Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
Former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp and former San Francisco 49ers offensive linemen Larry Allen were among the class of 2013 inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Niners are Jed York’s team – and he is trying to build something just as special as the dynasty Eddie DeBartolo Jr. had when the franchise won five Super Bowls in as many tries.
An oddity for this Super Bowl has both teams’ former owners as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The former football owner who guided the San Francisco 49ers to greatness — and five Super Bowl titles — in the 1980s and 90s. offers guidance from a distance, mentoring nephew and 49ers CEO Jed York.
Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. hasn’t owned the San Francisco 49ers for nearly 13 years, but that certainly doesn’t mean he’s not a fan of the franchise. “This is a warm-up game” for the Super Bowl, Debortolo said from along the sidelines in Atlanta after the 49ers rallied for a 28-24 victory over the Falcons.
San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana was scheduled to appear before the Santa Clara City Council Tuesday to pitch a luxury hotel plan for a lot adjacent to the proposed new stadium after the city manager suggested sacking his proposal.
Now that 49ers coach Mike Singletary’s firing is official, the search for new leadership may have the team’s legendary former owner weighing heavily on the future of the franchise.
Former 49ers legend Joe Montana and ex-owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. are teaming up for a new business venture.