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An American Dream
Leigh Montville
December 24, 1990
What kid doesn't want to grow up to be quarterback Joe Montana?
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December 24, 1990

An American Dream

What kid doesn't want to grow up to be quarterback Joe Montana?

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What could be better than to be the best quarterback of all, to be in charge, to be famous, to be a picture on everyone else's wall? You could be anything you want to be, but you want most to be this one man. He stands alone on his 100-yard field. He has answered all the questions on all the physical tests, finished where everyone else wanted to finish, the one guy to complete the American boyhood dream.

You could have been...would have been...who knows? You still might be.

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