Eddie DeBartolo Hall of Fame Dinner
I've very -- ticket evening ladies and gentlemen. And warm welcome. Students 49ers Hall of Fame dinner. It present likes like communications and sharp business systems. Also noticed that we have cameras in the room and welcome to our audience. On Comcast sports net Bay Area. And as a chance to share with all of laws in what is truly non. Everybody in this room to be part of such a historic event tonight. Early this year the 49ers and the York family proudly introduced the creation of the Edward. -- -- It's named in honor of the beloved patriarch of this storied franchise. And tonight it's incredible group is gathered to honor the inaugural inductees. Only hit the legendary owner Edward DeBartolo junior. Widely regarded as the father of the American shopping mall. Edward. And 1977. Mr. marvelous senior purchased the 49ers. Now and it's fourth decade as a family business. And that purchase at the stage for much of the story that we're going to hear about tonight. And here's quantifying the story. Once the foundation was in place. Over eighteen feet. Seventeen. Winning season. Sixteen. Playoff. And -- NFC championship games. Five Super Bowls bringing home the Lombardi trophy each time. For Hall of Fame players and certainly more to come. One legendary Hall of Fame coach. And countless numbers of exceptional players. Coaches and executives who are gathered here in this stellar collection tonight. It is the greatest dynasty in history of Bay Area professional sports without question. And tonight you're gonna hear. From people who work hard this incredible legacy. But it's only fitting that we begin tonight. I producing the chairman of the San Francisco 49ers please welcome Denise DeBartolo York. Grant Mason -- new job and commentator. And are there that at forty niners. We thank you each and every Sunday. To comment -- -- -- winner and an exciting game. -- -- -- -- -- -- For me. -- -- There might make them. Q people that are near here 49ers that it. There is -- -- I. Don't think it. My father and we're different -- here came from very humble beginnings. That hard our. Got her aching and integrity he became an -- -- in the country. Here. And emphasis on hand me me and our money and the people that we aren't. We here in the great. My brother and I were there there. Q parent. Over the years. My speculation. And appointment media. Detonated it did not realize. That I'm on my right -- -- and no matter what you think. It can never be. That -- I went to the stars. Any. Okay. And -- there in your determination. You're at it yet again. You're willingness to do it every. To bring a winner any time. At him ripe age of 31. Jacket that -- honor. You made this team into it I can't stop the financial and dynamic like at that point in. I'm. Night and paint you are. They're great fan. And pitchers had given them -- year given that pride over the years we hoped it diner on me a moment here. He hears it here. And in my new president and the 49ers my mind that you are we. -- if you come boxer. We -- -- -- it repaired it grandfather. You respect here and and we think you're gonna. More than him and entering him into next year that 49ers great. Tonight I wish you candy girl there and playing. On grandchildren. Continued that -- Thank you -- It is rough to start 11 this year. Are hard time to welcome the former mayor of San Francisco. He worked closely with the 49ers have so many civic and special events through the years including -- fiftieth anniversary celebration. I'd like to think he's now. -- -- The intellectual -- he has a sports pundits that you'll hear every Sunday following our games please welcome the mayor Willie Brown. Credited in each. And everyone. Yes on Sunday scary rod and Eric Davidson Willie brown. And into the game. Will try to tell you what they think they -- Number. In question. We are. But tonight. -- -- -- As the mayor -- 19952004. I had the pleasure of the in Denver -- -- Einstein. Notes Jordan and well our mayor's five Super Bowl that's like Eddie that at least modify it. Every mayor carpet that he -- lot can happen. Like it department. Man who did not -- bottom line. Who only look about winning. In doing whatever it would take to win their Akron is a dealers. -- region. That allowed people football world know about San Francisco. The print -- goal of 49. And so on behalf of all my fellow mayors that at this great -- A war in missed. Yes the truth she actually haven't -- football game before line stand regret it knew nothing about real Eddie. Every aspect. Eddie took a police chief who would only attended games. To make sure that renal products which meant he got trained over the Raiders operate. Right Jordan here in San Francisco. And the ultimate -- art -- Yes Andy's apartment. They'll all. Have that. Not only hope in me. Let the benefit. -- the department -- participation. But Eddie DeBartolo junior called up on me in the middle eighties. I -- Fred dean. Who didn't wanna Q opened -- You think that the York called me but Crabtree. And all remembered yet I did that -- If that you've got to do something about it and -- -- dean. -- that I had to go to sleep. -- Albany animal hill. And talk to an agent who represented. Britain the body in that the fourth quarter almost near the -- quarter. We had bridge team locked up. And you know all the reps he wanted to become the first hole -- planes but don't they play there. -- he earned it right here under ADV and the fan friends that go Porter tonight. Now when did -- Dr. John and jagr decided to create this quarter and China. Hall of -- No one. Better it symbolizes. Why not all arranged. And -- apartment. All the things that he did that many years and he ran the 49ers operation. This city in all of its mayors and the grateful and soul missed. We congratulate you on your ascendancy. 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