Super Bowl XLV: How Aaron Rodgers Can Protect Joe Montana’s Super Bowl Legacy

February 5, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl XLV is finally upon us and mercifully, the over-commercialized advertising front with a pinch of football thrown in will soon be over.
For San Francisco 49er fans, the game marks the 16th anniversary of the last time their beloved team tasted greatness, but the game provides some interesting tie-ins to Red and Gold history as well, both recent and distant.

Most 49er fans will no doubt spend the game in a state of delusion, lost in some fantastic, farcical, and utterly fabricated alternate surreality in which the 49ers selected Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft and he had led them to this shot at the Lombardi Trophy instead.
All reasonable logic should fairly easily prove that such a reality could never have existed, and even if it could have, the 49ers chose Alex Smith, and we all know the rest of the tale.

Nonetheless, there are a good many reasons for true 49er fans to root for Rodgers to lead the Packers to victory o...

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