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Old 01-03-2019, 10:19 AM
DSYoungEsq is offline
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Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
Seems like the wimp's way to get into the play-offs. We'll see if they can survive the wrath of the Chargers.
In 1979 (I believe), the New York Football Giants were winning a game late in the season against the Philadelphia Eagles. With very little time left on the clock, the Giants merely needed to kneel down two times and the game was over.

On the second play, for reasons that remain shrouded in mystery, they attempted a hand-off instead. The ball was fumbled, the Eagles scooped it up and ran it back for a game-winning TD. In Philly, to this day, the play is referred to as the "Miracle at the Meadowlands." In New York, it's only referred to with swear words. Philly went on to finish the season 9-7 and got a wild card playoff spot.

Since that time, it has been a rare occurrence indeed that any professional or college team has failed to understand the importance of properly kneeling out the game.