The 49ers wound up as the NFL’s team of the decade in the 1980s with those four Super Bowls and Charles Haley was quick to give credit to the man responsible – Hall of Fame owner Eddie DeBartolo. Haley asked DeBartolo to present him in Canton for his own Hall of Fame induction.
With Dwight Clark’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with ALS, the Talk of Fame Network posts its 2015 interview with him where he is as candid as he is charming, addressing subjects like Eddie DeBartolo, Joe Montana, Tom Brady and the 49ers.
Hall-of-Fame quarterback Steve Young isn’t shy when it comes to talking about his former boss, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. And what Young believes is that DeBartolo, who is a contributor candidate for the Hall’s Class of 2016, belongs in Canton. And he tells the Talk of Fame Network why.
Tom Brady and Joe Montana each won four Super Bowls, so, naturally, you have to wonder if there’s something of Montana in Brady? We put the question to former 49ers’ star Dwight Clark, author of “The Catch,” who explains what made Montana not just the best quarterback in NFL history … but the best player, period.
Former San Francisco owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. is the contributor candidate for the Class of 2016, with the deciding vote taken the day before Super Bowl L … in San Francisco. “I don’t see anybody being more deserving than him,” Hall-of-Fame quarterback Joe Montana told the Talk of Fame Network, “and it’s been that way for a long time.”
Former San Francisco owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was overwhelmed when notified Wednesday that he was named as the contributor candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. There’s a good reason: Not only could he be elected to the Hall of Fame; his election could happen when the Super Bowl goes to San Francisco.
It was a homecoming for Jerome Bettis at Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction, but he shared the stage with the remarkable Sydney Seau, daughter of the late Junior Seau. “You really saw the character of her father in her,” Bettis said after she remembered her Dad.