Joe Montana will attend Super Bowl LIV knowing he can’t lose

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Joe Montana hasn’t attended many (any?) Super Bowls since his last as a player, a 55-10 victory over the Broncos to end the 1989 season. He even skipped Super Bowl XL when the league honored the MVPs from the previous 39 Super Bowls.

The Hall of Fame quarterback, though, told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that he plans to attend Super Bowl LIV in what some have billed as the “Joe Bowl.”

Montana played for both teams.

“It’s hard to pick between,” Montana told Farmer. “Yeah, we live here in San Francisco, so there’s a little bit of a different feel, just because you don’t have that touch with Kansas City all the time. But there’s a place in my heart for them both. Kansas City was so good and accepting of us coming in there. It’s not easy, and there’s a lot of expectation.

“But like [wife] Jen says, I’m guaranteed my team will win.”

Montana spent 13 seasons with the 49ers, winning four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl MVP awards. His last two seasons were in Kansas City.

Montana, 63, also has a special place in his heart for his hometown team.

“Here’s how it goes,” Montana said. “I played in San Francisco, played in Kansas City, but I grew up in Pittsburgh when they were winning Super Bowls when I was a kid. So you can add the Steelers to that list of confusion. In fact, I actually tried to go to Pittsburgh before I got to Kansas City. Tried to just go home.”

Montana has jerseys hanging side by side in his San Francisco home. One is the last uniform he wore with the 49ers and the other is his last with the Chiefs.

So, as a former player on both teams, Montana can’t lose.

28 responses to “Joe Montana will attend Super Bowl LIV knowing he can’t lose

  1. I was over the moon as a kid when I found out Montana was coming to KC. The greatest QB ever was gonna wear an arrowhead. I love Montana as a Chief, but he belongs to the 49ers. I am honored that he still holds his time here in high regard, and keeps his chiefs uniform up on the wall along side his 49ers jersey, but he lives in San Francisco for a reason. I’m happy he’ll be at the game and he considers it a win/win.

  2. Montana played during the golden years of the NFL and made it what it has become today. Thanks Joe for all the great memories and I”ll be rooting for my Chiefs to bring it on home.

  3. Joe made it to 4 Super Bowls when they played real football. Tommy, although very good, has played by millennial rules. The Giants hit Montana in the 1991 NFC Championship game than Brady has been hit in his entire career.

  4. Joe gets paid to show up and do a bunch of interviews while spewing some sponsors name every 25 seconds. I imagine that because it’s the 49ers, he may actually stay & watch the game.

  5. Thank you Joe Montana for all the great memories that you provided throughout your career.

    Many, including myself, regard you to this day, as the BEST EVER.

    And you’ve earned the right to keep your personal feelings about the upcoming SB match to yourself, if you wish.

  6. SWFLPC.INC says:
    January 20, 2020 at 7:55 pm
    Joe was only good enough to make it to four SBs…..he flamed out early all the other years. Meanwhile Brady made it to nine.

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    That’s the dumbest comment of all time.
    Brady can win all Superbowls he can, nobody will ever want to be Brady. Everyone always wanted to be Joe cool.

  7. I’ve seen Tom Brady whine to the refs for a flag after a rare hard hit on him. Don’t start trying to compare Superbowls. Brady plays in a softer, kinder, gentler era of football where 40 year old QBs are fast becoming the norm. Montana played in an era where QBs were lucky to still be healthy enough to play in their mid to late 30s.

  8. SWFLPC.INC says:
    January 20, 2020 at 7:55 pm
    Joe was only good enough to make it to four SBs…..he flamed out early all the other years. Meanwhile Brady made it to nine.
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    Yeah but Montana is the GOAT over Brady because Joe DOES NOT have any controversy of any cheating whatsoever to ALL of his SB wins while Brady has nothing but ****** next to each and every one.
    And does Brady have anything nearly as famous as THE Catch?
    Didn’t think so.

  9. Still cant understand why the Steelers didnt sign him in 93 ?

    They had everything but a QB, but I guess they thought Joe was injury prone.

    Then Montana beats them later in the playoffs. Rod Woodson said Joe carved the defence like a thanksgiving turkey.

  10. Montana got the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game. Quite an achievement since they had been bums for a long time before that year.

  11. Joe > Brady. Brady benefits from team success. Half the QBs in the league could have won the first 3 NE SBs. Not exactly asking a lot to threw a few 5 yard passes and get into FG tange.

  12. thefiesty1 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    The great Montana couldn’t get the Chiefs to a SB! What does that tell you?
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    You tell me, I would certainly like to know.

  13. There was a Monday night game between the Chiefs and the Broncos; Elway and Montana that is the greatest game I have ever watched.
    Both QBs were at their HOF best. Joe Cool was truly an amazing QB.

  14. thefiesty1 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm
    The great Montana couldn’t get the Chiefs to a SB! What does that tell you?

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    Nothing, because he only played with KC for 2 seasons. Not like he spent half his career there.

  15. Pittspuke’s QB in 1991 / 92 was Neil O’Donnell and they didn’t want Joe Montana!?! One of the few brain farts the Rooney’s had.

  16. SWFLPC.INC says:
    January 20, 2020 at 7:55 pm
    Joe was only good enough to make it to four SBs…..he flamed out early all the other years. Meanwhile Brady made it to nine.

    Joe never lost one.

  17. As a Chiefs fan. I wouldn’t blink twice about Montana cheering for the 9ers. Most of his glory years were as of a 9er. He retired as a 9er. I don’t think he has set foot in KC or Arrowhead since he retired. He also admitted in this article that he wanted to go to Pittsburg over KC.

    Really, it is okay Joe. We enjoyed your time in KC but you are an after thought now that we have Mahomes just as KC is an after thought for you.

  18. Joe > Brady. Brady benefits from team success. Half the QBs in the league could have won the first 3 NE SBs. Not exactly asking a lot to threw a few 5 yard passes and get into FG tange.
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    Got it, so only Brady benefits from team success but not Joe. So we are clear, Joe in no way benefited from having the best WR of all time? Brady is near the top of the list statistically for every major QB stat both in the regular season and postseason but yea let’s go with just team success.

    Can we also let go of the fairy tail that Brady was a game manager in his first 3 SBs? Maybe in the first one, but against Carolina he threw the ball 50 times for over 350 yards and 3 TDs. Against Philly he threw over 30 times for 236 yards and 2 TDs. Cut Brady’s career in half and he has had two HoF worthy careers. That can’t be said about any other QB.

  19. Joe never lost one.
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    This is the weakest argument for Joe. Losing before you get to the SB is not better then getting there and losing. Winning 6 of 9 will always be better than winning 4 of 4. You don’t get points for losing early in the playoffs.

  20. Joe > Brady. Brady benefits from team success. Half the QBs in the league could have won the first 3 NE SBs. Not exactly asking a lot to threw a few 5 yard passes and get into FG tange.

    So Montana DIDNT have “team success “ ?

    Montana won 4 , each one his D was ranked in the top 5 i

  21. After reading the article and before coming to the comments, I thought to myself, “How many Pats fans come on here extolling the virtues of Brady over Joe?” Just see above, you have your answer. Insufferable. I’ll bet most of them didn’t even watch Joe play. He is STILL the goat, and I say that as a fan of a team who regularly had quite a rivalry with that club.

  22. Niners are still the GOLD standard of the NFL going for their 6th SB win, and will be 6-1 if they can pull it off. As compared to the Pats who are 0-2 in legit SB’s. Not even in the same universe.

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