I remember listing to this game on the radio on the way back from my grandparents house. I was a die-hard Cowboys fan (I was nine. I didn’t know any better). I remember lying on the floor in the back of our van, paralyzed with anguish, as Joe Montana coolly ripped out my heart.
I just discovered today that Vin Scully did the play-by-play for “The Catch.” The play begins at the 6:00 mark. Scully knows how to call a big moment. Once the catch is secure in Dwight Clark’s hands, Scully remains silent and lets the moment speak for itself. He’s silent for roughly 30 seconds. Even Hank Stramm, the color commentator, keeps his mouth shut. Refreshing when compared to today’s current flock of yammering magpies.
P.S. Check out the guy in the white suit and fedora (6:39). It think that might be Al Green. Priceless.