2. Joe Montana Fights Off Hypothermia
Game: Cotton Bowl Classic, Houston vs. Notre Dame
Watch it here
If Jordan has his "Flu Game," then Montana's performance against Houston in the Cotton Bowl should be his "Soup Game." Montana too had been suffering from the flu, but his condition was more serious: By half-time, hypothermia began to set-in on Montana's body, and his temperature dipped below 96 degrees. To keep him warm, Notre Dame trainers fed him chicken soup and covered him in blankets. He was kept out of the game until midway through the 4th quarter, but by then, the Fighting Irish were down 34-12 and the game seemed like a lost cause. Montana rallied Notre Dame to an improbable 35-34 win, showing the grit and leadership that would help make him an NFL legend. How did he not score a Campbell's endorsement after that game though?