Discussion in 'History Zone' started by Hostile, Jan 3, 2012.
I was 10...months old.
I hope you did not live in Albuquerque...you could have been my son!
Rick Danmeier (born April 8, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a former professional American football player who was a placekicker for six seasons for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League.
Danmeier attended White Bear Lake High School, in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. He later attended Lakewood State Junior College, and then the University of Sioux Falls, where he played college football.
Danmeier joined the Vikings in 1977, appearing in one game. His best season was 1981, when he missed only two field goals from inside the 40, and converted on 21 of 25 field goal attempts. He appeared in nine games for the Vikings in 1982, his last season with the team.
Danmeier was one of the last kickers to employ the straight-on style of kicking.
I've posted this before about this game, but I know exactly where I was.
I had made a date with a girl that wanted to give me a little sometin, sometin.
I had forgotten she was coming over at that time, and was watching this game with some friends.
I saw her walking to my Apt., but wanted to watch the Cowboys, too!
She knocked at my door as we all watched. My friends said someones at your door. She left...
And I watched that game where Dorsett ran that ball for that TD.
Tell us more. Please.
You are right, I looked it up and it was John Turner, Danmeier kicked the XP.
At least you got your priorities right!
I watched it live...sitting in front of our b&w Panasonic TV.
I remember that play well. Even remember the dialogue from the crew. Something about can't score anytime they want to. Or maybe they can. Mostly I remember that we lost.
I had the good fortune to talk with TD for a few minutes, and I brought up his 99 yarder. He was very quick to point out to me that it was actually 5 yards longer considering where he took the handoff. He was very proud of that record.
Remember it very well, but my main memory is also that we lost.
The quality of TV back in the day.:laugh2:
This one is great. I had never seen this.
I don't say this to start a debate, but I'd take Tony over Barry any day of the week.
Not much to add that hasnt been said. Was a great moment, but still had to spend the 4 hour trip back home with a bunch of Vikes fans rubbing in the win over the Cowboys......
Good thread, these historicall moments in Cowboy history help tie the youngsters back to the glory days and what this franchise is about.
hey... how about the Hail Mary pass......was a great win over the Vikes, that anniversary date gotta be close with playoffs right around the corner.
It was actually December 28th.
36 years ago.
Lol @ Danny White in that video, I never realized he had crazy eyes.
As an aside, I didn't get to watch this game, had to go to bed school night. I did have the newspaper clipping up on my wall until I went to college.
Tony Dorsett is the reason I'm a Cowboys fan. He was/is far and away my favorite all-time Cowboy. I had the pleasure of meeting him last year. He was very cool and down to earth.