San Francisco 49ers President and CEO, Jed York, joined NFL Insider host Matt Maiocco for an exclusive conversation from the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara. The duo explore the impact of technology on sports and the future of the 49er franchise as it prepares for the 2010 football season.
John Edward 'Jed' York is an American sports executive, and the Team President / Owner of the San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco 49ers President and CEO Jed York discusses how technology will be used to enhance the game day experience at the team's proposed Santa Clara stadium. He stresses the importance of investing in both software and a robust Wi-Fi network.
"Whatever you build today is going to be obsolete very soon," says York. "We need to make sure we can be nimble."
Comcast SportsNet reporter Matt Maiocco asks San Francisco 49ers President and CEO Jed York if Maiocco's tweets about Michael Crabtree influenced negotiations that led to Crabtree's contract to play with the 49ers. In such negotiations, York says, additional information is "always helpful."
Major professional football organization in the U.S. It was founded in 1920 at Canton, Ohio; its first president was Jim Thorpe. In 1970 it merged with the rival American Football League (founded 1959). Beginning with the 2002 season, it was divided into two conferences, each with four divisions. The National Conference consists of the East Division (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins), the South Division (Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers), the North Division (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings), and the West Division (Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco Forty-Niners, and Seattle Seahawks). The American Conference consists of the East Division (Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New York Jets), the South Division (Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans), the North Division (Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers), and the West Division (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers). The league season culminates with the Super Bowl, the annual championship game between the winners of the National and American conferences.