49ers zombie football
Mercury News: “The 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh era is over: After losing to the Raiders, everything’s just an epilogue… and an end-game” by Tim Kawakami:
That was not the real Jim Harbaugh out there on the 49ers sideline on Sunday and those were the shadow 49ers alongside him.
These were the diminished zombie versions–drained out, desiccated down and crumbled into pieces.
The column is syndicated by many news sites, note particularly at Detroit News running with the headline: “49ers are zombies, Jim Harbaugh is dead in San Francisco”
See also SFgate: “Fittingly, offensive ineptitude all but extinguishes 49ers’ playoff hopes” by Eric Branch:
That became painfully evident after the 49ers’ season-long weak spot – their offense – continued its zombie act against a defense that was one week removed from being humiliated in a 52-0 loss to quarterback Shaun Hill, running back Tre Mason and the rest of the Rams.
And for this holiday season from the NFLshop.com, resin zombies figurines:
This picture of Jim Harbaugh is also hosted by Mercury News:
Here’s zombie portraits of these two sports journalists who saw value in this word, you’ve been zombified:
***UPDATE: Late addition to this post, Bloomberg just posted: “NFL Television Ratings Rise 3% as Zombies Go on Midseason Break” by Erik Matuszewski:
Even with the zombie competition, the NFL has thrived on Sunday nights.
The past four weeks, the Monday night NFL game on ESPN was eclipsed by “The Walking Dead” for the biggest cable network audience of the week. With zombies not returning until the week after the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, that streak probably ends this week …