Found July 25, 2012 on Football Nation:
"Montana to Rice"   It has such a nice ring to it. "Montana to Rice" Dactylic, poetic; strong, natural. "Montana to Rice" They say three is the most inherent, innate number that man knows. Count "1, 2, 3" out-loud over and over again. It feels natural, circular, complete. Like a waltz, or a good poem written in triplets. "Montana to Rice" has that same feel. "mon-TAN-uh to RICE". It just sounds right. And it looked pretty good, too. In 2011, the 49ers got to know the number three all too well, and it became the number most innate to them. Drive 80 yards down the field? Three. Start on your opponent's side of the 50? Three. Create an interception within your opponent's 10? Three. The Niners were so attracted to the number three that they often put entire games on the foot of David Akers; and he thanked them by kicking his way into the NFL record books, setting the record for most field goals in a single se...
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