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bleacher
02-07-2012, 03:41 PM
Hey there! I'm a producer for Bleacher Report and am looking to do a short video piece on the Immaculate Reception game from the perspective of the fans....I'm trying to find fans that actually attended the game.....if any of you were there to actually experience it, please message me! I'll be coming to Pittsburgh in the coming weeks and would love to interview a few people!

Thanks!

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Good luck man, i'm sure there's a few attendees around here.

RowHH
02-07-2012, 06:19 PM
Oh, how I've waited for this moment :)

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 06:23 PM
Oh, how I've waited for this moment :)

Good luck with it man :thumbsup:

Must've been great to witness that moment.

RowHH
02-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Thanks. I was only 7 years old, but honest to heaven, I remember it. Unfortunately I also remember parts of the following week's game -- the loss to the undefeated Dolphins, which I also attended. Larry F*#@!ng Seiple. Still not over it.

Atlanta Dan
02-07-2012, 07:09 PM
Sitting in the upper deck in the end zone away from the river with my Dad on my birthday - Franco came running toward us

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Thanks. I was only 7 years old, but honest to heaven, I remember it. Unfortunately I also remember parts of the following week's game -- the loss to the undefeated Dolphins, which I also attended. Larry F*#@!ng Seiple. Still not over it.

I was 8 at the time and i also remember as it were yesterday. I have never heard 3 rivers so loud for being on tv.....

LVSteelersfan
02-07-2012, 08:35 PM
I was not there but I remember it like it was yesterday. Absolutely incredible game. One of my favorites ever. I thought the game was over and all of a sudden Franco was running untouched down the field. Unbelievable. I was probably about 15 or 16 at the time and was a huge Steeler and Pirate fan despite living in Montana.

StainlessStill
02-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Hey there! I'm a producer for Bleacher Report and am looking to do a short video piece on the Immaculate Reception game from the perspective of the fans....I'm trying to find fans that actually attended the game.....if any of you were there to actually experience it, please message me! I'll be coming to Pittsburgh in the coming weeks and would love to interview a few people!

Thanks!

My father would be the PERFECT candidate. He tells his story flawlessly. Heard him tell it around 500 times and it never gets old. The Immaculate Reception was his first game and he was 16 years old. The story is priceless. My favorite of ALL TIME. He went with my Grandfather, my Grandmother and his 2 brothers, all teens. Their seats were in peanut heaven, but him and his brothers took off and started heading down to the lower sections during the final minutes.

All 3 of them were apart of rushing the field when Franco scored and stood next to Joe Greene on the kickoff because they ordered everyone off the field because there was still time on the clock and they had to kickoff. He said a beer man was jumping up and down when Franco was running it in and he was literally scooping the quarters off of the ground because change was falling out of his pouches.

He said he had to of accumulated atleast $15.00 in quarters. He said it was just pandemonium. Loudest he's ever seen. Good stuff. My uncle still has his ticket stub.

RowHH
02-08-2012, 08:55 AM
My uncle still has his ticket stub
My lone regret from that game and that era. I did save a few from other games in the 70s (we had season tickets ... still do, actually) but even those are torn and therefore missing some key information. Too bad scanners weren't used in those days.

Bayz101
02-08-2012, 09:13 AM
For all of you who would like to be a part of this man's project, i'd suggest sending him a private message, just so he see's it.

bleacher
02-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Thanks everyone! This is great stuff so far! I love the dedication of the Steelers nation... I'm excited to go to Pittsburgh and film all of this. What would you say is the best Steelers bar in the city, paraphernalia wise?

GMU Steeler
02-08-2012, 10:07 AM
Thanks everyone! This is great stuff so far! I love the dedication of the Steelers nation... I'm excited to go to Pittsburgh and film all of this. What would you say is the best Steelers bar in the city, paraphernalia wise?

Good luck with your story. Sounds like a fun assignment. Can't recommend any bars. But I'd try to go to Primanti Bros while you're there. A true Pittsburgh institution it is and I am sure find interesting people to talk there as well. Great city if you've never been.

bleacher
02-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Sitting in the upper deck in the end zone away from the river with my Dad on my birthday - Franco came running toward us

Hey Atlanta Dan, Shall I assume you are in Atlanta? I'm trying to get people who are still in Pittsburgh, as it'll be easier to shoot all in one place....let me know!

bleacher
02-10-2012, 02:50 PM
My father would be the PERFECT candidate. He tells his story flawlessly. Heard him tell it around 500 times and it never gets old. The Immaculate Reception was his first game and he was 16 years old. The story is priceless. My favorite of ALL TIME. He went with my Grandfather, my Grandmother and his 2 brothers, all teens. Their seats were in peanut heaven, but him and his brothers took off and started heading down to the lower sections during the final minutes.

All 3 of them were apart of rushing the field when Franco scored and stood next to Joe Greene on the kickoff because they ordered everyone off the field because there was still time on the clock and they had to kickoff. He said a beer man was jumping up and down when Franco was running it in and he was literally scooping the quarters off of the ground because change was falling out of his pouches.

He said he had to of accumulated atleast $15.00 in quarters. He said it was just pandemonium. Loudest he's ever seen. Good stuff. My uncle still has his ticket stub.

Stainless Still -- I'd LOVE to talk with your Dad! PM me when you can!

Bayz101
04-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Quick Question:

The documentary has been published, but has any of our members been featured in it?

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bleacher
04-23-2012, 10:20 PM
I didn't end up using any members (as far as I know!), but got some great advice and was pointed in the right direction.... I ended up using Franco Harris (of course!), Bob Dvorchak from the Post Gazette, Guy Junker the Pittsburgh sports anchor, and a few other fans who were there (who were related to fellow PSU alum friends)

Hope you liked it! It was seriously SO much fun to make, I had such a great time in Pittsburgh, we shot at Mario's Southside, Clark Bar, Jerome Bettis's place and Heinz Field. It's my new favorite US city to visit :)

tony hipchest
04-23-2012, 11:08 PM
it was awesome!

i saw it thismorning when charlie batch linked it on twitter.

oddly enough, yesterday the bleacher report linked an article on twitter called the 200 most influential things in sports, and i ripped it for not having the "immaculate reception".

as your piece pointed out so well, not only did the immaculate reception change the greatest franchse around, but it was voted as the most important,best,influential play in the nfl.

bleacher
04-25-2012, 12:19 PM
it was awesome!

i saw it thismorning when charlie batch linked it on twitter.

oddly enough, yesterday the bleacher report linked an article on twitter called the 200 most influential things in sports, and i ripped it for not having the "immaculate reception".

as your piece pointed out so well, not only did the immaculate reception change the greatest franchse around, but it was voted as the most important,best,influential play in the nfl.

that's so funny that they wrote that article right after I posted my vid! I'll have to have a talk with that writer!! haha.... thanks for pointing it out to him at least!!

Glad you liked the piece and it was so nice of Charlie Batch to link to it...he's been in the office a few times and is always such a GREAT guy! We love working with him and I'm so happy to hear he'll be on the team for another year!! Here's to draft day this week....I'm patiently WAITING!!!

BengalDestroyer
04-25-2012, 05:33 PM
nice production...really good watch. thanks

FanSince72
04-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Nice video, dude!

Great Job!

But you should have mentioned the legend of the helicopter.

The legend of the helicopter claims that when the refs got together after that play and discussed whether or not it was a TD based on the legality of the catch (John Madden was screaming that Fuqua touched the ball first, making Franco's catch illegal), one of the refs asked his colleagues if any of them thought that a helicopter could be flown into the stadium to airlift them out if they ruled against the TD.

They all quickly agreed that a helicopter wasn't likely and so their ruling was: "Touchdown!"


And the rest, as they say, is history.


But even without that story, you did a great job on the video!