This organization has always embraced the opportunity to serve as ambassadors of the NFL. We have played in eight American Bowl games -- the second most in league history -- and we are excited about the prospect of playing the first regular-season game on foreign soil. Having this opportunity speaks to the popularity of the 49ers worldwide. The fans in Mexico are tremendous and we look forward to being a part of it.
The relationship with the 49ers Academy started before we got here. Denise and I both love coming here to be part of teaching the kids. If you can get some of the students to realize the importance of education, and you can look out and see in their eyes that they are paying attention, they have the best chance to improve their lives.