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FOOTBALL: THE PASSING OF AN ERA

"We considered Montana to be among the top two or three quarterbacks in the draft," said [head coach Bill] Walsh, who had Jack Thompson of Washington State and...

Sport: Clearly, The Team of the Decade

Hard-core football fans remember decades by the teams that dominated them. In the 1960s Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers ruled the National Football League,...

Joe Montana: Perfect Timing, Joe:

Montana moves San Francisco from cellar doldrums to superdreams The two-minute warning, for San Franciscans looking back at a glorious football season and...

A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 25, 1982

By the time Quarterback Joe Montana had led San Francisco to its heart-stopping victory over the Dallas Cowboys and to the National Football Conference...

A Taste of Stardom

Madonna, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Montana, Francis Ford Coppola--is there a celebrity who doesn't have a wine these days? For many, it's a high-end hobby. For...

Too Hollywood for L.A.?

Babe Ruth in New York. Joe Montana in San Francisco. Michael Jordan in Chicago. Sometimes the sports gods manage to find the most natural habitat for a player...

Dad Says Two Kids Make A Crowd

Elvis Presley was an only child, also Leonardo da Vinci, Nancy Reagan, Robin Williams, Brooke Shields, Joe Montana, Jean-Paul Sartre, John Updike, Chelsea...

Sport: The (Surprise!) Game of the Year

Memo to football fans: forget Super Bowl XXV in Tampa next Jan. 27. The real National Football League game of the year will be in San Francisco's Candlestick...

Sport: Super Bowl Field of Dreams

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky (in storage since 1924, trucked in to New Orleans for the occasion and fixed to the underside of the Superdome roof with...

Sport: Just A Super Bowl of Crescendos

Super Bowl XXIII, like most things in football, began with Paul Brown. He hired Bill Walsh in the 1960s to assist in coaching the new Cincinnati Bengals. When...

Sport: A San Francisco Tour De Force

After saying "We caught Joe Montana on a big day," Miami Coach Don Shula could have stopped, except his usual forthrightness required him to add, "The way the...

Letters: Feb. 15, 1982

Super Bowl To the Editors: Dreams can come true. Thank you 49ers and Joe Montana [Jan. 25] for giving us inspiration. Roger Reedy Jr San Luis Obispo,...

Sport: Is It Really Only a Game?

With each passing Roman numeral, more people join the feast In most respects, Detroit was just like Miami or New Orleans or Pasadena, only more so than ever...

Super Brother

If Eli Manning had summoned his big brother during the NFC championship game on Jan. 22, no one would have blamed him. All day, the San Francisco 49ers' defense...