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Stop Praising Them for Losing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 28, 2016

The Niners have now lost 10 in a row and it blows my mind that the radioheads are finding positives in yet another loss. There is no way to fix this. Draft picks? Hahahaha!!!!!! TB will just draft more shit to stain the great legacy of the 49ers. I mean, “The One and 10ers.”

#FreeStix! RPOTD (change it to “Looking forward to being on the lamb…” and the post gets funnier)

stixwiz said, on March 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm (Edit)

Still kinda chilly for baseball in the desert. Teams there are lucky though. We’re expecting 18 below zero tonight up here in the northwoods as March blew in with a bitter NW wind. Looking forward to the lamb at the end of the month, as well as Lincecum’s first victory of the season down in LaLaLand.


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  1. willedav said, on November 28, 2016 at 7:06 am

    what little I can stomach watching they play OK for maybe a half or 3 quarters. This one at least went all the way to the end vs. a playoff level team, something I haven’t seen in forever.
    They’ve got Bears Jets Rams still left, so another W or so isn’t out of ?. The elephant in the room ? would be who is around next year.

    Kap showing what he is capable of with decent running back (and mostly scrub level receivers) is sure to create some interest around league if he opts out of contract. But I do believe a team signing him will have many very upset fans on their hands. He may have respect of his peers among NFL players, but otherwise a lot of people (in blogosphere at least) very angry at him.

    • Flavor said, on November 28, 2016 at 7:50 am

      that exchange with the Miami Herald reporter was the last straw for me. Fuck Kaep FOR LIFE.

    • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I could give a fuck about what Kaep does or doesn’t do. Just play some damned good football is all I care about. Niners MUST upgrade their receiving corps in the off-season, or it really will not matter who the fuck your QB is.

  2. chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:25 am

    ~82 daze until pitchers and catchers report. Zzzzz…

  3. chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:27 am

    The NUMBER ONE thing that needs to happen to even begin putting the NIners back on track for respectability and fixing this POS product is to shitcan Baalke, IMO. That fucker must go. The current roster mess is on him. Can his ass and start from there.

  4. pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Magnus, you are a comic genius. A journo-provo-maestro. Deep bow.

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Now all y’all go on a CyberMonday binge and buy some Kokonuts books [Paul Kocak @ Amazon]. [Tasteless promo]

    But seriously, folks, sunny and bright here. Play ball !!!!!!

    • djloo27 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:20 am

      I’m back into Chasing Willie Mays. It takes me a decade to read a book. It’s truly excellent, Pawlie.
      I cried over poor Mike…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

        Loo. I am glad you are reading it. Take a year, if you must. It took me years to write. Writing about Mike Palo was harder than I ever imagined it could be. It’s the heart of the book in many ways.

    • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Just got my copy of “Chasing Willie Mays” recently, Pawlie. I am currently reading Bernie Sander’s “Our Revolution,” but Chasing Willis is next in the queue. Looking forward to the read. I still have the manuscript you sent to me quite some time ago (I printed a copy to read back then and still have it). I would ask if there is much of a delta between that early version and the book, but that would potentially spoil much of the fun in the read. Looking forward to it, my friend.

      Cannot agree more with “Play Ball!!!!” I am so ready. Beyond ready! The NFL sucks balls and is damned near unwatchable, and the college football season is drawing to a close. I dig some hockey and my Sharks are playing well, but regardless of how you rack-and-stack-it, there is just nothing like the game of baseball in my sports world. Come on baseball!

      • pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        Chi — there’s a significant difference between draft and final. But if you ever want to waste your time and pose as an effete academic, you can compare portions of the two [insert winking tongue-out emoji]. I hope final is better than draft. Anyway, thanks for buying it.

  6. pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Listening to The Byrds. 20 Essential Tracks. Great stuff, girls.

    • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Love the Byrds. I was recently just listening to one of theirs (and one of my favorites) in “Sweetheart of the Rodeo.”

  7. gianthead said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I think we all know what it would take to fix the Niners and it will never happen…new ownership and new management….

    Turning to El Gigantes…the other potential option besides JD Martinez out there that makes a lot sense is Todd Frazier. A right-handed basher on his last year of a deal. Now my sense is that the White Sox will probably want more for him than the Tigers for Martinez now. And probably White Sox might want more for him than McCutchen at trade deadline, but who knows.

    I say add Martinez now and see how the season progresses if adding Frazier is an option. With both becoming free agents (along with Nunez), would it beyond imagining having both for 2017????

    • gianthead said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

      And you asked for it… 2017 Lineup:

      1) Nunez – CF, better than imagining Span
      2) Panik – 2b
      3) JD Martinez – LF
      4) Posey – C
      5) Frazier – 3b
      6) Belt – 1b
      7) Pence – LF
      8) Crawford – SS

      Lot of right-handed power…and I mean a lot. Against Righties, probably stick Belt to 5th or maybe even Crawford 3rd…

      • djloo27 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

        If you check Nunie’s stats, you might be surprised at how little OF he’s played.
        Don’t think The Invisible Span is sitting in year 2 of his deal…

      • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:54 am

        Priority, IMO, must be a closer. Next, possibly a LFer with some pop (JD Martinez, come on down). Adding “another” bat, like Frazier is a stretch, I think (if you got those two pieces). I am happy starting the season with Nunie at 3rd and hope that Arroyo is ready to man that position in 2018, and as DracuLoo states, Nunie has very limited time in the OF…don’t see that happening.

    • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Not going to get new ownership with the Niners (unfortunately) anytime soon, so the next step is to replace Baalke with a quality GM. Fuck, look at what Reggie McKenzie has done for the Raiders in a few short years (using both the draft and free agency to build a damned good football team that is fun to watch). (Nope – I am not a Raider-hater – I support them as a Bay Area team, and root against them only when they play the Niners.)

  8. pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

    It’s a turning point for Gigantes. Lots of guys on the cusp, about ready to slide downward to inevitable decline with the inevitable lessening of talent and skill. Need the right mix of youth and veterans. PLAY BALL!

  9. zumiee said, on November 28, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Some MLB Network pundits were floating the idea of a big trade between the Dodgers and White Sox. Sales and Frazier for a bunch of Dodgers prospects. Actually sounds like the kind of thing that could happen. Getting Frazier would mean that LA passes on signing Turner to a big contract. And that part of things would please me. I’d rather face Frazier 18 games a season than Turner. Turner just seems like one of those classic Giant-killers. (Possibly juiced, but who knows.)

  10. Bozo said, on November 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I think we’re looking pretty good going into 2017. We have a strong 1 – 4 rotation, Cain will get every chance to win the #5 slot but really he seems only like a 3 inning guy these days. I’m thinking he’s probably best suited for the long man role and it would be good to stretch out one of the kids in the 5th slot. Which kid? I still think one or some will be traded so whoever is left.
    We all know about the bullpen woes, but I still think we have the arms for relief once we get a solid Closer, which will also go a long way in defining everyone else’s roles.
    Our defense should be very solid, the infield is probably one of the best in the League (if not the best), Posey gets better at that position every year, Hunter if healthy, is good to very good, I thought Span was pretty dependable out there (probably more than I ever felt with Pagan) and a second year knowing the quirks out in CF should also help his game. LF is TBD.
    Our Offense will have a bit more speed (Nunez all year), maybe some additional pop with a healthy Pence and whoever we get to play LF. Mostly though, it’ll probably be a lot of the old keep the conga line moving, which does play well at Home and drives other teams nuts.
    The bench is a question mark but maybe not as weak as last year, Brown for sure, either Parker or Williamson, also an OFer that spell Span in CF, Specs in the super duper backup role and I’m hoping for Gillaspie to get the nod over Adrianza (Nunez can play short, so I’m hoping they don’t use that 5th bench spot for Ehire).
    As with any team, it all depends on health, but with the addition of a Closer and a LFer, we really are looking pretty good.

    I’m still thinking the Giants will be making some moves so I won’t get into the lineup but I would like to see them drop Posey down in the order (maybe just switch him and Pence) and if he’s still a starter for us, have Nunez leading off.

    • chipower9 said, on November 28, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Good post, John. I am with you on all counts.

    • blade3colorado said, on November 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Nice eval John. A bit skeptical about Pence and Posey going forward. Would like the latter to switch to 1st, but unlikely to occur knowing this brain trust. Also, I think Nunez has holes in his defense and would like him to have the Super Sub role versus Specs (or both). Or he could be a trade chip. Same deal with Panik, as I am not sold on him.

  11. Flavor said, on November 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Would you guys be cool with bringing Pablo back (if Boston paid 90%), giving him the 3rd bag job and then telling Nunie he’s now our *super utility* guy?

    • pawliekokonuts said, on November 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      not unless he passed the Evans-Sabean-Meyers-Briggs-Bochy Affable Personality Index assessment first

    • alleykat69 said, on November 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      They would have to expand the buffet spread first off…

    • Bozo said, on November 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      I would love to be in a position to have Nunez as the super duper utility guy, but Panda?
      Maybe IF he mended the bridges in the clubhouse, and IF the Sox would be willing to pay that kind of dough, and and IF Panda was in playing shape (last I saw, the dude looked like he was in training to be a Sumo Wrestler), and and and IF I never have to read about his diet/weight/training/babysitters or broken Hamate bones again.

      Wait, I take all the ifs back, No.

      • djloo27 said, on November 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

        If he were in reasonable shape, everything else would fall into place. He was a beloved Giant, popular in the clubhouse, a huge fan favorite and a World Series hero. He’ll be back one of these days…

      • Bozo said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:38 pm

        I don’t know, Loo. There is burning a bridge and then there is blowing it up like it’s on the River Kwai.
        Also, If he’s in reasonable shape, I’d think the Sox would want to keep him, if nothing else just to increase his value but also they do need a DH. He does have a limited no-trade clause and can block 3 teams (I don’t know what teams they are or if the Giants are on it), so that might be an issue. Sorry, I just don’t see it happening and after thinking about it, I really don’t want it to.

    • blade3colorado said, on November 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Just saw your post after responding to bozo. Yes, as I indicated to John, Nunez is better in a super sub role. Getting fat ass back at the price you indicated would be a no brainer IMO.

  12. alleykat69 said, on November 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Hey what’s all the fuss about the 49ers?
    I’m 1-0 after they beat the Lambs 28-0 opening day which I was there. The other 15 losses still to come don’t affect me anymore..

  13. zumiee said, on November 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    “Our defense should be very solid, the infield is probably one of the best in the League (if not the best)”

    3 Gold Gloves! And that’s not even counting Belt who plays at Gold Glove level. And the entire defense got some kind of award for best defense in the majors.

    • zumiee said, on November 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      The Gold Glove for Panik kind of surprised me, but he does play it well, when healthy.

  14. willedav said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Hard to see what Sandoval adds–last season here his OPS was .746, exactly what Nunez gave the team.
    .746 represents couple successive declining years from 2012 at .789 OPS. And of course way off his bounce back year of 2011 at .909.

    Fan fav, idk. Lot of fans (including many here) described him in very derogatory fashion, and we all know the offer Sabes made was way out of line.

  15. Macdog said, on November 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    As long as Sabean and Bochy are around, I do not see the Giants revisiting at all the drama surrounding Sandoval and his constant weight issues.

  16. mrsprtdude said, on November 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    No way on Panda. He burned bridges, gained weight the instant he got a contract, and except for his 1st full season and one hot world series he just wasn’t that good. 7 full seasons only twice hit 20 homers and not since 2011. 52 homers in his last 4 seasons ( not including last year). Only ONE time > 79 rbi’s while usually hitting in the heart of the order.
    Not worth the hassle. Put Nunez there and let him run for gods sake!!

  17. unca_chuck said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Do you normally look to athletes for the finer points of political discussion, Flav? Kappy’s kneel-down protest actually did some good. Not voting? Well, that’s a right too. Stupid, but whatever. He’s a bit clueless. As far as Castro goes, Kappy’s point was that Castro invested in education. Sacreligious? No. The shirt was about Malcolm X. Do you disagree with what he said?

    “What I said was that I agree with the investment in education. I also agree with the investment in free universal health care, as well as the involvement in him (Castro) helping end apartheid in South Africa. I would hope that everybody agrees that those things are good things. Trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things that he did, it’s just not true.”

    As far as the team goes, believe it or not, Kappy is probably their best option going forward given the FA market and the lack of very good QBs in the draft. They ain’t gonna win with him, but look at the Rams. They mortgaged their future for Goff, and he’s struggling to beat out Kasey Kasem. AZ looks like they won’t reach .500 either . . .

    The team needs at least 2 good drafts to get anywhere. So, keep Kappy on the cheap til 2019. Try to get a QB somewhere in the draft in the next 3 years. And a backup QB. And a few WRs. And a pass rusher. And an ILB. And an NT. And a couple TEs that can catch. And a safety. And a corner. And a RB that doesn’t get hurt every 2 weeks. And a GM. And a new owner.

    The point being, Kappy isn’t the immediate problem. At least he’s played well these past few games. No one is going to want him so he’ll be cheap.

    It’s a clusterfuck. Starting with Jed York and Trent Baalke. York may fire Baalke, but he will tell the new GM not to fire Kelly. Because the Yorks don’t want to pay 3 coaches. Which severely limits who takes the job. In other words, in-house guy, Tom Gamble.

  18. unca_chuck said, on November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Fuck Panda. He’s likely out of the league next year. Unless he finally gets serious about shit.

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