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Throwback Thursday:  Joe Montana

Joe Montana wasn't the biggest, he wasn't the fastest, and he didn't have the best arm. So what made him special? Quite simply, Joe Montana was a winner who always shined in the biggest games.

 

During his time on the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana won four Super Bowls and was named MVP in an NFL record three of them. 

 

Nicknamed "Joe Cool' for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Montana led 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins in his career. 

 

Perhaps his greatest moment occurred in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals. With only 3:10 left to go, the 49ers were losing and were on their own 8-yard line. In the opening huddle, Montana, realizing how tense his guys were, joked to his teammates that they should check out this famous actor (John Candy) who was on the sidelines being really funny.  That must have done the trick, because Joe Cool proceeded to orchestrate a classic 92-yard drive to win the Super Bowl in the closing seconds.

 

Montana earned a spot on the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and he is a member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. In 2006, Sports Illustrated rated him the number one clutch quarterback of all-time.

 

Joe Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

 

What was going on in 2000?

 

The world’s largest Ferris wheel, the London Eye opened.

 

A gallon of gas cost $1.26.

 

The average house cost $134,000.

 

51 million viewers watched the first season finale of the reality show "Survivor."

 

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was published.

 

In Super Bowl XXXIV, the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in a 23-16 thriller.

 

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  • Denver Broncos

    September 4, 2014

    bbishop1 · draftee

    Joe Montana

  • San Francisco 49ers

    August 3, 2014

    montana79 · rookie

    @erik6 keep dreamin

  • Seattle Seahawks

    August 2, 2014

    erik6 · practice squad

    russell is going to be better

  • San Francisco 49ers

    June 18, 2014

    bryce80589 · 2nd string

    hes the best

  • San Francisco 49ers

    June 18, 2014

    bryce80589 · 2nd string

    alright

  • Seattle Seahawks

    June 15, 2014

    denirodollars · rookie

    montana is alright

  • San Francisco 49ers

    May 31, 2014

    49ersbomb987 · draftee

    love montna

  • San Francisco 49ers

    May 31, 2014

    49ersbomb987 · draftee

    so do the niners

  • Dallas Cowboys

    May 25, 2014

    tdc0wboys · draftee

    russel wilson looks good because the seahawks have a great defense

  • Seattle Seahawks

    May 25, 2014

    seahawkmania101 · veteran

    hey cccq fig newton is tied with russel wilson for best rookie quaterback. kam is really far away from being the best he doesn't have a super bowl ring yet.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 25, 2014

    troy123ben · draftee

    YA JOE COOL

  • New Orleans Saints

    May 22, 2014

    cccq · draftee

    tied for best qb ever with cam newton

  • San Francisco 49ers

    May 22, 2014

    froggy · free agent

    LOVE JOE MONTANA!!!

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    May 22, 2014

    jakecoolguy11 · draftee

    he played for the chiefs too

  • Seattle Seahawks

    May 22, 2014

    goon360 · draftee

    we are going hard this year like we didlastyear

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 22, 2014

    max1 · practice squad

    best in that is a ferris wheel! first comment!