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June 02, 2006

Eddie back in the NFL?: Reportedly, Jerry Jones and another prominent owner would lobby their peers to allow Eddie D., the former owner of the SF 49ers during their 5-Super-Bowl-in-14-years run, back into the NFL if he wants to buy a team. Eddie and his old sidekick Carmen Policy have been talking about making a bid for a team, so this isn't just idle talk, apparently. Think the 49ers could use some help?

posted by donnnnychris to football at 05:56 AM - 10 comments

That's ludicrous. He rightfully gave up control because he had been involved in some shady business. The organization may need a change. Bring in someone else to manage the team. But, the argument for giving it back to Eddie because he was only convicted of a "minor felony" and really loved the team is crazy.

posted by bperk at 08:31 AM on June 02

i think fans in san francisco might disagree with you.

posted by ksb122 at 09:15 AM on June 02

I second that opinion

posted by trrron at 10:35 AM on June 02

Rumor has it that Al Davis has failing health and Eddie D. and Carmen's name has been brought up to purchase the team and move back to L.A.

posted by BrownDuck at 11:50 AM on June 02

As A Raiders Fan Hoping For The Day Al Davis Kicks The Bucket, LET EDDIE D. BUY THE TEAM PLEASE

posted by Ultim8 at 12:20 PM on June 02

BrownDuck: Rumor has it that Al Davis has failing health... I don't believe it. Davis is like a post-nuclear cockroach. He'll outlive us all. As for Eddie D.: It should be kept in mind that the magic he worked with my Niners was all in the years prior to the salary cap. True, parity has made just about any team in the NFL competitive, but DeBartolo and Policy don't have a track record of late of making sound personnel or draft decisions. For example: Jim Druckenmiller was selected as a 1st round pick back in 1997 partially on the basis of a videotape he sent to teams displaying his physical strength. How did he do that? He towed a station wagon with a rope. When Policy went to the Cleveland Browns with his flunky Dwight Clark -- whom I will always love (in the sports sense, of course) for "The Catch" -- I made a prediction: the Browns would not make the playoffs until Clark was not part of the team's brain trust. That came to pass. Now, if the Lions would only listen to me (and throngs of Detroit fans) about Matt Millen. Of course, DeBartolo, Policy and Clark's results were preferable to what has happened the past couple of seasons under the guidance of toy magnate John York. At this moment, Druckenmiller's record is better than Alex Smith's. Druck appeared in eight games with the 49ers, only throwing passes in four, but his lone TD pass was in his first start. Smith didn't get in the end zone until the first half of the final regular season game. Of course, Smith is a greenhorn, and should get better...he can't get worse.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 12:40 PM on June 02

I'd love to hear Joe Theismann's thoughts on Eddie D. coming back to the league. If he doesn't blast the shady DeBartolo the way he did Ricky Williams, then he really would be a tool. As for the Raiders and Eddie D., I've hated Al Davis since he began letting Marcus Allen waste away on the bench. I'd be very happy if Davis left...but Eddie D. and Carmen Policy at the helm? I never hated the 49ers like I hated the Broncos and Chiefs, and it's years removed, but Policy and DeBartolo still carry the taint of the glamorous Frisco years when there were more balding sugar daddies and Christi Brinkley clones in the stands than you could shake a stick at. It'd be a shame to see their spawn show up in Oakland.

posted by forrestv at 02:39 PM on June 02

the magic he worked with my Niners was all in the years prior to the salary cap the same for every other team in the league at that time, yet the niners kept getting to the post-season. druckenmiller aside, the carmeneddie combo put together some of the greatest teams in the history of the nfl. I would love for the yorks to die of twin heart attacks and have eddie back at the helm of the niners. and even i with a full head of hair would sit next to a christi brinkley clone any day....

posted by irunfromclones at 04:25 PM on June 02

forrestv: there were more [...] Christi Brinkley clones in the stands than you could shake a stick at. Unfortunately, they never asked me to. Sorry.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 06:15 PM on June 02

irunfromclones: and even i with a full head of hair would sit next to a christi brinkley clone any day.... Well, then, you should change your nick to "irunfromclonesthataren'tclonesofchristiebrinkley."

posted by L.N. Smithee at 06:22 PM on June 02

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