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The “Uber Bowl”: The San Francisco 49ers and SAP (Kudos to “R. Wilson”)

The Uber Bowl

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COMMENT: In FTR #304, we high­lighted the pro­found and ongo­ing rela­tion­ship between orga­nized crime and the National Foot­ball League. As is the case with pro­fes­sional sports around the world, the degree of “fix­ing” in sports could not be exaggerated.

(In a recent post, we noted links between the anti-Castro Cuban com­mu­nity in Florida and an alleged performance-enhancing drug com­pany. In that post, we spec­u­lated about the pos­si­bil­ity of the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity using sports gam­bling as a means of clan­des­tine rev­enue gen­er­a­tion, much as they have with the impor­ta­tion of ille­gal drugs.)

In the afore­men­tioned FTR #304, we paid par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to the De Bar­tolo fam­ily, widely sus­pected of being involved with orga­nized crime. Eddie De Bartolo’s above-board own­er­ship of the 49ers was ter­mi­nated by the NFL after his involve­ment with Louisiana gam­bling activ­i­ties came to light. The team is now owned by his in-laws. 

“La Familia.”

In a com­ment on FTR #304, R. Wil­son noted the black­out that occurred just after half­time, boost­ing the Mercedes-Benz logo “uber alles.”

In FTR #305, we noted the late Paul Manning’s research indi­cat­ing that “cor­po­rate Ger­many” is run by the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work, the eco­nomic com­po­nent of a Third Reich gone underground.

That makes all the more inter­est­ing a devel­op­ment indi­cat­ing a close work­ing rela­tion­ship between Ger­man soft­ware giant SAP and the San Fran­cisco 49ers.

49ers chief Jed York (Eddie D’s son-in-law) hired one Paraag Marathe to be chief oper­at­ing offi­cer of the team. They are using diag­nos­tic soft­ware made by SAP, which is being cred­ited (rightly or wrongly) with boost­ing the team’s fortunes.

SAP also is bid­ding for the nam­ing rights to the 49ers new sta­dium in Santa Clara. 

A num­ber of things come to mind in con­nec­tion with this story:

  • Will the con­sum­mate power of orga­nized crime to fix sport­ing events be used to boost the for­tunes of the 49ers and, con­se­quently, SAP’s sports software?
  • Will intel­li­gence agen­cies uti­lize this to gen­er­ate monies?
  • How many other sports fran­chises around the world will take their cues from the SAP/49ers relationship?
  • It stands to rea­son that the above con­sid­er­a­tions will very likely gen­er­ate a lot of rev­enue for Germany/the Under­ground Reich.

 “Unplugged: SAP Tech Tools Gave 49ers’ Scout­ing Edge” by Mark Vev­erkA; USA Today; 4/25/2013.

EXCERPT: . . . . It was no fluke that the San Fran­cisco 49ers went from sys­temic fail­ure to the brink of win­ning the Super Bowl in two years. Yes, head coach Jim Har­baugh was inte­gral to that, but so was the per­son who hired him, Nin­ers CEO Jed York. It was the 32-year-old shop­ping mall scion, whose own ascen­sion to the top job was met with bit­ing crit­i­cism, not only recruited the right coach but also tapped the right chief oper­at­ing offi­cer in Paraag Marathe.

Together, York and Marathe have been turn­ing the NFL club into a Sil­i­con Val­ley start-up, tear­ing down legacy scout­ing and eval­u­a­tion sys­tems and retool­ing them through advanced enter­prise technology.

At the cen­ter of the Niner’s re-invention is SAP, the Germany-based enter­prise soft­ware giant that knows a thing or two about re-invention itself. The Nin­ers are one of SAP’s ini­tial cus­tomers of the company’s bur­geon­ing sports busi­ness prac­tice, which is apply­ing three of the biggest trends in tech­nol­ogy to sports: big data, cloud com­put­ing and mobil­ity. CEO York “totally gets it,” says SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott.

“This busi­ness is going to be a totally global play,” from Euro­pean soc­cer to For­mula One car rac­ing to the National Bas­ket­ball Asso­ci­a­tion, McDer­mott told USA TODAY in an interview.

As part of their rela­tion­ship, SAP will be a “found­ing part­ner” of the Nin­ers new foot­ball sta­dium in Santa Clara, which is under con­struc­tion in the epi­cen­ter of Sil­i­con Val­ley. As such, SAP will pay for the nam­ing rights of the team’s nearby train­ing and prac­tice facility.

The nam­ing rights to the game-day sta­dium, which is slated for 2014 com­ple­tion, are still up for grabs, reflect­ing per­haps more on the Nin­ers ask­ing price than any­thing else. More impor­tant than the mar­ket­ing rela­tion­ship, how­ever, is that SAP will over­see tech­no­log­i­cal advances in fan expe­ri­ence and tai­lored soft­ware tools that inte­grate sta­tis­tics with player, coach­ing and team performances. . . .


One comment for “The “Uber Bowl”: The San Francisco 49ers and SAP (Kudos to “R. Wilson”)”

  1. SAP makes a very com­mon account­ing soft­ware used by large companies.

    The ques­tion that should be asked is does the under­ground Reich have access to these com­pa­nies finan­cial infor­ma­tion, thus giv­ing them advanced knowl­edge of finan­cial reports?

    This would be sim­i­lar to the way the Chi­nese and Rus­sians steal US tech­nol­ogy by tap­ping into US Com­pa­nies tech­ni­cal data­bases. It is even more sim­i­lar to the way the Chi­nese man­u­fac­ture chips with embed­ded soft­ware with back­doors that can be cracked by the Chi­nese government.

    Posted by TBD | May 13, 2013, 6:51 pm

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