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Derek Fisher points to off-seasons off the court as key to his longevity

56601071Among fast sports cars, European imports and sleek convertibles, one way a family van or station wagon can distinguish itself is through careful maintenance and dependability.

It's an approach Lakers guard Derek Fisher fully understands. He saw how the 2008 Olympics kept Kobe Bryant (fast sports car) and Pau Gasol (European import) active and in shape during the 2009-2010 season. He noticed how Lamar Odom (sleek convertible) similarly has benefited this preseason after helping Team USA win gold in the 2010 FIBA World Championships. And he also has looked at himself (the family van or station wagon) and has realized that remaining efficient requires constant maintenance.

That has proved crucial in allowing Fisher to play in all 82 games the last five regular seasons. His 413 consecutive regular-season games is the second-longest streak among active NBA players. It's no coincidence that he accomplished that feat once he decided to refrain from playing basketball in the off-season six years ago. Fisher has insisted that playing so many consecutive games doesn't consume him, but the habit of maintaining himself as a 36-year-old point guard does.

So instead of playing competitive basketball nonstop in the summer, Fisher said he's reached a happy medium by devoting his off-seasons to off-court workouts. He stays tuned up by staying in shape, but he avoids high basketball mileage by staying away from the court.

"For me individually, it's worked well," said Fisher, who signed a three-year deal this off-season worth $10.5 million. "I can't say that works for everybody. A lot of guys need to play in the summer. But for me, it's something that benefited me in being able to play every game of every season and actually be my best at the end when maybe other guys are breaking down or a little tired."

Laker fans surely know the resume Fisher brings to the postseason, what with his game winner with 0.04 of a second left in Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, his two three-pointers in Game 4 of the 2009 NBA FInals against the Orlando Magic and his crucial performances in Games 3 and 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. Fisher's performance in the 2010 playoffs improved over the regular season in points per game (10.3, 7.5), field-goal percentage (44.8%, 38%), three-point field goal percentage (36$%, 34.8%) and minutes per game (32.7, 27.2). Usually, Fisher's inconsistent regular-season performances have divided Laker fans, who come to realize his worth in the postseason, a topic I endlessly defended regarding  Fisher's value.

His off-season work this year has yielded positive results in the first two games of the preseason. Fisher had quality performances against Minnesota (12 points on four of nine shooting in 15 minutes) and FC Barcelona (12 points on four of five shooting in 30 minutes). There's nothing definitive to derive from two games, let alone exhibitions, but so far he's taken the right path.

"Overall I feel good," said Fisher, though he added that he wants to sharpen his on-court interaction with newcomers Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, Theo Ratliff, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter. "The first week it takes everybody a little bit of time to get used to bumping bodies and really bringing the level of intensity that you have to bring on a daily basis day after day after day. But overall, I feel there are some things I'm doing well out there. You're always looking to improve and get better in areas, but overall ... I feel like I'm in a good place. I feel like our team is in a relatively good place considering our schedule. We'll keep working from here."

56580287So why does Fisher feel so great? He arrives to practice a few hours early for workouts, so he remains fresh. Considering Lakers Coach Phil Jackson limits Fisher's minutes during the regular season and Fisher expects to play no more than 30 minutes per game this season, the early workouts help make him feel ready even when he's not logging a lot of time. Fisher's off-season workouts entail two 90-minute sessions for three consecutive days, emphasizing endurance, core, balance and stability in the morning, and strength in the afternoon. And Fisher says he's managed to consistently stick to that routine.

Such an approach could ensure Fisher remains efficient this season. As Laker fans know, that doesn't always happen with Fisher, whose inconsistent shooting numbers and defense yield endless questions about his worth. He doesn't need to produce impressive numbers since Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom can fill that order. But if Fisher at least shows efficiency, you can surely point to his off-season approach as paying dividends. And it will result in several side-effects.

Fisher's prediction that he and Blake will play on separate units will prove more seamless, with high production from both likely yielding a good one-two punch by the starting and reserve units. Inconsistent production from Fisher could lead to endless calls for Blake to start over him, though Jackson insists  Fisher will start because of his experience, standing in the locker room and expertise with the system. A consistently efficient Fisher could yield fewer minutes because the Lakers would have built sizable leads. Likewise, inefficiency could result in scaled-back minutes because of a lack of confidence that Fisher can still produce.

There's plenty of signs that point to efficiency, but again, there's a whole season to go. If the best-case scenario plays out, Fisher will easily be able to pinpoint the reason why.

"I've played on teams that have played a lot of basketball every season," said Fisher, who has played 82 playoff games in the last four seasons, including a one-year stint with Utah and three seasons with the Lakers. "To me, it made sense that I needed to make that decision. But it's within the context of the additional training methods that I used. I'm doing things that still keep me in a great place physically. I don't need basketball to stay in shape. Some guys have to play in order to condition. The way I train, I don't necessarily have to do it that way."

--Mark Medina

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photos, from top: Lakers point guard Derek Fisher begins a baseline drive against FC Barcelona guard Victor Sada during an exhibition game Thursday. (Credit: Andreu Dalmau/EPA); Fisher tries to score against Minnesota's Wesley Johnson. (Credit: Ian Kington / AFP/Getty Images)

 
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KobeMVP888 - I laughed because I was expecting the Yankees to be your favorite since you're a native New Yorker. I assumed you had a longer history with them since the late 60's Houk Yankees of Horace Clarke, Munsun, Mercer (the next Mantle :-) ), Roy White, etc. Not to mention the wife traders (Stottylemyre & Peterson. So yes I was pleasantly surprised with the Lakers being your 1a team.

Go Lakers

Posted by: LRob | October 12, 2010 at 04:56 AM
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My luck I was about 7 years old when I started really getting into the Yankees, watching them suffer at the hands of Sandy Koufax in the 1963 World Series and then I attended games through the Bobby Murcer, Horace Clarke, Roy White, Gene "the Stick" Michael, Jerry Kenney, Steve Whitaker, Mel Stottlemyre, Fritz Peterson, Mike Kekick , etc Dynasty. Yeesh. Then off to college I went and they started winning championships while I was in Arizona. I did make the trek out to Chavez Ravine in 1977 to watch Ron Guidry pitch a masterpiece and Reggie jack one out of the park though.

I'm a Lakers season ticket holder. Going to the games only fuels one's obsession, so it isn't even close anymore from an emotional standpoint.

Good morning!

I was listening to this on the way in this morning.
LRob - Lew - what say you guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjDAWD8rx3s

Good Morning Nation...

Mamba24 - a fine morning sir...Well one more day till I watch the game tomorrow vs the Queens...I miss Zaira too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

LRob - You have been up all night and posting....?You are a 'die hard' fan my brother...I salute you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7DFsBcVMDA

Though his mind is not for rent
Don't put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day's events

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

MM -

Due to Fisher's longevity, could we call him a Volvo instead of a family van or station wagon? Volvos are pretty dependable, and they're safe, if I'm not mistaken. And if anything, Fish has sure been dependable in the post-season.

Hope everyone is having a good morning so far!

Fisher is more like a new retro muscle car. He still packs a punch, but does it old school.

Fisher is more like a new retro muscle car. He still packs a punch, but does it old school. Posted by: LakerJ | October 12, 2010 at 08:32 AM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

@mamba24 - O merciful mamba24, with your god-like power of changing threads here on LAT LB, please show us a thread in regards to Luke Walton's back. Will he get some burn tomorrow? Thank you, O Lord of the Threads, for we bask in your light.


Seriously, is Derek Fisher as into minerals as theo Ratliff?

Due to Fisher's longevity, could we call him a Volvo instead of a family van or station wagon? Volvos are pretty dependable, and they're safe, if I'm not mistaken. And if anything, Fish has sure been dependable in the post-season.
Hope everyone is having a good morning so far!
Posted by: Caliphilosopher | October 12, 2010 at 08:25 AM
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yes, yes and that is not bad either!!!!

Fisher is more like a new retro muscle car. He still packs a punch, but does it old school.

Posted by: LakerJ | October 12, 2010 at 08:32 AM

LakerJ, I couldn't have said it better myself!

--FEARless

Actually,

I don't know why the Fisher haters keep hating on him every season. He always looks like the most spry PG in the playoffs every off-season. Remember just how un-burned he looked against the best PG's in the league during the playoffs? People were saying that was because this guy had this nagging injury and that guy had that tweaked whatever, and on and on.

Part of being effective is keeping yourself healthy for winning time. Fish is always ready for winning time. Fisher takes care of his body, which in turn takes care of the Lakers.

'Nuff said.

--FEARless

By the by, if the trends continue, all signs point to a replay this Sunday of our epic Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics on Fox Sports Net around 7ish (it's been between 7 and 8 every weekend). Last week was our epic game 4 win over the Orlando Magic, we've been making our way through the 80s and 00s, we got Kobe's 81 point game, all that's left of our epic laker game saga over the summer is Game 7 over Boston. So sweet. Fox Sports West, check your local listings.

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@justa - reggae on the way to work...that will get you going...have a good day at the office...

@MVP888 - glad to see you have no problem picking the Lakers over the Yanks...

@Caliphilosopher - Derek Fisher is like your favorite lure in your tackle box, when fishing...During the day, it may only get a few bites...but at the end of the day...before you need to head back to the marina...you use your Fish lure...and you hit the big one...astonishing how it keeps happening...but not surprising anymore...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Hey Fearless, Jamie, Lewstrs, Laker J Cali. Good morning to all you fine upstanding Lakerholics!

Laker J, with yet another RCOTD-worthy post - love the retro muscle car analogy! Fish is the best. Say what you want about the rest of this championship Lakers core group - Fish is literally the glue that keeps it all together. The day he finally hangs 'em up is the day I know I'll have to finally look ahead to another Lakers era. Kobe will in all likelyhood end up as the GLOAT, but Fish will have seriously helped to pave the way.

I think Zaira is holed away at a Maroon 5 marathon. Posted by: LRob | October 12, 2010 at 08:02 AM
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That's our Goddess!!


I know I'll have to finally look ahead to another Lakers era. Kobe will in all likelyhood end up as the GLOAT, but Fish will have seriously helped to pave the way. Posted by: Jefe101 | October 12, 2010 at 08:52 AM
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Now that is a GREAT COMMENT sir!

Mornin' mamba24.

@LEWSTRS - THE RIVER!!!

@Jamie Sweet -

I this what you meant...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfyEpmQM7bw

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Good morning to you too MAMBA24 (it'a actually about 5 minutes past 5 here in the evening)!

LEWSTRS - I'll believe you about the fishing lure, because I sure don't know anything about fishing. I know to avoid phishing, but those are two entirely different things...

@LROB… What a great question to bring up with the Yankees on their way to their 28th World Series title and the Lakers getting ready to start their journey for their Celtic-tying 17th NBA championship. What I would like to know from our many Lakers/Yankees fans is how they became Yankees fans. In fact, it would be a good question for MM to include in future Lakers Blog Profiles. LOL! Lakers & Yankees – a match made in heaven.
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As to your question “if only one of the two teams could win the next title who would you want it to be,” I would have to grudgingly answer Lakers only because basketball is my sport and I want the Lakers to remove the Celtics as the top NBA franchise. In baseball, there is no real rival to the Yankees who rule supreme. In the end, however, your question reminds me of the movie Sophie’s Choice, where a mother was forced by the Nazis to choose between her two children. Lakers or Yankees is a question I will never have to answer.
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Gotta also say that I am rooting for the Giants to win the NL so that I can go to a World Series game in SF. That would be only the second time that I have watched my beloved Yankees play in a world series, the other being watching a disappointing Game 6 loss in Yankee Stadium in 1981 that deteriorated into slugfests in the stadium and subway back to Manhattan between angry Yankees and jubilant Dodgers fans.
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@KOBEMVP… What a great post regarding the Lakers and the Yankees. Unlike most fans whose favorite teams were decided by where they grew up or for whom their father rooted, there are a lot of fans who became Lakers and Yankees fans by virtue of their love for specific players. While the sports could not be more different, it was the superstars that wooed and won many fans for these two most storied sports franchises.
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For me, it was Wilt Chamberlain and Chick Hearn who turned me into a Lakers fan and Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, and now Ron Artest who have kept me in the fold.
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For the Yankees, it was the great Mickey Mantle (another #7 for my birthday brother Lew) who won my heart as a 7-year old kid watching his first World Series on television that cemented my life-long love for the Yankees and Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Greg Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Ron Guidry, Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera
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TOM

You gotta love Fish - he consistently ignores all the haters and just keeps doing his job. His commitment to keeping himself in shape and his positive attitude speak volumes about his character - a great role model for the rest of the team. I love the fact that underneath his calm exterior he has a tough, killer instinct, which really shines in the playoffs. His "steady as a rock" persona reminds me of Phil and will serve him well in whatever field he chooses after bball.

For the Yankees, it was the great Mickey Mantle (another #7 for my birthday brother Lew) who won my heart as a 7-year old kid watching his first World Series on television that cemented my life-long love for the Yankees and Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Greg Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Ron Guidry, Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera
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TOM

Posted by: LakerTom | October 12, 2010 at 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the kudos.

Yep, it was The Mick for me, too. What a charismatic combination of charm, speed and power! Yes, he struck out a lot, too, but he was the original Mr. October! What a clutch player. It's a shame that I did not witness him in his prime, although I will never forget that moonshot he hit off barney Schultz in the 1964 World Series. Did Sandy Koufax have his number or what? And if people think an injury prone (drunk) player can't have a long, productive career, imagine was mantle would have done had he not been in agonizing pain for basically his entire career.

Derek Fisher is such a wily vet and great competitor. He definitely knows what's best for his body. Like others I complained about DFish last year in the regular season. Then when he came up big in the Finals gm 3 and helped the Lakers win #16, I vowed that I wouldn't complain about Fish EVER again. He has a lifetime free pass. But actually it isn't free because he's certainly earned it.

i started loving the yankees as a bronxite, which required that all dodger and giant fans move out of the bronx. it was the age of the m and m boys. life was good, and the biggest arguement in nyc was ,who was better, the duke, willie mays,or the mick! my love for the lakers began a little bit latter, in the mid sixties. i became a lakerholic with magic and co. and i haven't lost it since dispite kwame "hands of stone" brown, nick the slickand the others that try men's souls

I'm a little late on this. Ron Artest has done some pretty crazy things, giving up his championship ring is one of them. Ron, keep your ring man! Auction off a replica or something, but keep your ring.

I'd feel wierd if I had Ron Artest's ring. I'd probably mail it back to him. On the real, I'd probably try to sell it, but I'd ask Ron if he wants to buy it first. C'mon Ron, an NBA championship ring is what it's all about, keep that sucker. Show it off to your grandkids, jeesh! Talk to your psychologist about it, let her talk some sense to you about that. You'll thank her for it, believe me.

Go Lakers!

LAKERS/YANKEES FAN ROLL CALL !!!
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01 – LakerTom
02 – KobeMVP888
03 - Lewsters
04 – (D)erek (J)eter
05 - leonardbast78
06 – Nuggets Country
07 - lance from da' bronx
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World Series Triumph #28 coming…
Yankees sweep Giants in World Series…
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TOM

MAMBA24

Sorry about the Yankees love, but this was really just an interesting discussion comparing organizations that have created dynasties that have stood the test of time.

CyberX

Phenomenal follow up to my long winded post on the subject! Like I said, this topic deserves a book which, if properly authored, would be an incredible read.

FEARless

If you ask Lew, he will tell you that I spent a great deal of time defending Derek Fisher in the forum from which we came the last two seasons against those Haters who called Fish too slow, too old, can't shoot, plays no defense and otherwise have labeled him the "worst point guard in the NBA" for as long as I can remember. After looking at his body of work, how do they not understand the heart and soul of a champion? Perhaps someday, the Bynum bashers will see the light, too. Time will tell.

@Justa - I like. Nothing like a lil dancehall flava to get you rolling. Plus he sampled one of the oldies I love so it's all good! I'll have to check out some more of Buju's stuff. Here's the original from the Zodiacs...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBRUhorBADk

@Lew - Well done my friend. Thanks for the compliment and afternoon Rush!

@LakerTom - you straddled the fence, but I understand...lol. You are very fortunate to call the two best franchises as your favs.\

@JustaHater...Sleep? What's that!

Lew - Quoting Rush songs now huh?

Fisher will again prove to all of the haters and people crying about him that he still has a lot to offer come the playoffs. I don't care what he does in the practice season but we all know that when the playoffs come around he will shine like he always has. But he can't guard the fast elite point guards? That is the biggest bunch of hogwash I have heard for years. People should realize that these other players are elite fast PG's in this league and very few can guard them not just Fish. All I am sure of is that if the game is on the line, Fish will come through like he always has and these fast PG's will just stand and watch him hit the dagger.

Hey guys we got a new post up with some pretty funny news

MM

It's a bit tough wading through the Yankee comments. For an LA fan, the Yankees are the equivalent of the Boston Celtics. Their dominance against the home team (Lakers 3-9 against Boston, Dodgers 3-8 against New York) created quite a dislike, ok hatred....

@LakerTom I think many of fans for the Lakers and Yankees are virtue of the teams winning championships, more so than the superstars. Superstars may woo the fans, but it's winning the Championships that keeps them. (e.g. Cleveland) The teams that win, like the Yankees, put a global spotlight on the Superstars of the game. Reggie Jackson would have been great if he stayed at Oakland, but it was winning with the Yankees that made him Mr. October.

Thanks for mentioning the 81 World Series. Almost 30 years ago, but still a fond memory :-).

You guys well know that I've maintained neutrality, or at least tried to, during my time covering the Lakers. But I'll have to slightly step out of bounds and express my disappointment for all this love for the Yankees. As a Baltimore Orioles fan, this pains me.

MM

@MISTERED… It’s funny that as a Yankees fan, I was never a Dodger hater. In fact, growing up in SoCal, I found myself listening to the great Vin Scully call Dodger games since I couldn’t get coverage of the Yankees. I remember many great memories listening to those games. One of the best was Don Drysdale’s 58 straight innings of shutout baseball, which I remember listening to on the kitchen radio same as the Lakers 33 game winning streak. That 1981 series was a horror for me. If you have ever been to the old Yankees stadium, you will remember how incredibly steep the steps were high up in the stadium. As the Dodgers pummeled the Yankees, fights were breaking out all over the stadium. I remember several fans being punched out and falling down long flights of cement stairs. We rode the subway to and from the game and I remember the mayhem continuing on the train. Not one of the best days for Yankee fans but there were probably many Dodger fans who wished they never went to Yankee Stadium for Game 6. Only time I was ashamed of being a Yankee fan.
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TOM

@LakerTom-
For me, I became a Laker fan growing up with Magic. I guess you could say it was a case of living in the LA area and who my dad rooted for, but really the Magic man stole my heart as a youngster. It's really a shame that I was too young to remember most of that era.

The first football game I ever watched was Niners (I believe against Dallas). It was near the end of the Joe Montana era and I was hooked. Been a Niners fan ever since. The Steve Young era was fun, but it's been all downhill since. Seriously, we need to do something, like now! At this point I'd rather get the first pick in the draft than barely make the playoffs and lose in the first round.

For the Dodgers, it was the Kirk Gibson famous gimpy home run, and I was 8. Unfortunately that was the last time we had a great team. I had a lot of hope during the Mike Piazza era in the 90's, but nothing ever came of it. It almost feels like we're cursed because of the ownership thing or something. What really helped me stay a fan was being able to attend games every year, but I'm really getting disgruntled. Thank God I'll never have to say that with the Lakers as long as Buss owns the team.

MM - I am with you on that one about the Yankees though I am not an Orioles fan either but then again not much of a baseball fan at all. It is all about the Lakers for me then and now.

Lew - Quoting Rush songs now huh?

Fisher will again prove to all of the haters and people crying about him that he still has a lot to offer come the playoffs. I don't care what he does in the practice season but we all know that when the playoffs come around he will shine like he always has. But he can't guard the fast elite point guards? That is the biggest bunch of hogwash I have heard for years. People should realize that these other players are elite fast PG's in this league and very few can guard them not just Fish. All I am sure of is that if the game is on the line, Fish will come through like he always has and these fast PG's will just stand and watch him hit the dagger.

Posted by: cofm99 | October 12, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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cofm

What up? How's the weather?

Fourth quarter, Chowds up 64-61, 6:11 left on the clock and D-Fish hit a game tying 3. I don't know how people out in TV Land felt, but in the building it was there and then that we KNEW the Lakers had the game, series and championship! In the end, it was the old, slow Derek Fisher hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy while the great Rondo went home with his tail between his legs.

Fish is one of the most underrated defensive players in NBA history in my opinion. He has averaged over a steal per game during his illustrious career and, while I don't have the statistics, I know he has led or been among the leaders in taking charges year after year. All he does is get chastised by those who say he can't defend speedy point guards, yet somehow the Lakers win championships playing great team defense. So what. No point guard can guard his speedy opponent who knows where he's going with (or without) the ball.

In the NBA Finals, the length of Kobe bothered Rondo and Fish stayed physical with Ray Allen. Other than Game 2, Allen had his problems all series. Don't kid yourself. Derek Fisher isn't the weak link in the Lakers' defense; he's an essential link.

To all Laker fans:

Cheer for the remaining California team, go Giants. As a avid Dodger fan, it pains to cheer for our perennial rival team, yet they belonged to our state therefore we gotta love our own.

don't liten to a fan who lives in Marin County yet would not go with the favorite home team among Bay Area residents. It takes a SoCal Dodger/Angel fan to lead the cheer for our state teams. He must be a great Contrarian living and breathing the good air in Northern California. LMAO!

Yankees are the equivalent leprechauns in basketball, they're known as the bronx high-priced bummers who wants to dominate baseball. Thanks to Dodger Johnny Podres who stopped the Yankees in the fifties or else they would continue rammed our throats with their superiority just like what they do in this blog.

@TROY B… “The first football game I ever watched was Niners (I believe against Dallas). It was near the end of the Joe Montana era and I was hooked. Been a Niners fan ever since. The Steve Young era was fun, but it's been all downhill since. Seriously, we need to do something, like now! At this point I'd rather get the first pick in the draft than barely make the playoffs and lose in the first round.”
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Great to know you’re a Niner fan, Troy. I grew up in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois as a Chicago Cardinals fan (Ollie Matson, Thunder Thornton, John David Crow, King Hill, Dick Lane, Sonny Randle, and Larry Wilson) but finally gave up on the team after the Bidwell Brothers lost like 10 straight #1 picks to the AFL. So in 1979, I switched to my then home town San Francisco 49ers, only to see the team go 2-14. In 1980, Walsh benched Steve DeBerg and gave Joe Montana the starting QB position and the rest was history.
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I’m with you on this season being over for the Niners. It was a mistake of majestic proportions to hire a defensive guru like Singletary to take over the franchise renowned for its great offenses and quarterbacks. I’m hoping Jed York will realize his mistake and lure Jim Harbaugh to take over as Niners head coach next year. I know LROB is hoping he will return to Michigan but in his heart you know that Harbaugh is a pro guy and following Bill Walsh’s footsteps to return the Niners to greatness will be too much for him to resist, which brings us to Andrew Luck, the Niners next great quarterback, who will follow his coach to the NFL and 49ers.
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888 - Getting cold over here right about now. How have you been? I just got back from SoCal spending 10 glorious days with my kids and grand children. I have a possibility of getting back there for work so we shall see. Either way I am out of MA. I am not nor will I ever be an east coast type of person so my time spent here is coming to a close.

Dont get in trouble while in Vegas RON!


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