With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to write about football again! It’s hard to mention the Super Bowl and not think about Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. It’s also hard for me to think about Joe Montana and not think about the two seasons he played with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the corner of my “man cave” is a 2’ x 3’ Sports Illustrated poster of Joe Montana…as a Kansas City Chief. Not too far from the poster, I have displayed a Fleer football card of Joe Montana…again as a Kansas City Chief.
Maybe Montana’s glory days were with the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992), but he finished his playing days as a Chief (1993-94). Many people may remember that the town of Ismay, Montana, was unofficially renamed Joe, Montana, back in 1993.
The greatest game (in my humble opinion) Montana played for the Chiefs happened on Monday Night Football (MNF), October 17, 1994. Montana led the Chiefs to a victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Elway had put the Broncos ahead with a little over a minute left, but too much time was left for Montana. Montana threw a TD pass with eight seconds left to give the Chiefs the victory. Right after the pass, MNF announcer Dan Dierdorf said, “Lord, you can take me now, I’ve seen it all.” Continue reading