Joe Montana Vs. Dan Marino Flag Football Showdown To Close Out Candlestick Park
Famed 49er Joe Montana is returning to quarterback one last game at Candlestick Park.
The NFL Hall of Famer is commemorating San Francisco’s former stadium with one final football match that will bring together some of the team’s greats.
According to 49ers.com, Montana will be joined by fellow former 49ers Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Dwight Clark to play a flag football game against fellow Hall of Famer Dan Marino and other ex-NFLers on July 12. Tickets for the event go on sale May 10.
As 49ers fans fondly remember, Montana led San Francisco to victory against Marino and the Miami Dolphins at Super Bowl XIX in 1985.
It’s a fitting sendoff for the famed stadium, which started out as the home of the San Francisco Giants MLB team before housing the 49ers in 1971.
Afterward, Paul McCartney is slated to play Candlestick Park’s last concert on Aug. 14, 48 years after the Beatles performed their last concert at the same venue in 1966.
The 49ers will kick off their inaugural season at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with a preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 17.
H/t Bleacher Report.
Alright, first of all, who wins? I’m going team Montana. There’s a lot on the line though. Marino hasn’t won shit.. lost Super Bowl XIX to Montana and the 49ers, so there has to be something there.
If Marino loses it’s going to be all smiles from him…. until he gets back to his hotel room and breaks everything in a fit of rage. He’ll probably end up watching his Super Bowl XIX loss on repeat for 2 or 3 straight days in his underwear, in a private showing room somewhere, like Leo DiCaprio in Aviator.
If Marino wins.. I think he’ll want a commemorative ring. He’s got everything to lose in this celebrity game.
I just don’t see Montana folding.. he’s in his palace with the best ex-receiver in the NFL, Jerry Rice. Team Montana -14.
I love it..
These guys have always been at each other’s nuts.. bet you Marino lost himself a cookout too