FSU's Jimbo Fisher turning to Jordan, Montana for inspiration

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When Jimbo Fisher returned as LSU's defensive coordinator for the 2004 season, the Tigers program was faced with many of the same challenges that now face his Florida State team. After capturing the '03 BCS title, LSU, then coached by Nick Saban, was searching for a way to stay on top. It didn't happen for the Tigers -- they finished the season 9-3...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Niners Owner cried like a baby after saying farewell to Candlestick

In 2014 the San Francisco 49ers will unveil Levi’s Stadium, their new, modern home. They extinguished the flame at Candlestick one last time Saturday during the Legends of Candlestick game. And they did it in impressive fashion: Joe Montana hit owner Eddie DeBartolo for a touchdown to give the 49ers team a 45-40 victory over […] The post Former Niners Owner cried like a baby...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana hits Eddie DeBartolo for final TD in Candlestick (VIDEO)

It seemed only fitting that San Francisco 49ers icon Joe Montana threw Candlestick Park'slast touchdown pass in a "game" to former team owner Eddie DeBartolo as the Niners did something the notorious San Francisco Bay winds never could — blow out the last flicker of light on the beloved stadium.Montana rallied his team to down his All-Stars opponents, 45-40, in the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Legend Joe Montana Throws Candlestick Park's Final Touchdown

San Francisco 49ers fans in the Bay Area were treated to something special Saturday--the final game to ever be played in Candlestick Park (it will always be Candlestick; not what company paid for naming rights). What better way to say goodbye to the 54-year old stadium than to have some of the greatest players in team history like Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Jerry Rice (and the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

DeBartolo scores last touchdown at Candlestick Park

The stadium that became best known for the exploits of the team owned by Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. closed its doors on a touchdown scored by DeBartolo himself. Via Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, DeBartolo scored the game-winning touchdown at the flag football game that closed out Candlestick Park, giving former 49ers a 45-40 win over a team of All-Stars in a flag football...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana coming out with a video game?

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana posted the following message on Twitter. #youvewaitedlongenough #joemontanafootball16 — Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) July 11, 2014 Looks like Montana might be coming out with another football video game.  He released one back in 1991 for Sega Genesis. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana, Jerry Rice to play final football game at Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park officially hosted its final NFL game on Dec. 23 when the 49ers beat the Falcons on Monday Night Football. Unofficially though, there's one more football game to be played and it will involve some of the best players in NFL history. Hall of Famer Joe Montana will lead a "Legends of Candlestick" team in a flag football game against Dan Marino and his...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana Thinks The Seattle Seahawks Could Be The Next NFL Dynasty

San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana stated that the Seattle Seahawks have the capability to be the next NFL dynasty.
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana: Seahawks capable of becoming a dynasty

49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana was a guest on NFL Total Access and he was asked if the Seahawks could be the next dynasty in the NFL. “Well I think they have the capability to when you look at the way the team is put together.  They’re young, they’re aggressive, their coach is very aggressive and up beat.  And any time you can make going to work fun, even though...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, likability of Seattle Seahawks, 10 best at every NFL position

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best inside linebackers in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the likability of every NFL franchise (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The wide receivers on the verge of breaking in (Nos. 11-20...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawks big hit highlight reel

It’s Sunday and there should be football on, but for some weird reason it’s not a year-round sport, so we have to make do. Everyone appreciates some good analysis, but nothing compares to watching your team on the field hammering people. Here’s a new highlight reel I found featuring a number of great Seahawks hits over the last several seasons. It’s all there, from Kam Chancellor...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Akili Smith: Johnny Manziel reminds me of myself

NFL greats Warren Moon and Joe Montana have given their thoughts on Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and how he’s been conducting himself off the field this offseason. Now former NFL draft bust Akili Smith came out and said that Manziel reminds him of himself as a first-year NFL player. Smith said then offensive coordinator Ken Anderson constantly repeated to him at the...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana: Seahawks capable of being next great Dynasty

49ers great Joe Montana says his former teams arch rival has a chance to become the next great dynasty (USA Today Sports) After the Seattle Seahawks showcased a historic performance in the Super Bowl, defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8, it was clear to the world that they were the best team in the NFL and it wasn’t even close. They dominated for much of their season in all aspects...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana thinks Seahawks could become dynasty

Seattle Seahawks fans may not have any love for the San Francisco 49ers, their players, or their history, but it would be silly to discount the legacy of Joe Montana. For over a decade Montana was the most dominant quarterback in the NFL, leading the 49ers to four Super bowl wins. Along the way he collected over 35,000 passing yards, 244 touchdowns, eight pro bowl nominations, and...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Montana offers advice to Brady

courtesy ballerstatus.comJoe Montana had some advice today for Tom Brady, and it was plain and simple. Play as long as you can, according to"I say play as long as you can, because the minute you get out, no matter how ready you think you are, you say it’s time and [then] when I was leaving Kansas City, as soon as that season started the next year I was going, ...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Warren Moon on Johnny Manziel: He needs to “temper down a bit”

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana gave his thoughts on Johnny Manziel’s off the field activity and now it’s Warren Moon’s turn, who believes he needs to calm down. “My biggest problem with him and it’s something he has to get used to and temper down a little bit, all guys are gonna go out and have a good time,” Moon told Alex Marvez and Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana latest to offer advice for Johnny Manziel

Because of his demeanor, Johnny Manziel is a lightning rod for criticism. Seemingly everything he does it put under a microscope. It’s the life of Johnny Football. Hall of Famer Joe Namath came out and urged people to relax a bit on the Manziel hate. Others, like former Cleveland Browns first round pick Brady Quinn, […]
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana has some advice for Johnny Manziel

During an appearance on NFL Total Access,  Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana had some advice for Browns rookie, Johnny Manziel. “I think the biggest thing is, ‘Hey you’ve made it to where you want to be. Everybody wants to have fun up there. But unfortunately, you’re in a fish bowl even more so than he was in college.’ “I always go back to an old saying Bill Walsh...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

HOF QB Joe Montana Offers Advice to Manziel

It seems that just about every day somebody is trying to give Johnny Manziel some advice. This week, the AFC rookies are at the rookie symposium in Northeast Ohio where the rookies are getting insight and training on how to handle their newfound celebrity as NFL players. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana appeared on NFL Network's 'NFL Total Access' Wednesday and was...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Romo never thought retirement after back surgery

Tony Romo says he never thought about retirement after having December back surgery to repair a herniated disk. Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana had a similar operation in 1986 and doctors told him he might never play again. Montana, who was 30 at the time, returned to the field two months later. Romo recently used the four-time Super Bowl champ as an example for why he feels...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Romo: Montana won two Super Bowls after having same back surgery

Joe Montana and John Elway played until they were 38. Brett Favre was still in the NFL at 41. Coming off a December back surgery to repair a herniated disk, Tony Romo doesn't see why he can't do the same. "I'll be able to play for a while," the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback recently said during an NFL Network interview that will air Friday. "There...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Khalil McKenzie to transfer from power house De La Salle

Last week we posted a video of Khalil McKenie, Reggie McKenzie’s son, at a football camp where he demolished the competition. In that piece, I spent a decent amount of time talking about the school that Khalil was playing for, De La Salle. Along with Long Beach Poly in Southern California, De La Salle is the powerhouse of California high school football and is one of the most recognizable...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Evans Autographed Texas A&M Helmets Are Available On Groupon, Feature A “Johnny Football” Shout-Out

Groupon is selling a number of autographed college football helmets in time for Father’s Day—everyone from Archie Griffin to Joe Montana to Manti Te’o. Many of these autographs feature neat little additions to the signature, for example, Cam Newton adds “10 Heisman” to his Auburn helmet. Our favorite autograph has to belong to former Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, who...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten NFL players we’d like to see on a reality TV show

Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. Shannon Sharpe and Joe Montana. Will Shields and Terrell Davis. Some of the best players in NFL history weren’t first-round draft choices; instead, they were later-round guys who most teams thought were full of flaws. Oh, how plenty of franchises went on to regret those scouting reports. Multiple trips to the Pro Bowl, several Super Bowl rings and...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana Says Manziel Should Be Careful

Former San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana thinks that Johnny Manziel should be careful.  That is what Montana told KNBR’s Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey. Montana had other cautionary words for Manziel. “As they say, those guys you’ve been playing against, the best of those guys are all on one team now.  They’re bigger, they’re faster, and they can’t wait for you...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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