Joe Montana

New England Patriots are only AFC East team set at quarterback for 2018

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 19: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots directs the offense against the Oakland Raiders during the first half at …

New England

New York Jets: Franchise quarterback doesn’t have to be top pick

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: The New England Patriots celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 …

Sports

Steve Young’s autobiography: Great parts buried within a repetitive read

Steve Young’s autobiography came out last year, and we put off reviewing it for quite a while. With the bye week slowing things down a bit for me, I …

Books

BSJ Oral History: How Cassius Marsh and his 'controlled insanity' reached the NFL

Email<p>Print<p><i>He is, without a doubt, the most interesting new face in the Patriots’ locker room.</i><p><i>Cassius Marsh was acquired in a deal with the Seahawks</i> …

Jaylen Brown

Week 11 bold fantasy predictions: Chiefs go wild

All your favorite NFL Fantasy analysts (and the other ones, too) spend all week pouring over data, slugging through hours of game film and debating …

Nathan Peterman

Jay Leno Shows His 1940 Indian Four That Once Belonged To Joe Montana [Video]

Jay Leno is the proud owner of a 1940 Indian Four with a sidecar, which once belonged to Joe Montana. While this vintage motorcycle isn’t perfectly …

Classic Cars

Pac-12 greatest games No. 4: ‘The Bush Push’ (you-know-who vs. you-know-who)

Two of the five greatest games in Pac-12 history are from the same season, and the same team.<p>Those guys must have been pretty good.<p><b>Date:</b> Oct. 15, …

College Football

Why is Patriots QB Tom Brady sharper than ever? He explains to USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady sent me his new book, <i>The TB12 Method</i>, and the implication is that, well, his lifestyle principles can work for just about anybody — elite athletes, weekend YMCA warriors, yoga enthusiasts or even middle-aged columnists pressed to make that next deadline.<p>The New England Patriots star …

News (U.S.)

Stats Wizard: Bills' numbers, facts, and oddities to wrap up the 1970s

Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September …

Buffalo

Mastercard Brings Back Iconic Duo In New Holiday Spot, Sort Of

According to projections from Deloitte, retail sales from e-commerce alone are expected to reach $111 to $114 billion during the 2017 holiday season. One iconic brand is bringing back two iconic individual brands — sort of, to remind consumers just how easy online shopping can be this holiday …

Marketing

Matt Ryan gets to 40,000 passing yards faster than anyone

Currently, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t get mentioned much when listing the game’s all-time greats. That could be changing, soon.<p>Ryan …

NFL

“These Are Some Of The Small Things That He And I Have Started To Discuss”

Yes, iconic Hall of Fame Buccaneer Derrick Brooks is still mentoring America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. It’s been going on since Jameis joined …

Peyton Manning

Maiocco: ‘There’s a decent chance’ Jimmy Garoppolo will play on Sunday

C.J. Beathard and the 49ers offensive line were roughed up last Sunday by the Arizona Cardinals, and many in Niner Nation stood by hoping potential …

New England

LeBron not concerned with his all-time ranking: 'It's barbershop talk'

LeBron James will go down as one of the best players of all time - if not the best player ever - when his career is over.<p>For now, The King is …

Sports

Band Together Bay Area announces detailed concert lineup

Concert Goers Encouraged to Use Public Transit Arriving No Later than 5:45 p.m.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (November 7, 2017) - Metallica, Dead & Company, Dave …

Natalie Coughlin

Will.i.am's Startup Raises $117 Million

I.am+, the tech startup founded by pop star and entrepreneur will.i.am, has raised $117 million in venture funding, the company told Reuters on …

Tech Industry

Tom Brady Shredded On Bye Week, Joe Montana Gets It In & Drinking Vodka In Front Of Mom

VIEW GALLERY<p>Your Super Bowl probables<p>Imagine a Steelers-Eagles Super Bowl in Minnesota. IMAGINE IT! As of today, those two teams have the highest …

New England

Tom Brady will retire a Patriot, unless New England finds someone better

Tom Brady understands athletic mortality even as he resists it, as he has created a brand and a life devoted to defeating it. He proselytizes about …

New England

When is it okay to start worrying about Andrew Luck’s legacy?

Andrew Luck will not play football this year, and it might be time to start seriously worrying if he’ll ever deliver on lofty promises.<p>Stop me if …

Sports

Steve Young doesn't expect things to click for Garoppolo until the end of the season

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOne person who knows about quarterback play is San Francisco 49ers great turned <i>ESPN</i> analyst Steve Young. The Hall of Fame …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Brady/Garoppolo is a nice what-if of Montana/Young

The 49ers decided to deal Montana instead of Young, that worked out. But what if Montana stayed?The details surrounding the Jimmy Garoppolo trade are …

New England

Tom Brady is a ‘loon,’ who got what he needed from ESPN

Tom Brady comes off, well, slightly deranged in the lengthy ESPN feature piece about the Patriots quarterback and his “TB12 Method.”<p>Bill Simmons …

New England Patriots

Trolling The Nation for Cowboys @ Redskins: "That went so bad...so fast."

Read what fans of other teams had to say as they watched the Cowboys pull out a division win on the road against the Redskins.As we like to do on …

David Irving

Michigan Football: The Soul of the Future is Now

In its win over Rutgers, Michigan football put the future on display, including quarterback Brandon Peters, and it was beautiful. It’s funny what a …

College Sports

Sunday Morning QB: Grading trade destinations for Eli Manning

Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Brett Favre, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton and Kurt Warner are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Football (U.S.)

Eagles Wary Of Desperate 49ers

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — The cliches were out in full force this week.As expected, the Eagles had plenty of compliments for the winless San Francisco …

Carlos Hyde

Rest of the story: Everson Walls has bittersweet visit with Dwight Clark

After writing this story last week on Everson Walls’ unexpected friendship with Dwight Clark, I figured a postscript was appropriate.<p>Today, I spoke again with Walls, the Cowboys cornerback whom Clark soared over for “The Catch” in the NFC Championship Game after the 1981 season.<p>Along with nearly 40 …

Levi's Stadium

Dwight Clark opens up about battle with ALS with Murph and Mac

Former 49ers great Dwight Clark went on Murph amd Mac and provided insight to his experience on Sunday, his struggle with a ALS, and the people who …

Worth 1,000 Words: Dwight Clark and Joe Montana Reunited

Over the course of the season, we will feature a select photo from each game taken by a member of the San Francisco 49ers photography staff in our …

Drew Brees, Not Tom Brady, Really Is the G.O.A.T.

It seemed as though Tom Brady ended the G.O.A.T. discussion last February. As he overcame a 28-3 deficit to win his fifth Super Bowl ring, Brady had …

New England