Wednesday, February 25, 2015

KPIX Hires Joe and Jennifer Montana as Super Bowl 50/ NFL 2015 Season Contributors

Montanas and KPIX KPIX, which has begun pubbing Super Bowl 50 about a split second after the last one, has hired Joe and Jennifer Montana as "contributors" for the station's 2015 "Super Bowl" coverage" --not coincidentally, CBS, which owns KPIX, carries the game next year which will be played at Levi's Stadium.

In both his playing and non-playing days, Montana wasn't exactly a sound bite waiting to happen; let's just say even when he talked he didn't say much of anything which was (and still is) pretty much OK with Bay Area sports fans who still place Joe Montana in the permanent HOF charm department. Which presumably is the reason why KPIX went out and according to my station source, paid through the roof for Montana's gridiron growls.

Oh, and it probably helped too that Jennifer Montana worked as a contributor for KPIX News in the late 1980's.

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17 comments:

  1. Both Joe and his wife Jennifer have aged very well, at least physically. I imagine both are used to being in the public eye, so they work out or more likely, have private trainers who come to their homes. Good for them. I don't know what their kids are like. Some writers on this blog probably do, of have children at the same schools.

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    1. Joe used to live down the road from me back in the early 1990's. I'd often spot him or Jennifer driving by my house, and the kids were pre-school or elementary school age back then, so they're adults by now.

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  2. Why such a disapproving attitude about this.
    Joe Montana isn't qualified to be a part of Super Bowl coverage?

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  3. Didn't she host their "Evening Magazine" show for short time?

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  4. Joe is God in these parts....Your comments are not cool....

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    1. Joe isn't much of an orator, he did his best on the field as the greatest QB ever to play...

      That being said, a lot of San Franciscans see Joe as a "sell out," when it comes to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, aka "The Broiler." In fact some of the faithful in SF call him "Traitor Joe."

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  5. I gather Rich Lieberman doesn't think KPIX should be allowed to publicize their own product. And the snarky comments about Joe and Jennifer Montana, what's that about?

    Is there supposed to be something wrong with hiring, arguably, the greatest QB of all times to cover a football game?

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    1. You must be new to this blog.

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  6. While Montana might be the best Super Bowl QB of all-time (Brady or Bradshaw fans might disagree), I agree that he's not loaded with charisma. His is a more low-key folksy charm. My bet is his wife takes the lead, camera-wise, and he goes along for the ride as the straight man, more or less.

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    1. So he shouldn't be hired by KPIX to work on the local Super Bowl?

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    2. Did I write that? - I think it's fine he works for KPIX, just that Joe has always struck me as football player first, media personality second, Papa John Super Bowl commercials notwithstanding.

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  7. Lieberman loses credibility when he complains about anything and everything. He is now the grouchy old guy yelling at the kids on his lawn.

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  8. Joe tends to dislike...no hate.... things that are.... good.

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  9. Seriously, people are referring to him as Traitor Joe? I find that very hard to believe that anybody but a complete moron would think that, much less say it.

    Please.

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    1. Apparently you don't read sfgate.com, or you're new to the Bay Area, because "Traitor Joe" has been used "countless" times in regards to Mighty Joe!

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  10. I saw Joe and Jennifer this afternoon at the S.F. Costco, just doing their shopping like everyone else. They were right ahead of me in line, pretty random. Have seen them a couple other times in Union Square and at a Giants game, they're very active in the city and live in the SoMa.

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