York family's comedy of errors is no laughing matter for 49ers fans

Thanks to Eddie DeBartolo's legal troubles, the York family wound up accidentally taking ownership control of the 49ers. And it has been one ongoing accident since, writes Mark Kreidler.

Originally Published: October 21, 2008
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Given that the history of replacing NFL head coaches in midseason historically has had the success rate of, say, starting the car with the battery cable disconnected, Mike Singletary already is off the hook in terms of wins and losses.

Anything he does for the woebegone 49ers is a bonus.

But if Singletary manages to win some games in his first go-round at any coaching level beyond valued assistant, it will mark one of the great accidental results of the York family's ...

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