Sunday, July 13, 2008

No Average Joe

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I don't usually get excited about celebrity sightings, considering I live in LA, I don't like autographs, and I'm generally unimpressed with too cool for regular people actors, musicians, and athletes.

Saturday, however, was different. Me and a group of friends were at Zuma Beach (between tower 4 and 5 to be exact) and here comes Joe Montana with his wife and son, and sits down about 10 feet from us. Arguably the best quarterback in the history of the NFL, and this coming from a Niners hater and Cowboys fan, and he's in the middle of Zuma Beach. Not on some private beach or on some private island, but with the common folk.
He was nicknamed "Joe Cool" in his playing days and he was "Joe Cool" on the beach.
Perhaps Montana has a mystique around him because he's dropped himself out of the spotlight. While other legendary quarterbacks have transitioned into television, like Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, and Steve Young, Montana has kept quiet.

I'd love to report to you that he was our all-time Quarterback in our four on four football game, which ended after one possession each, but that didn't happen.

Instead, we got a smile out of him when we got up and started tossing the football around.

1. Re-Enact "The Catch."

2. Say, "hey, aren't you Steve Young."

3. Have him throw a pass to one of my buddies and then pick it off, so I could say I intercepted Joe Montana.

Tubby Watch:

Tubby received an award from ESPN.

The Least Valuable Player of the first half award. Here's what Jayson Stark wrote about Tubby and his strikeout smirk:

"If Andruw Jones's second half resembles his first half, he's potentially heading for (ready for this?) the Worst Offensive Season in Baseball History. At this rate, he'd finish with a .172 average, .261 slugging percentage, five homers, 21 RBIs, 125 strikeouts and only 64 hits. And you shouldn't be flabbergasted to learn that the all-time list of players who have had numbers that gruesome consists of, well, nobody."

Don't go Ronny:

It appears my Ronny Turiaf jersey journey is over. Turiaf signed a 4-year, $17 milion offer sheet with the Warriors and the Lakers are unlikely to match the offer according to the L.A. Times.

Who knew Corey Maggette played defense?

The new Warriors forward has Elton Brand's back. He says that Brand wanted to stay in LA but felt disrespected by the Clippers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any updates coming?