Monday, July 14, 2014

Joe Montana hits Eddie DeBartolo for final TD in Candlestick (VIDEO)

It seemed only fitting that San Francisco 49ers icon Joe Montana threw Candlestick Park's
last touchdown pass in a "game" to former team owner Eddie DeBartolo as the Niners did something the notorious San Francisco Bay winds never could — blow out the last flicker of light on the beloved stadium.

Montana rallied his team to down his All-Stars opponents, 45-40, in the Legends of Candlestick flag football game on Saturday night in a touching farewell to the concrete lady.

In 2014 the 49ers will unveil Levi's Stadium, their spanking new home after 33 years in creaky, 54-year-old Candlestick.

More than 25,000 fans were in attendance to say goodbye to Candlestick. The flag-football game that matched 49ers legends against past NFL All-Stars was the final salute to the team's glorious history in what was sadly becoming known as Candlestink

"It's a dream come true to get everybody back here," DeBartolo told the San Francisco Chronicle. "And have a fitting end to this stadium. It's a special place that has great, great memories for us that will last forever."

Montana threw three touchdown passes while Steve Young rushed for a score. Jeff Garcia added two touchdowns, with one going to Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice.

After Montana's game-winning pass, DeBartolo was carried off the field by his team.

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