Thousands crammed Fresno's Save Mart Center yesterday for a motivational seminar advertising appearances from Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Joe Montana. This being Northern California, Montana was the big draw. He no-showed.
Four-and-a-half hours of pregame coverage is about to start on Fox. Water torture for the brain. So, here's a collection of Super Bowl XLV stories that have filtered in over the course of the past few days.
Matt Simms and Nate Montana are playing football at tiny community colleges instead of D-I powerhouses. Weird, right? I mean, they've got blond hair and famous last names. What else do you need to play quarterback? [LA Times]
Tough call for Nick Montana: Charlie Weis' Notre Dame or winless Washington? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a Huskie by the toe, my father told me to pick the best one and that is Y-O-U-W. [Seattle Times]
HRJ Capital, an investment firm started by former 49ers Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton (Montana left in 2006), may be taken over by Silicon Valley Bank, to which it owes $69 million. [San Francisco Chronicle]