NFL legend Joe Montana enjoying soccer in Canada?
It might sound like a dream, however the four-time Super Bowl champion says it was at the least introduced to him as an choice.
Montana was on radio row at Super Bowl LVII on Thursday, and the NFL legend instructed radio host Rich Eisen that comic John Candy tried to recruit him to the Canadian Football League throughout his profession.
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“My contract was up, and he was one of the owners of the Toronto Argonauts,” Montana stated. “He was trying to get me to go to Canada.”
“They just didn’t have enough money,” Montana added as he laughed.
Montana instructed Eisen he really held a couple of conferences with Candy about signing with the Argonauts.
In 1991, Candy grew to become a minority stake proprietor within the Argonauts after Los Angeles Kings proprietor Bruce McNall bought the group.
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Montana and Candy are tied by a well-known story by which Montana identified Candy on the sidelines throughout Super Bowl XXII.
With the 49ers down 16-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals late within the fourth quarter, Montana instructed offensive lineman Harris Barton that Candy was on the sidelines as they ready for the game-winning drive.
“I didn’t do it to unwind him,” Montana stated. “I just thought he would appreciate seeing John Candy!”
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“He appreciates it now more than he did back then before we started ‘The Drive.’”
Montana would lead San Francisco on a 92-yard drive, capped by a 10-yard landing go to huge receiver John Taylor to win Super Bowl XXII.
Candy handed away in 1994 from a coronary heart assault.