Thursday, January 04, 2007

Electric Gridiron Classics-Instant Replay Game

For the next few weeks or so, I'm going snap some pictures of famous moments in Packers history, as seen from the Electric Gridiron. That's right, I'm busting out my old electric football men and lining them up for a photo shoot. So here were are with the first one, from the hated Bears rivalry.

The instant replay game










On November, 5th 1989 The Packers beat the Bears 14-13, but not without controversy. Don Majkowski led the Packers to a comeback and a game-winning touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe with only seconds left to play. Initially the play was called a touchdown, but line judge Jim Quirk had called a penalty on Majkowski for being beyond the line of scrimmage when he threw the pass. With a nervous and tense crowd at Lambeau Field, the call went up to the instant replay official, Bill Parkinson. Several minutes later the call came down and the touchdown was correctly awarded as recorded by instant replay. The Lambeau faithful and Packer players erupted with joy because it marked the first time since 1984 that the Packers had beaten their long-time rivals. The Packers would later beat the Bears again in the season.


1 comment:

Coach Carl said...

What a season--with surprise endings for both our favorites. Maybe next year one of them can get “over the hump” and make a meaningful run into the postseason....until then, we’ll have to make do with watching the league’s elite mix it up.......

EVEN THOUGH THE PACKERS 'WEB OF DREAMS'
UNRAVELLED BEFORE SUNDAY'S GAME COULD START
THEY TOOK THE FIELD FULL OF FIRE
AND SIMPLY TOOK THE DIVISION CHAMPS APART

IT WAS A FITTING END TO THIS FOOTBALL SEASON
THE FIRST UNDER MIKE McCARTHY'S CARE
A SEASON THAT WAS FAR FROM PRETTY
AND LED MANY A PACKERS FAN DEEP INTO DESPAIR

BUT COACH McCARTHY KEPT 'EM PLAYING HARD
WITH SOME HELP FROM THE SCHEDULING ELVES
THE PACKERS STRUNG TOGETHER FOUR WINS IN A ROW
LETTING THEM START BELIEVING IN THEMSELVES

WITH A NUCLEUS OF PLAYERS BOTH YOUNG AND OLD
GUYS LIKE DRIVER, FAVRE AND AJ HAWK
TED THOMPSON ONLY NEEDS TO BRING IN A FEW PLAYERS
TO MAKE NEXT YEAR'S POSTSEASON MORE THAN TALK
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THE VIKINGS ALSO HAD A NEW HEAD COACH
ONE WHO'D NOT FILLED THOSE SHOES BEFORE
BRAD CHILDRESS PLANNED TO BRING HIS OFFENSE IN
HOPING THE VIKINGS' GLORY TO RESTORE

THEY SPENT A TON ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE
AND BROUGHT IN A STEADY RUNNING BACK
WITH A QUARTERBACK WEARING A SUPER BOWL RING
IT SEEMED THE VIKES' PLAN WAS ON TRACK

BUT FOR SOME REASON THE MINNESOTA TEAM
COULDN'T SCORE MORE POINTS THAN THEY'D GIVE
MOSTLY BECAUSE WHILE THEIR RUN 'D' WAS VERY STOUT
THE SECONDARY WAS LEAKING LIKE A SIEVE

ZYGI SAYS "COACH CHILLY" IS STILL HIS GUY
AS THEIR RETOOLING PROCESS IS ABOUT TO BEGIN
HE WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE NEW PLAYERS VERY CAREFULLY
TO HELP THE VIKINGS BE WINNERS ONCE AGAIN
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NEITHER THE PACKERS NOR THE VIKINGS
MANAGED TO GET INTO THIS YEAR'S POSTSEASON RACE
FOR THOSE TEAMS THAT DID, HOWEVER
SATURDAY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE CHASE

THE CHIEFS WILL OVERRUN INDY'S COLTS
WHILE SEATTLE GETS UPSET BY THE 'POKES
THE EAGLES WILL FINISH OFF THE MANNING CLAN
AND THE PATS SHOULD REDUCE THE JETS TO SMOKE

ALL THE WINNERS WILL HEAD OFF TO THE NEXT STOP
ON THE JOURNEY TOWARD THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL
A BERTH IN THE "BIG GAME" IN MIAMI
AND A CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL

Green Bay beat the Chicago Bears 23-7
Minnesota lost to the St Louis Rams 21-41

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