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Not your average Joe

As far a Page 2's Brian Murphy is concerned, San Fran was just another city until Joe Montana showed up.

Updated: April 22, 2003, 3:15 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

He made The City a winner.

The City -- yes, capital T, capital C, as it has been known to locals for generations -- had languished in fog-shrouded shame for all of its professional sports life. Lifelong San Franciscans, third- and fourth-generation San Franciscans never knew how championship glory felt or how it tasted or how it wrapped you in a bear-hug of camaraderie and pride and made you scream out the window of your Victorian apartment in the Haight-Ashbury.

Until ...

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