San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana is suing the Millennium Tower’s developers, saying they gave him a discount on a lease seven years ago in exchange for helping sagging sales without telling him the luxury high-rise was already sinking dramatically.
In a suit filed late last week, Montana and his wife Jennifer accuse Millennium Partners of hiding the building’s growing troubles when they struck two deals with the celebrity couple and then gave them a deal in buying a unit on the 41st floor in 2013.
The building is sinking and leaning to the north and west and continues to sink at a rate of about an inch a year.
“The interior surfaces of the Montanas' unit are off-level and the fit and finish of the unit are in disrepair due to the total and differential settlement of the Tower,” the suit claims, referring to their unit on the 41st floor of the 58-story tower.
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The greatest debate in the sporting world boils down to two Bay Area athletes: Joe Montana versus Tom Brady.
Brady, who grew up in San Mateo and idolized the former San Francisco 49ers legend, leapfrogged Montana for Super Bowl rings and Super Bowl MVP awards when the New England Patriots on Sunday pulled off the largest comeback in NFL history to stun the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
The quetion is now on the table. Who is the GOAT (or greatest of all-time)?
The two legendary quarterbacks' numbers are listed below. The final decision is up to you.
Super Bowl Marks:
Championships — Tom Brady: 5 | Joe Montana: 4
Most Valuable Player Awards — Tom Brady: 4 | Joe Montana: 3
Record — Tom Brady: 5-2 | Joe Montana: 4-0
Touchdowns — Tom Brady: 15 | Joe Montana: 11
Interceptions — Tom Brady: 5 | Joe Montana: 0
Completion Percentage — Tom Brady: 67.0 | Joe Montana: 68.0
Passing Yards — Tom Brady: 2,071 | Joe Montana: 1,142
Completions — Tom Brady: 207 | Joe Montana: 83
Passer Rating — Tom Brady: 95.3 | Joe Montana: 127.8
Margin of Victory in Super Bowl Wins — Tom Brady: +19 | Joe Montana: +76
Career Postseason Marks:
Record — Tom Brady: 25-9 | Joe Montana: 16-7
Touchdowns — Tom Brady: 63 | Joe Montana: 45
Interceptions — Tom Brady: 31 | Joe Montana: 21
Completion Percentage — Tom Brady: 62.7 | Joe Montana: 62.7
Passing Yards — Tom Brady: 9,094 | Joe Montana: 5,772
Completions — Tom Brady: 831 | Joe Montana: 460
Passer Rating — Tom Brady: 89.0 | Joe Montana: 95.6
Game-Winning Drives — Tom Brady: 10 | Joe Montana: 5
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The debate over who is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL is a hot topic in the Bay Area. Tom Brady's fifth Super Bowl title, achieved on Sunday, puts him ahead of both Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls.
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Barry Bonds, joined the conversation on Monday, a day after Brady led the Patriots' come-from-behind, overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
"The greatest quarterback to ever play football Tom Brady," Bonds tweeted. "Congratulations buddy."
Bonds (class of 1982) and Brady (class of 1995) both graduated from Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo.