Offseason Blues? Team in Transition? You Make the Call

Well,  this time around, better quiet than turmoil. Last year at this time, rumors were flying about our dear departed head coach, the fact that Harbaugh was nearly traded, the coach didn’t talk to the GM, on and on.

All we have this year is the snickering from the so-called cognoscenti (and blognoscenti) about how the team has no chance, the coach is a goober, a snitch, and a yes man for the FO , the OC is an inexperienced neophyte,  and the team is old and lousy due to defections.

Well, the team is getting a little long in the tooth, but they did get younger at RB and DL. Right? The point being, this team appears to have gone through a lot of turmoil and is quietly going about its business while the sports world is hell-bent on dumping on the team. Tomsula did the hee-haw crowd a favor by having an uninspiring presser to start his tenure, because as we all know, good pressers mean good coaching. It was all a prefect storm of innuendo and snickering by the hoi polloi of the ESPN crowd, quickly followed by the local media. It became de riguer to dump on the team.

The swirl of doomerism is slowing down. Mainly because you can’t keep beating that horse and expecting people to keep listening. The team is starting OTAs and exciting nothingness happens while people are starting to ask questions around VD and his effectiveness and who will the cornerbacks be among the young crop of guys rather than why Jed is the anitchrist who dethroned the greatest coach in Niner history, St. Jim the Penultimate.

Either way, none of this shit will matter until they start playing for real in September. It’s all talk. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be a good team.

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119 Responses to Offseason Blues? Team in Transition? You Make the Call

  1. NJ49er says:

    It is what it is Chuck.
    Hard for some folks to accept changes perhaps?
    Mentioned on the last thread that dysfunction was pretty obvious to me last year.
    Be it the turmoil from within, the injuries or, perhaps a growing dissatisfaction with the status quo.

    Many of us questioned the Offensive blandness, lack of rhythm and so on.
    Good arguments to be made for whether Harbaugh or Roman were to blame I guess?
    Thing is, we saw Vernon become invisible, TEs in general become less and less involved and, of course, a Red Zone Offense that flat out didn’t exist.

    What it is now is, another do-over.
    New Staff, new players, new challenges.
    For me, players have to execute a plan given to them by the Coaches that are running the show.
    If players aren’t in it to win, they aren’t needed.
    All we can ask for is effort and dedication to their Trade.

    On another note.
    Someone asked recently, about how Draft Pick success stacked up.
    Again, I’m thinking it might have been you Winder?
    If not, here’s a little something I dug up just for fun –

    http://tinyurl.com/ky3myva

  2. Nipper says:

    ARF!

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Well, that’s a big point I often wonder about. VD and Goee suddenly forgot how to block. VD wasn’t getting open and gore wasn’t exactly tearing it up. Crabs was his usual middling self. Stevie wonder had a nice start but vanished. Lloyd was a one-shot deal.
    Kappy was more often than not running for his life. He’s supposed to tone down the runs but Gore wasn’t used as an outlet much. So he’s taking sacks. It appeared to me as if he lost his decisiveness, and with that his confidence.

    Will a coaching change help? Well, I don’t think it’ll hurt. Yes he needs to process things faster but they need to block better and run a quicker offense and use what kappy brings rather than stifle it.

  4. Lurker John says:

    I’ve always sucked at making predictions like this. This team is in transition, I don’t know how it could be described any other way, but there’s still a lot of talent. I’m just going to be optimistic until I have reason not to be.

    I am excited to see if Kap will finally reach his potential, how 2nd and 3rd year guys like Dial and Carradine do, how Hyde and Hunter do and how the rookies fit in. On that level alone, it should be interesting.

  5. Lurker John says:

    There’s also a couple of promising lineman coming into their, what, second and third years? They haven’t had a chance to show their stuff. Brandon Thomas, Marcus Martin, they purportedly have a lot of talent and have had a full year to be coached up. Iupati is gone, so maybe those guys are better pass blockers and can make a difference in that area, which is desperately needed.

    Losing Borland and Willis is huge, but maybe Harold can step in fairly quickly and contribute. That may be the big weakness for the D this year, if that’s not stating the obvious. I was stoked about Borland becoming a great player and now nothing. I wish him well, though.

    I’m ready for camp to start and have the chance to see how everything shakes out.

    GO 49ERS!

  6. Berger says:

    It’s all talk, Elephant Talk!

  7. Winder says:

    I think we have the personnel to be a very good team. I think we’re younger and faster. What that translates on the field is still yet to be seen. Losing team leaders like Willis, Cowboy, and hard nosed players like Borland will be practically impossible to replace. I just hope someone(s) steps up to try and fills those roles. Good play and attitude are infectious. Team chemistry will be the key. Also, we don’t have the luxury of having certain positions (cb’s) covered by proven back-ups. Kappy is gonna have to step up. We shall see.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Great album, Berger. All time fave.

  9. Nipper says:

    The other blog has really run out of gas. Now the subject is politics. What’s next? Religion? As usual Sir Spit is to the right of Attila-the-Hun. Or is it V? I forgot.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Too funny Nip.

    One of these days we got to meet for a beer.

    • Winder says:

      Probably should go have a beer at Antlers and bullshit with dennis, meet his ducks. I know if I was still in the area that’s what I would do.

      • NJ49er says:

        What’s scaring me to death is, my Political POV ain’t all that far off the mark with Spit.
        But, that’s a whole different subject.

      • NJ49er says:

        Think I’ll be needing quite a few beers to come to grips with that realization.

  11. 12th man says:

    Anthony Davis just retired!

  12. “The” is not needed to precede the phrase “hoi polloi.” The word hoi in Greek means the.
    Therefore “the hoi polloi” is a redundancy.

  13. “Kaepernicking” just won the 6th race at GGF.
    The racing gods look kindly upon horses who don’t make disparaging remarks on Texas flood victims.

  14. 12th Man says:

    Errr, 25 year old Anthony Davis, the starting right tackle, has retired.

  15. Lurker John says:

    Weirdest off-season, EVAR. What next?

  16. Berger says:

    At this point is seems obvious that Harbaugh took the joy of football away from many of these players. I’ve never seen so many off season retirements for players in their prime.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Congratulations Reno! You just won the Spin of the Month award and it’s only the 5th!

      • Winder says:

        Lol. That is one way of looking at it.

      • Berger says:

        Well RT, do you think they would be retiring if they still loved football. I think it is a spin to call it a spin. Reality is a bitch. Just be glad we have an owner who saw this and rid nutso Harbaugh before the whole team quit. Boone wanted to kick his ass. How many players say that about their coach?

    • rtfirefly says:

      While Harbs was here, Boone said he was just great. After Harbs got fired, Boone said he sucked. How big a weasel can a man be?

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Good one Bergs. AD didn’t retire. Hes apparently taking a year off to heal his brain and body.

    • alleykat69 says:

      Well shit, Davis can rest his body for a full year, whatever at 25, but his brain just totally went brain dead when the 49ers will not pay him is 6-7 Bengaros as Kruk would call it this up coming season.

      • Davis can rest his body for a year and then what? The Niners take him back? You cannot be serious, John Patrick McEnroe?!?!?! WTF kind of message is that sending out to every other player?

        Yeah, just go ahead and quit when you feel like it. Rest up. Let all the other 49ers leave their blood, sweat and tears on the field. We don’t want you over-exert yorself. Heavens no. Sit back, relax for a year or two. We got’cha covered. Come back when you’re good’n ready.

        The only thing worse than a coward is the man who welcomes him home.

        Fuck this team.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Don’t know what the 49ers think about this.

  19. 12th man says:

    49ers.com says he’s retiring?

  20. This just in: Colin Kaepernick still stinks on ice and will continue to do so throughout the remainder of his NFL career. Which, btw, the length is growing shorter than Peter Dinklage day by day.

    And for those of you people who still prefer Kap > Russell Wilson?

  21. This team isn’t going to win it’s 6th Lombardi trophy until it has a HOF QB under center like it did when they when won their first five.

    Colin Kaepernick is not a HOF QB. Not now, nor will he ever be one.
    You people can bitch and moan about the lack of coaching and/or ownership until the cows come home. That doesn’t change our QB situation.

    With very few exceptions, Russell Wilson being the lone one, the last 26 winning SB QB’s were both classic drop-back passers AND Caucasian.

    Colin Kaepernick is neither. We need a new fucking quarterback.

  22. rtfirefly says:

    Tomsula actually said that the Niners had been preparing for Davis’ departure. Apparently by that he means a 7th round pick getting all the reps at RT in OTAs.

    A 7th round rookie is scheduled to replace the 11th OVERALL pick of the 2010 draft who had been a starter ever since.

    Hahahahahahaha…

    Reno, I think you lost your award.

  23. rtfirefly says:

    Boone, Pears, at least we know we’ll have a warm body at RT, although that’s looking iffier by the day.

  24. Berger says:

    We had 20 or more players on IR last year, we’ve had many starters and leaders retire this off season, it was uncanny how many players we had calling out our schemes last year and one who said he wanted to kick the coaches ass. Do the math. A fan would need to be very naïve to not see a pattern. The head coach was about to go down in flames. Players were checking out in masses. It’s a good thing Jed saw it and acted appropriately.

  25. Nipper says:

    Any of you guys got season tickets? I know I don’t.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    s. This a definitely going to be an interesting year.

    The killer to me was how bad this team was at picking up simple stunts and motion before the snap. Sure injuries and holdouts took their toll, but the line play was flat awful. Will zone blocking help? I should merely for getting guys in motion rather than just blocking air moving in one direction.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I guess I know why we drafted a punter in the 5th round.

    Andy Lee was just traded to the Browns for a 7th round pick.

    The push to younger moves on.

    • Nipper says:

      Get young! New faces all around. What will Spit, Bullit, Rex do? I can hear the wailing blog from here!

    • snarkk says:

      They spent a 5th rounder and got a 7th to get a decade younger at punter. That’s OK, if he’s as good as Lee. If he’s not, then spending a current 5th on a punter and getting rid of Lee looks dumb to me…

      • 12th Man says:

        It’s a risk. Lee was declining but still a high level Punter. MVP during the Harbaugh years. Maybe they figure they can actually advance the ball and not rely on a great Punter and D?

  28. I’d love to stay and discuss the new and fascinating vagaries regarding our punting situation, but I have to go and “work” the Pinole wine tasting event. Can you believe they’re employing someone like myself to work a wine tasting event?

    Bye bye profit margin.

  29. BTW, American Pharoah wins for fun and become the 12th Triple Crown winner.
    Or maybe he just takes a gigantic dump. I dunno. That’s why they run these fucking races.

    He’s a single on ALL of my tickets. Best of luck to him. I’d wish myself luck but it’d be a waste of breath.

  30. NJ49er says:

    Anthony Davis just kicked us in the teeth.
    What the eff is that all about?
    I know he got his bell rung pretty badly last year vs the NYG, could it have been that severe to scare him into retirement?

    Can’t figure this out for the life of me.
    Again I ask, did they desecrate a burial ground in Santa Clara?

    • Winder says:

      NJ- there are bones all over the Bay Area. They find them often. Lot’s of life has rolled through there the past 20,000 years.

      • NJ49er says:

        Winder I’m not surprised.
        Given the number of injuries, retirements and, Coaching changes involved since the move to Santa Clara took place, I’m thinking we pissed off the Gods in some major way.

        This stuff is getting stranger by the week.

  31. Winder says:

    I’m not gonna go there yet. Seems more to me that some of our players got beat up over the years and it’s caught up with them this year. If the player doesn’t have the heart to play or the physical ability it’s probably a good idea to get out.

    • NJ49er says:

      I agree Winder, guys gotta want it in this game.
      But, our mass exodus leaves me scratching my head, as to why so many in this short a span?

      Patrick dealing with a toe injury makes sense, if he’s feeling he’s not the same.
      Borland?
      Why enter the NFL for 1 season and change direction?
      Anthony?
      Wait until June?
      I recall reading that Anthony was blindsided in NJ last year, during the waning moments vs the NYG, and took some time to come around.
      For a 300LB guy to feel his health is compromised, fine, why wait until June?

      Could they have asked him to restructure his Contract?
      Who’s to know at this point?
      I just find the timing to be quite curious.

    • rtfirefly says:

      How come no other teams have this rash of preventative retirements?

  32. Winder says:

    Willis due to injury, Borland, injury awareness, Cowboy due to injury, Davis,?.

    • NJ49er says:

      I think there’s plenty of evidence from the NYG game concussion, to suggest Anthony is concerned as well Winder.
      I understand his concerns.
      It’s the timing of his decision that leaves me wondering why he waited until now?

      http://tinyurl.com/povjjlj

      • NJ49er says:

        Dr Daddy is on the Health and Safety Committee.
        Coincidence?
        Could there be a concerted effort to have them retire before there are further complications?

  33. Winder says:

    NJ- yeah that makes sense. Being a lineman in the NFL your gonna take your knocks. I just don’t think it has much of anything to do with the coaching changes. The players that left for other teams all got better money. Harbaugh got better money. Is Jed a tightwad? Probably for the most part.

    • NJ49er says:

      I think tightwad starts, and ends, with Dr Daddy Winder.
      As I’ve said repeatedly, I don’t want our Ownership mirroring the likes of Snyder in DC or Jerruh in Dallas.

      That scenario scares me.
      They’re not football people.
      Pay football people to run the team, then, stay away and let them work.
      No problem if you’re going to mingle in the locker room and hand out towels, as Uncle Eddie did.
      Support them, give them what they need and don’t mess it up.

      • Berger says:

        NJ- You are scaring me. I thought you had more sense. The dingbat blog is getting to you. Jed is the all star this off season. He and Baalke are making great decisions IMO.

  34. Hey! How bout that horse American Pharoah.
    Hey! How bout that horseshit piece named Anthony Davis.

    Antithesis… thy name be you.

    AD’s career as a 49er is over. Done. Kaput!

    You don’t accept those type of people back into your family after they’ve quit on you. You don’t. You can’t. No self-respecting man or organization would even consider the idea. So help me motherfucking Christ if the 49ers allow Anthony Davis to take a year off and then comeback and play again like nothing’s ever happened…

    I’ll beat Trent Baalke to a pulp with Alex Smith’s signed rookie contract.
    I’ll obliterate the both of ’em.

    • Winder says:

      Hope you made out good today dennis. Personally, i couldn’t pick a winner to save my life. I did better when I bet the fucking jockey.

  35. Berger says:

    Anthony Davis was a very good run blocker but sucked as a pass blocker. He lost the Seattle NFC championship game when he let his man get by and blind side Kap, which caused a fumble. Good-bye. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Boone will be a much better RT. But not a better RT Firefly!

  36. Berger says:

    I’d like to see Boone or Davis win the Del Mar Dennis Yahoo league like RT Firefly did!

  37. NJ49er says:

    Berger I’m not sold on just what influence Jed has on this roster.
    As stated, he owns the team, we can’t change that.
    I’ve been on the side of Baalke as the ‘football guy’ in this dynamic.

    Jed Tweeting apologies following the Thanksgiving loss to Seattle was about as bush as it gets, Irsay-ish to say the least.
    Yes Jed, we’re disappointed, we don’t need to be reminded via Twitter.

    I have no problems with his desire to win, just don’t meddle.
    We, collectively as fans, can’t know what took place behind the scenes, to the extent for which Harbaugh was released.
    Lack of Offense? Certainly plausible.
    I’m still a fan, have been for years, don’t see that changing.

    I simply want an Owner to provide all the resources he can, to give the ‘football guys’ what they need to succeed.
    I don’t want Jed behind the scenes, pulling a Snyder-type power play, at the expense of the guys he hires to run the team.
    Paraag and Baalke work the Cap very well IMO.
    For whatever took place in the Harbaugh relationship, I’m not going to speculate on anything, other than what was made available via the media.

    No axe to grind with Jed, just don’t meddle, that’s all I ask.
    Things have gotten to the point of absurd with all the retirements however.
    Can’t find a precedent for that in this game no matter how hard you look.
    Again, that’s left to all the speculators.
    I’m behind the guys that are here to earn an NFL paycheck to win.
    Hopefully that effort shows up this year.

    • NJ49er says:

      And, I’m open to the guys that feel otherwise.
      Everyone sees it their way, that’s fine.
      A good debate is fine in my book.
      One thing is certain, we’ve got plenty of action surrounding our 9ers this past year.

    • Berger says:

      NJ- Jed has not meddled. The only exceptions have been McDonald and the tweet you mentioned. As a fan I was pissed and thought the apology was appropriate. It please me very much. I made me see him as an owner who has a pair. I saw it as shot over the bow for a coach who was out of control. He got fired very soon after that tweet. Grow a pair of your own my friend. Harbaugh was out of control and had to be dealt with. Over 20 on IR last year and players retiring in their prime en masse isn’t a pattern of a looney coach who drove the players over the top. Jed has the pair you don’t have. He fired a very popular coach out of necessity. If you see him as a meddler give some examples beyond the two I gave.

      • NJ49er says:

        Berger, my pair doesn’t matter in this debate.
        He owns the team, his prerogative.
        As stated, whatever took place between he and Harbaugh is pure speculation for the masses.
        We can assume it was beyond repair, for whatever the ‘real’ reasons were.

        20 on IR might suggest guys were beaten down, perhaps.
        Is that on Harbaugh?
        Again, speculation.
        I can accept your perception, it was reported that many of the guys felt that way.
        I don’t see him as a meddler, simply HOPING he’s not.
        Eddie was a quick tempered Owner too.

        I challenged the Offensive scheme with several people who blog between Skeebs’ site and here.
        I felt there was plenty of reasons to improve on the Red Zone futility and lack of 4th Qtr production.
        Whether that was on Harbaugh, Roman or, the combination of both, it could have served as the impetus to send Jed in the direction he chose with Harbaugh?

        I don’t defend Harbaugh’s antics on the sidelines for one second. Thought it needed to be reigned in and, sent the wrong the message to the guys that had to stand on the sidelines and witness those childish tirades on a regular basis.
        Can’t dismiss his winning pct either, he took them to the Playoffs as we know.
        Jed made his call.
        His right to do so.
        My ‘pair’ doesn’t afford me those privileges.
        He calls the shots.

      • Berger says:

        Whatever Ward, weren’t you a little hard on the Beaver last night!

      • Jesus H. motherfucking cock-sucking Christ all fucking mighty…

        Stop defending this Mickey Mouse organization. I don’t what team you’ve been watching these past 20+ years since we’ve last won a SB, but it sure in the hell isn’t the same one I’ve lost my mind over in the same time span.

        You continue to espouse complimentary platitudes to an organization that is so undeserving. When in fact, they are in need of the exact opposite. The exact opposite when Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick lost the Super Bowl to Joe fucking Flacco…

        Hatred.

        I hate this fucking team. It makes me sick to my fucking stomach.

  38. NJ49er says:

    Berger it’s VERY possible Harbaugh simply wouldn’t ‘play nice’ with Mgt too.
    Again, we can all speculate until the cows come home about what really took place.

    No secret that Harbaugh bucks authority.
    Played to his own beat, for better or worse.
    He landed a very lucrative deal with his Alma Mater too.
    If money didn’t matter in SF, he cashed in pretty well in Ann Arbor.

  39. Berger says:

    NJ- You are like Father Knows Best. Grow a pair. Blogs are for opinions, not fatherly advice..

  40. Berger says:

    NJ- At least the Harbites on the anti Jed blog have opinions. I’m OK with that. I do disagree but still respect that they come strong. I don’t blog there because of their disrespect and off kilter opinions for those whoi disagree. At least they don’t beat around the bush like you do. At some point you have to have an opinion and state it. How could we know if you need deriding and by whom if you don’t state an opinion. You need to grow a pair.

    • NJ49er says:

      My opinion is, we lacked Offense and needed to improve that aspect of the game Berger.
      If an opinion is to speculate, I’m not in that Camp.
      It is what it is.
      Jed made his call as the Owner of the team I’ve followed for most of my life.
      I can’t change what took place anymore than I can speculate on why it took place.

      I watch, I see things that needed to improve.
      Jed obviously wasn’t happy either.
      I don’t swing to extremes in life. I seek a reasonable answer to the problems that confront me.
      Tomsula is here now.
      I have to live with it.

      He doesn’t immediately answer my need for a better Offense however.
      That piece? I’ll hope for success with the changes on the rest of the Staff.

      If you feel the need to deride me, have at it.
      I call it as I see it too.

      Controlled passing, quicker tempo and improvement with Kaep’s touch should all help in that regard.

      • Berger says:

        I only deride you for not having an opinion. You are a class act. That is why I love you as a friend no matter your opinion or non opinion. Your patronizing is what I’m calling out. I do not like being patronized. I’d rather be told the truth as one sees it.

        Is Jed a meddler? What say you? The answer is yes or no, and of course, it would just be your opinion. I doesn’t make anything a fact. I would like to know your opinion, if you have a pair.

      • NJ49er says:

        I just tried to post this and it disappeared.
        Answer? Honestly?
        I don’t know what he’s doing behind the scenes.
        That’s the speculation aspect of this debate.

        I want the GM to run this, or any Organization in the NFL.
        We all know how it works in DC with Snyder.
        Is Jed Dan Snyder?
        At this moment I don’t think so.

        Is he Jerruh?
        Again, no, because he’s got a GM here.

        As an Owner, I want him to provide a stable environment for the guys he’s hired to operate in.
        Don’t Tweet, don’t interfere.
        Let the football guys handle the football business.

      • Berger says:

        When Jed tweeted I felt if extremely necessary and perfect timing.. Didn’t you pick up the phone and call me after Baalke’s daughter tweeted. I do say that was not a tweet I would have advised to send. But both you and I were loving it. We both hated the offensive play design.

  41. Grow a fucking pair? Berger, you’d welcome back Alex Smith if the Niners traded for him tomorrow.

    BTW, how’s that date with your daughter and Ray McDonald going?

    But he’s innocent.

    • Berger says:

      Actually, I think it is the girlfriend who is nuts and Ray handled all it wrong by letting her get to him. He does need some counseling by family who cares and not a psychiatrist who just wants billable hours. I do not think McDonald would harm anyone but he screwed up in a liberal society. He will pay dearly. His career is probably over. Yes, I would let my daughter date Ray McDonald.

  42. Nipper says:

    Meanwhile Rome burns. Yes it was a great city but Nero begged to differ. Oh well ……things happen.

  43. Winder says:

    I agree opinions are great not only on blogs but in everyday life. We all have them. The only real way for me to form an opinion is by seeing, reading, hearing, and feeling what I believe to be the truth. Whether I am delusional or not really makes no difference since it’s personal and very subjective. I honestly believe that it’s a real good possibility Harbaugh was out of control. But at this point who really gives a shit. Personally I don’t feel the need for my opinions to be proved correct because until we actually get some real facts it’s pretty much all bullshit from both sides of the fence.

    • Berger says:

      Yep. The only reason I want NJ’s opinion on whether he thinks Jed is a meddler is he keeps bringing up the question. Since he wants to keep bringing it up, declare an opinion. Like you said, it doesn’t make anything fact, it just gives us a perspective when he brings it up.

      • Winder says:

        Berger- Please keep those opinions coming because in the end perspective will prove very important. After all it isn’t a left or right situation.

    • 12th man says:

      “Who gives a shit” exactly Winder, exactly…

  44. rtfirefly says:

    Reno, you mentioned my league FF championship a few years back. I’m intensely proud of that team. I was 2 games under .500 with 2 games to play. Winning the last 2, I tied for 4th-6h in the league (8 teams) and made the playoffs on tiebreak by about 2 or 3 points – lol. Kicked butt in the 2 game playoffs.

    That season reminded me of my childhood bigtime. I was lucky enough to play on several champ teams in youth league baseball and basketball before hangin’ ’em up for academics. One early year in baseball, our league was divided into two half seasons with a one game playoffs at the end.
    First half, we went 1-8. Meanwhile, the league juggernaut went 9-0, including a butt-whipping of us.
    Second half, we got our stuff together, 7-1 going into the last game. Team Juggernaut meanwhile was 8-0.

    That’s right, it set up a last game of the season between 8-9 us vs. 17-0 them. We kicked their ass, a 5-0 shutout by my buddy Paul Stange. That won us the second half on tiebreak and set up the champ game between us and them. We kicked their ass again.

    I’ve always remembered that season and used it as one of those never-give-up inspirational memories in my life. That FF season brought back happy memories.

    • Winder says:

      RT- thanks for sharing. My little league team never won squat but they are still great memories. And, FF is one of the most frustrating things I have ever done. Last few years I just take it with a grain of salt. Hope dennis decides to do it again this year.

      • rtfirefly says:

        Thanks Winder, I expected a big collective yawn from everybody, but I figured Reno might get a kick out of it. I’m sure he has similar stories. It was memorable David over Goliath.

    • Berger says:

      RT- Good story. You came from behind to win the championship and shocked the heavily favored Del Mar Dennis team in the semis. Your run was kind of like the Warriors run of 1975 when they swept the heavily favored Bullits in the finals!

      • Winder says:

        Now that I’ve been thinking about it our main starting pitcher’s dad was the coach of the team and his kid couldn”t pitch his way out of a paper bag. We were a perennial .500 team. Luckily some of the other teams pitchers were just as bad.

      • rtfirefly says:

        Reno, I forgot to add the interesting thing in the story for me. I was on some juggernaut teams myself, in both baseball and basketball, but I remember very little about those teams. I remember the 8-9 team that won the champs by beating 17-0 twice straight.

        I’m still more impressed by an old friend of mine who struck out Barry Bonds in a Senior League game. He said that team was coached by Bobby Bonds and had all black guys – all stars – from the peninsula. My friend said they got creamed, Barry hit two triples off of him, but he DID strike him out.

        Funny the stuff you remember at our age.

  45. Nipper says:

    Lets all pray for Dennis. The man is not happy. His favorite team has disappointed him. He’s angry. I hope his duck friends mellow him out a bit.

  46. rtfirefly says:

    Bogut is freakin’ useless. I rewatched Game 1 this afternoon, now this pathetic lack of effort. Where’s Kurt Rambis when you need him?

  47. rtfirefly says:

    OT – again! Great job by the Warriors to come back in the last couple minutes. Bogut on the bench the whole time, thank God.

  48. Nipper says:

    Sir Spit wakes ready to do battle with Chuck. Of course he has to put down his favorite book,” Attila a life of Conquest” Good stuff he thinks to himself. Now for the task at hand!

  49. Berger says:

    Here are a couple of tweets from a guy named Kyle McClorg.

    Source: midway thru 2014, York walked into meeting Harbaugh was holding w/ players, & Harbaugh told Jed that the meeting was for “men only”

    Certainly not the beginning of the animosity, but the source said it was a major breaking point in the Harbaugh-York relationship.

    These tweets were from yesterday. This is from the guy who helped break the Willis retirement story. I can’t imagine any coach could say this to an owner and keep his job.

  50. rob says:

    Off season blues … And now 25 year old Anthony Davis ??? Now there’s an article suggesting we trade away kaep. Holy crap maybe our own local duck herding madman Dennis was right all along

  51. Nipper says:

    Go DUBS!

  52. Winder says:

    Gotta love those Giants too. I like the way they draft. The game really is about pitching.

  53. unca_chuck says:

    Big game tonight for the Warriors.

    Steph should come back hard in a big way. Thompson played well til foul trouble.

    Refs were terrible.

    You know you raised your kids right when they send you videos of the Tedeschi Trucks show they were at…

  54. unca_chuck says:

    Great job by Hestom for the no no in New York.

    Hate to day it but Kerr has o bench curry. He is doing nothing.

  55. unca_chuck says:

    In what appears to be the most monumentally retarded post by anyone on the face of the earth, because Eric Reid expressed his concern about his concussions, Bullit thinks Reid is grandstanding.

    The guy has had concussions in college and the pros, and, gee, players are having major problems because of CTE and multiple concussions, but no,Reid is playing to the media.

    Bullit must truly be senile. Yeah, all these health pronls and suicides are imaginary.

    • NJ49er says:

      One of my ALL time fave’s Chuck…

      • NJ49er says:

        Another great performance from a great show. Billy Gibbons is a huge Peter Green fan and you can tell in this arrangement. Absolutely amazing. There aren’t many bands that do this kind of stuff any more.

      • NJ49er says:

        Aerosmith takes a shot at it too…..

  56. Winder says:

    Fleetwood Mac’s early stuff is timeless, it’s as good today as it was then. Definitely woven into my character. I was heartbroken when Green decided to spin off.

  57. Nipper says:

    Sir Spit is probably enjoying some 76 Guy Lombardo classics. “Oh those were the days!” he thinks to himself.

  58. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah they went pop.

    • Winder says:

      Chuck – Not right away they didn’t Killin House was pretty much old school rock & roll with some twists. Kirwin (SP) really got into the buddy holly stuff and rock of that nature.

  59. Nipper says:

    Right out of the Merc. ….Kaep is happy with the offense. Happy with his coaches. It’s nice to be happy. And at Happy Hour one can become very happy!

  60. Nipper says:

    Skeebers disses the 49ers again. His sycophants of course scream “me too!”

  61. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Winder, they did keep things decent for a while but I lost track of them after Peter Green left.

    Dubs listened to me. Kerr did anyway. I really thought Bogut should have been benched and he was. He was dragging the team down with his slowness. Barnes did MUCH better in this game than in any of the other finals games. So he gets kudos.

    New thread is up.

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