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SI/MMQB on the NFL during JFK assassination weekend

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Haven't finished reading it yet, but figured I'd post here. Always love this kind of stuff:

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/11/20/jfk-assassination-50-year-anniversary-nfl-fight/
     
  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Was thinking of this story earlier in the week during one of the many telecasts devoting itself to the assassination. Thanks for the link, Evil.
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    SI gave Rozelle Sportsman of the Year three weeks after the decision to play the games that weekend.
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    My dad and uncle went to the Giants-Cardinals game that Sunday. He said it was the most eerie game he's ever been to, because there was no PA announcing and the crowd was pretty quiet for what looks, from the boxscore, to have been a very good game:

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196311240nyg.htm

    My dad also said that my grandfather was so upset they went, that he didn't speak to either of them for a couple of weeks afterward.
     
  6. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Not NFL, but our two local high schools (the new one was in just its fourth year of existence) played their crosstown game just hours after the news broke. At the time, that was the last game of the season (the HS season ends two weeks earlier nowadays because the playoffs have been expanded so much).

    One of the coaches, now in his 80s, still lives here. He said it was one of the quietest crowds he ever saw.

    The final was 21-20. The game was decided by a failed two-point conversion with less than two minutes remaining.
     
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So he got head, before having it blown off?
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Jackie , Jackie try some chowda
     
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