On Friday night, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area aired Legends: Jerry Rice. This series has documented players that have played in the Bay Area that were or are on their way to the Hall of Fame. Last year, they did a special on Oakland Athletics Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson. This year they did a special on 49ers legend Jerry Rice.
(I had forgotten to mention this show earlier this week and I hope that you had caught it. If not, the show will re-air again in the near future so check back on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area soon.)
What was nice about this piece was they interviewed former teammates such as Joe Montana, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Brent Jones among others for the segment to just talk about Rice. Also, Carmen Policy and Eddie DeBartolo, along with local reporters Dave Newhouse, Lowell Cohn and Ray Ratto were also part of the show. Having people that have played, worked and covered Rice gave us a perspective of Rice that we hear a lot of, but still enjoy listening to.
Rice also spoke throughout the segment, just putting his entire career in perspective. It was a well done piece.
This was the sneak peak that aired days before the show broadcasted on Friday night.
I am actually going to be in Canton in August to celebrate Rice's enshrinement to the Hall of Fame. My friend and I had been planning this trip for a long time and it will be exciting to see one of San Francisco's finest receive the highest award.
For the 49ers and the NFL, that weekend will truly be a moment that will never be forgotten.
Share your favorite Jerry Rice moment. I think mine would probably be the first touchdown of Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers. I was only 8 years old at the time and that was the first big Jerry Rice moment that I could remember. To me, he was just so amazing to watch and I just knew that I was witnessing something special.