Game Day XVII – Welcome Back My Friends to the Season that Never Ends

The first game 17 in NFL history, with the added playoff spot adds lots on intrigue as wel would be out without it, but color me disappointed. All signs point to Jiminy Cricket starting. Not happy about that. I thought Lance’s game showed enough progress to allow him the chance to play a meaningful game. But no, Kyle rides with the dead horse, Jimmy G.

And make no mistake, this decision has NOTHING to do with Kyle’s perception of how well Lance grasps the offense. This is strictly Shammy’s bullheadedness getting in the way. Oh well. The hope is after the teams trade 1st quarter pick 6’s, Kyle makes the change.

On the good news side, our defensive backfield is finally back to full health and PI magnets josh Norman and Dontae Johnson will not be starting. Even Ambry Thomas, the guy who is playing well lately is off the COVID list. Al-Saair and Greenlaw are also possibles to play. I hope they can go full speed because they are desperately needed to stop the bubble screens and short shit teams kill us with.

This game will depend on how well Elijah Mitchell can run, and how much pressure we get on Matt Stafford. Do both well, and we can win.

Still think Shanny keeps his spell over McVay. 30-21 Niners.

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108 Responses to Game Day XVII – Welcome Back My Friends to the Season that Never Ends

  1. unca_chuck says:

    I was gonna play Karn Evil 9, but this is just too awesome not to play. I’m sure some of you remember when this was part of the CBS Sports intro.

    Looks like 3 Rivers, but then it doesn’t. The old Expos stadium?

    • barleyfreak says:

      This is an awesome rendition. I pull it up on youtube every year or so and watch it again. Wish I could have caught ELP live back in the day

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Ok. Here it is. Just a little too young for this show, but what a lineup.

  3. Irish Kevin says:

    As much as I want the Niners to win, if they go down in a ball of flames and it is JG throwing two picks for six, I will be cheering my ass off, I think this is a dumb move by Kyle. He is setting Lance backwards till next season.

  4. barleyfreak says:

    I am not surprised he is starting JG. Steve Young offered some insight (opinion) on how the locker room seems more poised to support a JG start.

    Trey is starting next year, without a doubt. JG is gone. I also get it that Shanahanahan says that the goal is to get IN to the playoffs because anything can happen. Most of us have been thinking that we’d be one and done. But if we don’t get in, we’re none and done. I can see JG flailing. I could see Trey losing too though. But I have been wrong at least the last 3 times we played the lambs, so I hope we make it in. And I have no problem with a QB gritting it out through pain, as long as they get it done. If he starts air-mailing throws though, KS had better be ready to bring in Lance. In fact, it would not surprise me if he pulls Lance near the goal line play anyway, ala earlier in the season.

  5. Winder says:

    Couldn’t ask for a better game at this time of the season. Crunch time. If we put the pressure on Stafford I wonder how long Mcvay keeps him in there. This is gonna be 49er football today, if Jimmy fucks up i don’t think he will be in there long. Should be the best game of the year.

  6. Winder says:

    Williams is out. That might change everything.

  7. Irish Kevin says:

    I don’t remember where I read it, but the Niners ran the ball on the Rams, very well. An analyst said that the Rams front D is geared to stop the pass. So we shall see

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Losing Williams is very bad.. We predominantly run left. K’Waun out hurts as well, but as long as Norman is on the sidelines I’m fine.

  9. Winder says:

    Just looking over at the draft results on the column to the right and we only have 2 players from Lynch’s first draft. Kittle and DJ Jones. I guess it’s true about is a gamble. We have 4 from the 2018 draft but that might change soon. We got some great players but we whiffed on a bunch of em also.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Still about the run game for us.

  11. Lurker John says:

    Ain’ts already up 7-0.

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    As usual the D came to play, let’s see what offensive magic Kyle has dreamed up

  13. alleykat69 says:

    One thing we’re not changing RB’s every year it’s Elijah Mitchell’s job!! He’s just a beast that can carry the rock with punishing runs and quickness!
    Yeah he’s had some injuries but most backs get beat up 🤕.What happens with Sermon next will be interesting?

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Jimmy with the 10 yard underthrow. Fucking Hasty had his guy beat and had to wait 5 minutes for the pass to come down.

    And Wishnowski with the 30 yard punt.

  15. Irish Kevin says:

    McVay taking a page from Kyle, Niners had the ball for 4+ minutes

  16. alleykat69 says:

    Fuck you Higbee hope your next shenanigans have u carted off the field!!
    Sold out on the run, and got burned that would of been a huge momentum turn if they stopped them there..
    Shit time of possession sucks right now, and now Jimmy fucking up yikes!!

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking Jimmy G. Thank God we have our 25 yard puntr.

  18. Winder says:

    yeah, this ain’t working

  19. Lurker John says:

    That should just about do it for this one. Better hope a miracle occurs in Atlanta, else this season is over.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Shamahan has to go..

  21. Lurker John says:

    The Genius is actually a moron.

  22. Irish Kevin says:

    We might see Trey at the half

  23. Irish Kevin says:

    Anytime you have a injured QB that can’t throw the ball down the field you will not win games. 3rd and 24 and you run the ball…not good

  24. Lurker John says:

    A quarter and a half, that’s all it took. I knew this would be a rout, but I thought it’d take a bit longer than this.

  25. Irish Kevin says:

    And they better draft a kicker next year

  26. Lurker John says:

    The hallmark of a Shanahan-coached team, constantly shooting themselves in the foot. Mistake after mistake. But he’s a fucking genius. May as well put Lance in now if only for some additional seasoning.

  27. Irish Kevin says:

    5 yard passes isn’t going to cut it

  28. alleykat69 says:

    Shit now Jimmy is throwing worse then Big Ben!!

  29. Irish Kevin says:

    There is the first INT, I said he will throw 2 earlier

  30. Lurker John says:

    What the fuck was that supposed to be?

  31. alleykat69 says:


  32. Irish Kevin says:

    I realize the Niners front 4 are very good, but I would like to see more blitzes to take an opposing QB out of his rhythm

  33. unca_chuck says:

    What’s funny is there was a guy 10 yards in front of that throw and 10 yards behind it.

  34. Lurker John says:

    I wonder if Dontae Johnson will be next year. My money says absolutely. They love that guy in Santa Clara. Has he ever actually defended a pass? Since college I mean?

  35. Irish Kevin says:

    38 secs, 3 runs the out

  36. Irish Kevin says:

    3 and out all runs

  37. unca_chuck says:

    The prevent defense gives us 3.

  38. Irish Kevin says:

    Why doesn’t Kyle call plays like that all game long? And why can’t Jimmy perform like that all game long?

  39. Sean MacDaddyVay says:

    Bend over and let a real NFC west team give you the business.

  40. Irish Kevin says:

    Wow, Kyle making adjustments for his play calling? I am shocked

  41. unca_chuck says:

    Well now. Nice drive. All that shit and we are only down 7.. Can the D get a stop?

  42. Lurker John says:

    A glimmer of hope! Right after the pathetic Rams troll makes an appearance. Need a turnover now.

  43. Lurker John says:

    The Saints are making this easy. Shanahan had better sell out the rest of the way, because the only way they’re getting in is by winning.

  44. Irish Kevin says:

    What happens to Mostert next year

  45. Irish Kevin says:

    That pass looked as good as Jimmy throws.

  46. Lurker John says:


  47. unca_chuck says:

    This is unreal..

    Shanny pulling out the stops. Ryans blitzing. Only took 17 games to listen to me…

  48. unca_chuck says:


  49. Lurker John says:

    He almost dropped it. Great start to the half! Time for a turnover! That idiot troll jinxed the Lambs!

  50. Irish Kevin says:

    Just give Gould more money and have him do both kicking jobs

  51. Irish Kevin says:

    The D just came up big

  52. Lurker John says:

    There’s my turnover!

  53. unca_chuck says:

    Why shouldn’t this game be like all the other fucking nightmare close stupid fucking mistake-filled games?

    Jesus. I’m too old for this shit.

  54. Lurker John says:

    D-line stepping up big time, but third and long continues to bite this team in the ass. They lost a lot of field position on that big completion.

  55. Irish Kevin says:

    Okay so the run eats up the clock, but the Niners need to score to finish this game, I do not want an OT game!!!

  56. Lurker John says:

    Mitchell runs his ass off. Hard not to love that guy.

  57. Irish Kevin says:

    And there is the 2nd pick.

  58. Lurker John says:

    That was a horrible throw.

  59. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus.. Late and behind into double coverage. Fuck, jimmy. Don;t be an idiot.

  60. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking bullshit, Jimmy. How fucking stupid are you????

  61. Lurker John says:

    That was a FG taken off the board.

  62. Irish Kevin says:

    I agree with Jimmy though, he was slapped in the head.

  63. Lurker John says:

    This is all on Garoppolo.

  64. unca_chuck says:

    Jimmy and Kyle get to eat this one.

  65. alleykat69 says:

    God I can’t stand the Amish Kupp!!!

  66. Irish Kevin says:

    The Pick was Jimmys undoing

  67. Irish Kevin says:

    3rd down passes have hurt the Niners

  68. alleykat69 says:

    Fuck yeah!!!
    Jimmy comes through to Jennings!!!

  69. unca_chuck says:

    Bad Jimmy, Good Jimmy, Bad Jimmy, Good Jimmy.

    WHAT NOW???

  70. unca_chuck says:

    Fred Warner with the play of the game. WE WON THE TOSS!!!

  71. Irish Kevin says:

    It wouldn’t be. Niner game without OT

  72. Lurker John says:

    This shit is gut wrenching.

  73. Lurker John says:


  74. Irish Kevin says:

    How appropriate that Thomas makes the play. Way to go Rook!!

  75. Lurker John says:

    That turned out to be an unbelievable game.

  76. Lurker John says:

    Wow, what a play by the beleaguered rookie Thomas! Good things happen when you play the ball!

  77. alleykat69 says:

    And the Rookie Ambry Thomas who’s taken a lot of abuse just saved the 49ers season!!!!
    Doctor Jimmy and Mister Jim
    Just took down the Rams to get the win!!
    What a fucking game!! God I need a double bourbon 🥃 🥃

  78. Lurker John says:

    The entire d-line was off the hook today. Completely erased the LA running game and harassed Stafford all day. JESUS!

  79. Winder says:

    What a great game. I expected to win this one but had no idea it would go like this. If this one doesn’t light a fire under everyone’s ass nothing will.

  80. unca_chuck says:

    One cheek = two feet. Amazing that one of the much-maligned cornerbacks seal the game.

  81. unca_chuck says:

    Ambry has been playing pretty well these last few games.

  82. alleykat69 says:

    Bob Saget dead at 65 found unresponsive at a Ritz Carlton Hotel in Orlando Florida!!

  83. Barleyfreak says:

    Just enough good Jimmy to overcome bad Jimmy. With a LOT of help from the D, the Online, Mitchell, Jennings, and even…Gould. Crazy game.

  84. unca_chuck says:

    Juice with the FG holds as well.

  85. unca_chuck says:

    Raiders dumb out and give up 32 yards with 10 seconds left to give up the game-tying score.

    Their front 4 has been killing the Chargers line so naturally they rush 3 on the last 2 plays. I swear to God these guys are imbeciles. They won the toss tho. Charger coach is an idiot as well.

  86. alleykat69 says:

    Talk about crazy Raiders/Chargers going into OT tied up! Both teams in if they just tie, and Pittsburgh takes it in the ass and would be eliminated!

  87. unca_chuck says:

    Chargers coach is a moron.. He just blew the playoffs for the Chargers.

  88. NJ49ER says:

    Flores, Nagy & Zimmer added to the unemployment line.
    Flores was a bit of a surprise for me.

  89. unca_chuck says:

    Chargers could have let the clock run out and made the playoffs but instead call time out on 3rd and 4 and of course the Raiders get the 1st down and kick the FG. He’s lost 3 games by terrible decisions. The KC game he gave up 9 points not kicking FGs and lost in OT.

    Wow. Stupid fuck.

  90. Irish Kevin says:

    So Ian Rappaport thinks Jim Harbaugh will either go to the Bears or the Raiders. Good fit for the Bears maybe, but not to the Raiders.

  91. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking Harbaugh back in the NFL? Be still my heart. He’s a fucking anachronism. He and the Bears can play 1950s football, go 9-8, and miss the playoffs every year.

  92. Winder says:

    If he has the chance pretty sure it will be the Bears. Unless they draft one he won’t have a Frank Gore this go round. It would be fun playing against him. Wonder if McCluhan(sp) will help with their drafts. Just might resurrect part of the old Black&Blue division.

  93. alleykat69 says:

    Gettlemen retires as GM with the NY Giants why wasn’t he fired instead and why is Joe Judge still the HC? You know when your a shit team u just have to clear out the stench, some teams never will get that!

    Miami HC Brian Flores was a real surprise especially after going 8-1 down the stretch, he’s to good of a young coach to be unemployed very long! I’ve heard rumors they’re was internal bickering about changes on the coaching staff to the continuing obsession of going after Deshaun Watson who Flores did not want to pursue.

  94. unca_chuck says:

    Did you see the play NY ran on 3rd and 9 from their own 5? They had the QB behind center, and had 3 RBs crowded right next to and behind the QB. A 1930s formation that got nothing.

    The fans went bonkers. Unreal how fucked up that organization is. Even the Jets have more hope now.

    Flores was stupid. Sounds a lot like when Monte Clark got the axe from Joe Thomas. We went right into the toilet after that.

    New thread is up.

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