So, about breaking up the 49ers 2019 magic . . .
The fate of the 49ers comes at you fast. If you don’t stop to ponder it in a Jock Blog every now and then, you just might miss it.
And then Farhan Zaidi, Giants head of baseball operations, the “next-gen” whiz kid who was supposed to usher the franchise into a 21st century-styled resurgence, went and hired Gabe Kapler as Bochy’s successor.
For the 49ers, some 8-1 starts are better than others.
Leave it to a poet far more versed in the English language than me to frame the Monday night 49ers-Seahawks game in context.
The Baby Dubs. The lower case dubs. The SubDubs. Paschall’s Rascals.
No easing into the sunset of the dynasty for these Golden State Warriors, huh?
It seemed reasonable to think the 49ers might not go 16-0. That seemed a reasonable thing.
What a revolting development.
Somewhere, you had the feeling that Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, John Taylor and Gene Washington were group-texting.
The 49ers are 5-0, so it seems like a perfect time to start complaining.
Everyone surrounding the 49ers these days is walking around like we just got out of the dentist’s office on laughing gas — light-headed, smiling, feeling no pain.
It’s back to the future, sports fans.
There’s something different, though, in the ongoing love and nostalgia surrounding Bochy’s retirement. It has to do with the guy himself.
Last year, everyone felt the 5-0 Jimmy Garoppollo finish to 2017 meant great things awaited in 2018. How’d that work out for everyone?
The NFL is 100 years old!
So, the Chase Center: Spectacular 21st-century entertainment palace, or traffic-choked monument to sterile piles of tech money?
And the biggest question of all: Has Farhan Zaidi done enough in his first nine months on the job to convince you the Giants will be any good in 2020?
When it comes to JGP — Jimmy Garoppolo Panic — which came first: The Twitter chicken or the Twitter egg?
The Jock Blog was so caught up this summer in KDD (Kevin Durant Drama) and MBB (MadBum Buzz) that we realized it’s August and there have been no entries on the local NFL squad which broadcasts its games on The Sports Leader.
Meanwhile, Farhan’s decision to DFA Joe Panik today marks his first break with the World Series core, and speaks to several things, among them Donovan Solano and Scooter Gennett’s immediate future, Mauricio Dubon’s long-term future and Joe Panik’s declining recent past.
Nobody wants to see this happen.
It started in mid-June, a little flicker when they won four straight against the Padres and Brewers. But, naw, back then the Giants were 30-38, eight games under and we were all busy enmeshed in Warriors drama, ACLs, Achilles tendons, all that.