Originally Posted by THUMPER
Cool to see Charlie Waters and Cliff Harris sitting together for the first time. One of the best Safety duos of all time.
That Super Bowl killed me as I was absolutely sure we would win and we should have. The worst call ever was made in that game:
Ahead 13-6 in the 3rd quarter and with the ball on the Colts' two yard line, Duane Thomas took a handoff up the middle and looked like he was about to score when he was hit and fumbled at the one-foot line. Canter Dave Manders immediately fell on the ball and there was a pileup. The Colts players started jumping and pointing, yelling that they had the ball. The ref never even looked to see who had it or to up-pile the players first, he just pointed the Colts' direction and awarded them the ball. When the players were finally unpiled there was Manders with the ball but the ref would not reverse his decision,
[View Full Quote]To me that was the turning point in the game as we would have been up 20-6 or at least 16-6 if we failed to score a TD there. Norm Schachter (I called him Shafter from then on) was the referee and I hated that guy forever for that call.
Colts Safety Jim Duncan had setup the play by fumbling the opening kickoff of the 2nd half and he was awarded with the recovery on Thomas' fumble but he never had the ball, Manders had it the whole time.
That was truly a low point for my life after that loss.
I forgot about that "fumble."