Speaking about football…

Super Bowl Sunday this weekend.

Pardon me for not being excited. Oh, I will watch the game, of course, cheering on the Rams (and #33, Justin Davis, who does not know me but I worked with his Dad, Eric…), hoping to end old What’s his Name’s streak of terror. I certainly hope the commercials are better than last year. Do you remember any of last year’s? Exactly.

It’s been a long dry-spell, being a 49er Faithful. They will come back strong, I honestly believe. Despite their management.  Until then, I watch the games and cheer them on, like a good fan.

However…

There are many things to rant and complain about the NFL that has nothing to do with the 49ers.  PLEASE find commentators that talk about the game being played at the time. As for network camera men & women – stop showing so many close-ups of the stands and the sidelines, and film the game. Remember the game being played on the field? Film THAT!  We do not want to hear about whatever it is that you must squeeze in before commercial break. Stop paying these guys per word – tell them to slow down. They do not have to say every silly fact and stat coming over the teleprompters.

Don’t interrupt players and coaches with inane questions on their way to the locker room. These people are in no mood to chit-chat, their heads are in the Game. Period.

Oh – don’t even mention the referee’s to me now – they are a whole rant unto themselves.

Sheesh!

I really enjoy going to The Nevada Union Junior Miners games, when I am in Grass Valley.  The 8 and under’s are my favorite team. It is so rewarding to cheer for a team that is kicking butt. I also find them adorably cute, but I would never say so in front of them.

These 6-8 year old’s are serious about football. They are pushed to the limit at the first practice of the year (I’m talking crying and begging here…) because the coaches are serious too.

Oh, and the lady announcer is awesome. She knows what she is talking about, football wise, AND the kids names.  There are NO commentators chattering in the booth, making ridiculous statements about things they do not understand. Or other games they have seen with other players playing in them. Sometimes having a low-budget can be a good thing.

No matter where you sit in the Stadium your ticket costs you five bucks. You read right – $5 front row on the 50-yard line. Parking is free and there is plenty of it. No salary caps needed – no salaries.

Did I mention they have a snack bar? Good fresh coffee & all the gross junk foods you can think of. And some you wouldn’t even!

 

♥  TTFN  ♥

Now That’s Entertainment!

David Akers Fake Field Goal Attempt

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In case you haven’t noticed, I watch a lot of football.

That being said, I saw four things I have never seen happen on a football field before, and they all  happened in the same game: 49ers vs. Rams.

  1. A fake field-goal attempt
  2. A star kicker throw a great pass to a receiver
  3. A receiver celebrating a touchdown by giggling like a little girl
  4. A referee trying to stop laughing long enough to make the ruling on the field
On his way to the goal line

It was goose-pimply awesome. I’m sure the neighbors heard me screaming, but they are used to it. If the Rams had pulled this play on us, I would have screamed in the other language I am fluent in – French.  Thankfully, English and the 49er’s prevailed.

Wha-Hoo! Bye week, here we come.  I can’t wait to see what we can pull off against the Packers  😉

For Pete's Sake, compose yourself and make the call!

Photos from Yahoo image search

Still hanging on…

Last week we got creamed by Seattle. Today we play in St. Louis. It is snowing there. Things look pretty bleak for the 49ers, and yet there is still a chance for a lead position in the NFC West. I am all ready to cheer them on – they are televising the game down here in Charger territory today, and I have my hot cocoa, and my “Huddler” blanket I got for Christmas  (thanks, Maggie!) ready to go.

Let’s get ‘er done, boys!!

Troy Smith will be starting QB.