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Old 07-25-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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For me, it was the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. This game is referred to as The Greatest Game Ever Played. IMO it was indeed the stuff of legends. At least 17 of those players are now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That game really fired things up for the NFL and begat the AFL the next year to cash in on football fever.

It was 28 December 1958 and I sat home in front of a black and white TV to watch it. I recall Alan "The Horse" Ameche storming across the goal line, he had the ball wrapped in his arms like his life depended on it. That image became an iconic vision in Baltimore for decades.

Alan Ameche and another player (Gino Marchetti) went on to start a burger chain in Baltimore (Gino's) that prospered for years until they sold out and it got lost in the corporate buy/sell mania of our times. But I worked at two of those places during HS and CC days, and their double decker sandwich (The Gino Giant) beat the pants off the Big Mac and other such offerings.

Tons of Baltimore Colts fan still have their 45RPM recordings of the Colts fight song and the last two minutes of that game.

More Links:

Pro Football HOF page on the game, with links to other sources, photo's, etc. Photo 9 of 11 shows Ameche's head down 1-yard run that capped an 80-yard drive in Sudden Death.

Here's a 50th anniversary tribute page, with many quotes, including this one from Tom Landry: "I consider it to be the greatest game because of its impact."

The NFL site has a 6-minute video with highlights and interviews.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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^^^^ I wasn't born yet... but I'd have to agree it has to be the greatest NFL game ever played...

The most memorable moment for me was Scott Norwood wide right – Giants win Superbowl - 1990
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Elway getting helicoptered. From there on out, I could face the NFL world again.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Extreme Southeast Philly, NJ
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Music City Miracle. 1/8/2000. Buffalo at Tennessee - "THERE ARE NO - FLAGS - ON THE FIELD! IT'S A MIRACLE!!!"
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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The 2009 NFC Championship game. I didn't drink a drop. I remember every second of it. When I watch a replay, it brings back a surreal, almost vivid memory. I love it. Are you talking about that we attended?
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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.... Are you talking about that we attended?
No, any game that is anyone's most memorable, and hopefully WHY they consider it such.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Wow...so many to pick from.

The one you picked, '58 Colts v Giants. I remember watching on TV and was a big reason I became a 'bigger' fan of the NFL.

Ones I'm thinking of...

Jets beating the Colts in Super Bowl 3.

The Ice Bowl with the Packers beating the Cowboys.

Denver beating Cleveland on the drive and OT (I'm a Steeler fan but I was pulling for the Browns and was very disappointed to see them lose).

Steelers beating Oakland in the Immaculate Reception game.

Steelers winning their first Super Bowl.

Wide left when Buffalo lost to the Giants... so many great games!

But for me... it comes down to the Immaculate Reception (hard for a Steeler fan not to pick this one) and Super Bowl 3....

But I have to pick Super Bowl 3. Joe Willy came through!!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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Im relatively young.

I have to say the absolute greatest game I've watched is the bears vs cardinals.

we are who we thought they were
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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2004 NFC championship on a cold miserable winter day. The images of the wind swirling, blowing trash everywhere and Dawk crying will never leave me.

Even though I wasn't born the 1960 NFL championship should be mentioned. Chuck Bednarik didn't leave the field, played both ways and special teams. The image of him after the last tackle is probably the best image in Eagle history.

Do any other Eagle fans here remember the Bounty Bowl? Thanksgiving 1989 the Eagles sacked Troy Aikman 11 times and Buddy Ryan supposedly put a bounty on the Dallas kicker.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:05 AM
 
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Games I attended:
1) 2009 NFC Champ Game--already explained
2) 2009 NFC Wild Card vs Atlanta--first home playoff game ever for AZ Cardinals. It was insane. My voice hurt for 5 days after. On top of that a great, tight game.
3) 2010 NFC Wild Card vs Packers--Over 100 points scored. It was an arena game. Ended with the Defense stepping up.
4) 1998 vs San Diego--Chris Jacke hits field goal to send us to Playoffs vs Dallas, for first time. Partied late into night.
5) 2008 vs Rams--Blowout game, but clinches NFC West title for first time.

Other games:
1) 1987 AFC Championship--The Drive. I was a Broncos fan back then. Sorry
2) 1988 AFC Championship--The Fumble.
3) SB 43. Ah man, what could have been had Kurt Warner seen James Harrison.
4) SB 32--This one is for John!!
5) SB 34--The best SB ever...with the Rams winning by one yard.
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