The 1993 NFC Title Game. We had beaten the Niners the year before at the 'Stick. They had come off a dominant victory over the Giants and looked really tough.
I recall have trouble sleeping the night before, I was so into this one. I was going to the game and I was so incredibly on edge. At 4 a.m, I checked out the Sportscenter replay. Of course, it was all about the conference championship games.
I had been at a basketball tournament the last couple of days so I didn't really get to keep up with a lot of Friday's or Saturday's goings on. This was just three days after the famous "Three Inch Headlines" guarantee Jimmah made on Galloway's WBAP show, Sports at Six. He had obviously slammed a few Heineken's prior to that. He just had to call Randy and let him know who was going to win the ballgame.
So back to watching 4 a.m. Sportscenter. Leading off was this stuff about some George Seifert response to the Jimmy Johnson prognostication. Naturally, I pay close attention. They played the soundbite of Seifert saying, "The man's got b---s. Whether they're brass or paper mache, we'll find out on Sunday."
To which the great Jimmy Johnson replied, "They're brass." And when I heard that I worried no more. I went to bed around five and slept like a baby until noon.
Got up, dressed, went to the game. Watched Troy dink and dunk to Emmitt as the Cowboys decided to isolate Deuce on Bill Romanowski. And there wasn't a darn thing the Niners could do about it. The game was over before it started. It was as sweet as it got, for me anyway - 38 to 17.
They're brass! How can you not love that? For that, I will love Jimmah always. Forever. Best big game coach I ever saw.
Last edited by scottsp : 06-26-2005 at 05:08 PM.