Originally posted by crake49:Even though they lost that first one last year, I think early September in Seattle is a lot better venue than a wet December game. And I like giving the Niners an opportunity to send a message right away. They can win up there. They know they can win up there. Go up there and spoil the Super Bowl champion's season opener. That would be sweet. And if the Niners don't get it done, nobody's going to write them off because it's in Seattle. It's the Seahawks who have everything to lose in a scenario like that, not the Niners.
There is a point to this. If you think about it, the last 2 regular season games have been in a downpour and I mean a downpour. The NFCC was NOT like that. It was much nicer out and the results were much different in how things executed. In addition, there is the "what do we have to lose?" deal. If we win? Fantastic start, if they lose? Big deal, we will get them again later in the season at home. I like our chances. Of course, last year it was a downpour in week 2, which is not the norm, in fact the September games are usually in weather very much like the Bay Area.
At first I was thinking it was the last thing I would want, but crake has a great point. Screw 'em, teams are going to lose a game here and there and there is a lot more impact from winning than there is losing. Nice.