Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Dec 23, 2020.
This is great!
Thanks for sharing that. I've never seen that angle before. That was great
I’m being uppity here, but my view was better. Section 620 Row F Seat 18
It doesn't get any better than 1970s NFL, Steelers vs Raiders and Steelers vs Cowboys.
Was you on the field minutes later?
No, my seat was way up in peanut heaven. The stadium was close to empty when that play happened. I was with my mom, dad and brother. We never left our seats until the clock had 0:00. I still don’t.
love your dog pic
Did Art Shell run onto the Field? Whats really interesting is that for all his protests after the fact and all these years later John Madden while looking dejected isn't questioning any of it. The Raider players aren't either they just seem to accept that they just lost what they thought was a foregone conclusion. Same as Madden they will challenge it later but in the moment nothing.
My view was the TV in the corner of the living room; the couch was on the near side wall; and I was leaning over the side arm of the couch. It is one of the greatest memories of my life. When people ask how I became a Steelers fan, Joe Greene made me a Steelers fan, but Franco Harris made me a Steelers fan for life!
Art Shell caught my attention, too. He was going in for the victory formation. If there had been instant replay back then, the Steelers may have been screwed, because the NFL probably wanted a Dolphins-Raiders AFCCG.
I was just getting ready to say the same thing. For all we were "screwed" comments from various old raiders through the years none were jumping around, arguing or griping about the ball touching frenchy first or franco scooping the ball off the ground. Very telling if you ask me.
That is a really cool perspective, thanks for sharing. I was 8 years old and don't remember seeing it. My parents were there with a bunch of people the old man worked for, including the owner. Right before the play, the owner was headed out to the parking lot to warm up the motor home and start heating food. Then he heard the roar. My dad did a re-enactment that was a riot .
That's so cool! Thank you so much for posting! I've never seen it before. Any video from the Steelers sideline I wonder?
I remember seeing an NFL Films (I think) documentary of that game and play, and there were several Raiders on there whining about it. Phil Villipiano, Ted Hendricks, George Atkinson, Madden and a front office guy that looked like he was straight out of The Sopranos, among others.
The thing about this that caught my eye were the tears in Pete Banaszak's eyes. He was one tough mother of a FB so it really puts things in perspective about how it had to hurt to be that close to going to the AFC Championship game, just to see it slip away by virtue of a fluke play.
Thanks. That’s an old pic I found in my Christmas folder. Unfortunately both of those sweethearts have passed. :-(
That was pretty cool!! I am ashamed to admit but I was at the game and was goofing with my friends in the walkways. We wondered why the cheering. We were young and dumb.
I'm sorry for your loss. Hardest part of owning a dog is saying good bye
For what it’s worth the play happened on the far side of the field from them.
Cool perspective. Never seen it before. What all the Raiders fans and players overlook is the fact that, had they won that game, they probably wouldn't have beat the Dolphins in the AFCCG either. They were a team of destiny.
I see a Banasak Raiders jersey. Didn`t he play for the Steelers at one point?
You must not have been in Pittsburgh because those were the days of blackouts. I remember sitting by my radio in disbelief and couldn't wait to see the highlights on the news that night.
Stunned silence. It also makes me wonder if there was just less complaining by the players back then. I was so young at the time, it’s not a detail that sticks out to me. Today’s players look to the ref and complain about every call.
You must be thinking of John Banaszak, a defensive lineman that played for the Steelers in the late to mid 70's.
That's exactly why I don't remember Raider's game. It wasn't televised here. I remember now because we drove out to my dad's cousin's place in the country in Geauga County, Ohio to watch the AFCCG against Miami.
I think that's Pete a former RB