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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    North of Durham

    RIP Franco Harris

    Wow. All week I have been seeing features hyping the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception this weekend. The NFL very purposely scheduled a rematch of the game for this weekend. And he is gone. Only 72 - I didn't realize he was so young at the time.

    My wife is from Pittsburgh so we go there frequently. Get off the plane in the airport and there is the Immaculate Reception statue of Franco. He is beloved there - he was apparently a really nice guy.

    Very sad.

  2. #2
    Oh wow.

  3. #3
    Any chance he’ll put in his will whether or not he actually caught the ball?

    Truly one of the greats.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by ClemmonsDevil View Post
    Oh wow.
    My reaction as well. RIP. That play is legend.

  5. #5
    Very sad news.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    On the Road to Nowhere
    Crap. I'd really get wankerized for the things I really want to write. My 2nd favorite Steeler of all time, he really was a class act on and off the field. Crap.

    Past is gone, thou canst not that recall; Future is not, may not be at all;
    Present is, [so] improve the flying hour; Present only is within thy power. - Friar Park Clock Tower [author unknown]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Very sad. Great player and a class act on and off the field. And I say that as a Bengal fan.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Watching carolina Go To HELL!
    He was a great running back and respected by all. RIP
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F

  9. #9
    I was a fan of his albeit not a steelers person.
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

  10. #10
    Remarkably, this was Franco Harris being interviewed yesterday morning:

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Durham, NC
    He came to the old Duke Children's Classics many times. Got his autograph more than once.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Summerville ,S.C.
    Even as a cowboys fan .guy was is a legend.

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