I don't think that anyone believes Montana should have attended the ceremonies if it meant taking time away from his family. But what I and others wonder is if there was a price that would have made Joe say, "Screw the family. I'm going to Detroit." It's like the old joke: A man walks up to a woman in a bar and asks if she'd sleep with him for $100,000. She gets all nice and lovey-dovey with him and agrees. Then he asks her if she'd sleep with him for $1. All of a sudden her attitude changes and she's not so nice. She says, "What do you think I am?!" He says, "I already know what you are. Now we're just negotiating a price."
Was Joe just negotiating a price?