Itís a comparison thatís been made before, of course, but now with Tom Bradyís team on the doorstep to the best NFL season ever, San Franciscans are ready to talk: Is the Patriots quarterback better than Joe Montana?
The San Francisco Chronicleís Scott Ostler writes:
It's Thor versus Zeus.
Zeus, of Greek mythology, was the sender of thunder, lightning, wind and rain. Thor was the Norse and German god of thunder, and he swung a mean mjolnir (short-handled hammer).
This is where you get the big question: If it all came down to one game, which guy would be your quarterback?
I'm not saying Montana will be voted off his throne by consensus, should the Patriots win. I'm just saying there will be a battle.
If the Patriots beat the Giants next Sunday, Brady would join Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks to go 4-for-4 in Super Bowls. It might be because Bradyís a Bay Area guy, but the debate isnít as one-sided as you might expect on SFGate.com.
Writes one commenter: ďThe debate continues.... More meaningful than a side-by-side comparison is an analysis of the defenses against which they played and their own teams' defenses. Not going to throw out any extensive knowledge here, but I think the dilution of talent in the current era at any given moment due to a larger league and longer season may also be a factor. It'd be interesting to see this article posted on Boston.com.Ē
Well, there you go.