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Are mommy and daddy York upset with the Jedster?

It’s been an interesting morning for 49ers fans, full of rumors to distract everyone from the terrible product on the field. It’s also been a painful morning for the York family on several fronts.

Barely anyone is going to attend today’s wretched contest at Levi’s Stadium between two teams that stopped caring weeks ago.

This is good. After losing to the Bears in what may have been the worst football game I’ve ever watched on television, I called for fans to stay away from that sterile dump next to Great America until “transformative, uncomfortable and humiliating” changes are made. And those who choose to attend (why anyone would willingly go to Levi’s today if they aren’t paid to do so is beyond me) can see this flying above the Yorks’ ugly office park that doubles as a football facility:

It’s a play on Jim Harbaugh’s famous tweet after the Yorks fired Jim Tomsula:

Speaking of Harbaugh, he was linked to the Rams job — that we thought was safely in the clutches of Mr. 7-9 (Jeff Fisher) — by Albert Breer on Colin Cowherd’s show. That would be absolutely insane and hilarious if Harbaugh threw a tantrum over the officiating and playoff selection process in college football and left his alma mater. An added benefit: the Yorks certainly don’t like the prospect of facing Harbaugh twice every year. But that rumor doesn’t seem quite as legit as the nuggets thrown out there by Jason La Canfora today.

“It would be a surprise if Baalke was retained,” wrote La Canfora. He also suggested that a familiar face could be on his way back to the Bay Area.

Several NFL owners believe Jed York’s parents, Denise and John York, will be taking a more hands-on approach with the team as they determine how to reposition the franchise, and Mike Shanahan, who has been under consideration for coaching openings there in the past, could join the 49ers in a coaching and/or executive capacity. His name continues to be connected to potential openings there, and the Yorks have spoken to him in the past.

As tempting as it is to focus on the Shanahan part of this paragraph, especially since the “Full Shanahan” (a Mike Shanahan/Kyle Shanahan combo hire) was the most realistic suggestion I could come up with to resurrect this sad, once-proud franchise, that’s not the most noteworthy thing here.

If La Canfora is correct about Denise and John “taking a more hands-on approach,” that’s pretty remarkable. It isn’t necessarily a good sign, mind you. John York was just as much of a trainwreck as his son in the role of CEO/head decision-maker. But it could signal an end to Jed’s reign, which hasn’t gone particularly well once he decided he and his buddy Trader Trent couldn’t get along with Harbaugh.

  • Maybe Denise and John are tired of watching their petulant son run this team into the ground and embarrass the family with all of these stories about youth soccer fields and the team’s recent habit of squabbling with the city of Santa Clara.
  • Or they’re tired of seeing Jed get torn to shreds by 49ers fans and every single person in the local media (other than the few who are just happy that the South Bay got an NFL team).
  • Or Jed wants to pursue other interests, like politics or cabana maintenance.

Denise and John are in their mid-60s, so it’s not like they’re too old to get more involved in the football side of things. Besides, John has had a hand in things throughout the family’s ownership tenure, just in a quieter fashion recently than in the early/mid-2000s when he was thought of as the owner and Jed was rising through the ranks (based solely on merit, I’m sure).

But now 49ers fans have two things that could be sources of hope.

  1. Trent Baalke could be gone as soon as Jan. 2, 2017.
  2. The Yorks may have FINALLY realized that they have no football sense and want to create a front office full of football experts with years of football experience. You know, like Eddie Debartolo did after he realized that Joe Thomas wasn’t working out as the team’s GM.

I’m a “don’t get your hopes up” person to a fault, so I’m just going to assume the Yorks will restructure the front office and make Baalke and Paraag Marathe “co-GMs,” with John taking on a more overbearing “advisory” role in the organization. But if the Yorks actually make huge changes and shift power away from the Jed/Trent/Paraag trio, this awful season could bear fruit in ways other than top-two draft pick.

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LOLKNBR
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BASportsGuy Please don’t ever call him the Jedster again, not even in jest.

irateburrito
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irateburrito

LOLKNBR BASportsGuy Not even in Jedst?

markyface
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markyface

LOLKNBR BASportsGuy even in Jedst though?

diehardan
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diehardan

BASportsGuy With what he has done to our team, I think The Jedinator is appropriate.

BASportsGuy
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BASportsGuy

LOLKNBR A friend just texted “The Jedster! Brilliant.” So it’ll join “Tomsulery” and “Gabbsolutely dreadful” in the lexicon. Sorry.

sgb916
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sgb916

LOLKNBR BASportsGuy or in Jedst

dgiuliacci
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dgiuliacci

BASportsGuy good story. Unless the Yorks sell the team, I would also anticipate the worst. John was famous for cheap

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John Shay

49er owner should fire Trent Baalke and Paraag Marathe because they both have no experience in winning , they have only experience in losing .

MikeClark7
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MikeClark7

6-23 since Jed essentially fired Harbaugh. What’s Harbaugh’s record at Michigan  since? 
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FriscoKid70
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FriscoKid70

Paarag is the next gm.  Jed or pops actually said that Paarag would one day become a fine gm.

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thepepperlanders

The Jedster is a name that fits a pompous clown. “Jedster” it is.

spicybacon
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spicybacon

If this was a corporation the board of directors would have fired Jed York! The company would have filed bankruptcy. And they would have immediately hired another CEO and operating officers to take over!

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captfuzzbucket

Jedarino?  Jedlicious?  Jeddy Jeddy Duke Duke?

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The amount of bungling, dysfunction, and incompetence among the niners management and ownership deserves some kind of punishment.  Odds of that actually happening though, are probably slim.  Rich NFL types don’t really get punished, heck the worst that might happen to lil Jed is Mommy and Dr. John shuffle him off to some other job elsewhere in York Inc.  Sure, that’d be embarrassing, but it’s not like he’ll ever have to worry about paying the bills or making ends meet. Even Baalke, if (and it’s still an “if” to me) he gets fired, will eventually land on his feet again… Read more »
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Hire kyle shanahan as HC and make his father GM and get 1st round pick out of college draft let the Shanahans mold the qb and fix the O line and hire a damn good D coodinator in the off season they do that this team will be a winner again, but as it stands right now until they get some experienced ppl that know wtf they are doing the Niners will continue to be shit..

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Chip Kellys philosaphys “can not” and “will not” work in the NFL im tired of looking at this guy who does nothing, but find ways to lose and make excuses about it even Tomsula got you 5 wins this guy cant get a win to save his life hes got to go the only thing keeping him around is gonna do is continue to set this team up for losses and obviously chip does’nt believe in fitness because if he did he would lose some weight not a good thing coming from a coach who bases his game on a… Read more »
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Even the Bills fired Chip Kelly and the Bills are not a very good team if that does’nt tell you something I dont know what it will take for these ppl to get it. I would’ve fired Baalke and Kelly weeks ago..

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