Originally posted by TheWooLick:Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:<blockquote class="quote"><div>Quote:</div> Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
The torch has been passed...
Eddie D? Always emotional and prone to grandiose gestures, DeBartolo huddled with Jed privately on Saturday night in Atlanta. He had some important things he needed to pass on to his nephew.
1. A pair of gold, football-shaped cufflinks, a gift originally given to Eddie in 1981 — the season the Joe Montana-led team beat Cincinnati in Super Bowl XVI. Those cufflinks came from the 49ers' founding family, the Morabitos.
"Think of that connection, that tradition," Jed said, showing them off with pride. "These are just amazing."
2. An 8x10 framed photo Eddie has kept on his wall since that inaugural Super Bowl run. In it, five-year-old Jed is standing alongside Eddie DeBartolo Sr. Jed is holding a sign.
"Dear Uncle Eddie, We love you. Congratulations and we love the 49ers."
"It's been on my wall 30 years. My dad and Jed are in that picture," said DeBartolo, choking back his own tears. "And I gave it to Jed, and I put my own note with it.
Eddie's note read, "Dear Jed, Now it's your turn. Love, Uncle Eddie"
With that, Eddie began to cry.
I damn near started to cry reading that!
f**king choked up myself .next two weeks gonna be like I'm going through menopause and I'm a guy. Wtf