Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LITTLE KNOW FACT

Evidently, Joe Montana’s coming out party was held in Chapel Hill.

Before Joe Montana's "Chicken Soup" rally at the Cotton Bowl in 1979 or "The Catch" at Candlestick in 1982, a 19-year-old unknown led "The Comeback" at Kenan Stadium in 1975. Montana was inserted into the game in the fourth quarter with the Golden Domers trailing the Heels 14-6. He promptly scored, converted on the two point conversion and then scored again. Final: ND 21, UNC 14.

The video includes the worst attempt at a tackle by the UNC safety on the winning touchdown play that you may ever see, and you can see the UNC faithful throwing things at the ND wide receiver after he crossed the goal line – southern hospitality at its finest.

Oddly enough, Montana was on Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge’s radar screen as a potential basketball recruit.

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