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Wednesday’s Mashup: Joe Montana stops short of calling Tom Brady the GOAT: ‘I think it’s really hard to give anyone that title’

Lucy Burdge
December 12, 2018 - 5:51 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA:
Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSB)NBA: Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Toronto at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Tom Brady was raised in California looking up to Joe Montana and now many believe Brady has surpassed Montana as the best football player ever.

Montana addressed this on a recent podcast appearance on Bleacher Report’s “Stick to Football,” saying it’s tough to call anyone the best ever because the game is always evolving.

“Eh, everybody wants that title I think,” Montana said. “I think it’s really hard to give anyone that title. Tom obviously has had a tremendous career and I have a lot of respect for what he’s done and all he’s accomplished. You know, everybody tried to compare us and there’s just no comparison. The way I look at it, I mean if you go back and try to compare when I played to guys who played long before me if you look at Otto Graham and Sammy Baugh, those guys were way ahead of their time in what they were able to accomplish. You can hardly find film on them, but you know, the game is forever changing and I just say enjoy everyone for what it’s worth.”

But he’s sure Brady is in a class of his own.

“Yeah, I’m just happy to be in the conversation,” he continued. “But obviously, Tom is just putting up stupid numbers so it’s going to be hard for anybody to catch him I think.”

-- NASA has responded to Steph Curry after Curry recently said he does not believe the United States landed on the moon in 1969.

"We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman, told The New York Times. "We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we're doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay."

The Warriors star appeared on the The Ringer's "Winging It" podcast recently and expressed his doubts about the moon landing.

"I've got a lot of interesting feedback from some ex-NASA astronauts that I'm planning on having a conversation with," Curry told reporters on Monday. "So some good is going to come out of this, for sure."

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, also responded to Curry’s comments.

"I can't imagine he really believes that,” Bridenstine said. "I think it's funny … It's outside the realm of what's possible … Here's the thing, we didn't just go to the moon once, we went to the moon six times. And, we did it from 1969 to 1972."

"My son is a huge fan of Steph Curry,” he continued. “So, if we can get him involved in space, I'm for it."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Put it this way, I just look at my whole career and nobody expected me to do what I did and I’ve enjoyed proving everyone wrong. I think I have to do it one more time. That’s it. And that’s going to be fun. I enjoy that. And I hope it turns out the way it did the first time." -- Dustin Pedroia, to WEEI.com, on his expectation to return to the Red Sox lineup next season

 

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