Oh, Fuck

As shitty as the news is around Trey Lance, just imagine if (when?) Jimmy the Greek goes down. Brock (you shore got a) Purdy (mouth) is our #2 right now, but don’t fret! We have brought in Kurt Benkert, AJ McCarron, Garrett Gilbert, Kevin Hogan, and Mike Glennon in for tryouts!! Yes, THAT Mike McGlennon.

What? No Tim Tebow? Mark Sanchez? Nate Sudfuck? Colin Kaepernick? Fuck, I’d think CK would be better than these stiffs, but I don’t even know who Kurt Benkert, or Garrett Gilbert are so it’s hard to even say.

The thing about Jimmy G is every little setback seems to really break his confidence. Whether it’s simply a big hit, or a hurt finger, or a sore shoulder, he never seems to be right when it comes to the end of the season. So, hopefully we won’t be seeing Kurt (?) Benkert any time soon.

This could be a fucking wash of a season very soon. And I’ll be supremely bummed if this season swirls down the drain due to the misguided play calling of Kyle (what, me give a shit?) Shanahan.

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44 Responses to Oh, Fuck

  1. Lurker John says:

    Here’s a different take on the whole how-Shanahan-used-Lance debate. He makes some good points:


    • unca_chuck says:

      Nope. It still doesn’t make sense. Here’s what Kyle himself said last year:

      Despite injuries at RB, Kyle Shanahan doesn’t view rookie QB Trey Lance as solution to create rushing yards. “He’s not Lamar Jackson,’’ he told me. “Trey is a quarterback who has the ability to run. But to just line him up and run him, I mean, the game’s too physical.’

      I have no idea what changed between now and then, except for the fact that we kept Jimmy G.

      Beyond that, I NEVER heard ANYONE in the front office or the coaching staff say that we were going to be running an RPO offense. All the talk I heard was we were gonna run the Jimmy offense but install deeper passes. Lance would get his rushing yards scrambling and breaking contain.

      The WHOLE narrative from day one after the draft was how the Niners would take the top off the defense, we would get over the short Jimmy passing game, and go DEEP. Never about running our QB who we spent so much draft capital on.

  2. Lurker John says:

    I’m moving this over from the previous thread. I don’t think we’re anywhere near a wash for this season. Lot of football left and the Niners have a lot of talent:

    I don’t think Shanahan will be gone if they don’t win the SB, but the seat will be getting warmer. Losing Lance sucks, but this team is still really good and Jimmy might just surprise all of us. He’s healthier now than he’s been in quite some time and I think the team will rally around him. This week’s game should give us a good sense of where they’re at. I expect them to play well and get a win.

    Kittle’s coming back, which will be a huge upgrade, Jimmie Ward is coming back before too much longer. Paired with Hufanga, we should have a real dynamic pair of safeties. And Mitchell will be coming back in the second half of the season. A lot to look forward to. I’m not bagging this season yet. I’d like to see Mason get some carries on Sunday.

  3. Lurker John says:

    I dunno, I don’t think anything rattles Jimmy’s confidence and that’s what sometimes works against him. He’s pretty even-keeled. Let’s see how he does Sunday with a full game plan. He should get better as he rounds into game shape and his shoulder fully strengthens.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Oh, Jimmy will be fine. For now. I’m still worried about our anemic offense. The play calling.

  5. Lurker John says:

    Ice Cakes is a great tune! I knew of the Dixie Dregs but didn’t realize they were a (kind of) prog band. I’m going to have to pick up What If.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Dregs of the Earth is great as is Freefall and Night of the Living Dregs.

  7. Winder says:

    The o-line has to protect Jimmy or injuries will happen sooner than later. He has that calm demeaner but I have seen him get hammered enough that he gets those deer-in -the-headlight-eyes and starts missing throws.

  8. Flavor says:

    Chuck, come on, the back up QB pool is a wasteland. That’s why signing JG was such a good move. They all suck.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Good move? The brainfarts couldn’t get rid of him fast enough, but found no takers. Jimmy said himself he delayed his surgery to force the issue to try to get re-signed. So it was really driven by Jimmy, not the team.

    I always thought Jimmy was looking for a starting job elsewhere. Not a cushy backup gig. According to Jimmy, his intent was to hit the FA market in 2023, not this year. Something that will now come to pass. He’s got a full no-trade one yer deal with a ton of incentives to get somewhere around $13 mill if he hits them.

    Are we in worlds better shape than we would otherwise have been? Yeah, but the front office stumbled into this solution. They were played by Jimmy.

    But here we are, in the same spot now. 15 games to go and we are one hit from palookaville.

  10. Lurker John says:

    It’s looking like a good move now, regardless of the circumstances that led up to it. I like Purdy, but being forced to roll with a green rookie QB would’ve put a serious damper on this season.

    • Winder says:

      Agree. Jimmy is by far the best option and will take us to playing solid ball until he either gets hurt or Shanny shuts him down with play calling.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    RB Tevin Coleman is back! On the practice squad. Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack is now dressed in black and was promoted from the practice squad to the team, and Kurt Benkert is now the #2 QB. Woo Hoo!

    Lance is officially out for the season, and we waived CB Kary Vincent.

    Speaking of silver buttons . . .

    It ain’t Robin Trower, but it is still a kick-ass song.

    And who knew Howard Wallowitz from Big Bang Theory got his start as a drummer?

    • unca_chuck says:

      If you let this run, at least on my feed, you get Yours is No Disgrace live frim 1971. w/Tony Kay and peter banks.

      A warning though. If you are prone to light-induced epileptic seizures, this’ll give give one to you.

  12. Winder says:

    I loved that song when it came out.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Might as well play the album version.

    Trower’s guitar is so sweet in this. And the drumming is spot-on.

  14. Berger says:

    One of my very good friends loved this band. We went to see Robin Trower in South Lake Tahoe a few years ago. They day Gary Brooker died earlier this year, his last post on the SF Giants site he commented on was “RIP Gary Brooker”. My friend died right after that post.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Lost a great friend who was a huge Niner fan and singer. Sang with Montrose for a little while a few years back. He bailed me out of jail new years day as the tickets to the Minnesota playoff game were sitting in my house. He had to put up the deed to his condo for collateral. Luckily his wife knew me well and didn’t blink an eye. Got out of the Redwood City jail at 11:30, hauled ass to my place, got the tix, and walked into the Stick 5 seconds before kickoff. RIP Kevin.

      Friends like that don’t come around that often.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Jan 1, 1989. We beat the shit out of the Vikings 35-9. NOT the 1987 debacle!

      It was payback for that game.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    That sucks. I’ve seen Trower in like ’75, ’82, ’95, ’99, and most recently, ’19.

    16 minutes of Trower at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma. Louder than all hell. My ears were ringing for 3 days. He must by 120 lb soaking wet fully clothed.

  16. Lurker John says:

    I saw Robin play at the Temple Theater in Tacoma 10 years or so ago. To this day, it remains one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The Temple is an old (almost 100 years old), intimate venue with great acoustics. We were able to easily get right up to the stage and watch this guitar legend do his thing. Something I’ll never forget.

    I’ve been waiting ever since for him to return to the area, but he never has. But I can always say I got to see one of the greats at the top of his game showing us all how it’s done. Good stuff.

    Saw Buddy Guy and BOC play there too.

  17. Lurker John says:

    I’m a huge fan of watching concerts in smaller venues. Saw Jeff Beck at the Moore Theater in Seattle and it was an insanely good show. I’ve been a huge Beck fan for years, but he still blew me away. His band was phenomenal as well.

    • Berger says:

      I saw Jeff Beck at Anaheim Stadium in 76. Aerosmith was the headliner. I’m going to see Beck in November at Grand Sierra Resort, a venue that holds 2700. I listen to his CDs often. BTW, seeing Joe Bonamassa at same venue later in November!

      • Lurker John says:

        Beck will be great, he always is. Ageless. I’ve not seen Bonamassa live, but I really want to. We met some guys at the Beck show who were huge Bonamassa fans and literally followed him all over the country to see him perform. They couldn’t say enough good things about his shows.

      • Berger says:

        This will be my 4th time seeing Bonamassa. I’m sitting next to the mixing board so it should be a good spot for sound. The first time I saw him I sat4th row. That show and Pink Floyd’s The Wall are the 2 best shows I ever saw. I saw the Wall 3 times on the original tour at the LA Sports Arena.

  18. alleykat69 says:

    Alcohol and Gameday will always go hand in hand either tailgating are at a bar are at home!
    Yeah I’m totally into smaller concert venues, Keystone Palo Alto great place, Saw Ronnie Montrose when he was in Gamma tremendous show! Pat Travers at Old Waldorf SF seating with 2 drink minimum ( way over that of course) Travers was on fire with his guitar 🎸Robin Trower too at same place phenomenal place 3 legends on Guitar of many I’ve seen including ( make that 4)Alvin Lee Ten Years After at Winterland my main hangout seeing also, Genesis,Fleetwood Mac( just when Nicks&Buckingham came in another great guitarist) Journey (Aragon High Neil Schon incredible guitar work on “Of a Lifetime”
    Also saw them at one of Journey’s earliest shows before their 1st album even came out at San Mateo fairgrounds when Greg Rollie was the singer on keyboards 🎹 Vallory on Bass,Schon blazing on lead guitar,drummer having a brainfart but they were so damm good everyone there were dropping their jaws in amazement..

    • Lurker John says:

      Maybe Aynsley Dunbar. The great Steve Smith played with them later, more in their pop years (which I still love). Chuck mentioned them in the last thread, but I’ve always regarded Journey as somewhat underrated. They get dismissed sometimes because they went a little mainstream and people think that means they sold out, but that band can rock with the best of them. All those guys you listed are absolutely top flight musicians. Rollie is a great singer too.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Yeah, the further along they got with Steve Perry, the more guys like Rollie and Dunbar split. The guy from the Babies took over the keyboards and I just lost interest. Saw then at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and they played songs from Infinty w/o Steve Perry. Like a month later Perry joined the band.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Their first 3 albums are solid. Infinity is OK, after that I don’t listen to.

  19. Lurker John says:

    Love Ronnie and Gamma! I bought the first of their two albums a couple of years ago and it’s ridiculously good. He passed way too young. I love Pat Travers too! I have a few of his albums now and love them all. Crazy good guitarist with a ton of really good tunes.

    A lot of this stuff is 50 years old or older, but the deep track stuff is new to me, so it’s like discovering a new band all over again. I love it. You never heard any of it on the radio outside of a track or two. I have a lifetime of classic rock left to discover. All the music we listened to on the radio growing up just barely scratches the surface of what’s out there. That’s one reason I always try to buy the albums versus just compilations. You miss so many great songs if you don’t buy the albums.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    This just popped up on Spotify. Funny, this was my high school nickname (CB)…

  21. unca_chuck says:

    in a similar vein . . .

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Voyager is a fave. The Bay Area in the 70s was nuts with the amount of shows and venues. Saw John Fogerty playing at a Mountain Mikes pizza parlor in PA in the late 70s as Creedence had broken up and he hadn’t gotten his solo career going yet.

    But Wolfgang’s, the Warfield, Winterland, the Fillmore, all the Keystones, Slim’s, just not enough time to see all the shows. Watching Alvin Lee play at the Keystone PA was nuts. Neil Young, Jerry Garcia Band on and on all played there. Highlight of my life was hanging in the parking lot by the back door before a JGB show, and Jerry ‘s bus pulls up, Jerry gets out and shares our joint with him. Talked for about 5 minutes and he went inside.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    Steven Tyler is pretty sharp on the harmonica.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up…

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