Originally posted by cciowa:
I thought this would be fun for all niners fans esp for us old timers. Tuesday Jan 10th is the 30th birthday of the catch. we all know the historical significance of it but I was wondering where you were when it happened?Were you alive, were you at the game? were you watching on tv? i was stranded in a snow storm in fort dodge iowa with a bunch of buddies who were just football fans. I was 21 about to turn 22 and to this day it is hard to describe the feeling i had. It was like the stench of the joe thomas and oj simpson era had just vanished in one crazy moment. feel free to have at it!
I was there. Four of us spent four nights in my VW (they lined us up in the parking lot by vehicles - we were 10th in line) to get tickets. The line starting forming Sunday night after the Niners beat the Giants. One night there was a rainstorm that actually flooded 101. By Wednesday night there were thousands of cars and one of the great tailgates ever. People were going out and buying cases of beer and then selling single bottles or cans for two or three bucks. My brother worked during the day and then brought us everything we needed at night. Good times.
I've been to a lot of games in my life but that was the only time I fully experienced "the crowd was electric." When Clark scored there was not a single person in my section (lower-deck end-zone opposite the catch) that didn't hit the ground from all the hugging and cheering. I am pretty sure it was that way around the whole stadium.