The Campaign For DA

2.02.2015

Remember This Catch Because It Will Soon Be Forgotten


Deadspin has posted a fantastic super slow mo replay of the catch yesterday which seemed to be destined to be one of the most memorable catches in Super Bowl history.  But it will be forgotten.  Great plays by the losing team are almost always forgotten.

I remember when I was in the mid 1980s and watching a Cowboy game on Monday night when a ricocheted ball landed into the arms of a Dallas receiver late into the fourth quarter for a score. It was amazing. "That will be one of the greatest plays in Cowboy history!" I proclaimed.  "Only if the win," my buddy replied.  And you know, the Cowboys didn't. And he was right. Even I can barely recall the details now. Was it Tony Hill? I think so but I'm not sure. Was it against the Dolphins? That seems to be right. But a quick Google search gave me no answers. Lost to history? Edit: Found a game story. Edit: A loyal reader found the video.

Edit: This is funny. Watch a group of Seattle fans watch various parts of the game. The catch above starts at around 6:50 (if you want to jump ahead) and then it stays in real time. They go crazy over the replay of the catch and then it comes time for "Beast mode! Beast mode!" as Seattle is on the verge of scoring.  And then the sound of silence.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you realized that you defended yourself against the reddit guy with "have you ever heard of twitter? It's something adults use."


I would imagine that statements like that harm your law practice.

Btw....the slow- mo catch was uploaded to Reddit 30 mins ago.
I had already seen it.

I'm sure you found it there.
Have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

No catch. I didn't notice a "football move" that would qualify it as a catch.

Anonymous said...

In the rules of just a few years ago, that guy never makes that catch because the 2nd Patriots defender on the pass, the one rushing in, would have NOT jumped over him to avoid a penalty, but instead would have crashed his little ball juggling party.

Anonymous said...

12:57, no football moves are required if the ball never hits the ground. Yikes. Please stop watching and commenting on football.

Anonymous said...

Arrogant pricks, I'm glad they lost.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/MXSLxXTNGes. Find the catch on YouTube. 1984 final game of the season with a playoff berth on the line.

Anonymous said...

I like the loyal reader shout out. I posted the comment with the YouTube link above. I have only commented 3 or 4 times; however, I have been reading the site since 1999ish (back when I was introduced to wise county on the web and wisecountysucks.com)