By Rochelle M and Lina S with moderation by Rock Mayock 9:00 p.m. | As we know the San Francisco 49ers are quite popular around FOOTBALLPHDS’ home office. Both our Human Resources Manager Rochelle and our Pac-12 Research Assistant Lina have proclaimed their affinity for the Niners. Although Jim Harbaugh has his team off to a very respectable 6-2 record, our two intrepid fans have differing opinions on how far the team will go this year. In the interest of bringing our wonderful readers cutting edge football talk, I present you a Rock Mayock moderated debate on 49ers’ football between Rochelle and Lina.
Rock: Ladies! How are my two favorite people named Lina and Rochelle doing this afternoon?
Lina: Dude, you sound like such a phony. Be real and stop fronting for the readers.
Rochelle: You don’t need to be so harsh L. Mayock is being Mayock.
Rock: Thanks Rochelle… I think. Anyways, we’re not here to talk about your favorite FOOTBALLPHD, me, today. We’re here to talk about your, meaning both of you, favorite NFL team. Tell me what is making the Niners so good this year?
Rochelle: Easy. Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith. They are both sooooo cute!
Lina: Are you on crack?!? Watch the game tape. It’s their fuckin’ bad ass D! Aldon Smith and Justin Smith are tearing shit up something fierce.
Rochelle: I guess the defense looks pretty good but Smith is making things happen too. He’s 18-5 since Harbaugh took over the team so you can’t argue with his success. He’s completing 69% of his passes and has a QB rating of 102. He isn’t just managing games anymore, he’s winning them. Plus, have you seen Alex with his shirt off ?
Lina: That’s sad. I love a shirtless hunk as much as the next girl but I love badass hybrid defensive end/linebackers even more. Aldon already has 7.5 sacks, 29 tackles and 1 forced fumble through 8 games. He’s a beast.
Rochelle: I didn’t say the defense is bad I just think the offense is better than people give them credit for.
Rock: Sorry Rochelle but I’m inclined to agree with Lina. The 49ers’ defense is dominating and defense wins championships. Speaking of championships, how far is the team going this year?
Rochelle: The NFC, and especially the NFC West, is stacked this year. The Cardinals have a good defense and both the Seahawks and Rams are playing way better. I think the Giants look like the best team in football. Hopefully we win the West and get into the second round of the playoffs.
Lina: Bullshit! After the Niners the rest of the NFC West sucks. The Seahawks are limited on offense, the Rams still suck balls and the Cardinals folded like a cheap suit on Monday night. We’re gonna steamroll those pussies and play the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. I guarantee that Harbaugh’s defense gets us to the Super Bowl.
Rock: A Super Bowl prediction? That’s pretty bold. Are you that confident Rochelle?
Rochelle: It could happen but you know me, I’m not a gambler.
Lina: I’m so confident this is happening.
Rock: Are you willing to make the prediction interesting? Do I smell a wager?
Lina: If the 49ers don’t make to the Super Bowl I will strip down buck naked!
Rock: You realize this is a family oriented website?
Lina: Buck naked!
Rochelle: L, as HR manager I can’t sign off on this…
Lina: Buck ass naked!
Rock: There you have it. Lina is so confident the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl she’s willing to go buck ass naked if they don’t. Is it wrong that I hope they lose their next 8 games?
Rochelle: I’m writing you up.
Lina S. is Rock Mayock’s Pac-12 Research Assistant. She as unfiltered as Newports and she loves both 1990’s grunge music and the 49ers. In between smoke breaks and Nirvana acoustical jam sessions she breaks down Pac-12 teams like it’s nobody’s business. The only thing meaner than her gridiron analysis is her right hook, so don’t try anything funny. You can reach Lina by e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Rochelle M. heads up Human Resources for the FOOTBALLPHDS. She is a San Francisco 49ers fan and fierce negotiator. Send your resume to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.