Programming note: Three cities, one day

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A few notes while preparing to board the first of two flights Monday afternoon/evening:

  • I'll be hitting three NFC West cities in one day, but that wasn't the plan. Computer problems at Alaska Airlines wiped out my return options from San Jose, Calif., near San Francisco 49ers' headquarters. As a result, I'm flying on another carrier from San Jose to Phoenix and then, eventually, home to Seattle. No guarantees for wifi on these flights, so if you don't hear from me til Tuesday, that could be why.

  • The plan will be to cover the 49ers' home game against the Giants in Week 6, followed by the Seattle-San Francisco game at Candlestick Park on Oct. 18, followed by the Green Bay-St. Louis game at the Edward Jones Dome on Oct. 21, followed by the Monday night game between Arizona and San Francisco from University of Phoenix stadium on Oct. 29. That little run will feature four games in 15 days highlighting all four NFC West teams.

Boarding soon. Hope to catch you sooner rather than later.