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Jed York Visits The Jim Rome Show

Posted by Taylor Price on December 18, 2012 – 12:38 PM

Jed York covered a number of topics in a Tuesday morning interview on The Jim Rome Show, guest hosted by Bay Area radio and 49ers Pregame Show host Damon Bruce.

It’s a must-listen for all Faithful fans looking for insight from the San Francisco 49ers CEO. York first explained his reaction to seeing Tom Brady lead four consecutive touchdown drives to tie last Sunday’s 49ers game at 31.

San Francisco’s CEO explained that he was with family and a couple of friends from the Boston area in the team owner’s suite when things started to get too close for comfort.

“Even at 31-3,” York told Bruce, “I didn’t have a good feeling in my stomach because of Tom Brady… You knew they were going to click – you knew they were going to make a run.”

The Patriots made their run, but it wasn’t enough to derail the confidence and toughness of the 49ers, who responded with several key plays in the game’s closing moments to win 41-34 going away.

“It was an emotional roller-coaster of a game for me,” York admitted, saying he tries not to be emotional on gameday. “I try not to be, but when you go from 31-3 to 31-31, it was a little tense.”

York’s interview then switched gears towards his position in the front office. The 49ers CEO said he serves on the league’s Digital Media Committee, a fitting designation with his role in the development of the new Santa Clara Stadium.

“We want to make sure not that the 49ers are great, but that the NFL improves overall,” explained York as he discussed the team’s vision to improve in-game entertainment by empowering fan’s usage of personal technologies like smart phones and tablets. “I think we can keep getting better.”

“I do think we need to improve the in-game experience,” he added. “We need to make sure the experience is better than what is been in the past.”

York’s goal is to continue cultivating the best visionaries in the team’s front office from the Silicon Valley to help create the best outdoor entertainment venue in the world.

“We can pick from the greatest brains and minds out here to give our fans an experience unmatched when they’re at the game,” York stated.

Another interesting note from the 49ers CEO pertained to the possibility of hosting Super Bowl L (50) at the 49ers future home.

The City of San Francisco is in competition with the So. Florida/Miami committee for hosting rights to the 50th edition of the Big Game.

If San Francisco loses the bid, they’ll go in direct competition with Houston for the rights to host Super Bowl LI (51).

York and Bruce’s conversation switched to more football topics like the CEO’s thoughts on the 49ers midseason quarterback change and his take on this year’s Notre Dame football team.

The proud Fighting Irish alum said he hired Jim Harbaugh to who help guide the offense, in particular, the quarterback position.

“I don’t stick my nose into football decisions,” York said. “Coach made a decision and I support our coach.”

As for Notre Dame’s upcoming appearance in the BCS Championship Game, York is eagerly anticipating the big game against Alabama.

Bruce wrapped up the interview asking York what’s keeping him up more night these days – his newborn son Jaxon, his college playing Alabama in the BCS title game or preparing for Seattle this Sunday night.

The 49ers CEO picked the third option.

“Jax sleeps great so I know it’s not that one,” York said. “I’ve been in Seattle too many times to know it’s a tough environment… It’ll probably be more difficult than last week.”



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8 Responses to “Jed York Visits The Jim Rome Show”

  1. By Seth on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Great interview, but there were annoying clicking sounds when Jed was talking. Was that on the radio show hosts end? Or a faulty recording?

  2. By JJ on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Too bad Rome was off today. Bruce is terrible. Go Niners!

  3. By John w on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Did Jed thank Alex Smith for his contribution?

  4. By friscoballaz on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    u mean did he say he was sorry for the misery he put his career in his first 6 years worst coaching and worse r coordinaters and finally gets a real coach for him and he started to shine THEN THEY FIRED HIM unreal he was two punt return fumbles from the big show and was gonna win it for sure this year now he doesn’t have the chance to say im going to Disneyland …..its all about the money they dont want to pay him 8.9 mil next year and they gotta be sure about Kap for next year before the get rid of him. Playoffs are at another level and if he continues to make Rookie mistakes i sure do hope we dont go home early because u lose in playoffs U GO HOME THIS IS OUR YEAR GO NINERS

  5. By ben hernandez on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Kap is too mature for his age.I believe he will take us to the promise land.I believe in him.I believe he will bring the Lombardi Trophy home.

  6. By John Taylor Era! on Dec 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully by the end of the year, he will decide to approve the long-term extension for Goldson. WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  7. By 49er-n-memphis on Dec 19, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, Goldson is a beast. I would hate to see him in any other jersey.

  8. By Buzz Clifford on Dec 19, 2012 | Reply

    We have to concentrate on Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.

    We need to get David Akers treatment daily for his soaze muscle and groin. We need also to get him a sports psychologist. Their is a shot in stature pro tennis sports psychologist who lives in San Louis Obispo. He is a PHD but name escapes me for the moment. Or is their another kicker out there we could give a year contract to.

    We are better off going for 7 than 3 anyway!!!!!!!!!!

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