Here is my Tuesday column on the wave incident at Candlestick Park last Sunday, October 13. SANTA CLARA – You and I are supposed to feel contempt for certain football fans in San Francisco and Houston this week. Last Sunday in Houston, some Texans fans cheered when Matt Schaub, their own quarterback, sprained his ankle […]
Here is my Wednesday column on Ahmad Brooks. Dear Jed York, We understand the population of NFL players is no different from the general population. There are people who do bad things. One of your players did a bad thing around 2 a.m June 8. Two of your rookies, Lawrence Okoye and Michael Purcell, according […]
This is my Friday column on the 49ers’ Mt. Rushmore. Let’s play the Mt. Rushmore Game for the 49ers. Who are the four greatest figures in 49ers history? I’m talking players, coaches or owners. You pick. Who would you carve onto the 49ers’ own Mt. Rushmore? We can agree on three people right off the […]
By BOB PADECKY Jed York is the CEO of the 49ers. As his nature, York is quite affable, accessible and agreeable. Until the 49ers play a game. “At 9 p.m. the night before,” York said, “I turn into a werewolf.” Yes, York said, he has that same competitive DNA running through him like his legendary […]
The 49ers just announced they will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 27th, 2013. The Jaguars will serve as the home team, which means the 49ers still will play eight regular season games at Candlestick in 2013. The 49ers played the Denver Broncos in London two year ago […]
Jed York, the young CEO of the 49ers, got off to a rocky start when he took over control of the team in 2008. Right off the bat, he made a two-part mistake. He hired the wrong head coach – Mike Singletary. He rushed to hire him. As you may recall, York signed Singletary to […]
Jed York spoke outside of 49ers headquarters this afternoon about Alex Smith’s contract status. Here’s a transcript. York said the ball is in Smith’s court. He also said, “Alex is just trying to figure out what he wants to do.” When asked if he was surprised Smith hasn’t signed yet, York replied, “No, free agency hasn’t […]
The NFL gave Jed York and the 49ers $200 million in support Thursday for their new stadium in Santa Clara. York spoke on a conference call this afternoon, and this is what he said. Q: How much of a shot in the arm is this 200 million dollar amount that was approved today? YORK: This […]
The great Matt Barrows made his case on KNBR a few days ago for DT Justin Smith as the Niners’ 2011 MVP. That’s a terrific selection, and it’s hard to argue with it – Justin Smith has been the best player on the league’s best defense this season. He’s certainly been the Niners most excellent […]
SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Jed York’s Tuesday morning conference call. He talked about his plan for financing the new stadium in Santa Clara, the possibility of the Raiders joining them in the project, and the 49ers free agency philosophy. Does his timeline seem realistic? Does his free agency philosophy please you? […]
The NFL Players Association has decertified, have you received your lockout letter?
During the nearly 20-minute session, reporters wandered in and out of the scrum surrounding the Niners president and CEO. As a result, Jed York kept getting asked the same question: Do you feel vindicated?