1. The NFL, the Players' Union, the 2011 CBA and the Wisconsin Union Raid

    In 2008, when the NFL was planning a lockout of players to encourage major changes in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), fan sentiment seemed to be with them...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 3 years ago 152 reads 3 comments

  2. The NFL, The NFL Players' Union, The 2012 CBA And The Great Minnesota Union Raid

    The portents for the NFL looked bright back in 2008 when the NFL was in the midst of planning a lockout of players to encourage major changes in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, commonly called the CBA...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 3 years ago 125 reads 0 comments

  3. Alex Smith As Quarterback and the San Francisco 49ers: A Tempest in a Teapot?

    The argument over Alex Smith and the 49ers is all a tempest in a teapot—speculation based on emotional responses, standing on the bow of the speedboat and aiming the discharge into the wind...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 3 years ago 1,770 reads 27 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Stick a Fork in Them, They're Done

    The San Francisco 49ers are now ensconced at the bottom of the league after a widely-predicted Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, 34 to 16 on Sunday. Any predictions of the 49ers winning the division now border on the silly...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 3 years ago 688 reads 21 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers: The Old 'Heart Attack Kids' Are Not Yet a Cohesive Team

    I’ve been a 49ers fan since 1980, the year my new father-in-law took me under his wing and taught me how to watch a football game...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 3 years ago 386 reads 8 comments

  6. Steve Wallace and NFL Concussions: The Solution Was Found Years Ago

    During the San Francisco 49er’s ‘Team Of The Eighties’ period, the team had a large and genial offensive tackle named Steve Wallace. Steve played from 1987 through 1997 and earned three Super Bowl rings...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 4 years ago 1,805 reads 2 comments