49ers’ offseason farewells

49ers’ fan Josh Slocum takes a look at what is proving to be a fascinating offseason in San Francisco, with a coach and several key players departing and retiring.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

How to alienate your fan base: A 10-step guide by Jed York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers

Like many San Francisco 49er fans, Josh Slocum is unhappy with the way that his team’s ownership has handled the Jim Harbaugh situation.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

The departure of coach Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers

With San Francisco saying adios to its very successful head coach Jim Harbaugh, our man Josh Slocum tries to make sense of the mess that the 49ers front office has created.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 16 – San Diego @ San Francisco: when losing is (painful) winning?

Remember that old Split Enz song “Conflicting Emotions?” That’s what’s going on with 49ers’ fan Josh Slocum, who’s trying to find the balance between being competitive and planning for next season.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 14 – San Francisco vs Oakland: When irony comes to town

A week after calling for calm in San Francisco, Josh Slocum is forced to admits there are big problems in the 49er camp. A loss to lowly Oakland will do that.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Chicken Little comes to San Francisco

Josh Slocum has a message for the media and his fellow 49ers fans: relax, calm down and remember the bad old days in San Francisco – the pre-Jim Harbaugh era.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 13 – Seattle @ San Francisco: Ain’t no gunslinger today

Frustrated Forty Niners fan Tony Reed watches a painful Thanksgiving Day effort from his team and low-on-confidence quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

About Tony Reed

A 49ers fan from the the Joe Montana days, now enjoys wearing his Kaepernick top when watching games

Week 12 – Washington @ San Francisco: Sleep school in more ways than one

Josh Slocum is at sleep school with his young family, but can’t help sneaking peeks at the 49ers/Redskins score. Luckily for him, the baby kept sleeping and the Niners woke up just in time.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 11 – San Francisco @ NY Giants: Adding Fewell to the fire

After an ugly loss to San Francisco, Cody Royle says the heat is on the New York Giants coaches and players, and none more so than defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

About Cody Royle

A Melbourne-native, Cody packed up and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2009 largely to be closer to the NFL and his beloved New York Giants. He now coaches the Canadian Aussie Rules team and can be found tweeting @codyroyle.

Week 10 – San Francisco @ New Orleans: 49ers catch a big break

San Francisco fan James Caughlin is happy that his 49ers got out of New Orleans with a win, but says the team still has plenty of work ahead to make the playoffs.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 9 – St. Louis @ San Francisco: A controversial ending

San Francisco fan Josh Slocum knew that his 49ers were going to beat the St. Louis Rams. Except they didn’t and he’s not happy about it.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 7 – San Francisco @ Denver: A record for the ages

49ers fan Josh Slocum watches a record-setting performance by Peyton Manning and wonders if Colin Kaepernick will ever reach a similar elite status.

About Josh Slocum

Born into the red and white of the South Melbourne Swans, I remember being amazed at age 7 to see a team with our colours that actually won something when the 1984 49ers won the Superbowl. I’ve been following the red, white and gold ever since. Of recent times my frustrations at not winning a Superbowl since 1994 can be heard occasionally on the aussieguysnfl podcast.

Week 6 – San Francisco @ St. Louis: Defense is the best offense

Niners fan Tony Reed watches another grinding victory, but isn’t quite sold on Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and Co.

About Tony Reed

A 49ers fan from the the Joe Montana days, now enjoys wearing his Kaepernick top when watching games

Week 4 – Philadelphia @ San Francisco: Two out of three IS Bad

Philadelphia fan Scott Langford laments the surprising lack of offense that hurt his Eagles in a big game against the 49ers.

About Scott Langford

Australia’s Most Famous SUNY Cortland/Syracuse Alum

Melbourne boy who belongs back in New York.

Eagles fan who for some reason once wore a Giants Super Bowl ring.

Current US collegiate athletic recruiter and advisor.

Week 3 – San Francisco @ Arizona: 49ers Master Their Downfall

A lack of basic discipline let down the 49ers in their loss to the Cardinals, continuing a worrying trend of second half collapses.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 3 – San Francisco @ Arizona: Protect the Nest

Ed Wyatt watched the Cardinals beat the 49ers and it got him reminiscing about Buddy Ryan, Jake “The Snake” Plummer and elderly bingo callers in Sun City West.

About Ed Wyatt

Ed Wyatt grew up in Halfway, Maryland, following the Baltimore Colts like his football coach father. When he lost his Bert Jones #7 jersey at the Lincolnshire Elementary School playground, he should have taken it as an omen, since the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis. Ed has managed to avoid full time work by talking on the radio, smiling on the television and tapping on the keyboard of his computer. He won a number of local Emmy awards with the Seattle-based comedy show Almost Live! and hosted the Super Bowl live on Australian television for nine years. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Week 2 – Chicago @ San Francisco: Levis fit better the Chicago Way

Gregor Lewis, Bears man, is trying to will himself to believe. Down 17-0, it’s difficult. But he and Da Bears find a way to win for the first time in decades in San Francisco.

About Gregor Lewis

Unable to resist sweetness in the refrigerator in everyday life, what hope did I have in escaping the life changing tractor beam, when I found out they played for Chicago.
DA BEARS …
In an ironic twist, have developed an aversion to cheese, to the point of anaphylactic intolerance … especially those for whom it is the headwear of choice.
DA BEARS !!!

Week 1 – San Francisco @ Dallas: The Cowboys: A $3.2bil Vanity Project

A Portarlington caravan park on summer holidays was the beginning of Steve Baker’s love affair with the Dallas Cowboys. But after this morning’s loss to the Niners, it’s looks like its still very much business as usual at Valley Ranch.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Welcome to The Pigskin Almanac

Write a game report for us. About Pigskin AlmanacMail | More Posts