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49erFanSince1950

  • joined Dec 21, 2009
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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Retired Silicon Valley COO/CFO now living in Ajijic (pronounced ah-hee-heek'), Mexico ... on the northern shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake, 40 miles southwest of Guadalajara in central Mexico.

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  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Stanford Cardinal
  • NCAAB Stanford Cardinal
  • NHL San Jose Sharks
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You got me ... how about this for a Pre-Combine Mock Draft?

A user provides a 49ers-related mock draft that involves a first round trade

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Better than Alex Smith? Who's available?

On Monday smileyman posted an article entitled "49ers 2012 Free Agency Review: QBs" which included a poll asking how important it was for the Niners to upgrade at the QB position. I commented that...

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So ... how do we get better next season?

For the Niners, this season is over ... and what a season it was! Did any of us expect them to finish the regular season at 13-3, and then advance through the divisional round to the NFC...

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Could you live with a 34% turnover in the opening day roster?

There is very little doubt that this will probably be a screwy year for all NFL teams ... no mini-camps, a delay in distributing playbooks to new players, a delay to the start of training camp and...

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Assessing the First Two Days of the Draft: Terrible Disappointment!

As you guys know, I've been watching this process for sixty years ... I've been through incredible highs (most of the 1980s drafts) and terribly depressing lows (almost all of the drafts sense...

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If all else fails, we can draft a franchise QB ... next year.

In several of our recent discussions about the need for a franchise QB, the quality level of this year's crop of QB prospects, "reaching" with a pick, etc., I have made the comment that maybe what...

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Hey ... check this out!

I was just reading Eric Branch's blog and noticed several tweets regarding TAIWAN JONES. Today is his pro day in Pittsburg (CA).  Representatives of 26 NFL teams in attendance.  Niners represented...

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How about some target practice?

It's Saturday evening ... I've had several martinis ... I'll put a target on my chest so that you guys can take a few shots.  Where I think that there is the possibility that my pick won't be...

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Speaking of mock drafts ...

Let me start by saying that I am not normally a big fan of the opinions of The Bleacher Report.  But, those of you who feel likewise, hang in there because I think that this week they have come up...

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An Exercise in Optimizing the Niners' 2011 Draft

We certainly have fun with our continuing draft debate ... which position is most important?  QB?  CB?  OLB?  Who should we draft first?  Second?  All lots of fun expressing our diverse opinions...

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An Alternative Approach to the Niners' 2011 Draft

Assumptions With Respect to Free Agents With respect to the forthcoming draft, is the first question what are draft priorities ought to be?  Actually NO.  Before we know what we should be looking...

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DraftTek's Updated 7-Round Mock For the Niners

To my knowledge, DraftTek is the only service that has their full 7-round mock published at this point in the cycle ... if there are others please let us all know so that we can take a look. ...

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Speaking of the Niners Picks in the 2011 NFL Draft ...

Now that the college football season is FINALLY over, I though that I would cruise the various draft analysis services to see where each was in their preparations for the 2011 NFL draft season. ...

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I don't like my thoughts about college football!

Since I'm retired, I had a lot of time to watch football this fall and winter.  I'm almost embarassed to say that I typically watched at least three college games each weekend during the season and...

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Another Plea: Draft Andrew Luck ... yes, this year!!

In early December I wrote a FanPost entitled "A Plea to Jed York: The Case for Jim Harbaugh".  I have no illusions that my plea had anything to do with the Niners hiring Harbaugh, but I couldn't...

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Random Quotations Concerning GM / HC Situation

I'm posting this separately since it will be too lengthy to be included as a comment within a thread.   First, a couple of questions and answers from Mike Sando's Thursday Chat:   Question: ...

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Who failed between Alex Smith and the 49ers?

I was browsing through si.com and came across a poll conducted by the Sacramento Bee.  Thought that the voting results were interesting.  I don't know how to post a poll here but would be...

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So, does what different head coaches emphasize really make a difference? (Part 1)

It turns out that this will be a fairly lengthy post; it didn't start out that way, but when, as an avid Niners fan, you mix being an analytical (hi there, FloridaDanny) with a natural curiosity,...

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A Plea to Jed York: The Case For Jim Harbaugh

A Niners Nation user takes a detailed look at Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff at Stanford.

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An Assessment of Yesterday's Rams/Niners Game

A win is a win is a win!  But let's look a little deeper: First, the Good ... THE NINERS WIN THE GAME!! ZERO TURNOVERS!! Improvement in play-calling: Johnson gets more creative each week. ...

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So ... just how bad is it?

I'd like to make a few comments about the Carolina game, then focus on what I consider to be more important matters. The Carolina game -- We could beat the offense up something fierce, and I'm...

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A Proposal For Your Consideration

In light of the Niners 1-5 record, the uphill battle to even win the division after having such high expectations, and the ongoing issues with penalties and turnovers (which I attribute largely to...

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My Take on Game #2

I took my usual dozen pages of notes while watching last night's game.  But I'll restrain myself and try to keep the volume down to a reasonable read. THE GOOD 1.  Alex Smith -- probably his best...

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A Response to Fooch's Singletary Approval Rating Poll

I am responding to the poll in this manner because I have more than just a few "comments". Before retiring, I spent the last 20 years of my career as the CFO of several publicly-traded technology...

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One man's assessment of Game #1

First, congratulations to Pete Carroll and his staff -- they had their team ready to play and they executed better than the Niners in all three phases of the game.  Although it doesn't have...

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Composition of the Niners' 2010 Roster

IMO, the 2010 Niners' roster is the strongest that we have had in at least 10 years, and maybe a lot longer than that!  So, given the roster as it stands today, how did we get there?  Glad you...

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So, before the regular season begins, how did the FOs do?

  The 2010 draft is long gone, OTAs and training camps are complete, and rosters and practice squads have been pretty much finalized.  Before the games begin I thought that it would be fun to...

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Niners get down to 75 ...

To get down the the mandated roster limit of 75 by Tuesday, the Niners today: Waived/injured LB Brandon Long Waived WR Bakari Grant Waived CB Patrick Stoudamire   The last one is the most...

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Projected 53-man Roster and Practice Squad

Each year during the pre-Camp doldrums I like to try, based upon the draft and performance during OTAs, to forecast what I think will be the post-Camp team.  Here is this year's version, with...

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Comparison of Candlestick vs. New Santa Clara Stadium

First, if you haven't visited the website for the new stadium, you owe it to yourself to do so.  It's available at http://www.49ersnewstadium.com.  Be sure to look through all of the sections and...

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