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manning to shockey
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
I met Leonard Marshall yesterday at Godfather Pizzeria in East Hanover. I waited until he was done with his meal and was leaving, I stopped him and he confirmed he was indeed Leonard Marshall. He was a mountain of a man and I said "I just want to thank you for destroying Joe Montana" he and his friends just started laughing and I shook his hand and he said thank you. What a very very nice guy, my wife was laughing the whole time she said I looked like a little kid. lol

For the younger guys on the board watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZDSS9rw3x0

primetime
07-30-2012, 02:31 PM
Awesome story, it must have been difficult to hold back your enthusiasm meeting a former great Giant

http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=1506615&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/1506615/leonard-marshall-kills-montana.html)

Medisleman
07-30-2012, 02:34 PM
I love that guy. Oh and I have been by that place a million times. Had no idea Leonard ate slices there! That place was raided for mob activity a few times when I was living near there. I used to go to school with some of the kids of the Lucchese family who ran that place.

BigBlue1971
07-30-2012, 02:41 PM
that was a crushing hit by Marshall!

John Madden said someone asked Montana what hurt on his body....Montana said "everything"!

manning to shockey
07-30-2012, 02:45 PM
Montana says in the video that he thought that he was going to die.

Cool Papa B.
07-30-2012, 03:01 PM
I met Leonard Marshall yesterday at Godfather Pizzeria in East Hanover. I waited until he was done with his meal and was leaving, I stopped him and he confirmed he was indeed Leonard Marshall. He was a mountain of a man and I said "I just want to thank you for destroying Joe Montana" he and his friends just started laughing and I shook his hand and he said thank you. What a very very nice guy, my wife was laughing the whole time she said I looked like a little kid. lol

For the younger guys on the board watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZDSS9rw3x0

That's awesome! What was his reaction when you said that about Montana?

I'll never forget that game and that hit. I didn't feel to confident about that game with Simms gone for the season. But as the game progressed and the Giants still being in striking distance, I thought they could win. One of the best games ever played IMO.

I'll never forget Sumerall saying..."The diagnosis on Montana is...EVERYTHING HURTS!"

Years later Montana said his ribs and chest hurt so much that he didn't know his hand was broken....WOW. He broke his hand, a few ribs, sternum and damaged his stomach all on that one hit.

manning to shockey
07-30-2012, 03:14 PM
That's awesome! What was his reaction when you said that about Montana?

I'll never forget that game and that hit. I didn't feel to confident about that game with Simms gone for the season. But as the game progressed and the Giants still being in striking distance, I thought they could win. One of the best games ever played IMO.

I'll never forget Sumerall saying..."The diagnosis on Montana is...EVERYTHING HURTS!"

Years later Montana said his ribs and chest hurt so much that he didn't know his hand was broken....WOW. He broke his hand, a few ribs, sternum and damaged his stomach all on that one hit.

I think he was shocked at how I said it but he and the 2 people that were with him laughed their butts off. I think he appreciated me recognizing him, it didn't seem like he was annoyed with me saying hi.

GMENAGAIN
07-30-2012, 03:50 PM
I love that guy. Oh and I have been by that place a million times. Had no idea Leonard ate slices there! That place was raided for mob activity a few times when I was living near there. I used to go to school with some of the kids of the Lucchese family who ran that place.
Not the greatest Mafia front I guess . . . . "Godfather" Pizza" . . .

Marshall used to be on the Stern show pretty regularly. He's a funny dude.

miked1958
07-30-2012, 05:21 PM
I met Leonard Marshall yesterday at Godfather Pizzeria in East Hanover. I waited until he was done with his meal and was leaving, I stopped him and he confirmed he was indeed Leonard Marshall. He was a mountain of a man and I said "I just want to thank you for destroying Joe Montana" he and his friends just started laughing and I shook his hand and he said thank you. What a very very nice guy, my wife was laughing the whole time she said I looked like a little kid. lolFor the younger guys on the board watch this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZDSS9rw3x0This is awesome

jerseyrattler
07-30-2012, 06:11 PM
Good ol' Leonard Marshall, A Giant Great
IMO he never gets the acolades he deserves.

Captain Chaos
07-30-2012, 06:38 PM
That video brings back warm memories, hope this year's D is just as good!

GMENAGAIN
07-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Great play . . . .he got off the ground to make it.

Should be required viewing for all young Giants players to show them why not to ever quit on a play . . . . .

JJC7301
07-30-2012, 09:36 PM
I met Leonard Marshall yesterday at Godfather Pizzeria in East Hanover. I waited until he was done with his meal and was leaving, I stopped him and he confirmed he was indeed Leonard Marshall. He was a mountain of a man and I said "I just want to thank you for destroying Joe Montana" he and his friends just started laughing and I shook his hand and he said thank you. What a very very nice guy, my wife was laughing the whole time she said I looked like a little kid. lol

For the younger guys on the board watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZDSS9rw3x0
Well done and good for you! Leonard Marshall will ALWAYS be one of my favorite Giants. What a great player he was.

I ran into Carl Banks last year and just told him that he was an incredible Giants and does a fantastic job on the radio. Seemed genuinely glad to hear the compliment about his radio talent. Talk about a big dude. I saw Osi around the same time, and Banks looked to be bigger than Osi. Banks looked like he could have put his helmet on and went right onto the field.

JJC7301
07-30-2012, 09:37 PM
Great play . . . .he got off the ground to makeit.

Should be required viewing for all young Giants players to show them why not to ever quit on a play . . . . .
Great point. The Giants at that point were looking for payback because they felt that Jim Burt took a cheap shot at Hostetler's knees. Giants D said, "Let's get Montana." And they did, in spades.

fourth&forever
07-31-2012, 12:55 AM
http://www.tigerrag.com/wp-content/uploads/leonard_marshall.jpg

I never get tired of watching that hit.

fourth&forever
07-31-2012, 01:01 AM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1008513.1326957021!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/image.jpg

fourth&forever
07-31-2012, 01:04 AM
http://files.dosomething.org/files/styles/blog_landscape/public/pictures/actionguide/leonard.jpg

fourth&forever
07-31-2012, 01:06 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6cH05_usli4/TxrszsBPVeI/AAAAAAAAIX4/LiwCnE4WFms/s400/Burt_Montana.jpg

Oh what the hell, lets see Joe crushed some more (courtesy Benedict Burt).