The Longest Week

It’s bad enough waiting for the Super Bowl in any given season, but when it is your team, the wait is even tougher. This first week saw little to nothing to talk about, other than the background noise that the NFL in general thinks KC is gonna win.

However, both teams pack up and head to South Beach today, and the NFL hype machine accelerates its’ way into hyperdrive. As has been noted, this looks a bit like 1984 when young hot shot Dan Marino stormed the league and threw the Dolphins into the Super Bowl. Joe Montana wasn’t exactly a stiff, but all the talk was celebrating Marino and his myriad weapons.

We all know how that turned out. Given a clean game by both sides, I think we have the advantage defensively. Mistakes and penalties always play their part, but the 49ers in recent games have been very good at minimizing both. Except or the one pick (and nearly 2) by Howie Kendrick, Jimmy G has been much better at stopping the turnovers he was making at an alarming rate. At the halfway point he himself was responsible for 11 picks and 4 lost fumbles. He had more turnovers than 9 teams. After 10 games the team had 17 turnovers. The last 8 including the playoffs we have 8.

Same with the penalties. In the first 3 games the Niners had 25 penalties for 240 yards. In the last 3 games, 12 for 76 yards. A vast improvement.

Beyond that, we have all the past heroes reconnecting with the team on how to handle this Super Bowl frenzy. Here’s a great article that Irish Kevin sent me.

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8 Responses to The Longest Week

  1. rtfirefly says:

    I don’t know what its’ is. It’s certainly not in the English language. Hindi? Farsi?

    Do you mean the possessive pronoun its?

    My steak Your steak His steak Her steak Its Steak Our Steak Your Steak Their Steak

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash an hour ago with 4 others. Very sad news.

  3. Winder says:

    That was a nice article. I don’t see us getting blown out KC. i think we give em all they can handle If we don’t turn the ball over I think we win. If our run game is even half as good as it’s been i think we win. Make to many mistakes we lose pretty much as simple as that. From what I have been hearing is that most of the NFL people are about 2 to 1 in favor of KC. That is just where we want em.

  4. Dan Snoreino says:

    This is a long week for you imbeciles to reflect on the fact that the wise and all-powerful Spitblood predicted this was the season of glory almost two years ago. That would make him the smartest fan on this blog. By a mile

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Still eating plastic fish? That explains the brain damage.

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