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49ers claim QB Bethel-Thompson, release Skelton...

Quarterback John Skelton, who was seen in the 49ers’ locker room at lunchtime studying the playbook, was released a short time later. The 49ers claimed former Sacramento State quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, whom the Minnesota Vikings released on Tuesday.
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Skelton spent one week with the 49ers. The 49ers released rookie B.J. Daniels to sign Skelton, who was inactive Sunday against the Houston Texans as the No. 3 quarterback.

Veteran Colt McCoy remains as the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Colin Kaepernick. Daniels was the No. 3 quarterback to open the regular season, as he beat out Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace for the job.

Coach Jim Harbaugh explained the decision last week to sign Skelton to replace Daniels was because the team wanted more experience from the No. 3 quarterback position. Bethel-Thompson has never attempted a pass in the NFL.


http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-claim-qb-bethel-thompson-release-skelton

So, the 49ers cut Bethel-Thompson in 2011 in favor of Scott Tolzien. This year, the 49ers cut Tolzien to sign B.J. Daniels. The 49ers then turned around just last week and cut Daniels to sign John Skelton...and they now have cut Skelton to sign Bethel-Thompson again.

This is getting mighty confusing.

Sharks 19 year old rookie Thomas Hertl scores 4 goals, the fourth from between his legs..





Hertl doesn't speak much English, but the Sharks or their fans don't care.. he has a total of 6 goals in his first 3 NHL games..

Whining Brian Wilson confronts Giants CEO after game..



In one of the oddest scenes you’ll ever see after a game, former Giants closer Brian Wilson walked to the Giants’ side of the field after tonight’s 3-2 San Francisco victory, as Giants players were shaking hands on the field, to rail on team president Larry Baer for not getting his 2012 World Series ring.

Wilson’s actions stunned Baer and Giants officials, who said they tried repeatedly throughout the season to meet with Wilson so the ring could be presented, and that he never responded, even when the Giants invited him to the ring ceremony during the first weekend of the home season. “I don’t know why he decided to make a show of it and air his grievance tonight,” team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said.

The Giants have tried to have a sort of mini-ceremony with former players when they get their rings, as they did in Toronto when manager Bruce Bochy gave Melky Cabrera his ring in a brief, private ceremony. That scene was repeated elsewhere.

But after tonight’s episode, Slaughter said, the Giants just sent the ring to the Dodgers clubhouse with instructions to deliver it to Wilson.


http://blog.sfgate.com/giants/2013/09/26/tim-lincecum-goes-out-strongly-in-possible-sf-giants-farewell/

This guy can stick it. Another "it's all about me" Brian Wilson moment. If Giants team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter's question isn't purely rhetorical and she really wishes to know why he chose this night to make a a scene over nothing..it's because it was Tim Lincecum's final start as a Giant and because Wilson is still pissed over the Giants not picking up his option..

The 49ers/Seahawks rain outdraws nearly every other program last week...

including such shows as 60 Minutes. The only exception being the game itself..



1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 20.54 million.
2. "Football Rain Delay," NBC, 17.84 million.
3. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Washington, ESPN, 16.52 million.
4. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.22 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.45 million.
6. "Football Night in America," NBC, 11.31 million.
7. NFL Football: Houston at San Diego, ESPN, 10.95 million.
8. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.08 million.
9. "Under the Dome," CBS, 9.72 million.
10. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.24 million.
11. "Duck Dynasty," A&E, 9.14 million.
12. "NCIS," CBS, 9.07 million.
13. NFL Football: N.Y. Jets at New England, NFLN, 8.79 million.
14. "Miss America Competition," ABC, 8.59 million.
15. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8 million.
16. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday, 9:54 p.m.), CBS, 7.53 million.
17. "Big Brother 15" (Sunday), CBS, 6.93 million.
18. "The X-Factor," Fox, 6.87 million.
19. "Big Brother 15" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.83 million.
20. "Dateline NBC" (Friday), NBC, 6.73 million.

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/september/the-49ers-seahawks-rain-outdrew-nearly-every-other-program-last-week.html

Peyton Manning Weed..



http://deadspin.com/there-is-peyton-manning-weed-1298476327?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+deadspin%2Ffull+%28Deadspin%29

Apparently, a Colorado dispensary is selling this...

Harbaugh to Packers’ Matthews: "Come with some knuckles, not an open slap"...



“I could see two punches thrown to Joe’s head -- well, one punch and one open slap, which . . . if you’re going to go to the face, come with some knuckles. I think that young man works very hard on being a tough guy. He’ll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap.”

http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/harbaugh-matthews-image-takes-hit-after-slap-staley

NFL now says Packers, not 49ers, benefitted from officials’ mistake...

The NFL now says it was the Packers, not the 49ers, who benefitted from the officials’ mistake on the play, because Staley shouldn’t have been flagged in the first place. The league office reviewed the play and determined that while Matthews was rightly called for a late hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the official who threw the flag on Staley for getting in Matthews’ face after running over to protect Kaepernick should not have done so.

In other words, if the entire play had been properly called, it would have been first-and-goal for the 49ers at the 3-yard line on the next play. Instead, the officials made it tougher for the 49ers by making them re-play third down after the offsetting penalties. The officials erred in their enforcement of the offsetting penalties, which appeared to benefit the 49ers, but in reality there never should have been offsetting penalties to enforce in the first place. Only the Packers should have been penalized.


Some may say it’s a moot point because the 49ers scored a touchdown on that third-down play anyway. But either way, the league has confirmed that this play was botched, in more ways than one. And because the 49ers scored a touchdown, the two wrongs equaled a right for San Francisco.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/09/nfl-now-says-packers-not-49ers-benefitted-from-officials-mistake/

Hmm..the officials really screwed that play up, but in the long run justice was served. This should put an end to any more Packers whining...maybe Joe Buck will shut up too, though I wouldn't count on it.

Washington state approves 334 retail pot stores...

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Marijuana could be on Washington State store shelves by June 1, 2014, according to the Chair of the Liquor Control Board.

"We are making history," said Chair Sharon Foster after the three-member board voted unanimously to approve rules for the production, processing and sale of marijuana.

The board decided 334 retailers will be granted licenses by the state. Based on population, sellers in King County would be allowed the most licenses, with 61.
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The board estimates the legal marijuana market will replace about 13 percent of the illegal market when sales begin next spring.


http://www.king5.com/news/marijuana/Pot-growing-sales-rules-approved-by-board-222429861.html


More information on the sales rules here: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/09/04/pot-production-capped-at-14-million-ounces

Posey leading the vote in NL All-Star balloting...

NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING
(as of June 4)

CATCHER
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,275,956
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 938,911
3. John Buck, Mets: 523,843
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 313,574
5. Brian McCann, Braves: 285,600

FIRST BASE
1. Joey Votto, Reds: 1,044,742
2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 513,371
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 473,513
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 464,845
5. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 438,868

SECOND BASE
1. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,019,240
2. Marco Scutaro, Giants: 801,754
3. Chase Utley, Phillies: 524,219
4. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 439,239
5. Dan Uggla, Braves: 384,462

SHORTSTOP
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,025,844
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 668,140
3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 554,403
4. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 372,844
5. Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 311,852

THIRD BASE
1. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,094,475
2. David Wright, Mets: 967,299
3. Chris Johnson, Braves: 386,811
4. David Freese, Cardinals: 375,428
5. Todd Frazier, Reds: 343,201

OUTFIELD
1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665
4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924
5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755
6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400
9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629
10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719
11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662
12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272
13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372
15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130604&content_id=49559596&c_id=mlb#nlvote0604

Lightning Strikes St. Louis Arch During Cardinals’ Game...



http://www.sportsgrid.com/mlb/lightning-struck-the-st-louis-arch-during-the-cardinals-game-thursday-night/
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