The football landscape has not changed, and we await the start of camp at the end of the month with nothing more or less than about 1000% uncertainty. As it stands now we have a new offense which may or may not lead to 40 punts a game, a defense that may be required to play 100 snaps on defense, a waste-of-a-5th-round-pick punter in Bradley Pinion, who ended up 27th in average, and a 41 year old field goal kicker in Phil Dawson.
All in all, a recipe for 6-10. Shitty as that sounds, that would be an improvement. I can’t even feel very much excitement for preseason games, as we all remember (tinfoil) Samurai Mike Singletary going 4-0 in 2010 preseason games. The got him a whole lot of squadoosh. Granted, I’m curious to see how the offense works in real-time, but since we wouldn’t be playing the starters for any length of time, it will be very hard to grade these games out.
And, on a sad note, there’s the distinct possibility that one of the contributors to the madness here, NoFear49er, may have passed away in January. I don’t have any personal info for him, and I wouldn’t even know where or how to start to verify this, but Skeebers from the 49erOutsider has reason to believe he may have passed. I’m going to search the logs here and see if I can find anything, but if you folks know anything, please let me know.
NoFear, wherever you are, thank you for your service to our country, and to your true and genuine antagonism to those you disagreed with. Fun times . . .
And, just to put things in perspective, we have the one and only Buwwitt who posted the following:
If NF is no longer with us, at least he doesn’t have to watch the regression of the Niners.
I’m sure NoFear’s circle of family and friends are warmed by this parting thought, Buwwitt (surely you must be gluing). We should all be dead, Buwwitt.
Sad news if true.
If you are out there, NoFear, give us a heads-up . . .
Yeah I’ll miss NF though we’re near polar opposites in the political world. Most of the Nam vets I met when I was young hated the war and only went because they were drafted, thus a basis for our disagreements. NF is (was?) erudite and curmudgeonly at the same time, a tough combination to manage.
Enjoy your spot in Valhalla, NF, if you’re really gone.
One more on the Warriors and then I’ll try to leave them till after the football season. I was far, far from alone in speculation about KD. Here’s why I patted myself on the back.
During the Thunder series, which the Warriors should have lost, then again against the Cavs where they were robbed, I had a vision of a man who would have been a perfect fit, an absolutely perfect fit to replace Barnes, a man to turn the Warriors into a playoff juggernaut, which they no longer are with the new defenses teams have come up with against the 3-ball.
That man was James Worthy. I literally pictured him teaming up with Steph and Klay and Draymond. Now they’ve got him, or a damned good imitation. Wow, just wow.
I concur. Barnes was invisible in the finals and most of the playoffs. He could have set himself up here last year but passed. Then he didn’t attack the rim mist of the year.
I hope the center we drafted is game-ready because we still need more interior D, but KD is the real deal.
It’s just really nice to see an actual all-pro wanting to come to the Bay Area to play Basketball. I am still looking for those flying pigs.
Seems he and NaVarro Bowman were childhood friends as well.
NaVorro that is –
Giants Bullpen….thumbs down. Some days they just don’t have it. Last night was pathetic.
Yeah I know have patience. Still letting the Rockies beat you at home is painful. I felt sorry for the paying fans that showed up at ATT.
I know Flavor was pissed.
Last night: Thank goodness for Cueto.
Went to the game with the kids. Great times. . . Felt like Candlestick.
I don’t think Dr Dork fires his son.
Giants win again. Bochy gets tossed. Buster gets hit. Ump is an ass.
hey, we take anyway we can. I truly love this team.
Giants win Saturday and plenty of pen highlights. Go figure.
Hell of a first half by the Giants. Esp with their injuries.
Yeah Bum threw a beauty yesterday.
When we get back to full strength we are gonna be a force to recon with. Love the Queto and Samartza(sp) pickups. The Giants fo is flat-out awesome.
I almost feel bad for Skeebs as the racist shit of bakkenwhatever cones to light.
He has himself a forum of stupidity to blather from, and disagreeing about football gets you banned . Well played, skeebs
When the most prolific poster turns out to be a whack job I guess you let hims spew his racist bullshit.
Speaking of racism…
What’s the over/under for shootings at the GOP Convention in Cleveland?
Open carry State should really make things dicey.
Good old U.S. of A Politics in action, Wild, Wild West style.
Anyone thrilled about the All-Star game break?
Funny, NJ, my son said the same thing. He said how much do you want to bet that Trump gets shot?
I said even money . . .
Trump is even borrowing from the Nixon playbook regarding his campaign.
Strange days indeed.
Still no news on NOFEAR ?
Nope. Skeebers is convinced he died. I guess they were in semi-regular contact.
Buwwit of course says the plus side to that is that NoFear doesn’t have to see the 49ers struggle. I mean, really. One of the stupidest comments I’ve ever read.
Even for him that’s stupid.
And Buwwit is posting 6 month old pre-draft articles to diss Kaepernick. Keen eye there, skippy.
Pathetic. Between him and the 6,000 screeds by Herr Furher regarding Kappy and fascism in general, it’s a wonder . . .
Those guys are out of control lol
Chuck the SSvc has Trump well secured I’m sure.
The bigger issue is the White Supremacism faction that is openly in favor of Trump.
Add the open carry State into the mix and it’s pretty easy to assume the ingredients are there and, things could easily become hostile.
More likely it occurs outside the agenda but, volatile nonetheless.
Don’t know what this Country is coming to anymore.
Big Brother and the Corporate Machine need to get their collective heads together and recognize the fact that Americans are sick and tired of business as usual.
Bring on the music videos! Sure beats politics.
How’s Political Rain work for you Nip?
The whole album is excellent – Satriani with some Funk – Good stuff 😀
Here’s the link to entire album if you’ve never heard him –
Nice stuff NJ
I am kinda in the mood for this
I’m thinking we’ll all be drinking heavily this season Winder 😀
Some good drinking songs to get us prepared 😀
Track 3 is fun – FYID from the Bondos
And this version is great in its own way . . .
well that was fun
Sorry but I couldn’t help myself
This blog sure beats the other blogs. The beat goes on.
Yer killin’ me, Winder. That is some funny shit. Betty Page no less.
Nice Satriani NJ
Cool bonamassa too. He’s coming here to Orlando soon! Think I’ll go !!!
Since we’re talking politics I’ll throw in my two cents. I’m voting for Gary Johnson.
No not our Superbowl DT , the other guy !
Football anyone ? In the it bodes well for our long term department our 9ers are now the 10th most valuable sports franchise on the planet !
Rob Larry Mitchell was the Satriani-clone no one knew about.
He was actually pretty good, though rarely noticed.
If you can see Bonamassa, DO IT!!!!
He doesn’t disappoint –
Being a Deep Purple fan as you are – Get your hands on Black Country Communion’s music too –
Joe and Glenn Hughes do good work together as well –
There’s talk on Hughes’ website of BCC getting back together !
hey, did anyone have to reset their wordpress password because of hackers? I just got an email about it. something about linkedin.
Nothing on my account WInder –
Do these hackers have nothing more valuable to hack?
In the meantime – Have some Barenaked Ladies and Wind IT Up –
But,,,If you had a Million Dollars….
It’s fun LIVE too –
Let’s do some ROLLERBALL –