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Joe Cool drives 49ers to title

Updated: January 16, 2002, 9:55 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 22, 1989

The San Francisco 49ers trail the Cincinnati Bengals by three points in Super Bowl XXIII with 3:10 left when Montana spots - no, not an open receiver - but a personality. "There, in the stands, standing near the exit ramp," Montana says to tackle Harris Barton. "Isn't that John Candy?"

After locating the comedian in the stands, Joe Cool is all business. He hits 8-of-9 passes, accounting for 97 yards. (While the 49ers start on their own eight, they have to gain ...

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