- Jun 4, 2017
Also very well said, and more measured in response. I agree...having lost both my parents recently, as well as a close friend, I leap into melancholy at the first opportunity. Not a great place to be.Well said, the article hit me this way too a little bit.
On the other hand, as much as the article wanted to portray Montana as being filled with bitterness and an abyss of longing, I thought the actual events reported made him sound pretty well-adjusted overall. It took him a while, but he found a second career for which he has a passion and keeps him engaged. He has a ton of support and closeness with family and friends, travels all the time. He's 66, so of course there are going to be some funerals in his life too, but also loves his grandchildren, his children love him, he has more opportunities than he can count, and he still stops traffic on the streets of San Francisco. The author had to work real hard to take him out of his normal mood of joy and focus, if only to make the point that he could still be brought to thoughts of regret. But who among us can reach our 60s without some wish for more youth, more glory, more accomplishment? If we each have the things Montana has in his life today, minus all the money and fame, just days full of love, food, travel, friends and family, who would look at us and say "man, he's bitter"?
On a lighter note, I remember the 2005–06 arguments (not on this site, but on another lesser site) of people who believed Marc Bulger was the better QB--*much better*--and others who lamented us not having the great J. P. Losman...interesting times.