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NFL Fans Remember A Legendary Vin Scully Call

A detailed view of the NFL logo is seen at SoFi Stadium during the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams on October 03, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
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The NFL world mourns the death of legendary broadcaster Vincent Edward “Vin” Scully.

While he did most of his work with Major League Baseball, Scully lent his familiar voice to some NFL games.

Baseball fans will remember him as the Dodgers’ play-by-play announcer for 67 seasons.

That tenure spans the franchise’s stay in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

However, he had an iconic call during the 1981 NFC Championship Game which will forever be remembered for a signature play between Joe Montana and Dwight Clark.

Montana scrambled out of the pocket to find an open target.

But as the Cowboys defenders were closing in on him, he made an off-balance throw that Clark caught at the edge of the end zone.

Hence, that play is known as “The Catch” and it helped ignite the 49ers’ dominance during the 1980s.

As for Scully, he called the play with such passion and emotion.

He said, “Six yards away from Pontiac. Third and three. Montana, looking, looking, throwing in the end zone, Clark caught it!”

Likewise, it was important for him to stay silent while the crowd went wild to get the game’s raw soundbite.

After a few seconds, Scully said, “It’s a madhouse at Candlestick with 51 seconds left! Dwight Clark is 6-4, he stands about ten feet tall in this crowd’s estimation.”

 

It’s Hard To Match Scully’s Volume Of Work

He had the same energy for every Dodgers game for over sixty seasons.

That feat alone would be difficult to top even for one season.

For that reason, Scully will have his permanent place among the greatest voices in sports.

One game is enough for him to be appreciated by NFL fans.

Niners fans will also never forget him because of that call, especially his description of Clark.




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