Let’s watch the Niners (and Giants) -preseason game 3

Another double-dip with the 49ers scrub-ball and Giants possible suck-ball.

First off, the Texans are in town and Harbaugh has promised that we will see plenty of Kaepernick and the rest of the JV squad. Some are grumbling about the starters not getting more PT, but as a fan I personally like it. Starters are incredibly boring in the preseason. Most of the guys are secure in their jobs and the playcalling is completely vanilla. It’s when the scrubs come in that things start to get interesting.

Anyways, the Texans have the ball and we have some football…


Off topic: I’ve always found it ironic that Houston’s football team is called the Texans, when most people in Texas say that Houston is more of an extension of Louisiana than it is a city in Texas. Also, the place is a shithole and all their teams suck.

Niners defense 7, Houston 3. Nice job of clamping down at the end there.

Offense finally gets the ball… Looks like they have a better chance of scoring with the defense out there.

I know it’s early and guys are hurt, but the secondary is really looking soft. Hopefully Fangio’s playing it close to the vest and we see some more blitzing once the games start to count. On cue, Whitner screws up Goldson’s semi-annual interception and Houston has first and goal.

Hey, remember back when TO was still just a tool and not a colossal mega-tool? CBS has footage of that.

It seems getting between Alex Smith and the guy who wants to rip his head off is once again a problem for the o-line. Houston has some monsters up front so it’s understandable, but it might also be time to start worrying about the pass protection.

Okay, now that we’ve reaffirmed that the 49ers are a less-than-stellar football team, let’s see if the Giants can figure out how to put a man across the plate. Rookie Eric Surkamp on the bump.

Halftime and the Niners look, well, less than good? Hopefully it’s just communication problems with the O-line that they’ll smooth out by preseason. If you’re really desperate for signs of encouragement, they went 4-0 in the preseason last year…

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134 Responses to Let’s watch the Niners (and Giants) -preseason game 3

  1. xoot says:

    Now, now. Lightning Hopkins was from Houston. As was Victoria Spivey and Townes Van Zandt. Steve Earle spent a lot of time in Houston. Rice University in Houston is an excellent school, with, coincidentally, a very good baseball program. A huge part of Texas’s revenue comes through Houston. Houston is to Texas as LA is to California. And didn’t you enjoy the old days, when Bum Phillips in his big redneck cowboy hat coached Warren Moon? Blazing Saddles!

    • Chico says:

      Rice is a great school, with a student pop of around 1000. That makes their baseball program that much more impressive.

  2. JDR says:

    Bill Hicks was from Houston as well. Doesn’t mean the place doesn’t suck. When you lose your team to Nashville, it’s time to give up.

  3. Chico says:

    In Texass, anything outside of Austin is a shithole. Agree with playing the scrubs more in Pre-season games, we gotta see what we have. I’m not a big fan of pre season football to begin with. Our Defense is starting to give up some yards and Schaub has a lot of time in the pocket right now.. Sick em Justin Smith!

    I like out lineup tonight a lot better than I did last nights.

    • xoot says:

      I’ve had great times in Dallas. The El Paso area has a lot of nice spots. Texas is a lot like Calif. — just as huge, just as diverse. (I hitchhiked from Santa Fe to Dallas one Friday night in 77. The succession of rides I got was delightful. My favorite was a car full of chicanos who lived in a dry county, and so had to head west to stock up for the weekend. The driver was sober; nobody else was. They had the Mexican radio on full blast, the windows were open to the warm night air, and everyone was drinking and singing as the car sped across the dark Texas plain.)

      • Chico says:

        Sounds like fun. Reminds me of a Steinbeck novel xoot.

        • xoot says:

          It was fun. More like Kerouac. I had a reason to go to Dallas, too. What’s that they say? Ah, youth!

          • Chico says:

            Haven’t read Kerouac.. I’ll have to put him in my Queue.

            • JDR says:

              I’m more of a Bukowski man, but Kerouac did some good stuff. On the Road is required reading.

              • xoot says:

                The Day We Talked About James Thurber is one of the funniest short stories I have ever read. I like Bukowski. (You ever read or listen to Tom Russell’s stuff on Buk? Very interesting.) I can always read Kerouac. On the Road and Dharma Bums are both great books.

                This Surkamp kid is looking ok. Reminds me just a bit of Noah Lowry.

  4. Chico says:

    17-7…I’m really looking forward to the Giants game.

  5. Chico says:

    Font with a leadoff double!

  6. mailorderwife says:

    Herro! Is it foggy in SF? Or at homeplate?

  7. mailorderwife says:

    I wanted to watch the 49er game, but it doesn’t come on for another 1.5 hours. The local game is the New England Pats v. someone.

    How is that game going?

  8. mailorderwife says:

    I guess my next question here should be MARVIN BENARD?????

  9. xoot says:

    Pretty cool hand from Surkamp there, with bases fucking loaded on one out.

  10. Chico says:

    Hell of a play by Pablo!! That was awesome.

  11. A1985Mattalac says:

    Evening all, still at work but following along on my iphone. A low-scoring Giants game, what a rare treat! Got to love Mollie talking to himself over on the Splash, is that guy pathetic or what? Why is it that all these trolls can’t help but come off as completely desperate? I can think of nothing more pathetic than watching an entire game just to troll.

    • Chico says:

      Logan Rhinewood just joined the class of trolls.. He’s complaining about Font in the lead off spot, who doubled and scored in the first.. Fucking knuckledragging fools over there.

    • Chico says:

      He’s one of Harcourtfenton/lord_Vlodermonts sockpuppets. He used to go by jellybean and he also goes by a few other handles.. He’s a R-wing troll.

  12. A1985Mattalac says:

    Oh and that MlbSF guy is a riot, Shark fans have nothing to troll about. It’s amazing he sports that avatar.

  13. mailorderwife says:

    Aaron Rowand makes my teeth hurt.

  14. Chico says:

    You can’t go out there twice.. Bochy is correct.

  15. mailorderwife says:

    Wow…are there 2 more pre-season games or is does everything start next week? I realize that the 49ers are an experiment that won’t really kick in until next year, perhaps, but dang.

  16. mailorderwife says:


  17. Ruse says:

    Keppie does it again!

  18. xoot says:

    Wow. Nice game. I keep seeing blogger complaining about the lack of spirit on the team. Didn’t look like that at all tonight. You see Wilson and Lincecum leap the dugout rail to get out there to celebrate? I liked some of the small things in the game — Fontenot’s effort leaping to grab that liner, Beltran pressing hard to beat the throw on that IF hit that banged off the pitcher. They’re all giving everything they’ve got.

    It’ll come together. They’ll put together the win streaks they need.

  19. Chico says:

    Cheers to all here! Ballgame.

  20. Just got home…Jints looked good tonight

    Surkamp might be a ‘somebody’ too

    Did DeRosa touch third?

    Matt Kemp is the man lately-2nd Dodger to go 30-30 and 100 ribbies…game winner today…too bad he won’t be named MVP

  21. Ruse says:

    CSN bayarea showed 4 or 5 replays at 3rd and finally found one that showed DeRosa’s foot hitting the corner of the bag. Flannery was blocking most of the shots. The ‘stros must have seen him hit the bag too since it looked like DeRo missed it by a good 2 feet, prompting an appeal.

    • Thx, ruse…I didn’t watch CSNBA just saw the replay on the news…too busy with all of the people around me at the game (one of the ladies had a very large plastic flask full of YeagerMeister)

  22. mailorderwife says:

    It was a great win! Lots of screaming in the house that irritated MOHusband, but it’s all good. The boys looked so happy that the post-game celebration looked more of a pileup than the WS win.

  23. xoot says:

    No wind at the park so far. Nice day. The ws trophy is on display for photos behind a margarita stand on the top level. Time to put it in a glass case I think. Margarita wasn’t bad.

  24. xoot says:

    You could see that d p coming. Nice play Carlos.

  25. LOL, I was watching the LL WS Championship game…US v Japan…JUST missed out on a scoring op in the top of the 4th…1 all…Japan coming to bat

  26. High drama in So Williamsport!…bases juiced, 2 out…Go Ocean View!

  27. Cali Wins!…2-1…another USA LL WS Championship!

  28. shaman138 says:

    The clowns are shitting all over the Splash again

  29. shaman138 says:

    The Huffster redeems himself!

  30. Jints waking up…The Splash is a minefield of idiots

  31. Frigging LA is getting killed by the rox…2 out of three ain’t bad but it will end our winning streak…BUMMER!

  32. xoot says:

    Gettin tense at the park. No np action

  33. xoot says:

    Belt gets no jump om the ball in l f.??

  34. mailorderwife says:

    You can always count on Aaron Rowand to suck.

  35. Tough loss, Gfans…at least they got a split…

    • mailorderwife says:

      Yeah. Umpire’s terrible call was the killer here. Giants would have won :< But they're getting their gumption back.

      • xoot says:

        From the stands it was hard to tell if he overslid and got caught. Bochy seemed pretty sure he didn’t. Wish they had replays in the park. The umpires would really hear it.

      • They have had it back since the Padres series…NOW they’re getting the players to do something with it back…look out…this thing isn’t over yet…

        • Chico says:

          Name withheld
          8:41 PM on August 28, 2011

          Oh- and those who malign the Catholic Church for fostering same-sex child molestations- just like how one’s upbringing doesn’t make them gay- one’s religion doesn’t either.

          It is the homosexuals in the Church who perpetrate these heinous acts- not the institution.

          Perhaps the clergy needs to do a better job at screening its applicants.

          Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?

          Name withheld


          10:23 PM on August 28, 2011
          This comment is hidden because you have chosen to ignore EEilluminati33. Show Details

          Dude- I can’t wait an hour for your responses.

          You called me out and I answered- forthwith.

          So let’s agree to disagree- or at least continue this to a time when you’re available to carry on a conversation that takes less than 30-60 mins for you to respond.


          Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/27/MNCS1KSFKU.DTL#ixzz1WORU2TKO

          That’s Bird33celts as well as band4life, all the same people.. The guy forgot too sign into the correct account, haha! Just an FYI sfD if you’re going to talk politics on the gate and talk baseball on the splash.. It’s all one person. I’m so fucking good at this that I think I could make a great P.I.

          I’m not going political here, just outing someone and it feels good!

          • Chico says:

            Just delete it ugly, I know you need to verify if it contains links so don’t even bother dude. I’ll send SFD a PM on the Gate, no worries.

  36. xoot says:

    Now its time for the best drink you can afford. Its seagull time.

  37. mailorderwife says:

    Was watching “The Tillman Story”, I saw that Pat TIllman had a Giants decal on his truck. Good people, he was.

    Anyone see this documentary?

    • Chico says:

      No, what channel MOB.. I’m interested.

      • mailorderwife says:

        They’re showing it on HBO. Really fascinating to watch the steps which the TIllman family took to uncover the truth of their son/brother’s death. It also goes into the chain-of-command that was involved in the cover-up.

  38. shaman138 says:

    You know what? This loss was so tough…we had this game. And that berkeley kev guy is pissing me the fuck off

    • Chico says:

      Besides the regulars, they’re all pissing me off. You try and have patience, but it just doesn’t work. Fuck that place. Fuck sfgate.

    • xoot says:

      I got censored for trying to post kung fu panda. The “fu” was forbidden. So I posted about that experience, and added, Ef you, sfgate. Took em about an hour to see it. Ridiculous system they have there. But — it’s still the gateway blog for a lot of Giants fans. 😉

  39. shaman138 says:

    I’m just over the gate–mattalac was spot on when he referred to sophfraud as the blow up clown that you can keep knocking down but it keeps popping right back up…that’s like all the fucking clowns on the Splash now…they’re funny for a quick minute but they’ll never go away.

    • A1985Mattalac says:

      Thanks Shaman, and please call me Matt (my handle isn’t fooling anyone). At least Jimmy is good for laughing at, the same cannot be said for Fishshit, Wayne, or Molliemoron. You just knew that SophJim would taunt all of us by stating that he was returning to PA just as everyone was evacuating/flights were being cancelled. It’s like he rubs it in our face but never cops to it when we call out the BS, almost like a young kid making faces from behind his mother’s back after getting away with being a punk.

  40. A1985Mattalac says:

    I’ll be honest guys, yesterday was really rough for me. I’m not going all doomer on you guys but I am seriously down on the team and their chances. A lot can happen yes but I’m shocked that neither Bochy nor Sabean nor any player has stood up and trie to right the ship. I worked yesteray and did not see the poor call on MD, It probably would have made me more sour. Remember the stretch run in 2009 when Wilson blew that lead to the Cubbies and the Giants lost the game? I felt the way then that I did after yesterday. I REALLY hope Im wrong, I can’t stand the thought of trolls calling last year a fluke. Comeon Giants, show us that you’re still breathing and crush the Cubs! Happy Lincecum day!

    • Chico says:

      I completely agree with you.. I always thought of a doomer as being someone who gets off on Giants losses and only complains when we are doing bad or lose a game without complimenting the team when they are doing well like a lot of the people on the splash. I’m very concerned about this team. We’re still in it of course, but we need to step it up like now if we want to stay in it.

      Sounds like the Yorks have had a bit of a setback on the stadium thing in Santa Clara. Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  41. Freshtodef80 says:

    Chico, I reported that Jerk who is using Stow’s name.

  42. mailorderwife says:

    I’m not going to return to that shithole that is SFGate. Removing a comment for abuse, when it had no abusive content, is ridiculous. I’m going to call the Sporting Green and let them know exactly what I think about their stupid board monitors. You know what abusive is? Having some asshole impersonate Mel Gibson’s nephew or Scott Bakula’s wife, or the constant shitty fan wars between Camp Keanu v. Camp Elijah Woods. Not some silly fan out in the 805 talking about how I’ll not ever give up on the Giants.

    Who did they hire to do this job? Barry Zito?

    • Chico says:

      But bigots and racists and openly accepted there. That place is a Fucking circus that I don’t want to be a part of anymore.

      • mailorderwife says:

        I shot them a nasty email. They don’t give a crap, anyways.

        • Ya you do…we all do to one extent or another or we wouldn’t even be talking about it.

          That said, how ’bout some burgers!?!

          • Chico says:

            No I don’t. I’m finished with that rag.. I’m also notifying their advertisers as to what is going on regarding “clicks”.. Their advertisers pay good money but don’t know about trolls with 100’s of accounts who don’t plan on buying products, they’re just interested in getting comments deleted or profiles blocked. Advertisers ask for results and it’s based on clicks since there is no other way to measure getting a bang for the buck in the marketing world. I’m gonna go off dude.

  43. Chico says:

    Way to hustle Torres.

  44. Mondo faux commiserating on The Splash

  45. Good News;-)?

    Bryanstows’ account is ‘under review’

  46. Chico says:

    Holy shit.. I step away from an inning to get the kids down and it’s now 6-zip..

  47. Heads up and chins out…it’s baseball and no one knows what ‘tomorrow’ brings

  48. xoot says:

    If Pablo and Beltran come around (finally get over their injuries, I think), they’ll score some runs. Lincecum will pull it together. Yesterday Bochy declined to bring Romo in with runners on base in the 8th, but had no qualm letting him start the ninth clean. That’s pretty good confidence for a first game back. And what if Wilson comes back strong? There’s a full month left to play.

  49. Chico says:

    Fire him, fire him, no, fire him.. These little goofballs forget we won a Championship last year.. Now they’re bitching about contracts and old signings that they bitched about last year..

    I can’t speak for the fans who show up everyday and fill the seats, but I can speak for some of the idiots who post on the Crash..

    Maybe we don’t have the best fans, we sure as hell don’t have the brightest fans that’s for sure.

  50. BTW, JDR has a new post up…it is VERY HARSH in it’s title!

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