Montana on Candlestick: 'Issues with field, but we had home-field advantage'
Joe Montana will be watching from afar as the 49ers play their final regular season game at Candlestick. (USATSI)
Joe Montana left the door open last week for another of his patented comebacks when he said it was “unlikely” he would attend the final 49ers regular-season game at Candlestick Park.
On Monday, he closed the door.
Montana attended the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday to watch his son, Nick, start at quarterback in Tulane’s 24-21 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Montana completed 5-of-8 passes for 63 yards and an interception before getting replaced.
Joe Montana announced Sunday in a series of messages on Twitter that he would not be in attendance Monday night when the 49ers play the Atlanta Falcons.
(1of3) It's been a long time since I played at #CandlesticPark but I will never forget it! So many great memories!!— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) December 23, 2013
(2of3) I regret that I will not be at the last game on @Mondaynightfootball but I will be watching!— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) December 23, 2013
(3of3) I will be with my family for the Christmas holiday and pulling for a victory!! GO NINER'S!! See you all at #LeviStadium!— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) December 23, 2013