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49ers beat Jaguars and the DOOM Index is ... DOOMED?

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Look, everyone is still doomed but ... I’m a little confused. What’s this emotion I’m feeling?

Jacksonville Jaguars v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images

It falls to me to be the messenger for the message that nobody wants to deliver. Each and every week, I have the Sisyphean task of establishing just how doomed we and the San Francisco 49ers are. Last year, and for the first several games this year, it’s been nothing but more of the same ... unending, ever-present doom.

The 49ers are still doomed, mind you. And I am just as doomed as anybody, if not more so. But as the 49ers pile the wins on, it’s getting harder and harder for me to hold my position. Why, just a few minutes ago I was smiling. Gross, right? I didn’t even smile on my honeymoon.

But Jimmy Garoppolo represents a changing of the times for the 49ers. He’s changing me too, though I’m not about to have a sunny disposition. I know my lot in life. But the optimism is creeping in, and the DOOM Index appears as though it is not long for this world.

We have a lot of fun in the comments on these pieces, so I don’t want them to go away, but it might be nice to take an Uber or something up the mountain rather than push the boulder sometimes, you know? Last week, I asked you all what the future of these posts should be, and put out a call for new names for whatever postgame poll we run should be.

Of course, you lot never listen to me, so nobody came up with any suggestions, so I will politely ask again. Where do ya’ll see this going, with one game left and a four-game winning streak? We’ll still have our late night threads and some serious [niners nation after dark] action, you know, but if we can’t call this the DOOM Index going forward, what CAN we call it?

As usual, you can find previous DOOM Index results here.

Poll

How doomed are the 49ers?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Dontae Johnson Would Be A Better Right Tackle Than Zane Beadles Because At Least He Can Hold Doomed (Most Doomed)
    (124 votes)
  • 6%
    Jaguars Players Fighting Jaguars Players More Than 49ers Players Doomed (Pretty Doomed)
    (117 votes)
  • 5%
    DOOM Index Doomed (Somewhat Doomed)
    (107 votes)
  • 26%
    49ers Cap Space After Extending Jimmy Garoppolo Doomed (Kinda Doomed)
    (496 votes)
  • 54%
    Kittle Time Doomed (Least Doomed)
    (1015 votes)
1859 votes total Vote Now