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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 30, 2017

Sometimes the way people look is how they act. If you look like a stupid, douchy pompous asshole with a head of waning hair that resembles the rough you’d see out at Palo Alto muni, there’s a good chance you act like that, too.

I would give anything to see what an interview with Jed York is like in his cabana. He and Lynch powering down the mai tais. Jed just so happy to have a friend over.

As an analyst, John Lynch couldn’t even score the top NFL games at Fox. Naturally, Jed sees him as a perfect fit for the Niners open GM spot.

At least he’s smart. He’s no Matt Millen. He’s already negotiated 6 years out of Jed’s dumb ass. But make no mistake, this is a joke hire. The deal ALONE makes it a joke hire. I don’t want to hear any nonsense about it matching Shanny’s years. Giving 2 guys with zero experience at their positions that many years, when qualified people barely get half that, is just a JOKE.

What does Lynch know about running an NFL team? He has never spent a single second working in a front office. I guess this could just hit by pure luck. But for a team desperate for reliable direction and sound leadership I don’t get this hire at all…..

Everyone’s been saying this is such a great opportunity, blank slate, tons of cap room, etc. The cold reality is that no one qualified wanted this job. That’s why Lynch is your new GM.

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  1. sfsarge said, on January 30, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Dammit, I wanted this to work out. With all of the qualified people they brought in for interviews, I figured there was no way they could screw this up. Hah! I don’t know what about their track record would lead me to believe they wouldn’t screw this up. Strongly considering burning my gear and giving up football for good.

    • sfsarge said, on January 30, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Murph and Mac and P. Con are talking me off the ledge right now. I suppose I should at least give them a chance to do something.

  2. chipower9 said, on January 30, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I am trying to stay optimistic about the Niner hirings, but it is tough…kinda like trying to stay optimistic about the Orange-haired Frito Bandito (I stole that from Unca off his FB page), and his cronies.

    But hey, on a positive note, only FOURTEEN daze until pitchers and catchers report.

  3. Bozo said, on January 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

    It makes about as much sense as John Elway getting his gig with Denver, although Elway at least had ties with the team. Now if the 9ers had gone for Ronnie Lott to be GM…

  4. unca_chuck said, on January 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Yeah, this is yet another shot in the dark by the Niner front office. Kyle Shanahan is a good offensive coach however, so there’s SOME reason to be a LITTLE optimistic.

    Problem is, we don’t have a QB, WRs, or even a coaching staff yet. Soooooo, the cards are still not on the table.

  5. willedav said, on January 30, 2017 at 8:12 am

    As my uncle used to shout when us partiers over at his apt. used to knock over a beer, “Hard to f-ing believe.”

    Watched Cal-Stanford mens game last night, defensive battle 66-55 Cal. Ivan Rabb as best player eventually took over with 7 hoops (2 3s), hit 8 of last 9 FTs down stretch and game high 13 boards.
    Jabari Bird also had 7 hoops 17 points couple 3s/couple slams off break. Entire group of 5 Stanford perimeter guys with 8 baskets. None by starting swingman D Pickens, who had 0 points in 26 minutes.

    That’s Cards problem in a nutshell–tough inside but perimeter play wildly inconsistent. As a team they are league worst with 95 made 3s all year, 40 fewer than Cal who isn’t great beyond arc either and shooting 31%.

    Not faulting the coaching of new guy Haase; he just doesn’t have enough talent to do any better than Dawkins (who btw did beat Cal 6 of last 8) did. Cards fans will have to be patient, as quick fix one and dones that proliferate around the league aren’t Stanford style.

  6. snarkk said, on January 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Nobody with a track record in a front office was willing to come to the Niners, including those last two who met with Shanny in Atlanta. Guess they didn’t like his degree of control, plus probably the Jed stink. Some didn’t even agree to a conversation about the job. This IS a joke hire, time will tell whether Prince Jed got lucky. This is Shanahan’s gig, Lynch is a guy who looks good and can talk that will sit in the GM’s office. Apparently, no change in the FO and scout staff otherwise. Key now is who can Shanny get for his assistants…

  7. wilcojoe said, on January 30, 2017 at 8:40 am


    • chipower9 said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm


  8. zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Trump’s travel ban is working its magic on the stock market this morning.

    • Bozo said, on January 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

      If you want to read something really scary, you might want to check this out.
      View at Medium.com

      • sfsarge said, on January 30, 2017 at 10:31 am

        Scary indeed

      • zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 11:55 am

        Troubling, but also very insightful. One of the sentences that stood out to me was “It wouldn’t surprise me if the goal is to create “resistance fatigue,”
        The word I was thinking of was “blitzkrieg,” or from the Iraq War “shock and awe,” and attempt to overwhelm opposition right from the start, and break the will of people who would be resisting. He underestimates the will of those resisting, IMO. And too much blitzkrieg will alienate those people that are kind of in the middle, politically.

      • chipower9 said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        This is just so fucking bizarre…Trump is a fucking madman.

    • xoot said, on January 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Be interesting to see if the market bounces back after Trump announces his SCt pick this week. I predict the traders will be reassured of a long-term pro-business climate (in more disastrous ways than one for the globe generally). The Dow may get close to 20,000 again. Perhaps that’ll be time to rearrange the IRA and hunker down for the inevitable plunge.

      Reagan’s clearly illegal Contra war funding and GWB’s WMD lie to justify invading Iraq were both more outrageous than anything Trump has pushed. But I have faith in him.

      • blade3colorado said, on January 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

        Yep, we’re due . . . Even if Trump wasn’t the President, this is basically the frequency of corrections and bear markets:

  9. unca_chuck said, on January 30, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Yeah, who’d have thought that? Jesus. No forethought, no plan in place, just imbecilic moves.

    Of course Homeland Security, the NTSB, or the State Department had any idea the order was coming down the pipe. The similarities to the 49ers is getting uncanny.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 30, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Actually, the State Department has been purged of top tier management per Bozo’s article (see the organization chart).

      By the by, word to the wise – if you have individual stocks, I suggest you have stop orders in place on all of your individual stock equities. Rule of thumb is 2-5%. Similarly, if you have an index fund(s) such as the S&P, international, small cap (Ruissell Index), etc., consider cashing out or reducing your investment significantly and parking it in treasuries, money market or similarly safe investments. As you’re probably aware, index funds usually take one business day to affect any changes you specify . . . Consequently, it’s wise to do it before a correction (10%) or bear market ( 20% or more) occurs. Seriously not looking good going forward.

  10. zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I was kind of wondering how, just in general, Trump’s temperamental personality would affect investors. He promises lots of de-regulation, which a lot of companies like; but he’s also just as likely to tweet some off-hand negative comment about an industry that makes people very nervous.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      For the reason you noted (Trump Tweets and/or EOs), the market is subject to a quick correction (10%) or even a bear market (20%). However, they are rare. In fact, in the current bull market and the past three comparable bull markets since 1980, 10% or more corrections have been a rarity, with two of those in the current bull run since 2009, and one during the 2002-2007 bull market

  11. zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This news broke over the weekend:

    “Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and later its successor, the FSB, is rumoured to have helped former British intelligence official Christopher Steele create the explosive – and unsubstantiated – report that alleged Moscow holds deeply compromising information on Trump.
    It was published by some American media outlets in early January, provoking a firestorm in the US.
    The Telegraph reported Erovinkin was found dead in the back seat of his car in mysterious circumstances on December 26. Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Erovinkin’s body was “found in a black Lexus“ and a “large-scale investigation has been commenced”.

    • zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Hey, we’re all living in a Tom Clancy or Ken Follett novel now.

  12. chipower9 said, on January 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I remember when the story broke on the Cards tapping into the Astros email and scouting database. Not sure if this has been shared. Pretty steep fine…


  13. zumiee said, on January 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    The Huff thing wasn’t very smart on his part. He has a book coming out that he’s going to be promoting, and now a lot of Bay Area folks are going to be less likely to buy his book. He has the right to say what he wants to, and I have the right to not buy his book.
    I’ll always be grateful to him for the ’10 season, but he did didly-squat after that for two years. He wants to talk about people not going to work- he was a pitiful worker for those two years for the Giants in ’11 and ’12. I’m glad he’s worked through mental health issues, but that should have made him more sensitive to the plight of other people, IMO, and apparently it didn’t.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Agree Zum . . . I constantly have to remind myself these guys are baseball players, not rocket scientists.

  14. wilcojoe said, on January 30, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Yeah, now Huff is in full retraction mode. He even tagged Jeremy Affeldt in one of his pro Trump rants and Affeldt had to defend himself, saying he in no way agrees with Huff. Weird shit. Speculation that Huff may have fallen off the wagon hard last night seems to carry some weight.

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