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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 6, 2020

Again, if there’s any Giants baseball news out there that I’m missing please forward it to me.

Till then gotta keep the threads humming so….

Niners seem to have caught a break with the Vikings becoming their surprise divisional round opponent. On the surface it looks great. We’re getting our hurt players back. Cousins sucks (at least that’s what everyone *says*). And we will have a geeked up and rockin’ 501.

Looks good right? But so did January 9th 1988.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/198801090sfo.htm

All I’m saying is, this magic carpet ride to the Super Bowl is anything but. Let’s get there first before we act like we’re already there…..

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  1. Flavor said, on January 6, 2020 at 9:06 am

    shit I was all excited to pull this game out of the archives and turns out you guys were already kicking it around on the last thread 30 minutes earlier. Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to scoop a Flapper.

  2. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 9:10 am

    That playoff game vs. the Vikings in ‘88 was a relentless nightmare, with Anthony Carter making out-of-his-mind catches. A total worst-case scenario game for the Niners. Perhaps the Niners just weren’t fully mentally ready for that game, looking ahead to the next round, which never came.
    Never take an opponent lightly.

  3. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 9:13 am

    The Niners learned some hard lessons and took some hard knocks in the playoffs from ‘86-88, but turned those experiences into more Super Bowl wins.

    • Macdog said, on January 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Yes, Niners demolished the Vikings in the same round the next two seasons by a combined 75-22.

  4. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 11:10 am

    That 49er team of 1984 (15-1)is still the most dominating team they ever had imo.And they didn’t even have Jerry Rice yet.If not for the one hiccup against Pittsburgh they could of joined the Dolphins as the only undefeated team to win a SB!

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Great pick, but for me it’s the ‘89 team. 14-2, with a 13-12 loss to the Rams and a close loss to the Packers when the Niners lost a pick-6 because someone on the DL lined up offsides.
      They had that awesome comeback vs. the Rams on Monday night when Taylor had two 90 yard TD receptions in the same game.
      In the NFC title game, the Niners slammed the Rams 30-3, with the famous sack of Everett who went down without being touched, just because he was hearing footsteps.
      And, of course, the complete demolishing of Denver in the Super Bowl.

      • Bozo said, on January 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

        Yeah Zum, that 89 team seemed to go into another gear when they got to the playoffs that year. I seem to recall the Rams coach (Robinson?) saying he’d hate to be the next team the 9ers faced. I assume Denver agreed with him on that.

  5. chipower9 said, on January 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Definitely would not be looking past the Vikings. They have two more games to win…Vikings and whoever comes out of the Pack/Hawk game.

    Hoping like hell to see Green Bay and Seattle beat the living shit outta each other, and for the Niners to take care of business. Sounding more and more like Niners could have Kwon back for the game.

  6. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Like the 49ers the Vikings are a run first establishing team, whoever dominates the line of scrimmage will have the huge advantage.Niners clamp down on Cook and Mattison ( very underrated player) and force Cousins to beat them passing which I don’t feel he can.Niners have the advantage with Shanny calling plays over Zimmer a defensive minded coach are their OC imo.

  7. Bozo said, on January 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Tyler “My Hiney’s clean” Heineman, come on down.

  8. chipower9 said, on January 6, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    The Clown with the drop on the latest Giants baseball news (if this qualifies)…

    https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/giants-tyler-heineman-inks-deal-with-giants/

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      The parade of Tylers just doesn’t end.
      Not exactly like our parade of Willies (4 come to mind immediately)…

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        Got 5 now…

  9. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Wake me up when they make a real deal🥱😴
    But thanks for the uninspiring scoop Bozo!

  10. Bozo said, on January 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Just trying to keep up with the Zaidis.
    So Hiney probably won’t last long enough for a nickname, but if he did it would have to be Charmin wouldn’t it?
    The 2020 Giants motto, “We’re going to wipe your ass”.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Yeah, that ’87 playoff game was so bad, Walsh benched Montana for Young. Eddie D ripped Walsh and Walsh said after that game he nearly quit coaching, and said it had a lot to do with his quitting after the 88 season. The Niners beat Minn the next year in the reg season, stomped them in the playoffs, and stomped them again even worse in the ’89 playoffs.

  11. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I just stumbled onto Tucker Carlson on Fox.
    I had no idea San Francisco had become such a disaster.
    Is it accurate?

    • alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Yeah it’s turning into a rat infested jungle with plenty of junkies,ripple wine, hookers,and panhandlers ..

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
      If you want right wing propaganda full of lies and distortions, then he’s your guy.
      Yes, San Francisco has all the challenges any major city in the world has. He could have picked on a big city in a red state; but, no, it has to be San Francisco, of course, to please his fan-base, and re-affirm their commitment to the cult of Trump.

      • zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm

        “Third world inequality.”
        Because that’s what Republicans care about: income inequality.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        Yeah, this doesn’t happen in Atlanta, Nashville, or Mobile . . .

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:16 pm

        Well the fuckin’ guy is alienating FAs!

  12. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    These people look very worried about their safety.

  13. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    To me the ’88 season was the most rewarding for its utter weirdness. After the crippling loss in the playoffs to the Vikings, the Niners came out hot but stumbled badly mid-season. The Niners were 6-4 and the lowly LA Raiders came to town. I sat through a miserable game, a 9-3 loss in the rain. On 4th and 1 from around the Raiders 35, Walsh went for a reverse with Rice that netted an 8 yard loss. Game over. To make matters worse, the girl I went with, who drove, ditched me when I went for beers (2 for her and 2 for me) in the 3rd quarter. At least I had the beers.

    At that point the Niners were 6-5 and not looking like a playoff team. Next was the 6-5 Redskins on Monday night. A game the Niners desperately needed to stay in the playoff hunt. The game couldn’t have gone any better. My buddy and i were sitting in the north end zone where John Taylor picked up a bouncing punt on the 5 yard line. All the fans were screaming NOOOOO! He proceeded to return it for a 95 yard TD to break the game open. He later set up another score with a 30 yard return. It seemed to turn the season around as the 49ers won 7 of their next 8 to end up with a 10-6 record. The Rams and Saints were also 10-6 but by virtue of better head to head games we were 1st and the Saints missed the playoffs. THe niners then cruised through the Vikings here and the Bears in the NFC Championship game in -25 degree Chicago.

    The Super Bowl of course was the John Taylor special beating of the Bengals in the last few seconds.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Why did the girl ditch you like that???

    • alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      Yes inquiring minds need to know Chuck??

    • Macdog said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      At least you had all the beers for yourself.

      • Macdog said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:42 pm

        Oh duh, you already said that.

  14. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    No idea. Haven’t seen her since that day.

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Did you think the day was going well up to that point?

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      How did you get home?

      • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        Maybe he still hasn’t…

  15. Macdog said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Unca, I was at the 49ers win over the Giants at the Meadowlands in Week 2, when Montana heaved that last-minute TD bomb, about an 80-yarder, to Rice as two Giants DBs ran into each other. If I remember, Young started the game, but it was Montana who finished and won it. That was as big a win as any the Niners had that season, and probably cost the Giants a playoff spot (along with losing to the Jets in the season finale, was also at that one).

  16. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    In the ‘88 season I remember a crucial win over the Rams when Montana completed a 20 yard pass to Terry Greer (?) on a key 3rd and 19 play. By far Greer’s biggest play ever for the Niners. For some reason, I remember that play.

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      I remember nothing else about that Ram game.
      I remember the reverse that didn’t work at the end of the Raiders game.
      Walsh took a lot of heat after that game, and I believe Walsh at that time quietly decided that it would be his last season with the Niners, no matter what, and that he would just relax and coach the rest of the season and have peace of mind about it, and stop grinding himself over it.

  17. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Rendon miffed some Dodger fans when he tweeted that he decided against going to the Dodgers because “the lifestyle of L.A. wasn’t a good match for him and his family.”
    Dodger fans are wondering what THAT means.

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      Means Rendon is pretty smart…

  18. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    If I could pick a ML city to live in with my $300 million, I might go with Toronto…

    • snarkk said, on January 6, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      I’m with ya.
      I’ve visited up there a couple times over the past 4 years. Really clean, nice people, lots of stuff to do, great restaurants, low crime. Expensive, though…

      • alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 8:53 pm

        Yeah but 300 mil goes a long way in Canada 🇨🇦 are any state..

  19. zumiee said, on January 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Kings defeated the Warriors’ 2nd string players.

    • willedav said, on January 6, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Kings (who had lost 9 of 10 I believe) took 3 quarters to finally put them where they belong, 30 points behind. Warriors missed their first 17 shots from 3 before Glenn Robinson made one. I like him, and Lee can be OK. Paschall and Spellman have some hope and Cauley-Stein is doing his best to fit in and be complimentary player at both ends. He seems like better human being and teammate than an actual player, but he’s OK.
      Bowman is awful, Evans is too, and Chriss isn’t much better. I like Russell he is sorely missed most of the time he isn’t in there.

      Warriors announcers were very high on Joseph as good solid back up guard. But bad as they were in the first half most other teams would have been up by 10 more points than Kings were. 3rd Q Kings put it together and hammered them. and then allowed Warriors to start to feel good by making dumb turnovers and playing lax D.

  20. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Warriors waive Marquee Chriss to make a roster spot opening for Damion Lee..


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