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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 29, 1995
                       REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

10:00 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Eddie, can you hear me?

MR. DEBARTOLO: Yes, Mr. President, I can.

THE PRESIDENT: It's nice to hear your voice. Congratulations.

MR. DEBARTOLO: Thank you so much, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: I want to say to you and to George and Carmen and to all your wonderful players, it was a -- the whole season was thrilling for all of us, and I think the best thing I can say about the 49ers is, I haven't met a single fan anywhere in America who resents all the success you've had. And that's a rare thing.

And it's a real tribute to you, to the coach and to the players in the way you've won and the way you've conducted yourself. We're all happy and proud of you tonight.

MR. DEBARTOLO: Well, Mr. President, I can't thank you enough for taking this time, and I know from a very busy schedule, and we're all your backers, and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Congratulations to all of you.

MR. DEBARTOLO: Thank you very much.

THE PRESIDENT: I liked seeing George without his glasses. He looks good.

END10:02 P.M. EST