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49ers Legends Gear Up for Flag Football Game

Posted Jul 9, 2014

San Francisco 49ers legends and five-time Super Bowl champion owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. are ready for Saturday's flag football game at Candlestick Park.

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The heroes who played at Candlestick Park will return this Saturday night for an All-Star flag football game.

Tickets are still available.

The game also has a fitting name, "Legends of Candlestick."

Furthermore, the celebration will feature an appearance from San Francisco 49ers five-time Super Bowl-winning owner, Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

"I’ll be there with all the guys," the fan favorite told the KNBR Morning Show. "It’s a real treat."

The game will see the "Legends of Candlestick" team go against an "All Star" team. Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Dan Marino will quarterback the respective sides.

When asked if Montana's knees will hold up for the upcoming game, DeBartolo gave a classic response in true "Mr. D" fashion.

"I think his knees are OK, I’m not so sure about his arm," DeBartolo cracked. "I talk to him an awful lot. He invited me and wanted me to be there.

"They’re having a practice on Friday," the former 49ers owner continued. "I know he’s not going to throw much at practice. Jerry Rice told me Joe won’t practice because he won’t be able to throw the next day."

In addition to the notable quarterbacks and most prolific wide receiver in NFL history, the game will also feature legendary 49ers like Steve Young, Roger Craig, Dwight Clark, Ronnie Lott, Brent Jones and many more. Check out the full roster.

DeBartolo was in town for San Francisco's final regular season game at "The 'Stick."

He also jumped at the chance to return one more time.

"Candlestick Park is legendary," DeBartolo said. "It’s legendary for baseball and it’s certainly legendary for football. It was the scene of some of the greatest triumphs and some of the sadness that the 49ers had over those years. During our Super Bowl reign and our reign in the 80s, we couldn’t play at a better place."

DeBartolo is eager for his nephew, 49ers CEO Jed York, to open the franchise's new stadium before the 2014 season.

But beyond that, DeBartolo wants to see the team hoist another Vince Lombardi trophy.

"I don’t think there’s a team in the NFL that can match their roster," DeBartolo said. "If they stay healthy, there’s no way they shouldn’t be in the Super Bowl and win it."

And to round out today's report, here's a little more 49ers non-football coverage. It’s July people, camp is almost here!