For you fantasy football types, you have your roster locked down, and are hoping your TE that will carry you through the season (Gronk) doesn’t get injured and waylay your shot at the $600.00 prize at the end of the year.
Anyhow, this is a pretty interesting game tonight between the defending champ Patriots and the perennial bridesmaid KC Chiefs. They of the omnipresent floating orb of the walrus, and his wizened charge, Young Sir Alex Smith. The Pats of course magically won the last Super Bowl amid an epic 2nd half collapse by the Falcons that was likely as painful to witness as a fan as the 49ers near-comeback and coming up 5 yards short in 2012.
But I digress. Smith is finally hearing father time, and a bona-fide challenger to his throne in Patrick Mahomes, a guy KC and the Sunshine Band traded up for. The Pats however decided to stick with Jimmy G as their backup amid reports of trading him for gross amounts of swag. PRetty much based on nothing but being a Pat. NE was in a win-win situation, and I guarantee you they grab a higher-round QB than they have reached for in recent memory. They don’t even have a Taxi Squad QB at this point.
Anyhow, in my fantasy league I have Gronk and the Pats defense. Let the games begin.
chuck- GL on your team. I got Gronk on a few but usually went for WR’s around his draft rating. I ended up drafting Olson as my TE if he was still there and I hope he has a terrible game on Sunday. This years Niners have a totally different feel about them, even York seems to have gotten a clue as to his bullshit and is saying the right things. We shall see.
Yeah, it’s nice not hearing much from Jed. Let the coaches coach, the players play, and the front office STFU.
Alex having a hell of a night after the lightning bolt to the lethal Tyreek Hill.
Yup, it’s still early, but young Jed is showing signs of having a clue.
Vinnivich is in mid-season form tonight, hurling yellow handkerchiefs at an alarming rate, picking up right where he left off last year. The Pats can do no wrong and the Chiefs have been nailed 13 times. What a douche.
I’m behind, half time, but Smith is dealing what he gets.
Wow, just saw the Smith/Hill play. I was gonna say the flags haven’t been too onerous. Must come later.
Gronk looks slow and old.
I see what you mean now. Taunting? On a 9 yard run?
14-5 penalty difference. Smith with two perfect throws for 70+ yard TD’s. He’s having a monster night. Gronk does look old and slow, even though he’s having a pretty good game. His knees might be going on him.
These Kelce runs are pretty effective. Weird but effective
Wow! Smith is torching NE with Hill.
The Chiefs rookie RB Kareem Hunt looks really good too. He caught one of the deep balls, for 78 yards, and looks good running too, shifty with good balance. Out of Toledo.
28/35 for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and they just scored again at the end of a long drive. The dude is dialed in.
Damn. KC kicking ass.
Hill’s hurt, and Berry just blew his achilles out, but KC is taking NE to the woodshed.
Alex Smith is the king. Wish Denny was still around to post about that epic performance against his boy Brady
Oh, he’s posting. They are just getting caught in the filter.
Found a couple from 12th and Nipper for some random reason as well.
Hey dennis- just wanted to say hello and that I hope things are ok with you. I love that NE got spanked and that was the best Alex Smith I have ever seen. He’s got some players around him now.
If you believe Ross Tucker, he thinks the Niners not only best he spread, but win the game this Sunday.
I think a lot of that is due to surprise and that we have won the last 6 openers. It would be fun if he is right.
Im going to the game, hope to see some competitive football and a strong home crowd for a change.
Yeah, we need some home crowd advantage. I have never been to the stadium but I heard that it wasn’t that loud. Candlestick used to rock at times.and so did Kezar from what I can remember.
12th- please let us know what you think about everything. I got a good feeling that we are on the right track.
A few games Levi has rocked, the Cowboy game last year comes to mind, but generally there just hasn’t been much to get the fans excited about.
I will give my impressions good or bad Winder and I’m optimistic about the direction too.
P.S., I’m taking the Niners 24-21
Tucker also said the Raiders lose their opener to Tenn.
Last game I went to I had a few beers with Irish Kevin, and me and my son sported our paper bags. The game was deserted by the 3rd quarter. Frankly I think they are still going through the yuppie scum stage. In a couple more years, the true fans will start getting involved.
Unless the team starts winning sooner rather than later.
Have fun 12th. Look forward to your reports. I can see Tennessee winning. They are one of my sleeper teams this year. They should be able to score against the Raiders.
Gonna go to the Giants game. Irish, you should go
I’m in for 10-6 if we stay healthy and 7-9 if we don’t. Here’s to our health, put me in for 10-6!
I am going a very optimistic and non-doomer 4-12.
New thread is up,