Two monumental events took place this weekend in history

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  1. Johnnykstaint

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    On November 8, 1970 Tom Dempsey kicked a then-record 63 yard field goal for the then new franchise New Orleans Saints to defeat the Detroit Lions 19-17 as time ran out. Watch the ref at the end, he's kneeling down to get the vantage point of the ball coming at the crossbar...and when it clears, he actually jumps up in excitement!

    Dempsey was born with half a foot and basically no right hand either...his record would stand for over 40 years and I believe has only been broken by one yard.





    Also, on November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall fell...the communist regime of East Germany in typical fashion even fucked up the paperwork but it was too late; the world was watching.

     
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    Big fan of communism here.
     
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    A!so good thread you rule.
     
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    That was one of two games the Saints would win that year....the crowd still went nuts as if they'd won a playoff game and the team mobs Dempsey afterwards.
     
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    Geaux Saints :yes:




    I guess that Berlin Wall thing was big, too. :coffee:
     
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    11/8/72 - HBO launches its channel
     
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    Pro Football

    For Former Kicker, the Price of Fearlessness

    By BRETT MICHAEL DYKES

    JANUARY 27, 2013

    JEFFERSON, La. — “He liked to hit people,” Carlene Dempsey said flatly. “He didn’t care if he got his bell rung.”

    She was referring to her Falstaffian husband, Tom Dempsey, the former N.F.L. kicker born without toes on his right foot who in November 1970 — after a long night of drinking and debauchery in the French Quarter of New Orleans — set the league record for the longest field goal in a regular-season game. The 63-yard kicklifted the New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions, and in the process helped transform Dempsey into a folk hero in the city hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday, the rare Saints player to hold a prominent N.F.L. record before the Sean Payton era.

    Long night of drinking an debauchery. ..
     
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    Yep...seemed to be slightly less excitement though. Almost surreal calmness.
     
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    Really? Thats way older than I would have thought.
     
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    Cause no one got cable back in the day. In my part of Brooklyn we still had no cable in the mid 80s
     
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    No pink wearing pretend-sensitive faggotry back then. Thats when you drank and fought and then played football. And the kickers were not some kind of euro-gay soccer assholes.
     
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    Tom did a great job!
    (both of them)
     
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    He was a bricklayer in the off season :jj:
     
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    "Tell stumpy to get ready..." -this is a quote from the coach and generally acceptable way at the time to refer to Dempsey who did not give a shit. :badger:
     
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    Ditka stuck him hard cause he was tired of seeing him trying to get in on tackles. Dempsey was pissed and called him a big man
     
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    Who did they broadcast to...those people with the giant satellite dishes who lived in the country?
     
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    di'int Tom Dempsey have a stumpy foot?
     
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    Yeah, his kicking foot was like a half foot...I cant upload pictures from my phone for some reason but google dempsey stump foot
     
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    ew

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    today is Lorde's birthday

    extrememly monumental