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New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - mcmillenandwife - 02-26-2022

New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch and End of Game including Fred Swearingen Phone Call

WOW!!! Newly discovered footage of the end of the Immaculate Reception game Franco's miraculous catch and the frenzied aftermath, including referee Fred Swearingen's controversial phone call to NFL Senior Official Art McNally.

It's noteworthy that the announcers who witnessed the play first-hand don't even question that 1) the ball hit Tatum, and 2) Franco caught the ball. These reaities are obvious in this broadcast, and other recently discovered footage such as the wide angle "All 22" game film (which the Raiders kept hidden for nearly 50 years) also confirm it.

Thanks to Retro Maven for making this incredible clip available!






RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - bksteeler - 02-26-2022

Just saw something that blew up a claim that John Madden made for years. He always claimed that the thing that bothered him was that the referees never made a call on whether it was a touchdown or not until after the phone call.

But you can clearly see at the two minute mark of the video that the referee calls touchdown.

Sorry John, RIP. But you are dead wrong, and the video proves it.

https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/01/john-madden-immaculate-reception-franco-harris-steelers/

You can actually hear him moaning and groaning about it here from the 18:30 mark. --> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-vault-hall-of-famer-john-madden-1986/id1590898641?i=1000550509546


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - Noll and Cowher teams no more - 02-28-2022

If this clip you just shown us Tim is available then I would think the full game is out there somewhere.
Be nice if you got your hands on it.

Here is another cool angle,






RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - mcmillenandwife - 03-01-2022

(02-28-2022, 07:11 PM)Noll and Cowher teams no more Wrote: If this clip you just shown us Tim is available then I would think the full game is out there somewhere.
Be nice if you got your hands on it.

Here is another cool angle.

Yep, I've definitely seen that one.  Pi_bigsmile  I edited your post to include our enhanced version of the "Zapruder Film."


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - Rollers - 03-01-2022

(03-01-2022, 01:19 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(02-28-2022, 07:11 PM)Noll and Cowher teams no more Wrote: If this clip you just shown us Tim is available then I would think the full game is out there somewhere.
Be nice if you got your hands on it.

Here is another cool angle.

Yep, I've definitely seen that one.  Pi_bigsmile  I edited your post to include our enhanced version of the "Zapruder Film."

Is that the sound of a projector running????  LOL


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - mcmillenandwife - 03-01-2022

(03-01-2022, 09:56 AM)Rollers Wrote:
(03-01-2022, 01:19 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: Yep, I've definitely seen that one.  Pi_bigsmile  I edited your post to include our enhanced version of the "Zapruder Film."

Is that the sound of a projector running????  LOL


The Mac n Wife sound effects division spares no expense.  Laugh


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - Rollers - 03-01-2022

(03-01-2022, 01:01 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(03-01-2022, 09:56 AM)Rollers Wrote:
(03-01-2022, 01:19 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: Yep, I've definitely seen that one.  Pi_bigsmile  I edited your post to include our enhanced version of the "Zapruder Film."

Is that the sound of a projector running????  LOL


The Mac n Wife sound effects division spares no expense.  Laugh
LOL  AWESOME!  I loved it.  You should be in Hollywood


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - Chucktownsteeler - 03-05-2022

I watched it again, great stuff!


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - gumby55 - 03-13-2022

An amazing find thanks to retro maven and tim for this it definitely shows it was a totally legal play to everyone except the raider conspiracy nuts lol a great raider Phil villapiano who was covering franco always said the ball didn't hit the ground but did say he was clipped by the tight end before he could tackle franco which was true lol


RE: New Footage! Immaculate Reception - Catch, End of Game, Swearingen Phone Call - lambert5874 - 04-15-2022

I wonder if that still bothers Raider fans. John Madden said it still does before his death