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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

All the Seattle Sports Team Management News That’s Fit to Print

posted by on October 22 at 17:26 PM

Since the 49ers fired head coach Mike Nolan earlier this week, there’s been a shit-ton of speculation that, outgoing Seahawks coach Mike “The Walrus” Holmgren (pictured below) might jump ship to the 49ers next season.


Well, according to NFL Network blogger Adam Schefter, Holmgren—for better or worse—won’t be setting up shop in Candlestick Park anytime soon.

Even before the 49ers dismissed head coach Mike Nolan this week, speculation had run rampant that Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren could surface in a Bill Parcells-executive-type role in San Francisco next season.

And it might happen one day.

But one day certainly does not sound like next season.

One source close to the Seahawks said Wednesday that, short of the 49ers offering Holmgren a stake of ownership in the team — and even that might not change the circumstances — Seattle’s head coach will not be working for San Francisco next season.

“Under no circumstance could I see him doing that — zero, none,” the source said. “It would be absolutely shocking to me. It would be extraordinarily difficult for (Holmgren) to ever entertain that idea.”

Holmgren has worked for the 49ers, watched how they have operated, and is well familiar with the York family that owns the team. Right now, according to those that know him, Holmgren has little desire to work there again.

Holmgren even has vowed to his family that, after this season, his last with the Seahawks, he will spend 2009 out of football. What happens for the 2010 season is a different story and issue. But who can say what one man will be thinking two seasons from now when it is difficult enough to get through this season?

The only thing certain about Holmgren’s thinking is that he will not wind up with the 49ers in 2009, despite the rampant speculation to the contrary.

Who knows how good Schefter’s source is, so take what you will from that what you will, but the Hawks definitely need to make some changes soon, lest this season get any more embarrassing.

Owen Schmitt for quarterback!


PS-The Mariners hired Jack Zduriencik as their new GM. Baseball is still boring.

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that is one ugly dude, still more pleasing to the eye and spirit than bald-republican Hasslebeck.

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 22, 2008 5:29 PM

So, who'd they hire for our footy team?

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 5:31 PM

Will, ever since I got through my pretentious douche phase I stopped caring about soccer.

Posted by Jonah S | October 22, 2008 5:36 PM

Is that herpes?

Posted by w7ngman | October 22, 2008 5:40 PM

Baseball is NOT boring. Go Rays!

Posted by Andy | October 22, 2008 5:53 PM

Shouldn't there be an upper allowable limit on testosterone in the bloodstream? The state police could enforce it, or Rob McKenna could stop really neanderthal-lookin' dudes on the street if he suspects they're packing too much "heat".

Posted by Uncle Vinny | October 22, 2008 5:57 PM

Seriously, if they ever do make that movie based on "The Goon", they should totally audition that guy.

Posted by COMTE | October 22, 2008 6:14 PM

5 points to Comte. Put it on the board!

Posted by Jonah s | October 22, 2008 6:19 PM

I got excited when I started reading this post because I thought it was leading up to saying Holmgren was fired.

Man, the Mariners. What can you say? It's like they want to suck.

Posted by awww | October 22, 2008 6:27 PM

There can only be one!

Posted by butchie | October 22, 2008 6:30 PM

Srsly? You guys think that dude is ugly? Owen Schmitt can, uh, quarter my back anytime he wants. Rowr!

Posted by el ganador | October 22, 2008 6:37 PM

Baseball be boring cuz it a whitey sport.
Kick it Rays

Posted by Fo Sho J-Spang | October 22, 2008 6:40 PM

Owen Schmitt for run-blocking fullback, at the very least. That kid is a monster - the apex of corn-fed midwestern white boy.

Posted by Hernandez | October 22, 2008 6:42 PM

got through? you're barely in it, boy. and that picture is one of the reasons i prefer european football, with its gorgeous players with gorgeous bodies.

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 22, 2008 6:49 PM

Holmgren says he'll take a year off. His wife is making him.

@3 What phase comes after pretentious douche?

Posted by six shooter | October 22, 2008 6:51 PM

^Shiiiit, that Owen monster look like he fail auditions for bouncer on SANDINISTA! cover night. He no Apex.

Posted by Fo Sho J-Spang | October 22, 2008 6:54 PM

As a Niners fan, I would gladly take Holmgren. I'd give him ownership of the team, let him take a year off to spend with his family, anything. Mike Holmgren would be the Barack Obama to the 49er brass' 8 year neocon fuckup machine.

Posted by kebabs | October 22, 2008 7:07 PM

Holmgren hasn't lived in San Francisco for decades. 3/4 of his children, and most of his grandchildren, live in the Seattle area. I'd say he's more likely to do something with the Packers than with the 49ers in a few years.

@2, next year's coach will be Jim Mora Jr. Have you been living under a rock or something?

Posted by joykiller | October 22, 2008 7:09 PM

Yeah, but does he has a bukkit? (& are large, ugly, bloody men going to beat me up for that remark?)

Posted by SeaExile | October 22, 2008 8:14 PM

for the record, baseball is not boring.

at least no more than curling. its all about the sport a person grows up liking, whether it is boring. like Golf on TV. beyond words boring to me, but they have entire stations dedicated to it.

Go Rays. F-ck Pat Gillick.

Mariners in 2012.

Posted by mcFly | October 22, 2008 8:53 PM

Phils win 3-2. That wasn't boring.

Posted by drewl | October 22, 2008 9:02 PM

Agreed @21. Go Phils!

Posted by PA Native | October 22, 2008 10:34 PM

It must sting most Mariners fans that the goddamn Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series while Seattle still has not.

Posted by Matt from Denver | October 23, 2008 6:53 AM

...leaving the M's, the Rangers, and the Nationals as the only three franchises never to play in the Series.

Posted by joykiller | October 23, 2008 10:50 AM
Posted by Sarah | October 23, 2008 10:57 AM

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