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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 7, 2017

Every time I start to bum out a little on the static ways of the Giants this Winter, I read tweets like this and realize things aren’t so bad:

Source: remain interested in Peavy, Fister, Weaver. Weaver considered least likely.

Wild Card weekend, if that does anything 4 ya

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  1. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Sad the Raiders are likely one and done ion the playoffs.

    After all this time, they lose their QB. Next Oakland will lose their team.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

      A friend of mine going back to grade school, is a big Oakland Raiders fan and he said the Raiders will stay in Oakland due to Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice being involved and/or having influence with the process. I think they are part of a potential ownership group a la Magic Johnson and Dodgers blueprint. Additionally, he says the city of Oakland supposedly has learned their lesson regarding the last time they moved. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf saying back in September, “There is a long and complicated history between this team and this city. … We’ve learned from the mistakes of the past and we won’t repeat them. … Oakland is neither rolling over, nor giving up. … Now is the time for everyone in our region to pull together to show the NFL and the Raiders that their future is in Oakland.”

      So Chuck, what are the odds percentage wise of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas or Los Angeles versus them staying in the bay area (Oakland)? Thanks . . .

      • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

        I think Bowlcut Davis wants to cut a swath independent of beloved poppa Al. Vegas is a definite possibility. It depends more on the other league owners, not Bowlcut. I’ve read where most owners consider him a weak distraction, and would love if he’d be pushed aside or out. As a former resident years ago, one thing unchanged in Oakland is that its gov’t is about as much a mess as SF’s. If Ronnie Lott pulls off something for a stadium there, it’ll be a bigger deal than his Super Bowl wins…

      • Flavor said, on January 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        That Ronnie Lott stadium proposal was a joke. there was nothing there but names. League basically laughed at it.

  2. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:44 am

    • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Funny……..loved Breining, but 35 years later I still don’t understand how F. Robby left him in to face Monday with the scorching Holland warm in the pen on that awful Friday night…

    • Flavor said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:06 am

      i almost posted this one yesterday.

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

        On Chrome they are not posting. However, you are correct that they are posting on Edge (Bing), Microsoft’s browser platform. Dunno about Safari.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

      These Super 70s postings use to show up here and now you have to go to a link. What’s up?

      • Flavor said, on January 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        They look like they’re posting fine to me

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:11 pm

        Posting fine for me on my iPhone…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        Yeah, on my phone too. Only on Chrome it isn’t. Don’t know why.

  3. zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Pretty easy path to the Super Bowl for New England. It’s a watered-down NFL these days.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 10:47 am

      I like Green Bay going all the way (head), with KC my sentimental favorite (heart).

    • gianthead said, on January 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      I am predicting the Patriots are going to lose in the afc playoffs…

  4. zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I don’t usually watch Intentional Talk on the MLB Network; I just don’t find it that entertaining or informative. And they had the worst segment I’ve ever seen on the network yesterday. For some reason they did a music trivia contest, where you look at a child photo of someone in the music business and try to guess who they are, with a few clues. The vast majority of the performers are awful, no one that Millar or Rose would actually listen to. Just horrible. The state of what passes for Top 40 music has never been worse. Across the whole spectrum, pop, rock, dance, rap, country. It’s amazing how worthless all of it is. And completely disposable. If anyone wants a great song for a TV show or movie, they DON’T use anything from today’s Top 40. They either use a lesser known alternative-music act, or an old song from a great performer.
    I guess the segment was a tie-in to a Grammy promotion….but why? Why does Millar have to go to the Grammies? What’s that got to do with anything? And all the funny video clips they used were ones that had already been used during the far batter show Hot Stove earlier in the day.
    Horrible music, horrible in-coming president. What a pop culture. Everything good has to be mostly around the fringes. At least we have baseball coming in a couple of months! I LIKE Spring Training baseball. I know some of y’all don’t dig it that much. And soon coming……wait for it…..wait for it……wait for it….here they come…..
    the SEASON PREVIEW MAGAZINES, the true start of the new season!!!

    • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

      zum, your dauber seems down man.
      Spring Training will come soon, agreed. Things will be looking up. As for the next four years of neo-fascist governance in this country, we can look forward to constant protests like the 60s, and there is always impeachment available, unless the Constitution is suspended. Uh, now my dauber is flagging…

      • zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

        🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

        I’ll be frank, I dislike Trump with a passion. That being said, he’s already enriched me 3 ways- WFC, AAPL and S&P 500 index fund (which I just pulled $127k out of – effective Monday). However, the dude is such a loose cannon with his tweets, that he has cost other investors and day traders millions of dollars, e.g., his Twitter ramblings about Toyota cost them approximately 1.7% of share value Friday. Similarly, he has done the same against Ford, Boeing, Lockheed and others. Indirectly, his threats of a trade war with China, will notably effect Apple. To date, he has helped Apple due to his comments about having a one time bank holiday, where Apple and other corporations will be allowed to bring home billions of dollars and only pay a one time tax of 10%. In Apple’s case, this would mean $236 billion returning – almost $40 a share of potential increased share value.

        Believe me, I, like other investors have hair trigger sell stop orders in place, should he do one of his 3AM tweets. However, the potential losses will still be huge (or as he says, “Yuuuuuuuge”).

        So, that’s only the financial side. His derogatory intelligence community comments and other foreign affair imbecilic tweets scare the shit out of me too. Yep, impeachment, four year term, or something else that gets rid of him (fill in the blank) can’t come soon enough in my opinion.

      • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2017 at 11:46 am

      • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        I’ve read articles written by or quoting people who should know, that without a blind trust in place, as soon as Drumpf takes the oath, he will be continually committing impeachable offenses under the Emoluments Clause and possibly Bribery clause of the Constitution. At minimum, without a trust, the Congress has the Constitutional power to basically approve every move his business makes in order that the Emoluments Clause not be violated. Emoluments clause: “no person holding any office of profit or trust” shall “accept of any present, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state” unless Congress consents. Trump’s empire does business with state-run businesses all over the world. Before accepting, Obama had to get an OK from the Justice department that accepting the Nobel Peace Prize didn’t violate that clause. Now, we’re going to have a POTUS that when he meets with a head of state, will first ask the guy why he’s late with his rent check; or the guy will say he’s going to condemn Trump’s hotel as code violator unless Trump moves an army base either in or out of his country…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Related to what you just said . . . http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/07/us-ethics-office-struggled-to-gain-access-to-trump-team-emails-show.html

      • gianthead said, on January 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        A Republican House with a pretty sizable majority and Dems having a ton of Senate seats to defend in 2018 will keep Mr. Trump in office for the next 4 years. If the Dems nominate Elizabeth Warren, add 4 more years to his tenure (now it would not shock me either that he decides not to run for re-election)….

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        I am attending an innaguration protest at the state capitolnon the 20th. NOT MY PRESIDENT!

    • gianthead said, on January 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Trump has no choice, he has to hand over the business to his two sons and keep completely away from their business…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        Donald Trump could refuse to put his businesses and investments in a blind trust, a strategy every other presidential candidate has used to deflect questions about potential conflicts of interest. The president and vice president are not considered employees, so the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the federal standards of ethical conduct do not apply to them.

        However, as snarkk pointed out, he will “be continually committing impeachable offenses under the Emoluments Clause and possibly Bribery clause of the Constitution.” It will be interesting how the Congress and Senate (not to mention Trump) address these issues. Put on your seat belts . . .

  5. zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Cook is getting cooked. No big shock.

    • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Carr’s loss shows again that without a top QB, an NFL team is going nowhere. How that fact escaped Baalke for so long is a mystery…

      • Flavor said, on January 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm

        All Baalke gave a shit about was his defense and running game. And when both started to fail, he had no back up plan

      • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        I’ve heard that Baalke is/was a big buddy of Parcels, took advice from him. WTF? The Niners can’t find advice from the Walsh coaching and player tree? That’s another thing about Prince Jed that is so deeply annoying. F that. It’s as if he’ll celebrate the Niner past successes and people for PR only. When it comes to taking some advice from it, he runs from it. The guy is insecure as hell, that’s obvious…

  6. chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    snaark – ever had Booker’s bourbon? I am sipping a finger’s worth neat, now. Awesome stuff.

    • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      OH yeah, Chi. Dynamite. Sippin’ whiskey, you can’t slam that stuff. Made by the guys from Jim Beam. I don’t have any at moment, which batch do you have — the batches are all a little different. I do not like one bit the regular Jim Beam. Buddy of mine turned me onto Bookers about 10 years ago or so. Like a good Scotch, a dash of water seems to open up the flavor, and breaks the heat a little. Kind of an ungainly tall ass bottle. That stuff is 120 proof or something, you could run your car on it. That is the kind of spirit to be served at a several-day Flapalooza — when baseball stories get better as the Bookers sippin’ goes on into the night…

      • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

        Ran out of gas fleeing the cops in 1974. My brilliant accomplice started the car with Coleman’s heating fluid and we made it to a gas station.
        LULZ!!!

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

        Batch C04-A-28

        Good stuff. We are at Gail’s brother’s house in San Clemente, and he turned me onto it. 128.6 proof!

      • chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        Loo – I am sure a car would run on this stuff. But at $60-$80 a fifth…it would be some very expensive fuel!

      • xoot said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        That’s really good. 1974–ran out of gas headed to Oaxaca. Stars in the sky the only light. Crazy mofo owner of the Ford crawled under a village truck and siphoned some diesel. We set off, blowing smoke. Then a federale roadblock stopped us. Turned out, I was the only one in the car carrying my passport. wtf? Uniformed Mexican army personnel sniffed the dirty ash trays in the car while I shucked and jived outside in bad Spanish and convinced the head guy to let us all drive on. My first case.

  7. chipower9 said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    37 daze until pitchers and catchers report. Play ball, bitches!

    Very cool you got a letter from Carstie, Flav. I owe him a letter, but did send him a couple of books.

  8. zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Man, the Seahawks are as annoying as ever.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Raiders game was beyond boring. Seattle game too. An excellent HD “pirate” feed wasted on 2 snooze fest games. Meh.

      • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        That’s why I like college football far better. The NFL game itself has gone way downhill in quality of play the last decade and half. Just boring ass most of the time, and a penalty fest. College basketball too is better, other than Warriors games….

    • Macdog said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      • zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        Ha!
        I dig the Smithereens. I saw them in concert at the Warfield. Great show.

  9. blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    The art of making excuses without making excuses . . .

    “Raiders cornerback David Amerson was already looking to next season in the Raiders locker room: “They know when we’re full strength and everybody’s up and healthy…they know they’re going to have to deal with us for the next couple years. They know the Raiders are here. They know what’s going to go on. Some unfortunate stuff happened this year. We’ve got to move on. We’ve got to be a team and move forward and not make excuses; I’m not trying to make excuses. They know for the next couple of years, they know what’s up…they know at full strength, ain’t nobody in the league touching us, man.

    “Everybody sees it. They know what the Raiders got. They see the talent, they see the coaches, the schemes, all the stuff that’s going on, and they know they’re going to have to deal with us for the next couple years in the playoffs. Point blank.”

    Amerson should just shut the fuck up.

    • snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      I don’t remember the Glory Day Niner players ever saying S like that. And this clown has no business saying it since the Raiders have done exactly zilch in the playoffs. If the Niners did, it was rare, and after a huge victory, and maybe, maybe by Jerry Rice, but hell, he backed it up. Walsh would probably kick their ass if they said that kind of BS. They didn’t need to say anything, of course. They’d just go out onto the field and kick your ass rather than tell everybody they were going to…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

        Exactly. I wont belabor the point, but there is little I find attractive about the pro game today. The players are selfish; the rules onerous; commercials too frequent; and the competition seems watered down.

        All of the aforementioned made exponentially worse because the 49ers are the dregs of the league. Essentially, the only reason I tuned in today, is because it is bone chilling cold outside, eliminating any outdoor activities.

  10. snarkk said, on January 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Mrs. snarkk has just cooked a massive pot of home made boar sausage and cabbage/veggie soup to hunker down with while this supposed huge rainstorm hits. A big bowl of that, with some hot sourdough bread and a glass of Monterey County chardonnay will set me right for the evening. Adios…

  11. zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    At the end of the MLB Network documentary “Joy in Wrigleyville,” as the film reaches its poignant dramatic conclusion, a song starts playing. Do they use a song from today’s incredibly crappy Top 40? Of course not. They chose to use a 25 year old Smashing Pumpkins song, a great choice.

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      And here’s the song.
      Pretty entertaining music video, from decades ago when MTV actually played music videos.

  12. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    The NFL is turning into shit. And this is the first time I’ve really felt that the problem is league-wide. For some reason the talent is really spread thin these days, and there are barely enough quality quarterbacks to fill the league. It used to be you had a good QB and a decent backup. Nowadays there are a lot of teams with shitty starters. Ryan Fitzpatrick held out for a huge contract and blew chunks when he signed his one-year deal. From Kaepernick to Gabbert to Osweiler to Keenum to the sinking Cam Newton, the league is filled with mediocre QBs and boring-ass football.

    Arcane penalties for snow angels, insane rules on how to catch a pass (go ahead, make a football move), pass interference is still a mystery to these guys. Then you get games like tonight’s. Seattle’s beaten DB tackles Golden Tate on a deep route, no flag. Same play going the other way results in a 35 yard penalty for the Seahawks. Home town calls, esp in Green Bay, Seattle, and New England, just seem to be a part of the game now.

    Funny/stupid thing is, the NFL is built to make a team like the 49ers good in a hurry. We will get a weak-ass schedule after sucking so hard for 2 years. And, it really isn’t too hard to turn from shit to gold. We’ve shown how easy it is to turn from gold to shit, that’s for sure. But really, get a GM with half a brain and get someone that can evaluate talent and you are on your way. Jed is a fucking idiot for not getting rid of Baalke last year. I’m no huge fan of Chip, but he didn’t have a full deck to deal with.

  13. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Loved your rant, Zumie.


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