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Celebrating 40 Years Since The Immaculate Reception

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I somehow ended up on The Steelers mailing list and received this one today:

    This season marks the 40th anniversary of the greatest play in football history - The Immaculate Reception.

    Be part of the action by donating to a special monument recognizing the play that changed Pittsburgh Steelers history. The Immaculate Reception monument will be dedicated at the exact site of the catch, adjacent to Heinz Field, on Sat., Dec. 22. Here's your chance to be part of the action right now by contributing to the monument fund.

    Quantities are limited so make your donation today.

    All tax-deductible donations to the Heinz History Center will receive a personalized Immaculate Reception donation certificate that is suitable for framing, along with the following Limited Edition items.
  2. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Frenchy told Raymond Chester (former college teammate) after the game, "I touched it."
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I don't think it matters that Frenchy touched it because it's obvious that Tatum did, too, or it wouldn't have bounced backward.
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    thanks for the reminder that i'm getting old
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    And was this celebrated at 10 years? 20? 25? 30? This anniversary stuff gets old.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But this time around you can be "part of the action" and get a certificate of authenticity for donating to the memorial.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    There is a life-sized statue of Franco in the "Immaculate Reception" pose in the Pittsburgh airport, right next to one of George Washington. Tells you all you need to know.

  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Not to mention a Heinz Ketchup bottle prominently pictured in the background.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Shouldn't he be hunched over a bit more, with the ball touching the ground?
  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Fuqua has no idea what happened. He was getting slammed by Tatum. He's been milking the story for 40 years with no basis. He likes the attention.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I have a hand-written fax at home from Franco Harris telling me the story of the catch. It was for the back of a trading card.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Illegal play. Gutless officiating.

    Move on.
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