or tonight. Bummie lost 2-1. Vogie got lit up. Gutierrez and Machi blew the Colo game. Cain got lit up vs Chi. Kontos got torched vs the Nats. The point is, Romo led the league in saves up to last week. He’s the least of the problems.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    What’s Matt Cain’s record, RTF?

    • rtfirefly says:

      You’re right; I obviously meant the Rockies. It was late; I had my own brain fart. You COMPLETELY missed my point , however. Prior to the White Eyes series, the Giants had won something like 9 of 10 and 12 of 14. White Eyes outplayed them 3 of 4, no blown games there.
      The pitching was SAILING along against the Rockies when Romo came in each game, multiple innings with no threats, no runs, and a 7th inning or later lead. The third game, Romo led the charge from 4-2 lead to 7-4 deficit. In the 9th.
      Instead of winning 4 of 7, it was losing 6 of 7. Instead of a 10 game lead, it was 7. Players feed off each other and the manager, win or lose. Baseball is a strange game in that respect, streaky, hexed at times.
      Thanks to Romo and Bochy’s repeatedly decisions to use him when other relievers were pitching great and Romo’d instantly get in trouble, the lead is now 3.
      Guilty as charged.

  15. Nipper says:

    At least the Giants don’t play in an aircraft hanger. You see all those empty seats? Ok they got a swimming hole. Big deal! They got Tony LaRussa looking down on them from the suites. That must be a pain.

  16. Winder says:

    Definitely a different way to have a June swoon. But, that’s why it’s the best game in the world. Live and die by the team.

  17. rtfirefly says:

    This is my Dennisesque post. Who cares about the Giants losing streak. They’ve got one of my top movies of all-time on TCM right now.
    Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. It even has Ward Bond in it (Mom took blood from Bond once when she was a hospital pro).
    Better still, while the hurricane scenes are on the tube, we’ve got a neat summer New Mexico T-storm going on. Wind and rain on the TV, Lightning and rain out the window. Can’t beat it.
    78 days to go.

  18. rtfirefly says:

    Oops, I wrote “Dennisesque” and I forgot the mallards!

  19. unca_chuck says:

    No, RTF, you are wrong. Romo had 3 saves the week leading up to the losing streak. The starters lost 6 of the 9 games lost. Gutierrez lost the 7th. Romo didn’t pitch in 7 of the 9 losses. He’s their closer. They are going to use him in save situations. Every time,

    • rtfirefly says:

      June 21, Lincecum, Gutierrez, Affeldt and Machi cruising. Romo L. I followed the game on the internet and it was precisely how I described it. June 22, Vogelsong, Petit, Affeldt and Machi cruising. Romo L. You’re right about June 23; that one I must not have been following closely enough or just seeing Romo in my nightmares, but Gutierrez L was left in long after it was painfully clear that he was being beaten like a drum. Romo did get the S last night.
      As I wrote, they were beaten 3 of 4 against the White Eyes. The Rockies didn’t sweep them, the Giants swept themselves.
      In addition, just because the scoring gives L to a starter doesn’t always mean he’s really at fault. A two out single in a tie game, followed by a reliever meltdown is a prime example. A one run deficit in the middle innings that becomes five in the incapable hands of a reliever is another. Context means squat in W/L, but it means a whole lot when judging pitching performances.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Then again . . .

  21. rtfirefly says:

    And I don’t care if a guy is the closer or Mother Teresa, if the other team is going down without so much as a whimper, and the new reliever immediately prompts their rally towels to start swirling, bring in somebody else that game! There’s always tomorrow.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Romo DIDN’T PITCH in 7 of the 9 losses. Not sure how he gets the blame for those.

    They ain’t gonna change closers over 2 blown saves. He blows 3 of the next 5? Maybe.

    Rivera wasn’t perfect. The only guy to get through a whole season w/o blowing a save was Eric Gagne. Who turned out to be roiding.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Why do you keep referring to games I didn’t include in my criticism? It was the ROCKIES series that they bungled and that accelerated the freefall. Also, I made no mention of changing the closer. Strawmen, anyone? To hell with it, I’m going to go feed my mallards. Oh yeah, no mallards in New Mexico.
      77 days!

      • unca_chuck says:

        What’s your point, then? You bitch and moan about Romo Romo Romo. and he was responsible for 2 of the 9 losses. . . Your point is what?

        The Giants lost 3 of 4 to the Nats. Romo played no part in any of those losses. You call Bochy an idiot for putting Romo in to close the Colo games? Romo’s the closer. What is Bochy supposed to do? He didn’t lose the 2 after either.

        Romo’s got 2 saves in the last 2 games, BTW

      • rtfirefly says:

        Gawd, you’re big on straw men!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        Gawddamn you have reading comprehension problems. No point in bringing up any point. You’ll set up your straw men, attribute them as me, and then reply to me while attacking them.

        Have fun arguing with yourself, dippy.

      • Then what is your point, RTF?

        All these posts, and I don’t see where you offer anything but whining. Spell it out for me. What is Bochy suppoed to do?

        He pulled Romo from the 1st blown save. Ooops. Pagan made 2 throwing errors to help things along. Kontos gave up a 2 run single (charged to Romo).

        In the 2nd game there were 2 outs, bottom of the 9th. Oner run lead. What’s Bochy supposed to do there? See the future? Pull his closer?

        “Gee, I think Romo’s going to give up an inside the park home run. I’d better yank him.”

        Pagan fucked up that play as well. It should have been a base hit, but it ended up a little league home run. He ended up on the DL after that game.

  23. NJ49er says:

    I was doing a little research on our UDFA OL-man Fou Fonoti from MI State.
    He’s a converted OT that figures to kick inside to OG/C.

    Turns out he’s a cousin to Cincy DT Domata Peko, also an alumn of MI State.

    See how he fares once the pads go on.
    Everything suggests he’s a mauler with major upside.
    He’s one of the guys responsible for the great numbers produced by RB Le’Veon Bell, now of the Steelers.

    He suffered a stress fracture in his foot that kept him under the radar apparently –

  24. Spitblood says:

    The US sucks at soccer. I used to play and coach. I know something about the game. First off, our goalies are always pussies – every time. You can’t have a pussy for a goalie in the world cup. Secondly, America has never been able to do corner kicks right. Is it that hard to lob the ball into the middle where two or three guys jump for it? It’s like in hockey…. put the puck on net and good things happen. But we can’t lob the ball into the center to put pressure on the defense? At the world cup level? Secondly, we can’t maintain control of the ball. I know we’ve got players from all over the world playing for the US, but the core of the US soccer team still can’t control the ball, and pass… keeping possession. Poor skills and lack of a killer instinct means the US will never overcome its consistent poor showings in the world cup.

    You want to change that? Get a stud for a goalie who never says die and won’t recognize mistakes. Then create a team that can control the ball and play possession soccer, and then, regardless of the height of your forward line, play the ball up for headers in front of the opposition’s goalie. Soccer is not a terribly sophisticated game, but we certainly still suck at after watching our match today.

    • NJ49er says:

      Prevent Defense sucks everytime.
      Played not to lose and still did Spit.

      I think our goalie was clock watching actually – Looked totally surprised when that pass came in front of him –

  25. Nipper says:

    I don’t give a damn about soccer! People glued to giant outdoor screens like morons is not my cup of tea. Sorry!

  26. Nipper says:

    Instead of the SKINS, Snyder should consider the name TAXES! People would really howl over the Washington TAXES! A little black humor. I guess it would hurt the sale of jerseys.

  27. NoFear49er says:

    The thing is, it’s futbol, so who gives a shit?

    Just a bunch of crazies dressing up in face paint and costumes and hootin’ and hollerin’… oh yeah, nevermind.

  28. And Santa Claus is white. . . As was Jesus.

  29. IT’s oppressive, Spitty. Not oppressed . . .

  30. unca_chuck says:

    Play nice folks. you too, No Fear.

    Off to the Giants game.

    • Spitblood says:

      I hope they lose 100-0, it rains and you have to sit next to a two hundred pound woman with open sores.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Close, fucknut. 6-0. May your worm never find water.

      • Spitblood says:

        6-0’s your Karma for all the torment you lay upon the innocent here at Niners forever. NoFear hates you. Hate’s a strong word, and in NoFear’s case regarding you, the word’s not strong enough. Del despises you for your hypocrisy. One minute you’re banning him for racist comments and the next you and I are joking around about the Memphis Niggers. 12th is somewhat neutral. He hates me more than he hates you. Phil hates you for not protecting his password better. He was hacked and then to add insult to injury you blamed his mental capacity. Barley shows up around game time. Grumpy won’t blog here anymore because when you were nose deep in pain killers you alienated the right wing. I haven’t helped matters, but I’m right. So that’s how you get 6-0. Karma: It’s a bitch…. and then you become one.

      • It’s aloooong offseason, skippy.

      • Besides, context matters to me.

      • If NoFear hates me, I’ve done something right.

  31. NJ49er says:

    Well, considering a good part of the Redskins lore had more to do with Hogs and womens’ attire, I think it would be fitting to rename the DC football team the Pork Rinds.
    That way they could still associate themselves with ‘skins’.

    As for the cross-dressing aspect?

    Spit could be on to something with the 200lb women thing.
    Sure would be a hoot trying to determine who the trannies are on game day.

    Wampum Dan needs a better PR/Mktg strategy for this situation.
    There’s $$$ to be made Danny Boy.

  32. NJ49er says:

    Once again, Malcolm Jenkins hosted his annual football camp here in NJ, no Anthony Davis.

    Kudos to Malcolm and several other area guys that did attend and help the local kids.
    Very much wish Aldon could devote this sort of time to worthy activities like this.


  33. Shit, as long a Aldon keeps himself out of the news, I’ll be very happy. This 5 weeks will tell some about what happens going forward. Seeing as he keeps his nose clean.

    Still nothing on Crash Bandicoot Culliver.

    Doing some community service ahead of time would send the right message as well.

  34. Shiot, even Crabs has gotten into the act of putting on a football camp.

  35. Why is it so fun to fuck with Bullit?

    I think he might be a few brick shy of a load.

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