Of course, only in San Francisco would the comments to the post turn into a discussion about politics:
Poster oliveira said:
The Nolan regime resembles, on a much more minuscule scale, remembering that football is entertainment and not life and death, the Bush regime. It can't be fixed or changed-it needs to be removed and replaced with a competent and honest regime. Last year, neither offense nor defense played very well. This team plays in an awful division and last year is now considered a success only because this year is such an unmitigated disaster. Giving Nolan even 1 more year as head coach would be as crazy as allowing Bush to stay on for another term.
Prompting this response from miksurf:
Oliveira's Bush/Nolan analogy is spot on.
Name me one thing Bush did that is positive for the USA? He's killing people in a country that never attacked the USA because he wants control of their oil; and even Saddam gave us better prices than Bush's oil co. pals.
As far as Nolan is concerned, his achievements are pretty much non-existent as well.
A tiny handful of lucky wins.
He abuses the 49er fan base in the same way Bush abuses American patriotism; especially our military who have been compromised into fighting a war based on lies.
And since the NFL paid for huge ads supporting his candidacy, it is fair game to dis the fraudulent govt they promoted.
There is one difference though: Bush is going to burn in hell, while Nolan will just go back to being a DC, or hit the College ranks.
With a response from sophrosyne:
miksurf is right. Bush has weakened America's economy, its military, its international reputation and our security. Bush is at war against America just as Nolan is destroying the Niners universe.
Sorry, Osama won the war...hands down.
Now, my niners are pathetic and have given up on the season. It is just Arizona picking over the charred carcus.
Now Nipper found this politics talk all nonsense:
Yeah, bad boy/girl Sophrosyne/Shelby! You deserve a spanking. No politics. Nolan is going to be FIRED. He's good on defense but the pathetic offense has ruined his tenure. Only his wife and kids have any confidence in him now. "You're great, honey! Nice going Dad!" Too bad, the guy does look good out there in his suit. Still, looks don't cut it when you're team can't score.
But sophrosyne said:
I agree nipper..with your admission thta Nolan has failed totlaly. Bush is at war against America just as Nolan is at War against the greatness of the Niners. Both have left their "teams" weakened and laughed at. This girl knows nad [sic] speaks boldly. Always.
Then the rightists got a bit angry:
Leave the politics out of it, moonbats. Why is it that the Lefties insist on pushing the political agenda where it doesn't belong and on people who don't want to hear it? Get a clue, you are not that important, you self-righteous loudmouths, and no one wants to hear your inane and idiotic political babble. I'd like to see the blog author take some responsiblity here and keep people on topic or ban their IP addresses from posting. Now get back to football before I am forced to smack your leftist idiocy with facts and logic.
To which the response was, from oliveira:
... you ignorant wingbat. The Bush reference are used as an analogy to bottomless incompetence, not as a political discussion and debate. Surely even an idiot like you could comprehend that
Which led to:
The lefties said Bush was incompetent the last time he was up for a vote. Over 50% of American voters disagreed. Just becaues you think he is incompetent, oliveira, over half of the nation disagreed with your opinion. That is why if you start this, it won't stop. If you want to continue to be a looney, go to political blog. I don't want to hear the blathering from either side. I have my own political opinions, and you can't change them by proselytizing here.
Oliveira is right to speak up. He is manly and brave. Let us not let professional sports distract us from the wretched injustice and illegal invasions of other countries. Professional sports plays that role as nipper knows.
And it went on and on. After awhile I was wondering if oliveira and miksurf were just trolling, which is entirely possible in San Francisco too. Whatever it was, it was hi-larious.