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Jed York is Cool

So the exchange below happened to a friend of a friend, but when the email was forwarded on to me, I instantly thought it was post worthy. Oh, and this happened last night 1/18…

Hey guys,

check this out.  I had the coolest experience ever after work last night.

So I was just walking home from the bus after work tonight.  Heading up Vallejo St. towards my apartment.  This dark-haired guy in his early 30’s in a suit and his girl are up the street about 15 yards coming towards me.  Got my 1980’s 49ers gold satin Starter jacket on.

I had worn it to work Monday, skipped wearing it Tuesday, then debated this morning whether to wear it again today.  Kinda felt a little dorky, but I have been having way too much fun again being a Niner fan.  So I chose to wear it again and stick out like a sore thumb in SF’s Financial District.

As we pass each other the guy turns and asks “Hey you going to the game Sunday?”.  I take a couple steps and turn around, and say “You know I’m not sure, I went last Saturday (to the Niners epic win over the Saints) and it was incredible.  I’m not sure, though – I don’t have tickets and need to get them.”

The guy pulls a pair of big, commemorative Niners tickets out of his suit pocket.  I look up and realize it’s Jed York, the 49ers owner.

ME: “Jed?!  No, I can’t believe it!  Nice to meet you!  How you doin’?!”

JED: “Nice to meet you, too. Love the jacket – love seeing that around town.”

ME: “You’ve got to be having so much fun right now, huh?”

JED:  “Yep, it’s been incredible.”

ME:  “I had such a good time at the game Saturday.  Can’t believe this, you made my year, man – thanks so much.”

JED: “Absolutely, this is my wife Danielle by the way.”

ME:  “So nice to meet you – I’m Marz Garcia.  So, what are you doing here?”

JED:  “We’re going to dinner at Firenze.  Just heading over now.”

Firenze-by-Night is the most down-to-earth Italian place in North Beach.  Great place, but nothing fancy.  Real fun scene, though.  Ferol and I just ate there a couple weeks ago.  So cool that Jed would go there for dinner.

They were both so gracious and friendly – obviously I can’t be anything but a big fan at this point.  Danielle got us a picture – attached.

Got home and checked and they’re 50-yard line seats.  I could sell ’em for a couple thousand bucks but there is no chance.  Called my buddy Carter who immediately booked his flight up from LA – and off we go on Sunday!

Needless to say, I am flying right now.  One of those special moments when fate touches you.  I feel so lucky.

The moral of the story: don’t be afraid to fly your colors!!

GO NINERS!!