On Sunday, with over 100 million people watching, the New England Patriots superstar could win his fifth Super Bowl, one more than Montana, and perhaps end fans' debate over "the greatest quarterback of all-time." Basing a quarterback's worth on the number of Super Bowl wins has always been a flawed measuring stick. One player on a roster of 53 can't be completely responsible for a team's success or failure, and it may be hard to tell Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton that their accomplishments fell short of the likes of Trent Dilfer and Jeff Hostetler. Unfortunately, the number of Super Bowl wins continues to be the main debate point, raising the interest of Sunday's title game between the Patriots and Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston. Breaking down Brady and Montana is difficult because the NFL has changed so much over the years.
Kevin Spacey has spoken out after a second accusation of inappropriate sexual behavior. Filmmaker Tony Montana earlier this week accused Spacey of drunkenly grabbing his genitals in early 2003 and then following him into a restroom where Montana said he'd gone in shock to collect himself. That accusation came on the heels of actor Anthony Rapp's allegations over the weekend that Spacey sexually assaulted him in the 1980s when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey's initial response triggered a strong backlash for including confirmation that the "Usual Suspects" actor is gay. "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment," a rep for the Oscar winner said in a statement late Wednesday.
When a snowstorm hit Montana last week, tens of thousands of southbound snow geese were forced to land in the nearest source of open water. It just so happened that source was a toxic pit from an old copper mine. Several thousand geese died soon after settling in the pit, which holds about 45 billion gallons of highly acidic water, according to Montana Resources, one of the mining companies responsible for the Berkeley Pit Superfund site. Witnesses described the scene on Nov. 28 as "700 acres of white birds," Mark Thompson, the environmental affairs manager for Montana Resources, told the Associated Press. "I can't underscore enough how many birds were in the Butte area that night," Thompson told the AP.
Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana weighed in Thursday on the ongoing "Deflategate" drama in an interview with Boston Herald Radio. Montana said he would have handled it differently than New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who faces a possible four-game suspension in the upcoming season for an alleged role in a scheme to slightly deflate footballs in the 2014-15 AFC Championship Game. Montana was asked to put himself in Brady's situation, and Montana, known for his dominant years leading the San Francisco 49ers, said he would have tried to move past it far more quickly. "I think you'd want to get it behind you as fast as you can," Montana said. "You've just got to get it going.
Montana's worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall. Montana's worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall. A 29-year-old San Bernardino National Forest firefighter who was a member of an elite hotshot crew was killed this week while battling a wildfire in Montana, authorities said. Brent Witham, of Mentone, died Wednesday in a "tree-felling" accident while battling the lightning-caused Lolo Peak fire in western Montana, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Witham was struck by a falling snag, or dead tree, the Missoulian newspaper reported.