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Article from 6 years ago...Yorks must go

Hell even owners back then were worried about the decline of the 49ers hahahahaha.

October 29, 2004
Oracle CEO Ellison looking to buy sports team
Exec eyes Los Angeles
By Joris Evers | IDGNS
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Larry Ellison is passionate about more than America's Cup sailing. The billionaire Oracle Corp. chief executive is in the market for a U.S. basketball or football team, he said Friday.

Ellison has shopped around but found there are no teams for sale in Northern California, his home and Oracle's base. He had to disappoint an Oracle shareholder who during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Friday pleaded, "I am an Oracle shareholder and a 49er season ticket holder. Would you please buy the 49ers?"

"The Yorks aren't selling, so I can't buy it," Ellison told the shareholder during the meeting at Oracle headquarters, in Redwood Shores, California.

The San Francisco 49ers are currently owned by Denise DeBartolo York and her husband, John York. For years, the 49ers were one of the best franchises in the U.S. National Football League (NFL), winning five Super Bowl titles from 1981 through 1994. However, the team has been performing poorly in recent years.

Ellison said he tried to buy the Golden State Warriors, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Oakland, across San Francisco Bay. "I did actually look at buying the Warriors, and they are also not for sale," Ellison said.

Instead, the flamboyant billionaire is eyeing the Los Angeles area. The NFL is interested in getting a team in Los Angeles by 2008, the organization has said. The Southern California city once had two NFL teams, but it has none today since the Raiders moved upstate to Oakland and the Rams to St. Louis about a decade ago.

"Right now I think the biggest opportunity in sports, in new sports franchises, is in Los Angeles," Ellison said. The Oracle chief did not provide any further details about his team ownership ambitions during the shareholder meeting.

The San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month reported that Ellison met with NFL officials to discuss plans for Los Angeles. The newspaper also said that some NFL owners are concerned about the decline of the 49ers -- on the field and in fan interest -- under the Yorks.

Ellison is the world's 12th-richest man, with a net worth of $18.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Ellison is known for his passion for sailing, fast cars and airplanes, as well as his constant readiness to bad-mouth Oracle's competition.


[ Edited by fortyninerglory on Nov 26, 2010 at 09:33:26 ]
To bad we can't fire owners.
So much for a team in LA by 2008
Maybe we should dig up some dirt on the Yorks and force their hand...
Originally posted by Sjceruti:
Maybe we should dig up some dirt on the Yorks and force their hand...

somebody needs to approach them about a Louisiana Casino Boat deal
somebody should photoshop york cheating on his wife and email it to him. Then blackmail him into selling the team or we will expose the photo.
boy is SD gonna jizz in his pants when he reads this
Wow. And here we are 6 years later and the 49ers are still a lost and incompetent organization with no light at end of the tunnel. Only thing I'm hoping for is someone makes them an offer they can't refuse. Until that happens the pattern of incompetence will continue.
I told you guys for years about Yorks but you didn't listen.


Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I told you guys for years about Yorks but you didn't listen.



I'm still hoping jed pans out and gets himself a coach.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I told you guys for years about Yorks but you didn't listen.



I'm still hoping jed pans out and gets himself a coach.

Sure buddy. Keep hoping.


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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I told you guys for years about Yorks but you didn't listen.



I think Jed cares about the team, I think he's just ignorant and egotistical.

If we could get someone to mentor him, he might be ok.

Sadly, his ego won't allow that.

Jed York has nothing to do with this team being s**tty. He put everything in place to work, and you guys bought into it. The team sucks and can't execute it's that simple
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Jed York has nothing to do with this team being s**tty. He put everything in place to work, and you guys bought into it. The team sucks and can't execute it's that simple

Like what?


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@ fortyninerglory

I've read an online article almost just like the one you put on this thread, but the NFL officals were named. It seems like some of the other NFL ownerships were concerned about the 49ers becoming an non-elite team, due to their losing ways under the York ownership, and they addressed this to Rodger Goodell. Rodger Goodell, and Carmen Policy got together with Larry Ellison over dinner to discuss the possibility of him buying the 49er Franchise.

Commissioner Rodger Goodell also discussed the issue over with John York, and told him, that if the 49ers did not change from being a losing Franchise, the Yorks should consider selling the team.

All this information is available on Google.

[ Edited by 9erB4Us on Nov 26, 2010 at 16:16:22 ]