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Media and the 49ers

Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Merrill Hodge picked the Niners to go to the SuperBowl
Now I'm worried
Originally posted by 16to87:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Merrill Hodge picked the Niners to go to the SuperBowl
Now I'm worried

F him
wow... im not sure what or where your getting this info from.. but over here on the east in jersey the niners are ranked as top shelf and are 4th in preseason rankings. i did here skip crazy bayless talk about the seahawks winning the division and marcellus wiley told him what your on, keep it over there!
The media is such a scattershot game nowadays. You'll find a hundred outlets that say the Niners will be great and you'll find a hundred more that will say they'll be mediocre at best. The truth is, in today's NFL you really have no frigging idea what will happen.
Who cares? I'd rather have them bash us then have a bunch more homers. All I care about is winning.
Have any of the AHoles ever fessed up at the end of a season that they were totally wrong?

I wish there was a powerful way we could force them after we win the SBowl.
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Originally posted by 16to87:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Merrill Hodge picked the Niners to go to the SuperBowl
Now I'm worried

F[actor back] him

Fixed.
who cares what the media thinks. They always hated the niners.
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Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
who cares what the media thinks. They always hated the niners.

This is America, are you really asking "who cares what the media thinks"?

Everyone in this country is a brainwashed zombie with warm blood.
Call me cynical, but so many of these stories are designed to generate web hits and buzz, football is a secondary consideration.
never been concerned over media perception / attention just the record at the end of the year. i would be thrilled with a couple of super bowls and alex being compared to dilfer, jmo
I enjoy reading/listening to the talking heads but take only a couple seriously...and even then only at times. They generally are group thinkers reinforcing each other with a gem of their own thrown in from time to time.

Why they don't respect the niners (but are wrong):

1) Harbaugh--seen as a good short term motivator with a gimmicky offense (trick plays feed into this). This is nonsense as he is a consummate football thinker.

2) No offense--QB is a bust. Most talking heads are invested in this notion and can't change their minds without admitting they were wrong...how often does that happen? Very few pundits understand how clever JH was in fashioning the offense...not because the QB couldn't learn the playbook, but because no one could learn the new scheme in less than a training camp or two. The offense should be more prolific this year, but will still emphasize limiting mistakes.

3) D can't possibly be as good. Pundits are always wary of a one-year trend for a team. Pitt and Balt earned their reps over time. The niners return all their players and add Cox and Aldon gets more minutes. I see the D being better than last year, barring serious injuries.

4) ST can't possibly be as good. This is one of those areas where I think coaching is under-rated. Pundits seldom take this area seriously. Boy are they wrong!

5) Lack of respect for the 9ers assistant coaches, who are one of the best groups in the NFL. They all came back and will continue teaching fundamentals, while expanding on the fine points.

6) Schedule--this is a joke to me because folks were talking about how tough the schedule was before last year and then teams showed up to play. Some lost and went down in the ratings while some went up...the way it happens every year. One reason teams went down in the ratings is because they played the 9ers. Losing to the niners showed just how bad some teams were...according to some pundits.

7) Bias (east coast or ?) this is real and I believe it comes from pundits not seeing all the west coast games and the close proximity of teams in the east. You can drive from NY to Balt to Pitt to NE in an easy day.

8) Former coach bias--many pundits are former coaches and show bias toward old nemesis. My favorite former coach pundits are Mariucci and Parcells. The fist because he likes everyone and tries hard not to be biased, the latter because he doesn't give a flip and says what he thinks. Sad when he went back to management, I loved his take no prisoners commentary.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Aug 25, 2012 at 8:51 AM ]
I like it. It reminds me of when we were good in the 80s and 90s. Success breeds envy, which results in hate.
Media is on the outside looking in. Who cares if the media hates on the 49ers. Enough with the whining.
I had this argument with my coworker/seahawks fan . Carrol leaves the first string team in for 3 quarters in a preseason exhibish.

The guy is a tool.

We do have the toughest schedule, but that shouldn't be an issue.