Brady following in steps of his idol

Tom Brady grew up idolizing Joe Montana and now the Patriots' quarterback is being compared to him.

Updated: January 27, 2004, 6:29 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Unlike those 743,000 Bay Area liars over the years, he was at Candlestick Park when "The Catch" became a part of football legend and lore. Not that he remembers it, exactly.

The slight 3-year-old was there, tucked between his father, Tom, and mother, Galynn, at the other end of the stadium behind the south end zone. During the first half he had whined and agitated for one of those foam 49ers-are-No. 1 fingers -- and, eventually, of course, he got one, along with a hot dog ...

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