Joe Montana

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Does Stephen Curry belong on the Bay Area’s sports Mt. Rushmore?

It wasn’t until December 30, 2017, that I realized how legendary Stephen…

 

The Millennium Tower at Mission and Fremont streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Condo owners in sinking Millennium Tower estimate homes worth $0

Multi-million dollar condos in the Millennium Tower may now be worth zilch.…

 

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. accepted his gold jacket for induction to the Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. (Courtesy 49ers via Instagram)

DeBartolo’s contribution to football immortalized

CANTON, Ohio - He knew the shortcuts. Edward DeBartolo Jr. says he…

 

Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Manning smartest, but Montana still best

Muhammad Ali stayed too long on the ropes, suffering poundings that led…

Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)

Manning case: Why assume when you don’t know?

In a country where only 19 percent of working-age Americans have four-year…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)
League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

‘Sore loser’ Newton damages image

We should listen to our mothers, right? Cam Newton, evidently, did not.…

League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry defends. (George Nikitin/AP)

Durant rumors gain momentum

The thought of Kevin Durant in a Warriors’ uniform is as complicated…

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry defends. (George Nikitin/AP)
Joe Montana, left, talks about technology with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as part of the Future of the NFL panel at Moscone West on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Joe Cool to Joe Code: Montana rides tech wave

The NFL has big plans for technology in the future, and guess…

Joe Montana, left, talks about technology with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as part of the Future of the NFL panel at Moscone West on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)

Montana still reigns over a city, a sport

His hair is silver now, the color of four Vince Lombardi Trophies,…

Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)

Peytongate places Manning under seige

A year ago it was Deflategate. This time it’s what, Peytongate? The…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)
New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Brady, Patriots trigger scorn — and buzz

DENVER — The new conspiracy theory is Son Of Deflategate, a bastard son…

New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)
A 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's training camp on Saturday. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Sad sod sob story haunts 49ers

You can see vintage art pieces celebrating Kerouac and Steinbeck inside Levi’s…

A 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's training camp on Saturday. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at an event at Salem State University on May 7, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Brady: A modern-day Nixon

Well, so much for the 2024 presidential bid. Unless you are Nixonian…

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at an event at Salem State University on May 7, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

The wreckage in Santa Clara

This feels like one of those post-apocalyptic movies where Colin Kaepernick, played…

San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dub dynasty? Pieces are in place

The only one still recalling the goofy, pitiable past is Bob Myers,…

With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
David J. Phillip/AP PhotoThe Giants rely on Hunter Pence for team balance.

Sports: SF around the Internet

Here's a look at some things you might have missed in the…

David J. Phillip/AP PhotoThe Giants rely on Hunter Pence for team balance.
Eric Risberg/APSan Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana

49ers greats ready to do battle in Legends of Candlestick flag football game

While they may be at varying degrees of athletic fitness, 49ers greats…

Eric Risberg/APSan Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana
Young prom attendees get a red carpet welcome from the 49ers at the prom at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. It is the first prom since the hospital moved to its new Mission Bay location on February 1. From left to right: Dillon Ferrell

25 years later, 49ers’ Super Bowl XXIII drive still lives on

The 49ers are one of the most decorated franchises in the NFL,…

Young prom attendees get a red carpet welcome from the 49ers at the prom at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. It is the first prom since the hospital moved to its new Mission Bay location on February 1. From left to right: Dillon Ferrell
Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.

Montana won’t attend Candlestick’s farewell game

As strange as it may seem, 49ers legend Joe Montana will not…

Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.