This one’s gonna be short. In fact, I’m only handing out one award this week.
The Al Davis Award (Dysfunctional Football Team): The Santa Clara Raiders
In a season in which my once proud San Francisco 49ers have gradually devolved into the Santa Clara Raiders, this game was the nail in the coffin. Utterly dominated in their new home stadium, in a must-win game, by a hated rival. My buddy Luke and I left a lovely Thanksgiving gathering in order to go to a bar to watch the game, and all we could think to say after that pathetic performance was, “We left to watch that?”
Honestly, I don’t even want to write about this game. Let me give you a sampling of what some of my friends texted me during the game:
My buddy Matt: “I hate football. Bumgarner.”
My buddy Dan: “Before Stanford, Roman was a HS O-coordinator.”
My buddy Curtis: “Well, that was a big ol’ steaming turd of a game. … Fuck this team.”
My attorney and former guest blogger Josh: “If football is my religion, this game is my Book of Job.”
My friend and former guest blogger Tierney: Actually, I haven’t heard from Tierney yet. I hope she’s okay.
Overall Rating For This Game (On a scale of Zero to Twelve Anchors, in honor of San Francisco’s favorite beverage): 0 Anchors
Season over. Harbaugh era over. Thanksgiving ruined. Thanks a lot, Santa Clara Raiders.