Bob Padecky, the name may be familiar

For the time being I will not be writing as much as I have been about Sonoma County sports but instead will be tracking the 49ers through this blog. It will not be an easy chore since the lock-out has locked things down, in which the most mundane of activities becomes newsworthy. To wit: The magistrate in the labor dispute is enjoying himself these days by sliding a 40-pound rock…

July 5, 2011

NFC West is a quarterbacking mess

It was a good day for the 49ers.   Their best player will not play in the Pro Bowl, thus he will not subject himself to unnecessary risk in a meaningless game. And the one team from the NFC West that has finished with a winning record the past two seasons lost its best player.

January 29, 2010

A look at 49ers connections remaining in playoffs

It’s a good weekend to be a fan of the NFL, as the eight remaining teams square off in the divisional playoffs. And 49ers fans do not have to feel left out of the action. Each of the eight teams has ties to the 49ers. I thought it would be a quick and easy blog entry to scan the team directories to document those connections. This ended up taking me…

January 16, 2010

Goodell adopts new NFL policy on concussions

There was some discussion about concussions in the comments section of this blog yesterday. In an unrelated event, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today took a stand on the issue.   Goodell informed NFL teams of stricter guidelines for allowing players to return to play after sustaining concussions. The new policy will take affect with this week’s games, the NFL announced.

December 2, 2009

Wild-card spot within reach with 7 games left

Since the beginning of the season – and definitely during the 49ers’ four-game losing streak – my opinion was that the 49ers’ only route to the playoffs was to overtake the Arizona Cardinals and win the NFC West. Looking at the schedule a couple weeks ago, that prospect looked extremely difficult. But after perusing the NFC standings, I’ve arrived at a different conclusion: There is no question the 49ers are…

November 16, 2009

Crabtree update: No update

It’s Day 6 of 49ers training camp for rookies (and the second day of practices) and the 49ers’ top draft pick is still not under contract. And word is that the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree are getting no closer in their contract talks.

August 2, 2009