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I Love the Niners as Much as the Next Guy, But…

I Love the Niners as Much as the Next Guy, But…

49ers Logo Red I love the San Francisco 49ers, but please, please, pretty please with sugar on top, can we make the preseason two games? Look, I get peoples excitement about it, they're excited that football is back and they love just seeing their team go out there and play. I get that, and thats great, but honestly,  I'd rather watch reruns of the first season of Seinfeld, and the first season of Seinfeld SUCKED. The NFL preseason is almost as excruciating to watch as the one thousandth season of Survivor whatever island they're on. Player's performances in the preseason has little to no effect on what they will do in the regular season, and the most important task for the starters in the preseason is to not get injured. The only semi-positive about the preseason is that it gets the rookies, and players who will never play, ever, some game experience, but even that is meaningless because the difference between a preseason and regular season game is so vast. It's almost like a semi-pro game because a bunch of the guys you saw last night, will be playing in semi pro leagues, or the practice squad, or someone elses practice squad. Every year there is a preseason superstar. Last year was Anthony Dixon, and Scott Tolzien, and Brett Swain was second on the team in receiving, and Eric Bakhtiari had 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks, and Eric Bakhtari isn't even on the team anymore. Those guys didn't play a down last season (except Dixon, but not many downs) . Not one down, and yet, there will still be guys on the radio hyping about how good these guys can be. I don't care about Scott Tolzien's preseason stats, or about how potentially good Scott Tolzien can be. If Scott Tolzien is playing in a regular season game, then the 49ers are more screwed than a piece o...

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1914 translation by H.

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

Section 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC

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"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains."

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2 comments

  1. hahaha, I’m there with ya man.

  2. Year after year preseason usually just confirms that the 49ers 2nd and 3rd string players aren’t as good as other teams 2nd and 3rd string players. As for Tolzien, I thought they made the wrong choice at the end of last years preseason. His vision seems to suck and his accuracy is possible worse than his vision.

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