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More on Joe Montana and the SB54 Eclipse Riddle

To say I’ve been obsessing over the Super Bowl and the related death of Kobe Bryant this week would probably be a bit of an understatement. I will need to convince myself to move on to other topics soon here.

Before I do, I want to list several final observations about Joe Montana and his wild numerology.


My first post on the 1979 total solar eclipse over Montana

Montana gets its name from the Spanish word for “mountain”, as much of its area is made up of the northern Rocky Mountains. However, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Montana begins with a –mon prefix, much like the day Monday, which gets its name from the Moon. Joe Montana was born on a Monday.

"Montana" = 262 (Jewish)

The total solar eclipse over Montana occurred on 26/2, the 57th day of the year:

"Moon" = 57 (English Ordinal)

Montana sums to 24, the number Kobe wore at the end of his career.

"Montana" = 24 (Full Reduction)

The 24th Prime number is 89

On the date of the Montana eclipse, the state of Montana was a span of 89 years, 111 days old:89 Years, 111 Days

"Montana" = 111 (Reverse Ordinal)


The eclipse was in the year ’79
79 is the 22nd Prime number

"Total solar eclipse" = 202 (English Ordinal)

The Montana Bowl is on the date 2/2/2020. Montana was 22 years old on the eclipse, and still 22 when he was drafted by San Francisco.

"San Francisco" = 202 (Reverse Ordinal)

The Magic Square of the Moon sums to 3321. On the date of the Montana Bowl, Joe Montana will be exactly 3321 weeks old. The 49ers even enter the game with a 33-21 playoff record.


However, the 1979 eclipse is not the only one that Joe Montana is aligned with. Notice how Montana’s full name has the same gematria as the city he was born in:

Joseph Clifford Montana and New Eagle, Pennsylvania both = 224 Ordinal

The town of New Eagle is very interesting. In the year 2024, another total solar eclipse will cross the United States. Right next to where maximum totality first enters the country, there is a small border town called Eagle Pass, Texas. This is especially strange, considering Montana used to pass the ball (sometimes over men in Eagle uniforms) for a living.

"Eagle Pass, Texas" = 224 (Reverse Ordinal)

Kobe Bryant’s infamous rape scandal occurred in Eagle, Colorado. Bryant was from Philadelphia, home of the Eagles.

The Joe Montana Bowl falls 218 weeks before that eclipse:218 Weeks

"Joe Montana Bowl" = 218 (Reverse Ordinal)

"ירח (Moon)" = 218 (Hebrew Gematria)


On the date of the 2024 total solar eclipse, Joe Montana will be a span of 303 days after his 67th birthday:67 Years, 303 Days

In Reduction, Total solar eclipse = 67 and Eclipse = 33

This makes the death of Kobe Bryant even more interesting.

Kobe = 33 and 67

Kobe died on a date with 67 numerology:(1) + (26) + (20) + (20) = 67

It was exactly one week, or seven days before the Montana Bowl, which falls on the 33rd day of the year:

"One week" = 33 (Full Reduction) "Seven days" = 33 (Full Reduction)

Sun = 330 Jewish and 54 Ordinal

It will be Super Bowl 54

"Joe Montana" = 54 (Reverse Reduction)

"Kobe Bean Bryant" = 54 (Full Reduction)


Montana wore #16 for the 49ers, his first championship was in Super Bowl 16, and he played a total of 16 seasons in the NFL.

Joe Montana Bowl = 160, Helicopter crash = 160, 245, and 83, Total eclipse of the Sun = 245 and 83

Joe Montana played a total of 187 career games. Kobe Bryant was 187 days old on the date of the Montana eclipse:

Joe Montana was 22 years, 260 days old
Kobe died on the 26th day of 2020
His best game was on the 22nd day of 2006
His worst game was 262 days after his birthday and  22 years, 260 days before he died:

"Montana" = 262 (Jewish)

Remember the date of the Montana eclipse was 26/2, or 2/26 in ’79

"Crucifixion of Jesus" = 226 (English Ordinal)"Sacrifice" = 226 (English Extended)

"Helicopter crash" = 79 (Full Reduction)"Eclipse sacrifice" = 79 (Full Reduction)

Kobe’s helicopter crash fell 79 days after the state of Montana’s date of admission:79 Days

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