Anybody else hear Raph Barbieri and the fall of the 49ers schtick lately? What's his deal with the 49ers, post-2011 season?
He's really been pushing this whole "the 49ers aren't going to be as successful in 2012, may never repeat their success in a long time. 49er fans should be more upset, etc." The strange thing is the glee which he keeps making this prediction, and the way he says it over and over as if his prediction is a fact.
I can understand him saying that our opponents may improve, and that our schedule is tougher. But what Ralph really loves to emphasize is how lucky the 49ers were in 2011, and that things can't always bounce our way (which can be true), but why does Ralphie never mention that this will be Harbaugh and team's first offseason together, Alex's second year with Harbaugh and coaches, that the defense will be installing more plays, that the 49ers may ALSO improve, including their young players, etc.? Ralphie never mentioned that if a few things bounce our way, we not only have a better record, but we make it to the Super Bowl.
His main arguments seem to be were were lucky, won't be lucky in 2012 and the rest of the league will improve while we run into a wall of suckage or something. And this is all something he seems to KNOW is going to happen.
Between Barbieri's BS and Grouchy Radnich's constant "I just woke up and I don't know anything about the 49ers" act, I really can't take too much KNBR anymore.
Is this all just post-Harbaugh versus the press fallout?
Ralph's voice grates on my ears (he sounds like an insecure little kid with the voice of a child molester) so don't ask why I listen to the show. Tom makes me laugh, but usually I'm on 95.7 FM.