When Joe Montana talks football, people listen. Why wouldn't they? The former NFL Most Valuable Player won three Super Bowl titles with the San Francisco 49ers and is regarded as one of the top-five football players of all time by pundits.
"I think they have the capability to," Montana said. "When you look at the way the team was put together, they're young, they're aggressive. Their coach is very aggressive and upbeat. Anytime you can make going to work fun, even though you're playing as I say 'a stupid game for a living,' it makes going to the facility every day really a joy. When you're having fun at what you're doing, you're always a lot better at it."
It's a little odd that Montana didn't say anything to the NFL Network about his former team, the San Francisco 49ers. Over the past three seasons, the 49ers have played in all three NFC Championship games and were just short on winning the Super Bowl title over the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. During that time, the 49ers, who are in the same division as the Seattle Seahawks, have a 36-11-1 record. The Seahawks are 31-17 during that time and have qualified for the playoffs in two of the years.
According to most football experts, there have been a grand total of five dynasties during the Super Bowl era. In the 1960s, it was Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers. The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the 1970s, winning four Super Bowls, led by Terry Bradshaw and the Steel Curtain defense. Montana's 49ers won three titles during the 1980s and the Dallas Cowboys dominated the 1990s with three Super Bowl titles in a four-year stretch. The New England Patriots and Tom Brady also won three titles during a four-year span in the early 2000s.
Seattle Seahawks are known for having some of the most loyal and rabid fans in the National Football League. The fans, known as the 12th Man in Seattle, proved that even further earlier this week. The team announced on Friday that the Seahawks' training camp has been completely sold out.
The Seahawks sold 30,000 training camp tickets in just 45 minutes. The tickets went on sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. and by 10:45 a.m., they were gone. Seattle has sold out every home game since the 2003 season and there is currently a huge waiting list for season tickets.
The Seahawks opened up tickets to 12 training-camp practice sessions to the pubic, starting with the first practice of camp on July 25 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. The defending Super Bowl champions open their preseason schedule on Aug. 7 in Denver against the Broncos, who they dominated in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks open the regular season at home against the Green Bay Packers Sept. 4 on Thursday Night Football.
Can the Seattle Seahawks be the next NFL dynasty? Only time will tell, but it doesn't hurt the team's chances when a bonafide NFL great like Montana thinks they have that kind of talent on the roster.
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