This article will really resonate with my friends whom truly know their mobster movies in particular Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” which I could and often argue as the greatest movie ever made. With that said, understand that Jed York being the CEO of The San Francisco 49ers is equivalent of Fredo being in charge of the Corleone Family. To true fans of a good mobster movie, you can truly understand my plight, my hurt, my disappointment, and my fears dwelling in this alternate universe. Since 2010 I have watched this man make some of the most headshaking, brow rubbing, hair-pulling moves I’ve ever seen.
When the Sicilian message was sent to Sonny about Luca Brasi sleeping with the fishes. It was symbolic of the rotting fish which is the San Francisco 49ers organization. Why, because a fish rots from the head down and now we really stink.
What has really pushed me to a level of emotional vestige is that last week JED in his “infinite wisdom” chose to chastise the Governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory over House Bill 2. Which stipulates men go to the men’s room, and ladies go to the ladies room. A way of living we have that has been since somewhere around Adam and Eve. There is this outrage as of late, because of the LGBTQ is saying “what if you have a change of heart that day? You should be able to change bathrooms. AND THAT IS CLEARLY THEIR BUSINESS, but my question is what have you always done? DO THAT.
However, Fredo chose this issue to stand up on. Not the firing of an NFL Head Coach whom has a winning percentage as high as John Madden. Not hiring the Great Mike Holmgren as GM a Bill Walsh descendent and whom masterminded the resurrection of the Green Bay Packers, and made the Seattle Seahawks relevant. Not firing Trent Baalke who has picked at least 3 players with character issues that lead to off-the field incidents ranging from sexual assault to multiple DUIs, Not unarmed black youths being killed and the gun being auctioned on Ebay. Not the apparent unreported rapes at Baylor University. Not the head trauma of NFL Players who are experiencing dementia and suicides from apparent CTE. Not the thousands of soldiers experiencing PTSD driving them to violence and suicidal ideations. Not domestic abuse. Not prescription drug abuse by NFL Players. Not the disparagement between the average worker and the elite wealthy being 300%. Not breast cancer research. Not Faith-Based initiatives to help the communities.
No, Fredo focuses and puts over his, $75,000 to be exact, behind the use of toilets. Which is symbolic in a way, because since he has taken over the Organization has gone down the crapper. With this last stunt of misguided efforts it certainly makes me feel like Michael Corleone when he figured out in Cuba that is was indeed Fredo who betrayed him in Godfather II (2nd Greatest Movie Ever). I do not condone violence so I in no way mean the ending of Fredo should be in the literal sense, but the figurative sounds perfect. Fire Yourself Jed, and take Baalke (Johnny Ola) with you!Contact the Feature Writers