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  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
    my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly
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    1. Sharyl-
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  2. Being a pro-business Dem is bad because we live in pasiartn times.Yes, we’re trying to get over it, but when the other side’s mouthpiece is Rush Full-of-Himself Limbaugh, we lose track of the real target(s), and start acting like the tards we should be shooting at.I don’t think any of is is actually anti-business, but I do think that pro-business has come to mean a pushover for business interests, and that’s an unfortunate twist in the vernacular.

  3. Hello,
    I work for a company called Fanwish – we give fans experiences that most could never afford or have access to, and I was hoping for some help! If you go to our website, http://fanwish.com/, you’ll see that we have launched mainly in Texas and California. However, we have relationships with the 49ers so we’d like to start getting the word out in San Francisco. Our first experience is two tickets to the 49ers vs. Packers game this weekend, including pre-game sideline passes and a VIP tour of the stadium. We will give this all away, for free! This Fanwish as we call it will go live on our website and app tomorrow! Would you be interested is helping us spread the word on your website?
    Thank you for your consideration,
    Anna Frazier

  4. Just wanted to vent about 49er’s quarterback…I was a die-hard fan since back in the 70’s but after the occurance with our national anthem and their quarterback, I will no longer support or be a fan for the 49er’s. I am discussed and appalled with that team for allowing him to play on their team. End of conversation…

  5. The Raiders needed Houston, Vehldeer, Kelly and other players Al Davis drafted or signed because these unwanted’s had athletic powers to help the “new” Raiders chances to go further in the playoffs. The “new era”, copying off the 49ers, Packers and Patriots, built a roster of cheaper, high character, “real football” players without the athletic, faster and unbalanced-rebel spirited guys Al liked for his Raiders.

    As much as media and fans listening to it want to blame Al for 9 losing seasons, most of his guys signed with other teams and are outplaying “new era” free agents and draft picks.

    The “new era” wants to be an Al-cleansed system. The reason why so many good young players are gone is because Al drafted them, not because of a rebuild; fans were scammed, no new GM moves out those many young players in 1 year. Fans got bamboozeled by “new era” and media saying Al’s picks couldn’t play.

    Pryor shouldnt’ve been traded but Al drafted him. Young players that were candidates to help a new gm build a young, winning team, Joe Barksdale, Chimdi Chekwa, Matt Shaughnessy, David Ausberry, Travis Goethel and others were waived to show NFL they were committed to the Al-cleaning plan.
    Reggie was even going to waive T. Jones but coach Allen put him on ST. Joe Barksdale is a top OT for the Chargers and Chekwa was resigned and let go again, he is one of the NFL’s best special teamers.

    The “new era” (Packer/49ers way) system claims real football players, salary cap responsibility with bad contracts phased out, no overpaid players and signing cheap vets. Media said the “new era” would draft stars and sign vets to be a winning team.
    The “new era” is the problem, listening to the NFL, have been biased toward Al’s guys. Fans need to ask the “new era” why they treated Al’s guys so badly. 

    Terrell Pryor/ traded because Al drafted him. No way was any Al qb going to be successful in “new era” system.

    Denarius Moore/ they mistreated and upset him, refused to let him play. “New era’s” wrs’ got playing time over Al’s guys as some of their rookies, free agents played mediocre, even if some of Al’s guys were better able to help win games.

    Tommy Kelly/ Fans keep hearing how bad to average Al’s guys were but they get picked up by other teams. Kelly was a top 5 DT and a good guy. Fans said he was making too much money. He was one of best pass rushing dts’, had 7 sacks in ’11.

    DMAC/ the Raiders refused to let Al’s guys run the ball, letting DMAC go didn’t help. May not always carry run game but the speed and attitude to make offense potent.

    Stephen Wisnewski/ Hudson is a great C but the reason Wiz was let go was because Al drafted him. “New Era” could’ve used that money for free agent stars for D.

    Desmond Bryant/ a top dl the “new era” let walk, a pass rusher from dt spots.

    Rolando McClain/ in 5 years new era hasn’t found a star LB.

    Stanford Routt/ Fans unloaded on him but not only wasn’t Routt the problem he got attention from other teams to be starter. Where media and fans labeled him as a track star, Al’s pretend cb overly rewarded paid. He would be a top cb on “new era’s” teams.

    Lamar Houston/ a de who was an outstanding young star. was best pass rusher before Mack came. Had potential to be a pass rushing dt-inside rusher to pressure qbs and harass offenses.

    Mike Mitchell/ Best safety on Steelers.

    Marcel Reece/ really? A huge player in the passing game a pro bowler. A good rb can play fb and why didn’t new era let him go deep from fb position that would’ve surprused defenses?

    Carson Palmer/ Hue really ruined Raiders! A great qb and MVP. Would’ve been a good teacher for Carr.

    Jered Vehldeer/A franchise OT.

    Tyvon Branch/ the best ss the Raiders let walk. Raiders are not a safety solid team.


     Al’s guys special teams



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