The Heidi Game's 40th Anniversary

Sportz Assassin

by Sportz Assassin

Even the most knowledgeable of NFL fans have trouble explaining the way the league handles their broadcasting rules. You can show this game until this point, but not against a team playing at home, but not when a full moon is in the southern sky.

Usually the NFL only now cuts off the ending of a game when another game is coming on (even if it is on another channel). Forty years ago today, NBC decided to cut from switched off a Jets-Raiders AFL game to show the movie Heidi. The Raiders, who were trailing by three with 1:05 left in the game, scored 14 points and won the game. Everyone outside the Pacific Time Zone missed the comeback.

Several things came from this game.

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