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York takes Niners out of Hard Knocks running

Jed York, Ed Lee, Greg Suhr AP

Last night, we posted a snippet from Redskins coach Mike Shanahan’s appearance on PFT Live regarding his lack of interest in participating in Hard Knocks.  And then, as we always do, we posted the link to the story on the PFT Twitter account.

And then, as it always does, the tweet appeared on the timeline of 49ers owner Jed York, who follows the PFT Twitter account.  And then, as he does from time to time, York re-tweeted a tweet that appeared in his timeline with the following comment:  “No Hard Knocks for the @49ers.”

And then, I retweeted his retweet of our tweet from the PFT Twitter account.

And then, about 18 hours later, I realized that, while millions of you frequent this space, only 275,000 or so of you follow the PFT Twitter account.

And then I wondered whether more of you would be on Twitter if the words involved were slightly more masculine than “Twitter” or “tweet” or “hashtag.”  (Actually, “hashtag” is fairly masculine, but only when used in reference to a small crumb of a spiked brownie that wasn’t washed off the eater’s neck before it fused to his or her skin.)

Regardless, you now know what you would have known instantly if you followed the PFT Twitter account:  That the 49ers won’t be on Hard Knocks in 2012.

And then you realized that this quite possibly was a glorified ad for the PFT Twitter account.

And then you drove to that place two blocks south of the Dairy Queen where the guy who wears one Puma shoe and one Reebok sells the stuff you use to spike your brownies.

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32 Responses to “York takes Niners out of Hard Knocks running”
  1. geo1113 says: May 17, 2012 2:19 PM

    I don’t think anyone can tweet anything I need to know.

  2. stampede101 says: May 17, 2012 2:21 PM

    Good…San Francisco has one goal and it’s not to be celebrities, but champions (looking at you NY Jets). Niners don’t even open as many practices to the media as they used. A Hard Knocks featuring the Niners would basically be a still photo with an hour long soundtrack behind it.

  3. sportsmeccabi says: May 17, 2012 2:22 PM

    Don’t need to have insider info on the niners to tell you how they are going to operate. Stopping them, well that’s a whole different story.
    Nobody tells it better than Kyle Williams though.

  4. counterfeit384 says: May 17, 2012 2:23 PM

    Panthers!! Most interesting story in the NFL. Cam Newton is the truth!! Face of the NFL after next season.

  5. 3rivs says: May 17, 2012 2:25 PM

    Legalize it

  6. mvp43 says: May 17, 2012 2:25 PM

    Umm, who’s left………..

    Maybe they should do a Hard Knocks……NFL League office !

  7. prospero63 says: May 17, 2012 2:27 PM

    Jeez. If this is the alternative, by all that is good and holy get back to posting about politics.

  8. nineroutsider says: May 17, 2012 2:29 PM

    And then you drove to that place two blocks south of the Dairy Queen where the guy who wears one Puma shoe and one Reebok sells the stuff you use to spike your brownies.
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    In California you can simply go down to the local purveyor of fine “spike your brownie” goods if you have a medical license.

    The thing with Twitter is it isn’t useful if you follow too many people, or if those that you do follow tweet too much. So I only use it for sports and I follow very few people, mostly reporters. If they tweet too much, they gone!

  9. fm31970 says: May 17, 2012 2:31 PM

    What would HBO do if no NFL team agreed to do Hard Knocks? LFL team, perhaps??

  10. eastcoastninerfan says: May 17, 2012 2:32 PM

    Wow…using 273 words when everything could have been said in less than 10.

  11. slugdub says: May 17, 2012 2:33 PM

    Great, now the 49ers can focus on getting back to mediocrity where they belong.

  12. pnut87 says: May 17, 2012 2:36 PM

    I don’t see how any team would want to do this. It’s a nice idea, but it’s too much of a distraction and after the whole spygate thing a few years ago, I’m sure any team would be wary of cameras floating around during practices.

  13. marty2019 says: May 17, 2012 2:37 PM

    The Jaguars are the only team that has volunteered, but I think they’re going to ask all 31 other teams before they ask the Jaguars, and then they’ll probably just cancel the whole thing rather than ask them to be on it. We’re like the ugly girl at the high school dance.

  14. counterfeit384 says: May 17, 2012 2:42 PM

    eastcoastninerfan says:
    May 17, 2012 2:32 PM
    Wow…using 273 words when everything could have been said in less than 10.

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    you seriously counted that? nerd….

  15. nyjalleffingday says: May 17, 2012 2:45 PM

    @stampede101

    Yes, because nobody on the New York Jets has ever talked about winning a championship, ever. I don’t think Rex Ryan has even thought about the word Super Bowl. The Jets only care about being famous and going on Hard Knocks, which is why they accepted the invitation to appear on the show again.

  16. hipstercagematch says: May 17, 2012 2:45 PM

    Awwwww slugdub is bitter that the 49ers had a winning record last season and almost made the Super Bowl.

    People suddenly hating is as bad as people suddenly thinking the 49ers are the next dynasty after the 2011 season.

  17. timtrice says: May 17, 2012 2:45 PM

    Good God! Talk about driving to Seattle through LA, Houston, Orlando, New York and Detroit just to make a trip from the west side of Chicago to the east side. I’m out of breath just reading that thing…

  18. timtrice says: May 17, 2012 2:46 PM

    The Jaguars are the only team that has volunteered, but I think they’re going to ask all 31 other teams before they ask the Jaguars, and then they’ll probably just cancel the whole thing rather than ask them to be on it. We’re like the ugly girl at the high school dance.

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    No, the Jaguars are the pregnant girl that got kicked out and put in vocational school.

  19. nbaraie says: May 17, 2012 2:49 PM

    My money is on that it will be the Texans. They could use the publicity against their in-state rival. They have a good team, good stars. Would be fun to watch.

  20. trollhammer20 says: May 17, 2012 2:50 PM

    Ever since York exposed his inexperience by hiring Mike Singletary as a head coach when he didn’t even have experience as a coordinator, York has been doing everything he can to come across as mature and sophisticated. I am guessing Harbaugh and Baalke told him what a terrible idea it would be, so he’s passing on that it won’t happen.

    Remember, this clown “had” to make a choice between going to grad school and running an NFL team. Don’t confuse any success the Niners may be having with this kid…and I mean “kid”. Hiring Harbaugh was the blind squirrel finding one heck of a nut, and he didn’t even have to leave the SF metro area to find it.

  21. bangitfootball says: May 17, 2012 2:56 PM

    Forget the spoiled brats in the NFL.

    Lets do an Alabama or LSU or USC Hard Knocks

  22. macklinr61 says: May 17, 2012 3:00 PM

    Good move, Jed. Now get rid of the other possible distractions like wannabee bloggers who have a press pass thanks to daddy.

  23. mikelitoris1 says: May 17, 2012 3:17 PM

    timtrice says:
    May 17, 2012 2:46 PM

    No, the Jaguars are the pregnant girl that got kicked out and put in vocational school.
    ———————————————————————————————–

    No, that’s the Saints. After knocking her up, her baby daddy wants an explanation.

  24. bovice23 says: May 17, 2012 3:20 PM

    Have the Colts declined yet? I would be interested to see life without Manning firsthand.

  25. djaehne says: May 17, 2012 3:24 PM

    What teams have not been asked so far?

  26. raiderapologist says: May 17, 2012 3:38 PM

    A team passing on Hard Knocks is news I can wait for. Why would anyone need to know that instantly?

  27. LoCoSu@%s says: May 17, 2012 4:04 PM

    macklinr61 says:
    May 17, 2012 3:00 PM
    Good move, Jed. Now get rid of the other possible distractions like wannabee bloggers who have a press pass thanks to daddy.

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    cough *iggy* cough

  28. cornedbeefhashinacan says: May 17, 2012 4:04 PM

    You looked at the circle, now you get punched

  29. granadafan says: May 17, 2012 4:37 PM

    As a Niners fan, I say good. I’d love to follow the Niners more being in stuck in LA, but I don’t need the cameras to be a distraction to the team as they try to prepare for the Super Bowl this year. As entertaining as Jim Hairball is, there’s no need to become the Jets of the West.

  30. wyobroncoboy says: May 17, 2012 5:01 PM

    Who is the guy standing there saying “I got your Hard Knocks right here” with his hands????

  31. goldrush36 says: May 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    trollhammer20 says: May 17, 2012 2:50 PM

    Ever since York exposed his inexperience by hiring Mike Singletary as a head coach when he didn’t even have experience as a coordinator, York has been doing everything he can to come across as mature and sophisticated. I am guessing Harbaugh and Baalke told him what a terrible idea it would be, so he’s passing on that it won’t happen.

    Remember, this clown “had” to make a choice between going to grad school and running an NFL team. Don’t confuse any success the Niners may be having with this kid…and I mean “kid”. Hiring Harbaugh was the blind squirrel finding one heck of a nut, and he didn’t even have to leave the SF metro area to find it.

    _______________________________________

    Singletary had reinvigorated the team and had them streaking. Yes the decision was rushed and uncalculated, but quit fooling yourself. He was ridiculed for hiring Baalke and that has blown up in everyone’s faces. He made clear his intentions in landing the biggest fish in the coaching pool last year before succeeding. For less money I might add. I find it comical that a Seahawks fan has any nerve to speak of poor decisions or inexperience though. How about Carroll’s inexperience to put together a winning season in the NFL? Seattle’s inexperience at winning period?

  32. braceyourselffor12 says: May 19, 2012 2:35 PM

    York also took the team out of San Francisco an hour down the road next to San Jose (home to the Sharks for those not familiar with the area). Yet still has the sand to market the team as the SF 49ers, until he can make money calling it something else, and price out fans who have been attending games since Kezar. So it goes.

    GO NINERS!

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