The Mets are done for 2009, and like most Mets fans, I've sort of turned my interest, at least on Sundays, to the NFL, where my team, the San Francisco 49ers, have been playing, well, like the Anti-Mets.
(Those of you new readers wondering why the hell a native New Yorker became a San Francisco 49ers fan can read here for an explanation)
Yesterday, the 49ers ran their record to 2-0 by running over their division rival Seahawks, quite literally. It was Frank Gore who stole the show after a lackluster performance Week 1 (a 20-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals and Jesus himself, won primarily on the merits of the defense), breaking off Touchdown runs of 79 and 80 yards and finishing with a grand total of 207 rushing yards on the day. The Defense, for the 2nd straight week, posted a solid performance in the victory.
Unlike the Mets, the 49ers have not been expected to make much of a fuss in the NFC West this season. But the NFL is really weird and strange things have happened. The 49ers have clearly shown that they have enough talent to make some waves this season, and shouldn't be taken lightly. There's always a team, every season in the NFL that sneaks up on you. I don't think they're a Super Bowl team, and hell, they may not even be a playoff team this season. But they'll create some havoc this season. You can count on that.