17 December 2010
Last night's game was a tough one to swallow. There are so many things I want to say and so many concerns I have with this team. However, instead of going off on a big "the 49ers suck rant", I thought instead I would give the San Francisco 49ers some parental advice and counsel.
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed - In year's past, when the 49ers have underwhelmed or choked in big games, I've been mad and it's affected my mood. I don't know why but for some reason this season is different. I'm not mad. I really am disappointed. I'm disappointed in Mike Singletary. I'm disappointed in Alex Smith. I'm disappointed in the entire 49ers defense. I'm disappointed in Michael Crabtree... should I keep going? I think you get the point.
Not everybody is going to like you... and that's ok - Yes, I'm speaking to you, Alex Smith and Mike Singletary. I know sometimes it's hard when people call you names or say mean things about you but if you have enough confidence in yourself, you can get through it. Maybe changing schools (or teams) is the right thing for you. It will give you a chance to make new friends and start with a clean slate.
At least you did your best - That's all we can ask is that you did your best and tried your hardest. Nobody can take that away from you. Sure, Nate Clements, Vincent Jackson made you look foolish but you tried. At least you didn't give up. And, when you could have shut it down, you still fought and avoided a shut out. That shows that you care. That's ok.
Time to hold your head up high - You are the San Francisco 49ers. You are a storied franchise. You will get through this. Sure, you might have to make some new friends and say goodbye to old ones but that's all part of the game. Your fans will still be there, through thick and thin. Because that's what fans do. I'm behind you 100% as long as you show me you are willing to change. That's all I ask.
Now let's finish the season strong - with passion - we are the 49ers. Don't ever forget who you are and where you came from!