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Bmc00 t1_j6j2nuj wrote

I sat with Mike Jones and his family once at one of those hibachi grill type places. He was super cool and happy to tell me and my son all about The Tackle. He signed my son's hat and everything. Great dude.


LVorenus2020 t1_j6j2w4c wrote

Al Michaels on that play-by-play, talking about "The Longest Yard."

What an ending.


Stealthychicken85 t1_j6j9zff wrote

It was not inches, it was clearly a full yard. As he was tackled and rolled on the ground you can see the point of contact his knee touches the ground he was a full yard away. People only show the picture of him fully stretched out after he was already downed.

Edit: Downvote all you want, the term inches is usually referred to extremely short. While it was a full yard away, the picture is always deceptive to make it look closer is all I was trying to point out


Bearfan001 t1_j6k3xl2 wrote

I was working fast food when that Super Bowl took place. Everyone who started to talk about the game we shushed them as I was taping it and a bunch of us were going to my place to watch it after shift. The last costumer of the day in drive thru yells out the Rams tackled him at the goal line to win the game woo hoo. We all just kind of looked at each other and said forget about it, better to just go home and go to sleep then.


Pathorix t1_j6k6huf wrote

Watched that play happen on TV. Not a huge football fan but I loved the superbowl games back then.

That was an incredible game.


Scadilla t1_j6k6vjw wrote

I had this news paper front page clipping on my wall for years.


slopmarket t1_j6kfkhn wrote

This game that I watched on TV as a child is what made me, at the time a boy in Ottawa, Canada, & now a man in Vancouver has made me remain a fan. They are still my team. I have 2 Titans jerseys & even though they have never gone back to the SuperBowl I have remained loyal.

I don’t even need to watch the video to tell you I still vividly remember him reaching.


quinnbeast t1_j6ki5ca wrote

Inches? He was down by contact at the four yard line, rolled, then stuck the ball out.


TheTrocadero t1_j6l2220 wrote

Not just one of the best Super Bowls ever, but one of the best games in sports history.


Salesman89 t1_j6l2j9m wrote

There are not enough bad things that can happen to Stan Kroenke.


Quadstriker t1_j6l3u4c wrote

Best super bowl ever.

They still would have had to either kick the XP and take it to OT, or go for 2 to win.

But that doesn’t fit the story of “OMG almost won” so that gets left out.


ArchangelTFO t1_j6l9au3 wrote

Me reading this:

“Wait, that’s not possible, the Titans have only been around since I was… Motherfucker!”


atl19901 t1_j6lb32f wrote

I just came….sorry, stay there…I’ll grab a towel.


atl19901 t1_j6lb3vt wrote

I just came….sorry, stay there…I’ll grab a towel.


broman1228 t1_j6lc2lv wrote

That field looks awful straight carpet


PCPaiN t1_j6llgrd wrote

I was at this game and it was great. I’ll also probably never get a chance to goto another one.


joecarter93 t1_j6lr75g wrote

Our high school football team got together to watch the game and have a Madden tournament. I’ll never forget it. We were all on the edge of our seats on that final drive, jumping up and yelling on that last play.


nuclearbuttstuff t1_j6m9gnf wrote

That’s a powerful scene. When Tom Hanks just looks at her and tells her how sorry he is…sadness.

Also this movie is the first thing I think of whenever I see the photo of him reaching for the goal line with the ball. My mind goes right to that line by Helen Hunt about how exciting the game was.


J_are26 t1_j6mtc3m wrote

Wow 23 years ago I remember it like it was yesterday


meyersjl30 t1_j6mv6vi wrote

This is my first sports memory, I was 6 years old. Looking back at it now, I couldn’t imagine the stress if my favorite team was involved in an ending like that.


Klin24 t1_j6nmolw wrote

I had my 19" TV setup on a table at the pizza place I worked at that sunday evening. About 6 of us working that night saw that play happen.


jubbu t1_j6omwg6 wrote

I wasn't responding to the photo I was responding to your statement that is also not even close to accurate.

How can you complain about OPs accuracy while also making up stuff?


evanwilliams212 t1_j6oqp3l wrote

I am a Titans fans and was at the game, watching from the other end of the field.

I saw Dyson make the catch but could not tell if he made it in or not.

The millisecond took an eternity but then I saw the player reactions and I knew.


SwoopzB t1_j6oyduv wrote

This is probably the first NFL game I can remember watching. My dad wasn’t a big follower but would watch the Super Bowl. I seem to remember him rooting for the Rams in this one because at that time, they “used to be” a California team (I live in CA). Fast forward 23 years and I’m a loyal 9ers fan and a stout Rams hater lol