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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!!


One Sad Franchise, and One Sad Warriors Fan…

Usually my Warriors posts are on the bright spots with the team, but there’s so much negativity in the organization over the past few seasons, I can’t resist NOT talking about their shortcomings. Sadly, the Warriors are one of the worst run franchises of all time. They still don’t qualify on my list as a top 5 worst all time franchise, because they’ve had some success albeit mostly before I was born. The past 17 years have had as many bright spots as I can count on one hand. With a .374 winning percentage letting numerous stars go just to save a few bucks only to watch them do great elsewhere would have any fan fed up. It feels like over the past few seasons that most of Warriors nation has finally had enough. The most recent news of the Warriors inability to make a good choices was cutting Speedy Claxton’s $5.2 million expiring contract. I can’t even pretend to understand how this helps us, since there are teams drooling worse than Homer Simpson over doughnuts to get some expiring contracts for the 2010 free agent class, so why are we dumping the contracts that seem to have so much value going into the trade deadline? We probably could’ve gotten something of value for the expiring contract we got in the Crawford deal over the summer right? I don’t have an answer for either of those questions and I’m sure management doesn’t either, but it did inspire this great website which I urge all our readers to click the red button in support of the fans vs. Cohan! This move just sums up many years of bad decisions by the front office, and truly shows they don’t care about the team winning. If they tell you it’s to get the team better, they must be breaking into those Marijuana clubs in SF and eating all the cookies. There is no conceivable reason to do this before the trade deadline. If they waited for the deadline to come and go and then cut him, I’d understand. This post is dedicated to what went wrong, and the only real way to fix them is to have a new owner! Continue reading