Are We Having Fun Yet?

Candlestick Park

That would be a big, resounding, “NO!”

The 49er Faithful have suffered much these last few years. The management fires Harbaugh, then changes coaches every year. Our beloved core players sign with other teams, retire, or get traded. This year is no exception – a new coach and a lot of new players. I’m usually disappointed in management, but never disappointed with the players.

Until now.

Don’t get me wrong – I believe in showing solidarity and fighting against injustice. Protesting something is your right as an American. I just want you to do your protesting somewhere else, on your own time. At a game, you are on NFL’s and your fans time. Not standing during our National Anthem is a negative thing – I don’t care how you rationalize it.  This country does not oppress people of color, or anything else. People do that. Bullies in low and high places.  You are an American. Stand proud. A nation is watching you.

I’ll tell you who’s oppressed, Mr. Kaepernick – your fans!  We pay for tickets, memorabilia and  merchandise.  It is your fans that allow you to have the ridiculous salaries, and new stadiums. Why? So we can watch football and enjoy the competition, the energy, and the love of the game. Now, during what used to be entertaining and exciting, we have politics in our face.

Now that you have the Nation’s attention, as well as the cover of Time Magazine, what is your plan to change things?  You might start with changing your hair-do. Cut it or corn-row it. We get that you are Black, so please,  – lose the fro, bro! It looks silly.  Seriously.

I am a 49er Faithful – but I am not happy about it.  Basically, this whole thing makes me depressed. It’s football season, but we aren’t having any fun yet. The 49er’s 2016-17 Season has been ruined.

♥  TTFN  ♥

Jodi Lea


What The NFL Won’t Tell You About Football

If you are a follower of Not Pretending (to be sane), you know about my obsession love for football, and the SF 49ers. During the season I often post about the players, the games, etc. Sometimes these posts are rantings about what pissed me off during the latest game. There’s always at least one thing…

You aren’t into football… (what!!?), don’t worry. There is a lot of entertainment during a game that you can enjoy without knowing a thing about downs, off-sides, or shotguns. I will point out some of these little known ‘perks’, and urge those who don’t like football, to sit down and actually watch a game. You may enjoy it ;-). Better yet, you may even find a ‘perk’ not listed here – if you do, please put it in a comment OR submit a form from the Etc. page! I would love to add it to my list.

Perks Not Recognized by the NFL:

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  • There’s dancing. If you don’t believe me, check this out
  • The tantrums. A coach can out-tantrum any 3-year old. They foam at the mouth when things are really going badly. I agree that its immature behavior – that being said, it is so damned funny!
  • Sports announcers* having to take back what they just said. (i.e. they predict what the player will do and then the player doesn’t do it).  I LOVE it when this happens! They think they know everything about football. Even what the players and coaches are thinking.
  • Trick Plays. My favorite was the field-goal that morphed into a touchdown.
  • Fisticuffs. There are a lot more of these skirmishes between players nowadays. If you like boxing or hockey, you might find these amusing.
  • Muscular butts in tight pants or not. I can’t decide if ESPN’s  photo-shoots of naked athletes is tacky or awesome. Why didn’t they do this in the 80’s when Steve Young was so hot? Sigh…
* The commentators/announcers often get on a “theme” about a certain player (on the non-49er team). If you are sick, sick, sick of that player’s name, or worse, their dumb nick-name – the ‘mute’ button on your remote will take care of this issue.
Go 49er’s!!