I got this book ages ago because Joe Montana just amazed me with the 49ers. This isn't a football book but a story about the man and how he got where he did. It's very interesting, honest and endearing.
Audibles My Life In Football
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You probably know Joe Montana for winning four superbowls for the forty-niners or being a Hall of Fame quarterback. This book isn't just about that, it explains how Joe got to the pros from Pop Warner football to the end of his career in football. I chose to read this book because I am really into sports and I wanted to read a book that was sports related. The main focus of this book is the hardships Joe faced to become a successful quarterback in the N.F.L. Joe had many amazing experiences throughout his football career and I will name a few. While Joe was in college he thought that his coach Dan Devine took all of the credit himself. It took Joe until the last game of his college career to get what he thought was the respect he deserved from his coach. In his last game, the Cotton Bowl, his team, Notre Dame, was down thirty-four to fourteen at half time, and Joe had the flu, but, the doctors put him on an I.V. and had him eating hot bowls of chicken soup since it was about ten degrees Fahrenheit outside. In the second half Joe led the team on an incredible come back to make the score thirty-four to twenty-eight and Notre Dame had the ball needing a touchdown to win. Joe marched them down the field to about the ten yard line with fifteen seconds to play, and Devine called for their tight end to run across into the end zone. Joe threw a perfect pass low and hard so he could dive for it and he dropped it. Joe went over to talk with Devine about what play they should run and Joe says "I want to run the same play." Sure enough he does the same play, throws the same pass and the ball is caught! Joe learned that you have to work hard to earn peoples respect. This is important to Joe because he thought he deserved more credit than Devine gave him and after that Devine gave him all the credit. Another big event was when his wife Jennifer had their daughter, Alexandra. This was huge for Joe because she gave him a person to talk to after a game or practice to calm him down. He said "Even thought she can't quite understand me it makes me feel calm to talk to her. It's like being in a whole new world." Joe learned that there can be another world almost where nothing bothers you and that's what he felt like around Alexandra. Probably one of the most important events in this book was the nineteen eight-five Super Bowl between the Forty-Niners and the Miami Dolphins or Joe Montana against Dan Marino. Everybody was talking about Dan Marino who had set the single season touchdown passes record that year with forty-eight touchdown passes, but Marino didn't do so great, throwing one touchdown but two interceptions for over three hundred yards. Joe won his second MVP and his second Super Bowl win. He learned that just because someone does something great one day or one season doesn't mean he will do it when it counts. This was important to Joe because it showed he was the NFL's best quarterback. Joe learned many things during his life an
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