Can I Get a Witness?

The Jimmy G love-fest is in full bloom. Say what you will about the hype and all the expectations suddenly thrust upon him with his play down the stretch last year, but NFL folks notice shit like this.

And isn’t this the best scenario for him? Excellent pedigree learning his craft behind the 2nd best QB in history? His NFL upbringing in a first-class organization? The trade to a team with a sharp young offensive mind, and a no-nonsense GM who are building the team from the ground up? A spotless 7-0 record as a starter with NE (2-0) and SF (5-0)?

The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Peter King, recently of SI and now writing for MSNBC. He recently said in as phone interview that Jimmy G the ‘most compelling story’ of the 2018 NFL season. He says:

“We’re all totally fascinated with Garoppolo. You know what my take on Garoppolo is? I’m going to write this at some point soon. I think it’s hard to imagine a player, a quarterback prospect —this is going to sound ridiculous— a quarterback prospect in NFL history who has the bedrock of quality upbringing as an NFL quarterback as Jimmy Garoppolo does. Because think about it. You’re drafted by the Patriots. You’re in a quarterback room with Tom Brady. You’re being coached every day by Josh McDaniels. You go sit in the team meetings and listen to Bill Belichick. And you get basically inculcated into the winning way of the NFL through Belichick. OK? You do that for three-and-a-half years, and then you go to a guy [Kyle Shanahan] who is as imaginative.”

Yeah, the league is littered with backups who were groomed for greatness and failed spectacularly (Matt Cassel, Elvis Grbac, Guy Benjjamin, etc etc etc) but then you have Aaron Rogers behind Brett Favre, and our own Steve Young behind Joe Cool.

No, I have no idea how this plays out, but I’m pretty excited to see how this season goes. Here’s the full article:

https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/7/14/17571232/peter-king-jimmy-garoppolo-compelling-story-49ers

 

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75 Responses to Can I Get a Witness?

  1. Berger says:

    I saw Brit Floyd in Reno July, 11. They opened with Arnold Layne. I ‘ve seen them the last 3 times they’ve come here starting in 2013. Pink Floyd is my favorite all-time band. Saw the Wall in LA 3 nights and Animals in Anaheim Stadium.

  2. Berger says:

    Here’s a great old Syd Barret song. It is called Jugband Blues. The guy was a bit out there but it all comes together brilliantly!

  3. Berger says:

    Here is the tribute song the band did for Syd Barrett. The whole album was a tribute. David Gilmour joined the band when Barrett was flipping out on drugs and could not be relied on. He ended up getting kicked out of he band because of drugs but they always paid him his royalties. IMO, Wish You Were Here is the best album ever recorded.

  4. NJ49er says:

    Hard to eliminate much from their catalog but…I’d have to go with Dark Side of the Moon as favorite overall.
    Definitely the early stuff for me… Wish You Were Here/Division Bell/The Wall etc.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Had never seen or heard this before. RIP Rick Wright.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Another rarity from Relics . . .

  7. Berger says:

    Only Pink Floyd sounds like Pink Floyd

  8. Berger says:

    NJ should love this guitar work!

  9. Berger says:

    One of the most under rated keyboardist of all time. Rick Wright sounded like a symphony. I never heard anyone sound like a full symphony like he did. The guitar lead is an obvious hi-lite on this song but the keyboards make it an all time classic song.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    If I want guitar I listen to Animals. Gilmour is flat amazing on that entire album’.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Interspersed in this movie clip is some early Pink Floyd. UFO Club, 1966 apparently.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    A story I read somewhere was that the place where Syd Barrett lived in early ’67, his roommates were dosing his coffee every day for close to 8 months before he (or someone else) got him out of there.

    True or not I don’t know, but that much LSD I’d think would fuck someone over hard. By the time they started making it, he was already on his way out. The lyrics to Jugband Blues pretty much explain his state of mind. He did a couple solo albums after leaving Pink Floyd, and they’re pretty uneven, but show flashes of the old Syd.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    I would say my favorite albums are Animals, Wish you Were Here and Meddle. But everything up to Animals I can listen to. In my partaking days, it was Atom Heart Mother,

    I know so many people who have never heard Piper, and can’t believe that it is Floyd.

  14. rtfirefly says:

    Well, it’s not Floyd, but:

    Congratulations to the 2018 World Cup Champions!!!!

  15. NJ49er says:

    David Gilmour Live in Gdansk is an excellent listen as well – I have the CD/DVD set and absolutely love it.

    https://tinyurl.com/yd7k657p

    It’s also the final Pink Floyd-related recording to feature Richard Wright, who died on 15 September 2008, one week before the album’s official release.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Needless to say, I guess my favorite Pink Floyd album happens to be the one I’m listening to at any given time.

    Which right now means Wish You Were Here.

  17. Rob says:

    We might want to think of replacing mitchell with …l
    Hankins

    16 games 51 tackles 7.0 sacks

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Peter King on Jimmy G

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! I think that’s a good thing.

    Here’s from the Warfield Thurs night.

    IMG_4369
  20. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I hadn’t been there in like 30 years . . . it was great to see the old place.

    more fun shit.

    https://www.49ers.com/news/robbie-gould-wows-professional-golfer-and-herm-edwards-with-trick-shot?sf193678800=1

    • Rob says:

      Tampa Bay only cut Robert Ayers because he only had two sacks lost season, they’re lost – and that’s not a typo as in “their loss,” it’s us actually saying the team has no idea what they’re doing. Ayers made plays on the defensive line without needing to hit the quarterback and was the team’s best defensive linemen not named Gerald McCoy, so what gives? Ayers was ranked by Pro Football Focus as the No. 10 defensive end and had a career-best 89.3 grade, numbers teams should certainly be paying attention to as they organize their rosters for training camp.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Damn. I’m all over that. We’l have plenty of cap next year, so that would be incredible. 2 back formations and both a threat to catch a pass in the flat.

    As far as Ayers goes, bering him in. We need as many people fighting for jobs as we can get.

  22. Rob says:

    Can you imagine this team with a RB like Bell !

  23. Rob says:

    We’re only expecting to have 75 mil in cap space next year

  24. Berger says:

    What is Jimmy G doing with his 137 mil? He’s dating a porn star! That’s my QB!

  25. Rob says:

    No wonder everybody wants to be an NFL quarterback

    https://247sports.com/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/Article/Jimmy-Garoppolo-date-Kiara-Mia-adult-film-star-119933169/

    I’d say that’s money well spent !

  26. unca_chuck says:

    That’s fine and all ,but 41 years old? MILF Performer of the Year? She’s been in the biz around 15 years.

    Your mileage may vary, but that’s some SERIOUS mileage,

  27. unca_chuck says:

    That’s a lotta pork sausage she’s downing.

  28. NJ49er says:

    Face it, deep down we’re all wishing we had his problems me thinks….?
    Rich, handsome and available.
    Booty calls ain’t no thing for Jimmy 😀

    Just win between the numbers and, what goes on between the sheets, won’t bother me whatsoever.

    • NJ49er says:

      His previous mentor landed a Supermodel. Comes with the territory huh?
      Beats the Reuben Foster options like a rented mule.

  29. Rob says:

    i was just about to call a friend in california just now until i realised it was about 7 am there !

  30. rtfirefly says:

    49 days till Opening Day!

    Maybe if it stopped being a hundred and frelling five every day I might be able to get in the football spirit. 49 days means a mere 18 days till our exhibition opener. That means, of course, that the NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Ravens and the Bears is a mere 11 days away, a week from Thursday!

    All of this means, for those of us not counting, that camp starts Wednesday!!! Here’s a pretty good preview:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/vincentfrank/2018/07/20/top-storylines-for-san-francisco-49ers-training-camp/#521ff07435e4

  31. rtfirefly says:

    Favorite group? I dunno if I can pick just one. Pink Floyd is certainly one of my elites. But here’s another, that if push came to shove, I might give the nod to:

  32. rtfirefly says:

    Before we do Ed Sullivan, here’s the network dealing with them:

  33. rtfirefly says:

    As far as Ed Sullivan, one of the band guys on a doc I saw:
    “Here’s Middle America home watching the Ed Sullivan Show in their living room with Little Susie. Suddenly, here’s this guy in tight leather pants screaming, ‘SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE!!!’…
    ‘No No No No No No!!!!’ as they shush Little Susie out of the room. Next day, you know Little Susie goes out and buys every Doors record she can get her hands on!”
    https://vk.com/video-25181099_171015665

  34. rtfirefly says:

    I can’t say goodnight to Jim Morrison without The Alabama Drinking Song. Morrison wanted something with a quite different beat, and oompah feel, from the traditional R&R song, so he modernized this old ditty. Hard to find something so un-R&Rish from a major band.

    RIP Lizard King

    • Winder says:


      The Door’s were definitely a one of a kind band. They brought out things in people that no other band could do. Perfect for their time

    • NJ49er says:

      Amen to the Doors RT – I 2nd that sentiment.
      I’d always lean towards the Blues/Rock genre on a bet.
      Always room, and high praise, for Southern Rock, Stones and British Blues, Who, Cream, Mayall to name a few, as well as EC.
      Love me some Clapton…

  35. NJ49er says:

    I also see McGlinchey inked his Rookie Deal today –
    Another thing to do is done at least 😀

  36. NJ49er says:

    And….Tony Sparano left this life today too – Crazy

  37. Rob says:

    RIP niner family Tony Sparano

  38. unca_chuck says:

    Texas Radio and the Big Beat has to be one of my favorite Doors songs. Between Floyd the Doors, Hendrix, the Stones, and the Who, there are just too many great songs. Got to see the Stones the Who, and Pink Floyd, but both Hendrix and the Doors both were just before my time.

    You can add Janis to the list . . . This song was released three days before her death.

  39. Winder says:


    Bands like the Stones and Floyd always played amazing shows. However, for a really good time I was always partial to the Dead, Airplane, Country Joe, Quicksilver, and so on. You could throw in Big Brother too. You could see at least one or two of em each week.I think the Doors played in LA pretty regular but only came up here a couple of times that I can remember.

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Saw the Dead 30-35 times, something like that, various members of the Airplane, and Quicksilver, John Fogerty, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry’s band, Ratdog, Bobby and the Midnights, the Tubes, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, shit, I’ve forgotten about too many bands that I haven’t thought of in a log time.

    The Stones sucked when I saw them. Three hour wait after Peter Tosh and Santana killed it. Clapton always put on great shows as well. The Who always crushed. One great show was Blackfoot and Rickey Medlocke opening for them. Best show was the Clash opening for the Who. Shit, Alvin Lee at the Keystone was one of the baddest shows ever. Just melted on the guitar. Michael Schenker Group was another shred-fest. UFO gaaaaaah!!!

    • NJ49er says:

      Alvin Lee kicked some major A$$ – 10 Years After definitely ‘On the List’ 😀

    • Winder says:

      I haven’t been to a concert since 1997(Dylan, Van Morrison, and Lucida williams).. But I loved seeing bands in the smaller venues too. I saw 10 years after at the fillmore west and loved it, But the Keystone was a great place to watch a show and i would have loved to see them there.

  41. NJ49er says:

    This is probably my all time favorite Doors song – Tough call among all they produced however…

  42. Rob says:

    Doors !

  43. Rob says:

    George Kittle averaged 2.57 YPRR in Garappolo’s five starts. #49ers
    Pro Football Focus

    O.J. Howard racked up the highest yards per route run average of any rookie tight end in 2017.
    1.87 yprr

  44. Rob says:

    Training camp starts tomorrow !

  45. unca_chuck says:

    Winder, the Keystone PA was my fave as well. Saw MSG there. Neil Young and Jerry a bunch of times. Montrose, Joe Perry project . . . alaways up front on that little dance floor

  46. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

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