The Legends of Candlestick Gave Me Goosebumps – by Brad Mangin

49ers Legends

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana stands on the field before the Legends of Candlestick flag football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin covered the Legends of Candlestick flag football game.

I have shot many sporting events since becoming a professional photojournalist in 1987. Recently most of the games I shoot involve a baseball. However, back in the day when Joe Montana ruled the football world I photographed many San Francisco 49ers games at fabled Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The old girl is getting torn down soon. The 49ers cut the ribbon today on their new playground, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Last Saturday I had once last chance to photograph an event at The Stick. I am sure glad I did not let the opportunity slip past me.

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49ers Legends

Former San Francisco 49ers greats Joe Montana and Jerry Rice talk in the locker room before the Legends of Candlestick flag football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

49ers Legends

Former San Francisco 49ers great Jerry Rice celebrates after a first half touchdown during the Legends of Candlestick flag football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

49ers Legends

Former San Francisco 49ers great Jeff Garcia drops back to pass in the first half during the Legends of Candlestick flag football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

49ers Legends

Former San Francisco 49ers great Roger Craig catches a pass from Joe Montana in the second half during the Legends of Candlestick flag football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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