18 Nov 2005
I'm sure I'm dating myself here, but I have vivid memories of Joe Theismann breaking his leg in that Monday night game against Lawrence Taylor and the New York Giants. Even though I was pretty young, I remember being impressed by LT jumping up after the play and frantically waving the medical staff onto the field, even though he was primarily known for his on-field tenacity and off-field problems. I also remember wondering why the network insisted on showing replay after replay of Theismann's leg actually snapping. That's something I didn't get then, and I don't get now. Hey, networks, I don't like seeing replays of gruesome injuries ... unless it's part of the "Faces of Death" series. Just kidding. (free registration/bugmenot required)
48 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2005, 12:19pm by little red tractor
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?