Remembering The Play, 30 years later
It may have been the the greatest play in football history: the final seconds of the 1982 Big Game. We collected chatter from the lead up to—and during—the 115th Big Game. Alas, history did not repeat itself. But Curtis Larson did win a $10 Peet’s card for posting the most engaging response!
What was The Play, a few of you may ask?
- Never before seen footage, including Cal Coach Joe Kapp saying: "The Bear would not quit. The Bear would not die." :
- Earlier in the game, Stanford QB John Elway and their kicker bring the score to 19-20 with a 35-yard field goal and four seconds remaining...
Do you remember The Play?
- Thanks for that...it brought tears to my eyes! I was working at the time, but listening on the radio. My favorite memory was seeing John Elway crying after the game on the news that evening...and, throughout his pro career, I always made the effort to root against him, in hopes of seeing him cry again, but, of course, we all know that that didn't work out as well as this game did!