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    Hey guys.

    I am a regular poster on forums.*****.com under the name benton45, and thought I would swing by to say a few things.

    First of all, here is to an injury free game, and a good contest.

    I am not here to talk crap, let me clarify that from the start.

    I grew up about an hour from Candlestick and am now in Phoenix, and suffice it to say the Cardinals fans seem to forget that their ****, in fact, does stink. It can get frustrating.

    My uncle John has been a Rams fan since the 50's and we love the matchups. Every year we bet on the games and watch them together. It is a fun time.

    I do not know much about your team this year. Not to sound rude, but they were not a team that I felt it necessary to familiarize myself with. With the rebuild I see you guys going through personnel just like any rebuilding team does.

    The Niners are playing some tough ball this year. I have been proud and fairly surprised at the level of intensity of which they play.

    With that being said, we are still one step from being a force in the league as far as I am concerned. This game is very big one for the Niners IMO, because it will show how they handle a tough loss..and a victory would make us 3-0 in the division through week 1. A loss, however, would be demoralizing as it would be 2 in a row..and (no offense) against an inferior squad.

    I heard that one of your starting receivers broke his leg.. Sorry to hear. I never like to see a guy get seriously hurt. I also know Bulger got hurt, but am not sure of his status. Is he playing? If not, how has Boller looked?

    We dont have Gore, as I am sure you know, which could really hurt us.

    Anyways. I am sorry for being so long winded. Hopefully we can have some good chat before, during and after the game.

    I promise, as a sportsman, if you guys beat us on sunday I will be here shortly after the game to pay my penence.

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    Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

    HAHAHAHAH...

    I was wondering what was ***ed out when you guys were referring to the Niners....now I get it.. That is clever and really funny.

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    • #3
      Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

      Hey, I'm a Rams fan from Cali but currently in Phoenix....I'm right up by ASU West

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      • #4
        Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

        Originally posted by King Laurinaitis View Post
        Hey, I'm a Rams fan from Cali but currently in Phoenix....I'm right up by ASU West
        no kidding?

        I moved out here about a year ago from California (livermore specifically) to go back to school and go to GCC. I live off of 59th and olive.. very close to you.

        I wish the game was on tv here. I will either end up meeting a fellow Niner fan in Avondale or going to Gallagher's on 67th and Peoria.

        If I head to Gallagher's you should swing by. It would be cool to watch with someone.

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        • #5
          Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

          Originally posted by benton45 View Post
          Hey guys.

          I am a regular poster on forums.*****.com under the name benton45, and thought I would swing by to say a few things.

          First of all, here is to an injury free game, and a good contest.

          I am not here to talk crap, let me clarify that from the start.

          I grew up about an hour from Candlestick and am now in Phoenix, and suffice it to say the Cardinals fans seem to forget that their ****, in fact, does stink. It can get frustrating.

          My uncle John has been a Rams fan since the 50's and we love the matchups. Every year we bet on the games and watch them together. It is a fun time.

          I do not know much about your team this year. Not to sound rude, but they were not a team that I felt it necessary to familiarize myself with. With the rebuild I see you guys going through personnel just like any rebuilding team does.

          The Niners are playing some tough ball this year. I have been proud and fairly surprised at the level of intensity of which they play.

          With that being said, we are still one step from being a force in the league as far as I am concerned. This game is very big one for the Niners IMO, because it will show how they handle a tough loss..and a victory would make us 3-0 in the division through week 1. A loss, however, would be demoralizing as it would be 2 in a row..and (no offense) against an inferior squad.

          I heard that one of your starting receivers broke his leg.. Sorry to hear. I never like to see a guy get seriously hurt. I also know Bulger got hurt, but am not sure of his status. Is he playing? If not, how has Boller looked?

          We dont have Gore, as I am sure you know, which could really hurt us.

          Anyways. I am sorry for being so long winded. Hopefully we can have some good chat before, during and after the game.

          I promise, as a sportsman, if you guys beat us on sunday I will be here shortly after the game to pay my penence.
          Welcome. I live in the SF Bay Area so I've had a little more exposure to SF this year than some. I think your D is finally coming together . It's the 3rd year with the same DC/system, right?

          Other than Gore, I haven't been overly impressed with the O and even the big game vs The Hags was a bit tainted by all the injuries on Seattle,imo.

          The Rams are seriously banged up on the OL, esp at OT but the interior line is improved from last year,esp with a new center Jason Brown (FA from Balt). Very green/sophomore-slumping at WR but not without speed & potential in Avery and Burton.Like Vernon Davis, our 2nd TE Fells finally showed up in the EZ last game so he might be a name to look for. And yes, our most productive WR so far is out for the year.

          Expect to see a heavy dose of Jackson who has been getting better each game behind our new FB Karney but QB Boller is more mobile than Bulger so we hope he may be able to improv a bit more effectively at least. I'm hoping we try the screens/swings that AZ used so well with Hightower once the LBs get sucked in to try and stop SJ up the gut.

          We also have health issues on D. Safety James Butler is out with a knee & he was the most experienced guy in our new system.

          Pass rush has been weak but showed signs of life vs GB-Little had 2 sacks- & the run D has generally been better but still prone to allowing the occasional big play. I don't think it will be a big day for Coffee although I like his potential.

          Our MLB, Laurinaitis, is a promising rookie & he played well in the first game but has tapered off quite a bit in part due to nagging injuries. We're not even sure who will be at SLB due to a suspension.

          The corners are just as green as the WRs except for Bartell who is also dinged but probable. Safety Atogwe is a ballhawk & playing well. I'm sure Hill will be aware of him on every play. I hope not but Singletary's no dummy.

          In the end, this could either be a "trap' game for SF or a blowout. Hard to say.There's enough talent to make SF pay for looking past The Rams; we have played better at times than the scores/stats would indicate but inconsistency is the hallmark of this young squad with injuries ripping through paper-thin depth and new coaches/schemes.

          Here's to an injury-free game that ends in a bitter Whiner loss. LOL
          Last edited by Azul e Oro; -10-02-2009, 03:17 AM.

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            Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

            Originally posted by Azul e Oro View Post
            Welcome. I live in the SF Bay Area so I've had a little more exposure to SF this year than some. I think your D is finally coming together . It's the 3rd year with the same DC/system, right?

            Other than Gore, I haven't been overly impressed with the O and even the big game vs The Hags was a bit tainted by all the injuries on Seattle,imo.

            The Rams are seriously banged up on the OL, esp at OT but the interior line is improved from last year,esp with a new center Jason Brown (FA from Balt). Very green/sophomore-slumping at WR but not without speed & potential in Avery and Burton.Like Vernon Davis, our 2nd TE Fells finally showed up in the EZ last game so he might be a name to look for. And yes, our most productive WR so far is out for the year.

            Expect to see a heavy dose of Jackson who has been getting better each game behind our new FB Karney but QB Boller is more mobile than Bulger so we hope he may be able to improv a bit more effectively at least. I'm hoping we try the screens/swings that AZ used so well with Hightower once the LBs get sucked in to try and stop SJ up the gut.

            We also have health issues on D. Safety James Butler is out with a knee & he was the most experienced guy in our new system.

            Pass rush has been weak but showed signs of life vs GB-Little had 2 sacks- & the run D has generally been better but still prone to allowing the occasional big play. I don't think it will be a big day for Coffee although I like his potential.

            Our MLB, Laurinaitis, is a promising rookie & he played well in the first game but has tapered off quite a bit in part due to nagging injuries. We're not even sure who will be at SLB due to a suspension.

            The corners are just as green as the WRs except for Bartell who is also dinged but probable. Safety Atogwe is a ballhawk & playing well. I'm sure Hill will be aware of him on every play. I hope not but Singletary's no dummy.

            In the end, this could either be a "trap' game for SF or a blowout. Hard to say.There's enough talent to make SF pay for looking past The Rams; we have played better at times than the scores/stats would indicate but inconsistency is the hallmark of this young squad with injuries ripping through paper-thin depth and new coaches/schemes.

            Here's to an injury-free game that ends in a bitter Whiner loss. LOL
            I see it as a possible trap game...Although I do not see Singletary allowing that.

            Honestly, I think Gore is terribly overrated. I love him and his ethics as a ballplayer, but don't think he is THAT dangerous.

            I was very impressed with VD last week especially, and in general with Sing at the helm. Mikey has changed this mans attitude. I think VD will emerge as one of the best TEs in the game.

            Jackson is running well. With all due respect though, the niners pretty much contained the best RB in the game....possibly of the last decade (save LT and Faulk in their haydeys). I dont see SJ as a threat....I do have him on my fantasy team..but am gonna sit him because I have faith in the Niners D..and because it is sac religious to start him this week.

            Good post...good luck this week. Although I hope we destroy you, I also hope you guys can make some progress and take something positive out of the game.

            Lets hope for no injuries..as we both stated, and a good season/game.


            BTW...although I have only gotten a few responses I really respect the sportsmanship on this board. You guys come off as a very classy fanbase.

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            • #7
              Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

              welcome Benton,
              we have a couple of ***** fans that pop by from time to time...BrainDaddy being the one that probably frequents the site the most..
              my closest friend of nearly 30 years is a life-long ***** fan...so as usual its a contest we both are hyped up for long before it begins...

              you guys got more vet`s who have played together longer ..so you "should" win...a HC who has been with the team longer than our HC.. so you "should" win...

              but alas..anything can happen on any given sunday...


              here`s to a good contest with no serious injuries on either team.


              Go Rams!:helmet:
              Last edited by Ramblin` Ram; -10-02-2009, 08:11 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                YAY!!!!!!!!!! A 9ers fan that can say something besides "We gots 5 rings!" I love it!

                In all seriousness, this should be a doozy. I see a low scoring game, because both defenses are showing life, while both offenses are still trying to find "it".

                I'd say no more than 23 combined points, and won't predict a score because there really hasn't been anything to convince me either way which direction to swing it in. I hope to finally see a "W", but we'll have to wait and see.

                The thing we agree on most: NO BIG INJURIES!!!!!!!!!!! Please, for the love of GOD, NO BIG INJURIES!!!!!!!!!
                sigpicThis is for Randy! GO BRM!

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                • #9
                  Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                  Benton is a good guy. It is funny how bad that board is trashing this board. The lack of members here stopping in there to even wish them good luck is very telling.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                    Originally posted by BobCarl View Post
                    Benton is a good guy. It is funny how bad that board is trashing this board. The lack of members here stopping in there to even wish them good luck is very telling.
                    whats up bob?

                    this board seems nicer than the .com board. Maybe the midwest is more laid back or something.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                      Welcome Benton, I'll drink to a good game.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                        Friday nights are the worst this time of year.

                        Nothing to do until sunday, and it's all you can think about.

                        Too bad every movie in theaters is sucky right now..can't wait for Zombieland.

                        What are you guys doing for the game?

                        It's not televised here so I am either going to meet someone from the Niner board that lives close by or go to the local sportsbar to watch it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                          Originally posted by McKnight
                          I had tickets to the game, but I had to give them up because of family related problems, it's cool though cause I'm going to lamberts in sikeston, Missouri. and I'm gonna watch it there I believe, right after I get out of church
                          I thought about flying up tomorrow and getting tickets off craigslist.

                          I could stay at my dads house in the Bay Area and take him to the game, but decided that I didnt want to spend 400 bucks to go to this specific game.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                            Originally posted by McKnight
                            yeah, that is one hefty price to pay, I'm sure there will be scalpers around the stick though, that might be worth looking into.
                            I am just gonna stay here and watch it.

                            I am going to the monday nighter vs the cards.. and am driving up there for winter break. I will catch one then.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Niner fan here. Let's talk shop.

                              I'll be there.. 13 rows behind Rams bench on the 40 yd line, I was supposed to be 3 rows back but the tix fell through.. Look for me i'll be wearing the Faulk jersey, look for the only blue jersey surrounded by red. Hopefully i can get an autograph or two.. I'll atleast get some good pics to show everybody...

                              Go Rams.

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