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I Left My Heart And Balls In San Francisco


I Left My Heart And Balls In San Francisco …… !

It’s as ol’ Blue Eyes once said “I Left My heart in San Francisco” . Well what else is there that can be said about the Forty Niners because I sincerely doubt that the city now wants its name associated with this team !. Storied as the franchise may well be its lackluster and thoroughly underwhelming performance must have many now wondering what’s next for this Mike Singletary coached team. Alex Smith the team’s quarterback after five years in the NFL still looks as if he’s ill equipped to play a game and in terms of leadership qualities he’s severely lacking on all fronts . And that much heralded defense of theirs was found wanting as they succumbed to the Kansas City Chiefs __ 31-10. Any doubts that one had concerning the fact that the San Francisco 49ers would be challenging for honors within the NFC West this __ season were clearly answered by this anemic display.

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And while this may not have been the worse performance of the day it certainly ranks up there as being amongst the worse by an NFL team. You also had the Jacksonville Jaguars post in a horrendous display against the Philadelphia Eagles in losing 28-3 and any thoughts that Eagles’ coach Andy Reid may well still have in recalling Kevin Kolb to the starter’s position as the quarterback for this team may well have been slammed completely shut after this overwhelming performance by Michael Vick. The player was able to command his team with confidence and led by example throwing for four touchdowns and then rushing for one himself. There’s not so much of a dilemma facing Reid as all he now has to do is to ride Vick into this journey until things start to change course. Any thought of starting Kolb might just be met with a great deal of disapproval.

If you’re a kicker how difficult really can it be to place the ball in between the uprights from distances of 30 – 45 yards ? There’s a saying that kickers aren’t necessarily at a premium but it does pay to have a very good one on your team. Unfortunately for the likes of Sebastian Janikowski and Garret Hartley of the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints when called upon to merely place the ball between the uprights they showed about as much aplomb for achieving that feat as Lindsay Lohan would show for trying stay dry and away from alcohol or drugs for a period of no more than 24 hours. Both players were contributing factors in their teams respective losses to the Arizona Cardinals __ (24-23) and Atlanta Falcons __(27-24 [overtime]). Janikowski the much celebrated first round draft pick is clearly showing that being the league’s highest paid kicker doesn’t have all of the privileges one would come to expect. That being said collectively the team lost in part because of the capriciousness of the defense in giving up big plays at the most unexpected of moments and in doing so negated the performance of the team’s leading rusher on the day Darren McFadden.


In the Saints’ loss this was a game of two quarterbacks and the errant play of the Saints’ secondary who were harried by the aerial play of Matt Ryan who found his receivers with a great deal of consistency. But that’s not to say that the New Orleans Saints didn’t have their moments with Drew Brees leading his team in this rather grueling divisional rivalry. And now with both teams sitting atop of the NFC South having posted 2-1 record this could well be a season wherein the division will give us a great deal more than we bargained for.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come back down to earth after their totally inept display against the Philadelphia Steelers. The defense was woefully inept and any thoughts that this team can play itself into contention when it has to come back from a deficit can be put to rest. When emboldened with such a task it’s clear to see that the inexperience of this team on all fronts is glaringly obvious. Josh Freeman is still learning the nuances of the game and what it takes to become a leader but unfortunately however, the so called veterans on this team don’t seem to want to step up to the plate. The idiocy of the Bucs’ fans who were under the impression that the Steelers didn’t have a defense much less a potent offense was put to rest as backup quarterback Charlie Batch led his team to a rather rousing and lopsided 38-13 victory. I’ve to sometimes wonder how retarded the fans are within the Tampa Bay area are when it comes to their actual knowledge of the game and in particular the professional sports franchises within the local community ? They tend to talk a good talk but when it comes to showing clear common sense it tends to rank up there along with the knowledge shown by members of Congress when they start to talk about domestic policy or anything relating to the country’s standing in the world. Pie in the sky and sheer idiocy for want of a better word ……..Bucs’ fans simply shut the hell up and watch the games as the team is nowhere as good as you believe them to be !

My own impression, this early in the season is that there are a number of teams whose seasons are effectively over if they can’t find a way to play with more resolve and cohesion. Clearly the New York Giants under Tom Coughlin have more than their fair share of problems and Eli Manning and that $100 million contract is being made to look rather asinine at present ! If this team can’t rally around a quarterback whose mental traits as it revolves around the game comes into question then clearly not only does Manning’s decision making need to be looked at but also the plays being called by Coughlin and his coaching staff.

And as grateful as many of the fans of the game are for what has happened so far in the season one can only hope that there’s more entertainment to be had as the year progresses ! If not then we could be in a for a year of discontent and one of very little promise when it’s all said and done.

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Picture gallery for your perusal.

What result if anything was something of a complete surprise to you in the NFL over the weekend ?

tophatal ……………

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Brandi Vonne

Eye candy courtesy of XXL magazine . Brandi Vonne

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6 thoughts on “I Left My Heart And Balls In San Francisco

  1. I’m wondering if George Blanda died right after he saw Janikowski shank those field goals… The 49ers were over hyped i guess… Not looking good for either bay area team 😦

    I think I’m picking the Steelers for the Super Bowl representative in the AFC!

  2. chappy

    Blanda would no doubt be ashamed to have his name associated with the present day Raiders . This team seems lost at sea ! Janikowski on the other hand simply just doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing from one moment to the next.

    It’s way too early to say who’ll be the AFC representative but I think that by midseason that ought to give us a good indicator as to who that might be . What the hell happened last night with the Packers ? I mean are the Bears really that good or the hype over the Packers merely just that ?

    The Niners are going nowhere with the Yorks as their owners ! They can’t be trusted to manage this team and as fiduciaries they are as irresponsible as they come ! Denis York makes Sarah Palin and Paris Hilton seem like MIT grads in terms of their IQ’s .

    Brandi

    I could lick all the chocolate off this !

    tophatal 🙂

    1. Chris Humpherys

      I have you know my balls are always close by just in case they need to be serviced by a female . Baggage claim can’t handle it and I won’t allow anyone from the TSA to touch my ‘privates’ . I plead my religious beliefs ….. LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

      Niners are so bad that I’d rather watch paint dry ! Mike Singletary is driving a lemon at present and that situation isn’t liable to change at all during the season for them .

      tophatal 🙂

    1. KP

      I’m still at loss trying to figure out what it is that Singletary is trying to do with this team ! Alex Smith after five years in, is still like a child learning to walk for the first time . As for the Niners ownership of John York and his wife they ought to sell the team to someone who actually cares about the organization . Because since Denise DeBartolo-York took over from her brother (Eddie DeBartolo) the team has gone downhill real fast.


      Anna Benson certainly wouldn't mind you resting your balls on her chin while her mouth was open. I'll leave the rest for you to decide as to your answer ?

      tophatal 🙂

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