Jan 20

Throwball National Conference Championship: ‘9ers @ Falcons

The Falcons are an expansion team of no particular note.  There’s really no good reason to hate them except the team colors (red and black in case you’re interested) and Michael Vick.  They’ve been historically somewhat ineffective in post-season play relative to their overall winning percentage.

The ‘9ers on the other hand are a storied program tracing their origin back to the All-American Football Conference.  Their ascendancy in the ’80s was roughly co-terminant with the despised ‘boys, but their fans were nowhere near as loud, obnoxious, and arrogant.

Now there are those pointing to the investigation of Michael Crabtree for sexual assault as a reason to favor the Falcons, but I don’t see it.  For one thing they didn’t fly him to the Georgia Dome to ride the pine.  A late breaking development is a second witness that supports his version of events.

In any case this particular edition of the ‘9ers is not a one dimensional team dependent on him or even Colin Kaepernick for that matter.  What they have this year that they lacked last is a solid offensive line that can protect anyone they put in the pocket and open lanes for their rushing game.  It’s not impossible that they’ll lose, it’s just hard to see how.

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    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Start at 20.

    2 quick first downs.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    11:24 left in first

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    as american as apple pie

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    establishing clock control right off the bat.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    clock stopped.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    is that they beat our beloved Packers.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm
  1. -2 in the 1st quarter.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    9rs are hitting hard.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I’m 2 feet away and I can’t read the time left badge.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    to make me upgrade the tv. 9rs score. 17-7 Falcons.

    6:08 or 8:08 left in half

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Kaepernick.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    First and goal.

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    foe some reason I can read it now

    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm
    • BobbyK on January 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    to bring my “sick of it all” meter down. It’s good to tune out from the nonsense for a bit.

  2. It was always Fumbles.

    • BobbyK on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 am
    • BobbyK on January 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

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