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msclemons
10-05-2010, 09:43 PM
0-1 Denial: "Hey the offense will gel, the D will get it together, getting beat to death by a division rival is no big deal, these things happen in division games..."

0-2 Anger: "Fire the coaches! Bench the safeties! BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALEX SMITH!"

0-3 Bargaining: "Hey, come on guys, just win one and I'll buy season tickets I swear. I voted yes on the stadium dudes."

0-4 Depression: "I can't believe I drank that kool-aid. My god I'm an idiot. This team is a black hole of suck"

0-5 Acceptance/Resignation/Black Humor: "At least we get another high draft pick. We can grab the next Alex Smith!"

Andy Freeland
10-05-2010, 10:57 PM
What's 0-11?

msclemons
10-05-2010, 11:01 PM
What's 0-11?

In a healthy cycle life continues on after acceptance. Sometimes folks get stuck at anger, denial or depression (usually denial or depression, it's hard to get stuck in an active emotional state).

At 0-11 I'll have fully embraced Acceptance and the fact that a full purge will happen in the front office along with a potential #1 pick. When you root for a loser the draft is more fun than the regular season ;)

GoBigOrGoHome
10-05-2010, 11:35 PM
Try covering your ears, clutching your eyes shut and saying "Five Time Super Bowl Champs!" over and over? Or does that just turn back to "Kill Alex Smith, Kill Alex Smith...."?

GoBigOrGoHome
10-05-2010, 11:38 PM
What are stages 6-9,9999? We Lions fans have been searching for this scripture since, well, **** me....

Maybe there is an LA Clippers fan out there with an enlightened answer...

No.

**** me twice.

brauneyz
10-05-2010, 11:39 PM
MuscleMan, you've obviously never read the book. You can vacillate between denial and depression infinite times. It's not necessarily a linear progression.

Have a good night. :)

msclemons
10-06-2010, 12:04 AM
You can vacillate between denial and depression infinite times.

Hush Brawny-Z. You're ruining my moment of acceptance.

Polishguy00
10-06-2010, 07:20 AM
So, if the Niners go 0-16 and denial and depression are at 0-1 and 0-4, respectively, is it reasonable to assume four full cycles or denial and depression with no acceptance or moments of pure joy?

We should ask Lions fans about this. I bet they know.

bluestree
10-06-2010, 02:29 PM
Clem, two words for ya'...zan ex.

Ninernightmare
10-06-2010, 02:42 PM
0-1 Denial: "Hey the offense will gel, the D will get it together, getting beat to death by a division rival is no big deal, these things happen in division games..."

0-2 Anger: "Fire the coaches! Bench the safeties! BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALEX SMITH!"

0-3 Bargaining: "Hey, come on guys, just win one and I'll buy season tickets I swear. I voted yes on the stadium dudes."

0-4 Depression: "I can't believe I drank that kool-aid. My god I'm an idiot. This team is a black hole of suck"

0-5 Acceptance/Resignation/Black Humor: "At least we get another high draft pick. We can grab the next Alex Smith!"

Hahahaha, With all seriousness this was my sunday.

thephaze
10-11-2010, 03:06 PM
I think I went through all of stages on Sunday.

I am so sick of this team.

Alex Smith is like a tumor. And he's killing me.

Literally.

How did Singletary's press conference go today?

Hoser
10-11-2010, 04:03 PM
0-5 - Wistfully remembering the Shaun Hill era and wishing it had lasted another year.

GoBigOrGoHome
10-11-2010, 08:30 PM
Not to be a complete dick, but thanks again to the Niners for giving the Lions Shaun Hill.

ReaderM
10-11-2010, 09:02 PM
Not to be a complete dick, but thanks again to the Niners for giving the Lions Shaun Hill.

Man, I was thinking about how good Hill is doing right and the hate over Smith &didn't want to be the one to say the obvious so nice job GoBig in being " that guy"

GoBigOrGoHome
10-11-2010, 09:43 PM
Man, I was thinking about how good Hill is doing right and the hate over Smith &didn't want to be the one to say the obvious so nice job GoBig in being " that guy"

Sorry, again for being "that guy" (a complete dick, unlike a certain QB). But Hill has been pretty solid for my Lions. Still do not know what the Niners see in Smith. He is the original "College Spread QB as NFL Bust".

GoBigOrGoHome
07-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Hope it gets better for you this year, buddy.

And we still have Shaun Hill. :woot:

msclemons
07-14-2011, 10:22 PM
Hope it gets better for you this year, buddy.

And we still have Shaun Hill. :woot:

Yeah well, our coach likes Alex Smith better.

please kill me

GoBigOrGoHome
07-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Yeah well, our coach likes Alex Smith better.

please kill me

That's OK. I wanted your coach to be the coach of my favorite college team. Go Blue.

darvon
07-14-2011, 10:49 PM
Hey Clem,

All the Niners need is a little Luck.

GoBigOrGoHome
07-14-2011, 10:51 PM
Hey Clem,

All the Niners need is a little Luck.

Lemme fix that for ya, D.

All the Niners need is a little [S]uck.

ReaderM
07-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Hey Clem,

All the Niners need is a little Luck.

Yea, who knows they might Kaepernick the nation with their team this year