49ers Looking to Hire...Condoleeza Rice?

Oct 26, 2008 at 9:37 AM


ESPN and the NFL Network are reporting that the 49ers are interested in talking to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as a potential Team President. They think that she can get help get financing for the stadium.

This is typical York. A Team President that knows nothing about football? Make her head of financing for a stadium. I get that. She knows politics and can navigate the Bay Area political scene. But Team president? Where would she fall on the org chart? Next to McCloughan? Beside McCloughan? Is ESPN reporting that we've fired McCloughan before the 49ers let McCloughan know? Two weeks ago I would have thought that preposterous, but given how they handled the Nolan firing, I wouldn't put it past them.

This just stinks of a desperation move. If the Yorks had all the pieces in place in either Santa Clara or San Francisco they would not need to make this move.
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8 Comments

  • don bincente
    you can kiss this ST holder goodbye if this comes true. this women helped in the destruction of 2 countrys(ours included). we NINERFANS need football people, not another political hack pretending to know about sports. more stupid ideas coming out of 49er HQ. sell the team already,count your money & go away. GO NINERS/GO OBAMA !!!
    Oct 27, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    Response: Unless politics becomes relevant to the 49ers, and you haven't really presented any argument to that point, it really has little place here.
  • Dbelt
    Exactly the kind of comments you would expect from this intolerant God-forsaken political cesspool around here: "war criminal", "bigot", "Haliburton Board of Tax Extortion"; a guy that cannot spell idiot correctly. We don't like "her kind" around here do we, Chuck from Penngrove? Now Chuck, let's compare her accomplishments in life to yours. The woman was Provost at Stanford University, U. S. National Security Advisor, and Secretary of State of the U. S. She is an accomplished piantist and an expert in Russian history with a PhD who speaks the language fluently. What exactly have you accomplished in your life, Chuck? Anything close to that? From where do you draw your brilliance? This woman could do just about anything she wants beginning in January and to have her want to help our beloved 49ers is flattering. Unless, of course, you are a mindless hate monger like so many in the Bay Area. Finally, nothing would be better than to see Chuck and RogerCraig walk away from this team and never look back. We don't need hate filled morons for fans anyway. The Raiders sound more like your style.
    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    Response: Phew! For a sec I thought I thought you were calling me Chuck!
  • Martin Jacobs
    John McCain would be my choice.
    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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  • john dow
    john york your the one that leaked the news about firing mike nolon can't fool everyone now you want to hire ms. rice sir you are an ediot shut up and go away
    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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  • scottinva
    Just can't keep your damn politics out of it, can you? What is putrid is this pathetic excuse for a franchise. Today's 49ers are similar in name only to the teams of past years. Condi Rice's management skills just may bring the 49ers to some semblance of respectability; something that is totally absent in the organization right now. How about keeping politics out of sports for once? Obviously, being from Mexifornia, chances are you're going to hate anything Republican; that's a given. Likely you're a democrat kool-aid drinker, so there's no hope for you politically, but this is football. If Rice has ideas that may do something to help this God-awful idea of an NFL team, let it happen.
    Oct 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    Response: Really? I not only say that she can help with the stadium deal, but I make no reference to her politics, only her potential FOOTBALL skills. My point of contention is with the current organizational chart and the inability to fit Condoleeza in without firing someone else. It was a criticism of the YORKS' OWNERSHIP and their strategy, not Condoleeza. With terms like "Mexifornia" it's obvious that the person with the bigoted politics is the author of the comment, not the author of the blog.
  • RogerCraig
    Rice on the 49ers Board would spell the end of my support for this team. The woman has no business being on any board except the Haliburton Board of Tax Extortion.
    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:51 AM
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  • NinerNewbie
    From what I remember in past interviews with Rice, she's expressed a great interest in working in a football organization (I believe she said she wanted to be commissioner of the NFL at some point). If she loves it that much, and has a proven record to turn large organizations around financially (see Stanford University) why not give her a shot?
    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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  • Chuck from Penngrove
    Just what this team needs, a war criminal in charge. Just the fact that this woman is under consideration, tells us all we need to know about this ownership and the future of this franchise. That they would put this woman, from this evil, rotten, putrid, corrupt, administration into a executive position IN THE BAY AREA!!, shows once again how inept they really are. They are giving cluelessness a bad name. It's much worse that I ever imagined. If they hire her I will walk away from this team and never look back and curse the decades I've waisted rooting for this team.
    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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