The NFL does cool things every once in awhile.
Prior to the start of the 2016 season, the NFL began posting historical games in full on You Tube, rather than ripping them off You Tube and doing zero with it.
One of the full games posted arrived on Friday. The Shield posted the 1981 NFC Championship gameposted the 1981 NFC Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Of course, that game is famously known for “The Catch.”
While the contest is most notable because it launched the 49ers’ dynasty thanks to Joe Montana’s touchdown strike to Dwight Clark, it’s also important for something else.
It’s the final NFL game ever called by Vin Scully, who ended his career behind the mic for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, it’s sometimes forgotten that he was a notable NFL play-by-play voice for CBS during the late 70s and early 80s.
As Joe Buck fittingly explained during Sunday’s Cowboys-49ers game, Scully was considered for the lead play-by-play role with new analyst John Madden.
It came down to Scully and Pat Summerall. Obviously, CBS chose the latter and the rest is history.