i knew somewhere in the back of my mind there was a wierd play with
Tonight the Dallas CBS affiliate ran it and it was as cool as i semi-remembered it.
so i fired up google and found the story about it. it was the 1972 NFC Division
Playoff game against the 49'ers. The article is long so i wont post it all here
but heres a link.
this is what charlie waters had to say about it:
"We had this foreign kicker from Australia, Toni Fritsch," said Waters. "He used to try all these tricky ways of kicking the ball. And he used to do this thing where he'd run up to the ball and run past it. And he'd kick it behind his back."
Sure enough, Fritsch fooled the 49ers. He lined up to kick to the left, but Fritsch instead squibbed the ball to the right, bouncing it off the 49ers' Preston Riley. Mel Renfro recovered the ball for the Cowboys.
Ive looked everywhere trying to find the video of it so you guys could see it
to believe it.
The article is primarily how Staubach led the Boys back from a 28-13 4th
quarter deficit to win 30-28.
Thank you Toni Fritsch....RIP