Date: January 3, 2009
Time: 10:00am PST
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
Records: 49ers (7-8) Rams (1-14)
Bodoglife.com Spread: 49ers -7; Over/Under 40.5; Money Line: 49ers -320, Rams +260 - Seeing as I can finally put some money down, I'm taking the 49ers to cover. I'm actually tempted by the under. What I expected against the Lions (something along the lines of 27-6), I could see happening this weekend in St. Louis.
Weather: Room temperature in the dome with a hint of AC
TV Broadcast: FOX - Matt Vasgersian, Ross TuckerRadio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Mathias Godinez, Melvin Moran, Marcos Gutierrez
Rams Coverage: Turf Show Times
Week 17 Prediction Contest: If you miss the early games, you can still pick the late games.
49ers: Out - CB Nate Clements (shoulder), K Joe Nedney (left hamstring); Questionable - WR Isaac Bruce (ankle), T Joe Staley (knee), K Ricky Schmitt (left groin); Probable - QB Shaun Hill (back), G Chilo Rachal (knee), RB Glen Coffee (thigh)
Rams: Out - CB Quincy Butler (knee), G Mark Setterstrom (tricep); Doubtful - OT Jason Smith (concussion); Questionable - RB Steven Jackson (back), LB Paris Lenon (toe), DE Leonard Little (knee); Probable - WR Donnie Avery (thigh), LB James Laurinaitis (knee)
And so we wrap up the final game of the 2009 season, here on the third day of 2010. Jed was right...the season did NOT end in December. But seriously, I'd really like to wipe the floor with the Rams to end this season on a positive note. The team has taken steps forward in many areas, but also taken steps back in some areas. However, as a whole, I do think they've moved forward. There are holes to be filled in the offseason, but for now, let's enjoy one last 49ers game. Hopefully next August will be here before we know it.
I'll be away from my computer but will be adding game threads through my phone. I'm not sure when yet, but it'll likely be around 11:30 or noon, depending on how many comments we have in this first thread.