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Bracket Spot #4 - The Relay Race or The Tunnel Catch?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. 1. Torry Holt escorting Az Hakim down the sidelines. I remember that like it was yesterday.

    6 votes
    46.2%
  2. 2. Flipper Anderson taking the ball right out of the stadium. Nothing like it since.

    7 votes
    53.8%
  1. -X-

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    On a long Rams scoring play in the third quarter against the Broncos, Dennis Miller watched Torry Holt escort fellow receiver Az-Zahir Hakim down the sideline to the end zone, and pronounced: “They don’t need a football, they need a baton. Just put that Christmas tree lighting system up on the goal post, this is the NHRA Winter Nationals. … [Rams coach Mike] Martz has assembled a Murderers’ Row of haste. … Romulus and Remus going down that sideline. … Last time I saw speed like this was John Carlos and Tommie Smith in Mexico City.”

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    In the 1989 Divisional Playoffs against the Giants, and in overtime, QB Jim Everett lined in the backfield 30 yards shy of the end zone. The New York defense blitzed, thinking that LA would be running it since they were already in field goal range. Instead, Anderson eluded a Mark Collins bump near the line of scrimmage, and streaked down the right side of the field. Everett found him just feet from the goal line; Flipper caught the ball in stride and sprinted into the end zone, then through the tunnel that led to the locker room.

    ''Before the game, Aaron Cox and I said if either of us gets the winning touchdown in overtime, we would run straight to the locker room with it," Anderson said.

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    Damn these are really hard to choose from, but gotta go with the GSOT once again.
     
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    I had to go with Flipper. Classic.
     
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    I love both of these. Haven't decided how to vote.

    Oh, but the Giants remembered Flipper's sprint to the locker room. The next season (the first in that awful stretch of the 90's), the Giants beat the Rams soundly, and one of their players quipped after, "No running through the tunnel today" or something like that.

    Both of these are iconic moments.
     
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    I watched that overtime playoff winning catch of Flipper's at my hated ex-brother-in-laws house (giant fan). I can't explain the satisfaction that play gave me.

    And in comparing the two... making the game winning play in overtime on the freaking Road is more than note worthy. Running straight into the tunnel was icing on the cake Baby.

    Flipper's play (and celebration) is probably my all time favorite Ram play.
     
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    Yep - Flipper has left the building.
     
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    Torry Holt escorting Az-Zahir Hakim down the sidelines remains my favorite of all time. It just looked like they were having a lot of fun on that play. Flipper's play was cool and original, but the play with Holt and Hakim brings back memories from when I was a kid playing backyard football. The GSOT was just fun to watch because they all looked like they were enjoying themselves.

    On another note, Mizzou had a similar play: Danario Alexander (yes, our very own DX) scored a long touchdown against KU while Jerrell Jackson was jawing with him down the field. Of course, the Big Twelve commissioner had to ban that for "taunting". Jerk...
     
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    This is going to be a close one. I voted for Flipper, but that Az/Torry catch/run was ridiculous. It just seemed like they were making a mockery of NFL Football.

    Torry: "Can you believe how freaking easy this crap is!?"
    Hakim: "I know, right? Hey, let's go get some tacos after the game! I'm in the mood for tacos!"
     
  9. Lesson

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    I would say The Tunnel Catch, since it was in the playoffs. However, the Relay Race is just as memorable, IMO.
     
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    Both of these were awesome plays in the annals of Rams history. I went with Flipper. I mean playoff game, overtime..... just WOW!

    GO RAMS!!!!
     
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    I don't know if I can call this one with a 6-5 vote. I'll give it til tomorrow I guess.
     
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    A tribute to the loser of this bracket.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPeX-vbMnQM[/youtube]
     
  13. RamsSince1969

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    I'll go GSOT too, but both are amazing and historic.