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A lifelong San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers fan. Let's face it. I've been completely spoiled by the past successes of my favorite franchises, which, needless to say, are in dire straits right now.


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Putting a good spin on most things. I'll have to admit - even this skill has been tested lately!

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I like our team posted on 12/14/2008

I like this year's version of the Atlanta Hawks.  I really do.  I think we have it all together now for a playoff run.  I honestly think we can compete with the team we have, without any major shakeups or moves at the trade deadline.  I don't think anybody in the NBA can guard Josh Smith.  Joe Johnson is the leader and scorer, and simply gets the job done without hurting the team.  Bibby is a proven veteran and has experience.  Al Horford works his tail off and will NEVER give you less than 110% effort.  I hope we can continue to play strong and up to our abilities.  With the stretch of tough games we've recently played in, I think it has put the NBA world on notice to our ability.  Let's keep it up, Hawks!

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Wanted: A quarterback in San Francisco! posted on 12/14/2008

Can we get a quarterback?  After watching today's "game" against the Miami Dolphins, I have never been more fully convinced that our issues are very simple.  We need a quality, veteran quarterback.  I sincerely think a good, and I stress "GOOD" quarterback can transform this team to an 11-5 or 12-4 team next year.  It's that simple.  If you've been watching the season of malcontent for many other teams, you know as well as I do that there will be some good quarterback available in the offseason.  I wouldn't be suprised if Donovan McNabb is available (I've blogged about this before), Carson Palmer will be out of Cincinnatti, one of the Browns quarterbacks will also be gone.  Marc Bulger is on his way out in St. Louis.  Any of these possibilities are leaps and bounds better than our current position.  How many 1, 2, or 3 yard out routes are we going to run? 

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Error by Brian Sabean posted on 12/06/2008

I don't know how this would be scored in the scorebook, but the Edgar Renteria signing is a horrible error by GM Brian Sabaen.  There were better SS options on both the free agent and trade markets that were viable options to obtain.  Rafael Furcal (my choice), Khalil Greene, and J.J. Hardy all ranked above Renteria on my list.  I think he'll fit into the lineup, but not the impact player I was hoping for.  Instead, we added another complimentary player to our roster.  Also, the price tag is a huge blunder!  From all of the media reports I've seen, nobody else even offered more than $12 for the two years and we give him $18.5?  WHY?  I don't understand how we're still operating in "Barry Bonds" mode by over paying older free agents to compliment Bonds in the lineup and hope to stay competitive to get to the post season.  News Flash: Barry's gone! 

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Donovan McNabb posted on 11/23/2008

Donovan McNabb in scarlet and gold.  I can see it now.  McNabb's latest clash with Philly management no doubt has him on the way out.  We need to be proactive and take the opportunity to grab a pro bowl caliber quarterback when he's available.  Chances like this do not come by very often.  He'd be worth every cent we'd (San Francisco) pay for him, or for any number of draft picks and/or players.  He was benched for his backup in a game that his backup, Kevin Kolb had no chance.  I believe this was more of a message sent from the front office through Andy Reid.  I think this is Kevin's team now and it will work out for the best for us.  Grab him the second he's available.  We have a young, fast, and athletic defense.  We have an improving offensive line, a stellar running back, a tight end who is capable of catching lighting in a bottle, and very impressive wide receivers.  We have the pieces in place to be a force to be reckoned with next year. 

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Where have you gone, Joe Montana and Steve Young? posted on 11/12/2008
Diehard 49ers fan here.  Suffering with our inability to remain competitive.  Monday night's game with the Cardinals was an improvement in many areas, but I think we are kidding ourselves if we think J.T. O'Sullivan or Shaun Hill can make us relevant again.  Nothing against those two men.  Both could be better than average quarterbacks, but I think in an offensive era such as the one we are in, we NEED a different QB.  I am not sure what the York's plans are, but I think the one glaring need we have is at the QB position.  I think a good opportunity would be Matt Leinart, if he becomes available, or one of the Cleveland quarterbacks.  I have a hard time believing that Cleveland will continue to pour that much money into a backup QB, whoever that migh

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