Let’s face it, with the Giants limping to the finish and the Niners looking like a work in progress in progress, there’s hasn’t been much in the way of encouraging developments lately. Which was what made Sunday’s games all the more satisfying.
First, the Giants find a rare bit of heavy lumber and lay all of eight runs on those toddler-punchers from LA to save a bit of dignity in the series.
Then, the Niners looked dominant for the most part against the Seahags. They didn’t put up huge numbers, but Smith looked competent and composed under center, the defense made big plays when they had to, and Ted Ginn decided to show everyone why they still let him return kicks.
And Monday ain’t shaping up to be too bad either. The Giants are up early on the Padres and the Raiders are looking good against the Broncos (for those of you who enjoy that sort of thing, who am I to judge your terrible life choices?)
It may just be the eye of the class-4 suck-icane in Bay Area sports, 2011, but right now the local teams are downright enjoyable to watch.