Reporting from the snow-dappled streets of Chicago, it's your American Football Spectacular preview for this Saturday night's battle at The Stick as The Queen City's feline football franchise comes to town.

* Cincinnati vs. San Francisco
Saturday, December 15, 2007. 5:00 PM, PST.
Week 15
The Messy Battle

As Jon mentioned previously, there's Raider-esque internecine squabbling goin' on within the 49ers now. Sad. Pathetic. Sigh.

But it could be worse -- at least the Niners aren't the Cincinnati Bengals.

In 2006, the Bengal players compiled a rap sheet of somethin' like twenty-something-odd arrests. And this from a team that was supposed to be fronted by a disciplinarian! In that phase of his head coachin' gig, Marvin Lewis has failed.

Not to mention on defense too. Boy, does CIN suck this season. For a team that was supposed to make the playoffs and challenge for the AFC North crown, Cincinnati has flubbed and misfired their way to 5-and-8.

That's where the sad-sack 49ers enter the picture. Sigh.

Now with third-string Shaun Hill starting at QB for the depleted dispirited depreciated Niners, this game looks to be a sad team tearing apart a sadder team.

Don't watch this game.