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(Philly.com)   Imma let you finish, but the Immaculate Reception was the best play of all time. OF ALL TIME   (philly.com ) divider line
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2013-04-10 12:19:50 PM  
Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play
 
2013-04-10 12:37:12 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/wants a word with you, subby
 
2013-04-10 12:46:01 PM  

Altair: Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play




Desean's fumbled return was not on accident? It was designed that way with little x's and o's? I'm missing your point.
 
2013-04-10 01:21:16 PM  

Altair: Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play

incomplete pass
 
2013-04-10 01:23:34 PM  
I would have gone with the Helmet Catch just because of context.
 
2013-04-10 01:26:43 PM  

Altair: Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play


Desean's kinda was too.  Great skill in running it in, but he was given a line drive punt, when the punt clearly should have been aimed out of bounds.
 
2013-04-10 01:27:38 PM  
Miracle at the Meadowlands has to be up there. I'm no fan of either team, but that altered how the game is played.
 
2013-04-10 01:28:58 PM  
Things I saw live on tv back then - The immaculate reception, the Fisk homer, Secretariat at Belmont, the Olympic hostage crisis (sort of live).
The early 70s was the golden age of sports. I mostly blame the baby boom.
 
2013-04-10 01:30:35 PM  
*reads link*

Nah, I'm still liking the original.
 
2013-04-10 01:31:42 PM  

JRaynor: Altair: Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play incomplete pass


This, the refs were too scared to call it.that way.
 
2013-04-10 01:32:05 PM  

Jubeebee: I would have gone with the Helmet Catch just because of context.


Yeah, I gotta go with you on that.  Context is important.

Joe Carter's walk off home run to win the World Series will make every "baseball's top X whatever" list.

Some random player with a walk off in a meaningless September game between two teams who are out of it?  The dude that hit the home run will probably forget about it in a few years.
 
2013-04-10 01:35:55 PM  

Dear Jerk: Things I saw live on tv back then - The immaculate reception, the Fisk homer, Secretariat at Belmont, the Olympic hostage crisis (sort of live).
The early 70s was the golden age of sports. I mostly blame the baby boom.


Ah, Secretariat at the Belmont.  Even Tiger lapping the field at Pebble Beach in 2000 wasn't as impressive as Big Red almost doing it.  That...that was breathtaking, in every sense and meaning of the word.
 
2013-04-10 01:43:20 PM  
Really no votes for "The Butt fumble"
 
2013-04-10 01:43:28 PM  
Sorry all, but subby is right. The Immaculate Reception is the greatest play ever. This, actually, is not an opinion; it is a point of fact. Everyone needs to adjust their thought processes accordingly. Thanks.
 
2013-04-10 01:44:49 PM  
Beast Mode and The Catch were much more deserving plays.  Winning a regular season game doesn't mean nearly as much as winning a playoff game does.

Also, the Rapelisberger to Holmes pass to beat Arizona should be way up the list.
 
2013-04-10 01:45:37 PM  

flynn80: Really no votes for "The Butt fumble"


Ignore my previous post.


Butt Fumble is the greatest play ever.
 
2013-04-10 01:45:51 PM  
The Immaculate Reception was the greatest play in NFL history, but it never would have happened if Jack Tatum would have actually played defense on the play rather than just trying to level the receiver in true Raider thug fashion.  Watch the video.
 
2013-04-10 01:46:09 PM  

flynn80: Really no votes for "The Butt fumble"


Buttfumble is the #1 seed for Best Play of All Time in the Sarcasm bracket.
 
2013-04-10 01:48:04 PM  

JRaynor: Altair: Immaculate Reception was an accident, not a play incomplete pass


40 years later, people are still mad.  Glorious.

Like it or not, the Immaculate Reception changed the Steelers from sub-Lion-level futility to the team with the most Super Bowl championships and easily THE most dedicated fan base in the NFL (and before someone mentions the tards with the stars, realize that that team is the benchmark of bandwagon fans everywhere).  Before it, the Steelers had a lifetime win percentage of .395; since, they've got a .615 win percentage and are still 50 losses away from equaling the number of losses they had in the previous 40 years.  (That's only because they've played 132 more games post-Reception than they did pre-Reception, btw.) The subsequent events that followed also cemented the dominance of the AFC over the NFC until the rise of Joe Montana, thus ensuring that the two conferences were finally and truly equal.   The Catch, and its effect on the Niners and modern quarterbacks everywhere, is the only one that's even remotely in the neighborhood.

Besides, there's no way any sane person would ever think basing a winner off of fan-spamming of contests makes any sense. If you want proof, go watch American Idol.
 
2013-04-10 01:54:19 PM  
The context of the Tyree helmet catch makes it an extremely important play. I think "best" signifies most amazing or beautiful play (at least in football terms.)

Since the Eagles didn't go on to win the SB after this game, or this play, it's not even an important moment. DeSean Jackson showboating at the end even makes it an ugly play.
 
2013-04-10 01:55:01 PM  
Older people have to tell me the "symbolism" of the catch to justify why it's a great play, so yeah... David tyree's catch is the better play by far without any scene setting.

/even with it
 
rka
2013-04-10 01:59:06 PM  
Stewart to Westbrook, in the Big House.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nt6HjqtJt8
 
2013-04-10 01:59:57 PM  

JRaynor: Altair: Immaculate  Inaccurate Reception was an accident, not a play incomplete pass


-FTFY
 
2013-04-10 02:04:45 PM  

Mateorocks: DeSean Jackson showboating at the end even makes it an ugly play.


I think Jackson was just running parallel to the goal line to make sure the clock had expired.  It would have been pretty hard to confirm it any earlier.
 
2013-04-10 02:05:44 PM  
The greatest PLAY of all time was the Motor City Miracle.  Drawn up with x's and o's and executed beautifully.
 
2013-04-10 02:08:34 PM  
I'm partial to Leon Lett and the muffed field goal attempt.
 
2013-04-10 02:09:03 PM  

Hair Salad: The greatest PLAY of all time was the Motor City Miracle.  Drawn up with x's and o's and executed beautifully.


Music City Miracle?
 
2013-04-10 02:09:43 PM  

GiantRex: [upload.wikimedia.org image 550x402]

/wants a word with you, subby


Not an NFL play, but will always have a dear place in my heart for the fact that it involves the most over-hyped, under-talented douche bags on the planet getting their asses handed to them.

\fark the LSJUMB with their retarded little tree
 
2013-04-10 02:09:51 PM  
Dammit.  The MUSIC City Miracle.

Ain't been no miracles in Detroit for a looooong time.
 
2013-04-10 02:12:42 PM  
i.imgur.com
Didn't even have to touch the puck.
 
2013-04-10 02:14:54 PM  
This is simply because of the New York sports media bias.
 
2013-04-10 02:16:52 PM  

thecpt: Older people have to tell me the "symbolism" of the catch to justify why it's a great play, so yeah... David tyree's catch is the better play by far without any scene setting.

/even with it


I'd think you'd be one of the people most appreciative of the DeSean Jackson play.

If Philly doesn't win that game, the Giants finish that season at 11-5 and win the division...do you really want the Packers playing the Giants in the playoffs after the kind of sh*t that happened the last couple times?

That return helped the Packers win the Super Bowl.
 
2013-04-10 02:17:31 PM  

Hair Salad: Dammit.  The MUSIC City Miracle.

Ain't been no miracles in Detroit for a looooong time.


That play doesn't count because it wasn't even executed legally.
 
2013-04-10 02:18:30 PM  

Mateorocks: Since the Eagles didn't go on to win the SB after this game, or this play, it's not even an important moment.


False; it led to the Packers winning the Super Bowl.
 
2013-04-10 02:18:39 PM  

FriarReb98: Like it or not, the Immaculate Reception STERIODS changed the Steelers from sub-Lion-level futility to the team with the most Super Bowl championships and easily THE most dedicated fan base in the NFL


FTFY
 
2013-04-10 02:20:07 PM  

IAmRight: Mateorocks: Since the Eagles didn't go on to win the SB after this game, or this play, it's not even an important moment.

False; it led to the Packers winning the Super Bowl.


You're speculating.  There was some indirect impact from that play, but you have no way of knowing if the Giants would have beaten the Packers in Hypothetical Land.
 
2013-04-10 02:20:18 PM  

The Singing Bush: FriarReb98: Like it or not, the Immaculate Reception STERIODS changed the Steelers from sub-Lion-level futility to the team with the most Super Bowl championships and easily THE most dedicated fan base in the NFL

FTFY


Yeah, the Steelers were the only ones using steroids in the 70s.

Of course you're from Baltimore.
 
2013-04-10 02:20:31 PM  
Montana to Clark

That ended the reign of the Cowboys and started the 49ers dynasty. It changed the face of football. The west coast offense started with Walsh and the 49ers and still is in effect today.

Really, the greatest sports play of all time, because it was in the greatest sporting event in human history, was Eruzione's goal to put the USA ahead of the Soviets 4-3.

/second greatest was Jesse Owens at the '36 Olympics
//third was Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball
///Pele had some amazing plays, though
 
2013-04-10 02:21:04 PM  

FriarReb98: GiantRex: [upload.wikimedia.org image 550x402]

/wants a word with you, subby

Not an NFL play, but will always have a dear place in my heart for the fact that it involves the most over-hyped, under-talented douche bags on the planet getting their asses handed to them.

\fark the LSJUMB with their retarded little tree


I have a hard time thinking of Stanford football as "over-hyped" but whatever.  I guess their QB was pretty hyped in that season.

Anyway, if we're expanding to college, I prefer the  Miracle in Mississippi over The Play.
 
2013-04-10 02:21:17 PM  

Jubeebee: The Singing Bush: FriarReb98: Like it or not, the Immaculate Reception STERIODS changed the Steelers from sub-Lion-level futility to the team with the most Super Bowl championships and easily THE most dedicated fan base in the NFL

FTFY

Yeah, the Steelers were the only ones using steroids in the 70s.

Of course you're from Baltimore.


A - The Steelers pioneered it
B - hate the Ravens more than the Steelers
 
2013-04-10 02:21:45 PM  

PowerSlacker: Hair Salad: Dammit.  The MUSIC City Miracle.

Ain't been no miracles in Detroit for a looooong time.

That play doesn't count because it wasn't even executed legally.


Sure it was...check the replays.

Or are you a Bills fan in denial?
 
2013-04-10 02:23:38 PM  

PowerSlacker: You're speculating.  There was some indirect impact from that play, but you have no way of knowing if the Giants would have beaten the Packers in Hypothetical Land.


Sure. But the Giants have had their number in the playoffs; the Eagles haven't. I initially thought that the Packers wouldn't have even made the playoffs, but if you take the Eagles' win away and add the likely win over the Cowboys and Stephen McGee in Week 17, a game they rested their key starters for and lost by one point, then they're only 10-6 still and they lose out to the Packers on the tiebreaker.

No matter what, that play played a huge role in how the playoffs went that year.
 
2013-04-10 02:23:48 PM  

SurfaceTension: //third was Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball


Not a play or a moment. But definitely one of the most important events in sports in the US.
 
2013-04-10 02:25:34 PM  

Hair Salad: PowerSlacker: Hair Salad: Dammit.  The MUSIC City Miracle.

Ain't been no miracles in Detroit for a looooong time.

That play doesn't count because it wasn't even executed legally.

Sure it was...check the replays.

Or are you a Bills fan in denial?


I'm not in denial. And it was a forward pass.

But I grudgingly give it to Titan fans because of what we did to them in the Greatest Comeback Of All Time. All. Time.
 
2013-04-10 02:25:51 PM  

IAmRight: PowerSlacker: You're speculating.  There was some indirect impact from that play, but you have no way of knowing if the Giants would have beaten the Packers in Hypothetical Land.

Sure. But the Giants have had their number in the playoffs; the Eagles haven't. I initially thought that the Packers wouldn't have even made the playoffs, but if you take the Eagles' win away and add the likely win over the Cowboys and Stephen McGee in Week 17, a game they rested their key starters for and lost by one point, then they're only 10-6 still and they lose out to the Packers on the tiebreaker.

No matter what, that play played a huge role in how the playoffs went that year.


Plaxico shooting himself in the leg had more of an impact.
 
2013-04-10 02:26:57 PM  

Super Chronic: I have a hard time thinking of Stanford football as "over-hyped" but whatever.  I guess their QB was pretty hyped in that season.


No, not the football team...but their retarded little band is.
 
2013-04-10 02:27:47 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Plaxico shooting himself in the leg had more of an impact.


Sure, but that's not a play.
 
2013-04-10 02:30:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And it was a forward pass.


I respectfully disagree.

With computer reanimation and everything!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPhONc6xC48
 
2013-04-10 02:38:30 PM  

Hair Salad: PowerSlacker: Hair Salad: Dammit.  The MUSIC City Miracle.

Ain't been no miracles in Detroit for a looooong time.

That play doesn't count because it wasn't even executed legally.

Sure it was...check the replays.

Or are you a Bills fan in denial?


Oh shiat, I never saw the replay from the actual line where the pass was thrown before.  That was a legal backward pass from Wycheck to Dyson.

/ the one Seahawk fan on the planet who can admit the Seahawks screwed up more than the refs did in Super Bowl XL
 
2013-04-10 02:39:47 PM  
Butt Fumble
 
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