Eddie D brought Hall of Famers to the 49ers. Now can he get there himself?
If you haven’t heard the news, NFL Films will bring back their popular “A Football Life” documentary series this fall and on October 24, they’re doing a feature on former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr.
This is a great thing as 49ers fans like myself have always been appreciative of Eddie D’s contribution to the team and his desire to win. The five Super Bowl titles under his watch is unmatched by any other owner in history.
But as I was reading the press release, it occurred to me that this might be the final opportunity for Eddie D’s name to hit the national spotlight for his chance to get into the Hall of Fame.
That’s a video I shot a couple years ago at the Hall of Fame when the G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice was inducted. The Hall of Fame is a great place and I say every football fan needs to go there.
That Hall of Fame ceremony with Rice was pretty awesome and it was great reliving all the memories. But Emmitt’s Smith speech stole the show. His heartfelt emotion, especially toward Daryl Johnston, had me in tears. Amazing!
Tonight is the Hall of Fame ceremony and it’s a special thing for all those who have watched the game grow over the years. Enjoy your weekend and remember that tomorrow, we have football back!