The Myth of the ‘Immaculate Reception’

45 years ago, on December 23, 1972, the Oakland Raiders played the Pittsburgh Steelers in a divisional round playoff game still being talked about because of Franco Harris’ improbable reception on 4th and 10 with 22 seconds to go.

For the first time this weekend, I watched this fantastic documentary from the ‘A Football Life’ series on one of the most famous moments in NFL history and share it above.

Did he catch the football or did he not? The documentary interviews a Carnegie Mellon professor who provides some compelling evidence and takes a look at some new camera angles.



Lee Hernly

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