Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Will Never Be Forgotten

Posted: 27th September 2009 by Glenn Franco Simmons in NFL
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One of the nicest moments as a 49ers fan occurred at halftime on a scorching hot day at Candlestick on Sept. 20. That's when Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was the first 49er to be inducted into the Eddie De Bartolo Sr. Hall of Fame. When DeBartolo Jr. was introduced, the 49er Faithful chanted "Ed-Dee," "Ed-Dee." We only became quiet out of respect for DeBartolo Jr.; otherwise, we would have chanted this great man's name the entire halftime. It was the perfect tribute to junior and senior. On Bill Walsh Field. Without DeBartolo Sr. purchasing the team, his son would never have had the opportunity to make the Eddie De Bartolo Jr.-led 49ers the best franchise run in the NFL's history. No other NFL owner has equalled what DeBartolo Jr. has done: Five Super Bowl victories in five Super Bowl appearances. ...

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