40th Anniversary of “The Play” – IOTW Report

40th Anniversary of “The Play”

November 20th, 1982.

(With the funniest screencap ever)

The trombonist framed his crushed trombone. That just cracks me up.

10 Comments on 40th Anniversary of “The Play”

  1. I was there!!!
    Well, I was a freshman at Cal, but I didn’t get a ticket so I listened on the radio. Game was pretty dull until 4th quarter. Stanfurd behind by 2 with less than a minute to go, 4th and 18 at their own 20. Elway got the 1st down, they drove to the Cal 25 yard line, and called a time out with 8 seconds on the clock. I thought ‘Why didn’t they run it down to 3 or 4 seconds, so the clock would run out?’ Like it would matter…
    I watched the replay that night, stayed up until 2 am to see the exciting conclusion.
    Here is a Lego version… https://youtu.be/DLGDZMj9cz0

  2. I did go to the Big Game the following year, at Stanfurd. Not very exciting but Cal won. At halftime the Stanfurd band made a big arrow pointing at Gary Tyrell, the trombone player – and the goat of 1982. ūüôā

  3. Every time I see the football scene on Forrest Gump I recall that game. I just can’t believe it’s been 40 years since I watch it happen…Damn that makes me feel really old. I need a WAY BACK MACHINE!

  4. My first wife (later) worked at channel 5 an I knew Al Lopez! Through the station I worked at he and our wives saw the area premier of the Star Wars movie in 1983.

  5. But, butt, in the video, the bell of the trombone was not smashed. Why is it smashed on Smeggy McSmegFace’s wall?


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