Saturday night 49ers Legends lined up against a team of former NFL players from around the league in a charity flag football game to say farewell to Candlestick Park. There were said to be around 30,000 fans in attendance for the game which was not televised so the only way to view it was in person.
There were some ten former Raiders players in the game. Four of them were also former 49ers and played on their Legends squad and six who played on the All Star opposition team.
The 49ers technically pulled out the win 45-40 even though the final touchdown was a scripted pass from Joe Montana to Eddie Debartolo Jr who was then carried off the field after catching it. Here Karl Mondon, a photojournalist from the San Jose Mercury News took some video of the moment:
Though the game was 49ers-centric, as one would expect, there were some shots capturing a few of the former Raiders players in the game. Here Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group shares some shots he captured:
Steve Young and former Raiders cornerback Eric Allen catch up before tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/vGC8Ma73PE— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) July 13, 2014
Former Raiders standout wide receiver Tim Brown gets ready to play against 49ers legends. pic.twitter.com/3gTBBxuIii— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) July 13, 2014
Former Raiders standout wide receiver Tim Brown catches a pass and turns it into a first-half touchdown. pic.twitter.com/9ReOUDRwFl— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) July 13, 2014
"@JoshDubowAP: @CorkOnTheNFL picture of knapper please" -- Naturally. pic.twitter.com/SG1oyd3Dv7— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) July 13, 2014
Former Raiders teammates Jerry Rice and Tim Brown with their game faces on early. pic.twitter.com/czgYgie4e3— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) July 13, 2014
Here's another, more professional looking shot of Jerry Rice looking like he's still got it.
Montana for the winning TD to ... DeBartolo? "Legends" in fun farewell to the 'Stick: http://t.co/5KJcIsmlHG pic.twitter.com/0Q4iEnWwOi— SFGate.com (@SFGate) July 13, 2014