A fresh sports hero has arrived in the Bay Area as new QB Jimmy Garoppolo leads the 49ers to their fifth straight win in the season finale. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES – Jimmy Garoppolo is the best quarterback ever. Period. We all can agree on that, right? There have been good quarterbacks. Tom Brady, Sammy Baugh, Joe Montana. None like this one, though. But why compare Garoppolo with quarterbacks? Because we’re next door to Hollywood, let’s go show-biz. Garoppolo is football’s Lana Turner. Turner was a film superstar of the ’40s and ’50s. She was famously discovered in 1936, as a 16-year-old junior at Hollywood High, when she cut school and was sipping a soda at the Top Hat Malt Shop on Sunset Boulevard. Within a year, she was starring in movies, soon to be the glamour queen of her era.