Where was Joe Montana on Monday night? Who knows, but there were several other 49ers luminaries who made one last trip to Candlestick Park. Since I shot a bunch of photos both before and after the game that I’m not sure I’ll be able to use if I don’t post them ASAP, here’s Part III of my photo series: the former 49ers.
We’ll start with the game’s honorary captain, Eddie Debartolo, who provides the best “caption this” photo I’ve ever taken.
I was able to capture every former 49er I saw except for Harris Barton (sorry, Barton fans). Here’s Brent Jones:
Check out Jerry Rice’s purple shoes he used to run a post pattern and catch a “touchdown pass” from Steve Young:
Here’s Rice sharing a moment with fellow wideout Dwight Clark before the game:
Steve Young was pretty intense during the last couple minutes of the game:
Terrell Owens had a great career, and his touchdown reception in the playoffs against the Packers was a great Candlestick moment, but he seemed out of place during the postgame ceremony considering the other (non-Chris Berman) guys on stage. Oh well.
Here’s another “caption this” photo, this time featuring Berman (for a look at Boomer throwing his weight around before the game, click here):
Here comes Eddie D! Look who isn’t clapping (Owens didn’t clap for Jed, either):
Eddie wears his sunglasses at night … which is about as surprising as Owens neither acknowledging Mr. D’s presence nor paying attention to his speech.
Sorry, no photos of Boyz II Men. Once they started singing and I realized that Montana wasn’t making a surprise cameo, I turned around and headed to the 49ers locker room (meaning I missed the fireworks show, but talking to Eric Wright was worth it).