A Giant 49ers Sunday; Valley coverage
What a wonderful way to spend a sports-Sunday than to watch, with unrestricted glee, the San Francisco 49ers march into Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field and defeat the high-powered Packers, a 15-1 team last season, 30-22 behind the quarterback Alex Smith-led offense, the NFL’s best defense, and more special-team excellence.
Then, while basking in the 49ers’ first win in Green Bay since 1990, and, with it being their season opener, they anxiously and confidently tossed their hat into the Super Bowl race. The National League West Division leading San Francisco Giants got another splendid pitching performance from Barry Zito and blanked the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
Now that’s what I call a thrilling, entertaining and successful “double-sport-double-header” triumph, launching the San Francisco’s 49ers and Giants toward the Super Bowl and World Series, respectively.
In response to a recent letter to the editor about the Sonoma Index-Tribune not covering the Petaluma National Little League team at the Little League World Series – last time I looked we live in the Sonoma Valley, not Petaluma, or Napa, or Santa Rosa, or Vallejo, or any other town, city or valley.
We, the I-T, cover the whole sports scene in all corners of the Valley of the Moon, only.
Sure the Petaluma Little League story was exciting and memorable – but that’s Petaluma and if I reported on other big sports developments in neighboring communities, where would the line be drawn for out-of-Valley stories that take space away from requested local sports action.
Also, if I was to cover another town’s sport I would make it Petaluma because my wife is a fifth-generation Petaluman, whose family helped start the town, and she’s a Petaluma High School graduate, while I’m a St. Vincent’s of Petaluma graduate.