That game was so heartbreaking for me. We had finally made it to the Super Bowl only to see it frittered away by a bunch of weird plays. Craig Morton was at his worst that day IMO. He consistently overthrew guys when he was excited and he did it several times that game.
The BS fumble recovery by the Colts is one that I will never forgive. The refs didn't even wait to see who had the ball before they simply awarded it to the Colts. Even after Manders came up with the ball they refused to reverse the call. I've hated refs ever since! It wasn't just a bad call it was a travesty of how the rules are supposed to be enforced.
If I would have had a helmet in my hands at the time I would have thrown it too. I remember watching Lilly's helmet flying through the air after his big windup with it. I couldn't have expressed my feelings any better.
It was a poorly played, poorly coached, and poorly officiated game that we STILL should have won.
Captain Nathan Brittles: "Only the man who commands can be blamed. It rests on me... mission failure!"
"Jerry Jones is a billionaire fan who bought his own team for the express purpose of buying his way into the game. He wants to hang out with the players, stand in front of the cameras, be the face of the team (yech), make personnel moves as if this were a video game, and more than anything else, be seen as the guy who made it all happen."