The jersey Joe Montana will wear at final Candlestick Park game

I went to the last NFL game at Candlestick Park.

I have tickets to the last concert at Candlestick Park.

But Joe Montana and a bunch of his NFL friends are going to play a flag football game there for one last hurrah. And as you can see, they have jerseys. But if you need to know, this event was brought to you by Hewlett Packard. That’s an official sponsor for the 49ers.

A great looking simple uniform ruined by that corporate logo. But of course, in this day and age, what isn’t sacred from sponsorship logos?

Joe Montana wants to milk out one last game out of Candlestick Park

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to react to this. On the one hand, Joe Montana deserves to be at some final event at Candlestick. But a flag football game?

It would have been nice if he was at the final NFL game there, but with this option, I suppose it will work out. The stadium isn’t going to be demolished yet, so getting one more event there isn’t a big issue. I wonder how they will assemble this and how fans can watch, if they want to watch.

What do you think?

Book review: “Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL’s Greatest Quarterback Controversy”

Full of history and quotes.

Last night I finished up this book on Joe Montana and Steve Young’s quarterback controversy. It was a good trip down memory lane, especially for me as I was a young kid when this storyline was at its zenith.

Here’s a little information on the book from Amazon.

In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL’s greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes readers into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry– when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and set new standards for quarterback excellence.

The two men couldn’t have been more different in background, personality, and playing style, and their competition created as much tension as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he was still the game’s best quarterback and Young to prove that he was a worthy successor.

Released in 2012, this book is pretty new and it was a great opportunity for me to catch up on one of the most important rivalries in NFL history. I use the word “rivalry” because it was a battle. Montana and Young’s competitive nature led to the constant battle between the two for playing time.

This book details both quarterbacks’ start in college all the way to the end of the rivalry at Montana’s retirement.

But was the book good? Did it provide me information I never knew about these two?

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Sneak Peek: Top 10 Joe Montana Games

This should be a fun one. I wonder what is his top game? How many comeback wins are on this list?

They Call It Pro Football - Official Blog of NFL Films

How do you pick the 10 most memorable games for the greatest QB of all time? It wasn’t easy, but this list will narrow down the defining moments in Joe Montana’s career and they may not all be pretty…

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Our list of “Top 10 Joe Montana Games” will be unveiled on NFL Network tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific.

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Happy birthday Joe Montana

Happy birthday Joe Montana!

They Call It Pro Football - Official Blog of NFL Films

Joe who?  Many pundits consider Joe Montana the greatest quarterback of All-Time.  The argument isn’t based on stats, after all.  In 2011 ten quarterbacks threw for over 4,000 yards, including rookie Cam Newton.  Do you know how many seasons Joe Montana threw for over 4,000 yards in his career?  Zero.  Zilch.  Nil.  Drew Brees is working on six straight years of 4,000+, with two of them over 5,000.  Think the game has changed a little?  But Montana has a collection of things that are much harder to match: four Super Bowl rings.

NFL Films celebrates his 56th birthday with a look back a a game that paved the way to Montana’s first Super Bowl ring, the 1981 NFC Championship game, as originally presented on “America’s Game: The 1981 49ers”:

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This Day in Football: Joe Montanta Retires

I was still very young and learning the game of football but I remember watching this retirement speech on TV.

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On this day in 1995, one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks announced his retirement. Watch Montana address his retirement in this clip from Joe Montana: The Fire Inside:

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