Joe Montana
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"Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr.", nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a Pro Football Hall of Fame/hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a 1977 college football season/college national championship at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football/Notre Dame, Montana started his National Football League/NFL career in 1979 San Francisco 49ers season/1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 season (sport)/seasons. Traded before the 1993 Kansas City Chiefs season/1993 season, he spent his final two years in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started and won four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards. Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 NFL season/2000, his first year of eligibility. Montana is one of two players ever to have been named Super Bowl MVP three times (Tom Brady being the other).

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I have a fear of failure.

From one year to the next I went to a physical and was expecting to just check the box. The next thing I knew my blood pressure was elevated and I had to see a cardiologist.

Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.

He played terrible in the game and he knows it. He wants to redeem himself.

I usually come in for work. All the parties are for the fans. When the players go it is no fun and it turns into an autograph session.

When you're first starting out, it's good to be a little scared.

He pushed me and pushed us ... to seek perfection. If you miss perfection, you end up with greatness, and he could handle that, but nothing less.

In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever.

I was always scheduled to be done Friday. I missed my two girls growing up, so if I have it in my control, I get here if I possibly can.