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1.30.2014

Random Super Bowl Post


Deadspin pulled out an old article today about a (the most?) heart breaking Super Bowl moment in Cowboys history.  I remember it like it was yesterday -- Super Bowl XIII -- sitting on the couch in my neighbor's house with my buddies and girlfriends. Our reaction would be much like the Cowboys sideline as the ball bounced off Jackie Smith's chest. Oh, those days.

And the play will always be famous for Verne Lundquist's call of "he has to be the sickest man in America." Watch it.

Smith was on The Ticket several years back for some reason other than this play. I'm not sure why. But the Hardline brought up the historic moment. Smith wanted nothing to do with it.

(And I've always thought if Roger would have lead him, it never would have happened.)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off topic here Green, but just thought I would let you know that the Dallas Observer is baggin' on your boy Justin Beiber.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the ball was thrown low and behind Smith causing him to have to try to brake and fall backward trying to make the catch. Bad throw Roger.

Anonymous said...

I like Jackie Smith. Those Cardinal teams were good teams. I feel bad for him and feel this moment took away from what otherwise was a great career. He shouldn't be seen as only this play. I'm happy he made the HOF. But, I hate the Cowboys, so there's that. :)

BagOfNothing.com said...

I remember that interview on the Ticket hoping the Hardline would ask him about it, and once they did he gave what I thought was an honest and insightful answer but then he started to cry about something only slightly related to that even. It was then I had a new respect for Jackie Smith.

Anonymous said...

i remember watchin it on robinhood lane also. my gosh i was sick for a year.

Anonymous said...

Being the class act that he was, I do recall in an interview Roger stating that "he took a little off of it", meaning that he didn't just drill it into the numbers as he normally would have. He was so wide open, Staubach couldn't believe it. Smith did have to slow up and come back for it, but still should have made that catch. Roger didn't have to put any blame on himself, but that was his style.