Uncle Si wrote:Good for you. I was at Paul Allen's first game as owner of the Seahawks. They lost to the Jets 35-0.
But really, who cares though. It's Week 17.
I don't understand the threads dedicated to sympathizing for the 9ers. I dont think its as bad as 9ers fans want it to be, and it seems like these posts are just finding more and more reasons to make excuses for them. You took this opportunity to make yet more excuses for them. Are you a sympathizer or a 9er fan? Honest question. Because the competitive value of a week 17 game is pretty lame. The Hawks just beat a team 40-3. Was that entertaining?
And let me reiterate... who cares? They are the 9ers.
The Jets game was a relief but 40-3? Eh, when it comes to extended garbage time and knowing the outcome, there is no suspense left then so objectively yes it's less entertaining (although of course desirable).
And it's not like Adversity happened to the Jets that the team couldn't foresee. They have a coach who has sucked from Day 1, and they didn't get rid of him. They refused to approve Osemele's shoulder surgery. Their star defensive player is here now after doing everything he could to leave. And the thing they do with broadcasting rehabbing players' fines for being late to rehab on their widescreen? That's being despicable and childish.
The 2020 49ers didn't do anything like that. When they came in September, they were pretty stacked, they had good depth, and had extra insurance at quarterback to boot. The wheels didn't start falling off until after the first Seattle game, really--and we beat them--but they were a normal football team then.
Since? They've put 26 players on the IR. They got evicted from Santa Clara County through no fault of their own and in an action no other county has taken. If it wasn't for NFL guidance 12/19 eliminating the covid-sit period for poached PS players, they'd be putting in Jet McKinnon as backup QB instead of having him plug the obvious RB hole now that Mostert's gone.
The Adversity that they're under has been rivaled only by the Broncos that week that the league told them to sit all their QBs, wouldn't let them bring in another one, and left them no choice but to bring up a PS WR who played some QB in college.
Saints beat them 31-3. Yes the Saints' job was to beat them. It's not however like any Saints fans were laughing about how the Broncs deserved it, and that's how I feel about the 49ers, div rival or no. It's like kicking a puppy, really.
If we clinch NFCW next week and one-seed is out of reach, we should rest the crucial, definitely coming back guys that we do have viable replacements for--for our own sake since we ARE going to postseason after that game, especially on that field. We will most likely win anyway in that situation, but while preserving some of our bodies.