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Come on Joe

Originally posted by d49izme:
Originally posted by Ramp19Stoner:
Really? Joe doesn't owe us or the orginization anything! Why do sports fans have such a sense of entitlement? It's the other way around, the fans and the Niners owe Joe everything! Joe should be able to live his life anyway he wants! Especially without getting judged by the fans that he gave a dynasty to! What.........he hasn't done enough for the Niners and Niner fans?

COME ON MAN!!!

Fair enough. I've heard about how he wants to focus on the family and all, and I realize that he's given us fans a LOT, and we do owe him...but owe him what? Praise? Thanks? Come on...I've praised this guy and thanked him and recognized him as the greatest QB of all time, year after year many of us go to bat in this argument. I respect his privacy and all, but I really hope that he's there behind closed doors for these guys that made him who he was, even if he wasn't there publicly. As much as I hope he respects those who've made him what he is, such as Walsh and Rice, I would hope that he also holds some respect for us fans who've poured our heart and soul out for him and defended his place throughout the years.

All I'm saying is that I hope he's there in Canton when Eddie introduces Jerry. I don't see many more chances for him to publicly pay respect.

Yes we do owe him thanks and praise but most of all we owe the man the right to live his life anyway he chooses! I would love to see Joe more involved with the orginization, but if he chooses not to, I'm not going to villify the guy for it. I'm sure he has called Jerry and congratulated him.
[ Edited by Ramp19Stoner on Feb 8, 2010 at 7:14 PM ]
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
I saw an interview on this. Joe said something to the effect of the fact that football took him away from his family for years, and now he just wants to be a Dad to his boys and a husband to his wife.

I can't say I blame him. The guy gave the NFL more amazing moments than most of us can remember. If he doesn't want to be there for anyone else, that's on him.

It was great to see Steve and Eddie there for Jerry. It was awesome.

i don't have a link but i have seen interviews (read) were he said he doesn't want to do anything with pro football until his sons are out of college (because of the above reason).

I believe one plays QB in college right now and the other is a senior in high school fighting for a starting position at QB against Gretskys son...
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
I saw an interview on this. Joe said something to the effect of the fact that football took him away from his family for years, and now he just wants to be a Dad to his boys and a husband to his wife.

I can't say I blame him. The guy gave the NFL more amazing moments than most of us can remember. If he doesn't want to be there for anyone else, that's on him.

It was great to see Steve and Eddie there for Jerry. It was awesome.

Joe is also not happy with the player's union and the NFL for not doing more for retired players.

Montana seems to have some issues with Young and stays aways from events where Steve might be unless it can't be helped.
Joe's an aloof guy when it comes to the NFL nowadays. He doesn't crave the spotlight. He was at the Walsh thing at the Stick.
Originally posted by BHulman:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
I saw an interview on this. Joe said something to the effect of the fact that football took him away from his family for years, and now he just wants to be a Dad to his boys and a husband to his wife.

I can't say I blame him. The guy gave the NFL more amazing moments than most of us can remember. If he doesn't want to be there for anyone else, that's on him.

It was great to see Steve and Eddie there for Jerry. It was awesome.

Joe is also not happy with the player's union and the NFL for not doing more for retired players.

Montana seems to have some issues with Young and stays aways from events where Steve might be unless it can't be helped.

Joe never got over being replaced by steve
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Perhaps you noticed the void, too, when one-by-one, the NFL honored all the past Super Bowl MVPs. Only three MVPs were missing, including the only guy to have won the award three times. That, of course, would be Joe Montana. Even Tom Brady was there, the guy most moderns compare to Montana. Brady offered the coin toss before the game.

Montana was home in California.

In the San Francisco Chronicle the following day, the paper quoted two sources close to the league and reported that Montana asked for a guarantee of at least $100,000 to appear.

Not true, Montana said.

"Money wasn't the issue," he said. "My one son had a basketball game Friday night and the other one had a game Sunday afternoon at 12:30, and that's where I wanted to be. I didn't want to miss their games."

He was already in Detroit for four days early in Super Bowl week, promoting BP awareness.

"I wasn't going to stay there another three days," he said. "For what? To walk out on the field with a bunch of other once-weres for a few seconds of applause? I don't need that. I'd rather be at my boys' basketball games. The NFL wasn't happy with that. But that's OK. My boys were happy."

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2006-05-13-montana_x.htm
When you are Super Cool like Joe, you don't have to be in the spotlight anymore. Thats the way he is. if he's happy then I'm happy. He gave us his best years.
Originally posted by bammer806:
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
I saw an interview on this. Joe said something to the effect of the fact that football took him away from his family for years, and now he just wants to be a Dad to his boys and a husband to his wife.

I can't say I blame him. The guy gave the NFL more amazing moments than most of us can remember. If he doesn't want to be there for anyone else, that's on him.

It was great to see Steve and Eddie there for Jerry. It was awesome.

i don't have a link but i have seen interviews (read) were he said he doesn't want to do anything with pro football until his sons are out of college (because of the above reason).

I believe one plays QB in college right now and the other is a senior in high school fighting for a starting position at QB against Gretskys son...

Yep - that's correct. Will Smith's son is a wideout on the same team IIRC
All these excuses for Joe are just that, excuses.

Joe will show, if you pay him enough. Just like that story that came out when the SB was in Detroit. Joe was asked to do a charitable event and said sure, for 100k......

Montana is all of our on field hero's, but the guy is a class A jackass off the field.
Montana was a great QB, but Rice made him the Greatest QB!
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Hey, I am not going to deny it....neither should you...

I, just like all of us fans cannot get enough of Joe Montana. We wish to see Joe at anything that has to do with the 49er's. I always wonder the same thing which is why am I always seeing Steve Young? Why not Joe? We even wish Joe Montana would be our head coach for Christ's sake, right? Or at least the QB coach...you know what I am getting at. I bet some of you would like to live with Joe Montana in his basement?

Point is we all feel the same way, we miss the pride that he brought to our team and all the great memories. BUT, at the end of the day....the guy gave everything he had to us and sacraficed his family for us? When as a friend to Joe do you let him go and enjoy his time with his family?

When do we say that we understand instead of bashing him for not being around. Actually I kinda like it just a tad because he is showing the same smarts off the field as he did on the field. A good DAD would not care what the fans think right now because it is not our time, it's his and his family's time.

Think about it.
I don't know why people whine about a guy just wanting to live is life away from the public spotlight. It has been a while now since he played football. Just because someone doesn't want to be paraded around in the fake media world doesn't mean he is a "jackass". More likely, it is evidence of the contrary. People are funny with their celebrity worship in this country, and their expectations to be "entertained" at all times by someone who has achieved fame.
Originally posted by d49izme:
Ok I'm putting myself in place to catch some $hit here, but am I the only one who has been disappointed in Montana over the past few years? I've went to a couple of games over the past few years when they've honored Rice and Bill walsh at the stick, and tonight I'm watching interview with Jerry when he tears up and Steve Young is sitting next to him....I just think Joe needs to put some stuff behind him and be here for once. Maybe I'm off base and he may have his reasons, but come on man

I was just thinking the same thing over the last few weeks.

With that said, I dont feel he owes us fans anything. It just would be nice to have him around a little more.
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One more thing.....

He is so smart that I bet he will come back to us to a certain extent when he is older and his kids are grown. He will be back, just give him his due time with his family.

It will make seeing him all that more special.....
I can understand Joe's need for privacy, and him wanting to be there for his sons, but seriously, what is one day every couple years? I don't think his boys are gonna cry themselves to sleep if he goes away for a day. I think it's just an excuse for some deeper reason.