1972 Immaculate Reception NBC Broadcast (Play Only - not entire game)
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09-30-2018, 11:03 AM

1972 Immaculate Reception NBC Broadcast (play only, not entire game)

NBC's original television broadcast of the famous "Immaculate Reception" play only, not the full game. Very nice video quality. Looking forward to the day the complete game finally emerges from the shadows. Until then, enjoy this great-quality footage. 
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11-05-2019, 06:31 AM

I love listening to Phil Villapiano whine about about this play on NFL network. It's so satisfying! "...and no one will remember who John McMakin is in 10 years."

It's been 48 years and I remember John McMakin very well, Phil. He's the guy who, on this play, took you out like a cheap prom date. That was Franco's heels you were watching from the turf, blowing by you 'on his white stallion going all the way to the endzone!'
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11-05-2019, 03:26 PM

(11-05-2019, 06:31 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: I love listening to Phil Villapiano whine about about this play on NFL network.  It's so satisfying! "...and no one will remember who John McMakin is in 10 years."

It's been 48 years and I remember John McMakin very well, Phil.  He's the guy who, on this play, took you out like a cheap prom date.  That was Franco's heels you were watching from the turf, blowing by you 'on his white stallion going all the way to the endzone!'

Laugh Truth bomb! Thumbsup

I've grown somewhat fond of Villapiano over the years through interviews, etc., although I hated him when he was playing. But I've gotta say, for a supposed "tough guy," he sure does a helluva lot of whining.  Cry
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11-07-2019, 12:19 AM

Right, Villapiano was likable. He doesn't fit into the Atkinson, Tatum, Thomas category. What Willie Brown was doing in that secondary still confounds me. He had actual coverage skills, Hall of Fame coverage skills. If it sounds like I still harbor ill feelings for the Raiders after 40 years, then yes, you're reading it correctly. I'm not gonna let go, but every great hero needs a great villain, and the Raiders were that perfect villain.

IMO, Ken Stabler was the best QB in the 70's, not wearing Black and Gold, of course. When he was your opposition, the game was never over until the last second of the 4th quarter ticked off. Did he really have to pass on to make it into the HOF, sad. Even Ray Guy didn't have to wait that long.

Long live the Snake!
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11-07-2019, 06:32 AM

(11-07-2019, 12:19 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: Right, Villapiano was likable.  He doesn't fit into the Atkinson, Tatum, Thomas category.  

Agreed. Atkinson and Tatum were scumbag cheap-shot artists. Villapiano, on the other hand, was passionate and played the game hard. Not a dirty player. Not saying he was above cheating.  Laugh But he wasn't dirty.


(11-07-2019, 12:19 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: What Willie Brown was doing in that secondary still confounds me. He had actual coverage skills, Hall of Fame coverage skills.  

Another truth bomb. Thumbsup  Willie was 100% legit and a rare breath of class on that team.


(11-07-2019, 12:19 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: IMO, Ken Stabler was the best QB  in the 70's, not wearing Black and Gold, of course. When he was your opposition, the game was never over until the last second of the 4th quarter ticked off. Did he really have to pass on to make it into the HOF, sad. Even Ray Guy didn't have to wait that long.

I've never been a Stabler guy, honestly. The 70's weren't a particularly good era for QB's. Bradshaw and Staubach are far and away the top two IMO. I view Stabler as third, but it's a distant third. He has a reputation as a clutch QB, and I concede he was clutch at times. But he wilted in AFC Championship games (1-4). 

The Houston Oilers were my 2nd favorite team growing up. Earl Campbell remains my favorite RB of all time. I was horrified when Stabler went to Houston in '80. I hated the guy because he was a Raider. They also picked up Casper and worst of all, Tatum. I couldn't deal with it. Hated them all, and then Stabler became a flippin' turnover machine and sunk them in what I believe could've been a Super Bowl year for the Oilers had Pastorini stayed.

But I digress...  Pi_bigsmile The reality is, I've never been able to get past my hatred of the silver and black with Stabler. 

(11-07-2019, 12:19 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: If it sounds like I still harbor ill feelings for the Raiders after 40 years, then yes, you're reading it correctly.  I'm not gonna let go, but every great hero needs a great villain, and the Raiders were that perfect villain.  


Yeah, I still hate them, too. It really hasn't been any kind of rivalry since the '70s, but I still hate, hate, HATE them with a passion.
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11-08-2019, 11:56 PM

Thanks for the education on Snake's Championship game record, I wasn't aware because I didn't care enough to look it up. Now that I saw it in b&w, ugh, I'm sick all over again, because I knew instantly where the one win came from. Which was more tainted, beating the Steelers with their depleted running attack, or the ridiculous official's call in the Pats game the previous week, double ugh? My perception of Stabler came from beating the Steelers twice in the playoffs, and yes, he was 2-3, but 3-2 in the regular season, 5-5 overall. A pretty good record against the greatest dynasty in pro football history. It helped to play for a good team. My hatred for Oakland matches yours, btw, tee hee.

Staubach was 0-4 lifetime against the Steelers, never having played them in Dallas. Also, in his defense, the Cowboys just weren't physical enough to keep up with the Steelers. The Raiders AND Oilers definitely were. In my narrow mindedness I only perceive performances against the Steelers. I hated the Cowboys, too, but I am in total agreement on your assessment of the Oilers. Once Earl joined them, they became the undisputed second best team in pro football.
I loved 'em, second most.
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11-09-2019, 12:18 PM

Quote:The Houston Oilers were my 2nd favorite team growing up. Earl Campbell remains my favorite RB of all time. I was horrified when Stabler went to Houston in '80. I hated the guy because he was a Raider. They also picked up Casper and worst of all, Tatum. I couldn't deal with it. Hated them all, and then Stabler became a flippin' turnover machine and sunk them in what I believe could've been a Super Bowl year for the Oilers had Pastorini stayed.

But I digress...  [Image: pi_bigsmile.gif] The reality is, I've never been able to get past my hatred of the silver and black with Stabler.

According to the book The Super 70's by Tom Danyluk, Dan Pastorini asked to be traded (according to Bum Phillips) back home. I think it was a big mistake by the Oilers and Pastorini. Dan's career didn't last much longer (I think he was out of the NFL by 1982), and Bum ended up getting fired. If Dan would have stuck around, and if they don't pick up those Raiders, they may have made it over the hump.

As a Bronco fan, though, I also have a huge hatred for the Silver and Black (although I didn't start following the game until the early-80's).
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