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April 9, 2013, 10:43 PM
As voted on by the readers of NFL.com



Winning out on a 64-play bracket that included such plays as The Immaculate Reception, The Catch, The Music City Miracle, and much to Giant's fans dismay, David Tyree's Giant Snatch.

I'm an Eagles fan and even I couldn't claim this play to be the greatest of all time with a straight face (although it did cap off what was easily my favorite ever 7:18 stretch of football). So I dunno what kind of fools they have over there voting on NFL.com, but I guess that's just one more reason why we all stick around on this sinking ship.

But back to words...

This list of 64 plays included some real head scratchers. Such as:
- "Larry Allen prevents a pick six" as a 10 seed (cool he chased down the defender, but it still resulted in a turnover)
- "Karlos Dansby's fumble recovery vs the Packers" as a 5 seed (the play where referees missed an obvious facemask on Aaron Rodgers)

Meanwhile Mike Jones tackle of Kevin Dyson on the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV was only a 16 seed. And John Elway's helicopter run, the defining play of Super Bowl XXXII, didn't even make the list.

Now I'm tired of typing so I'll just hit Post
April 9, 2013  10:45 PM ET

That came to a much more abrupt stop than I realized.

But nope, it's bed time.

April 9, 2013  10:56 PM ET

I think the road to the finish probably played a part - not sure which plays it was up against as it went through the bracket. But enjoy it! I did last year :-)

April 9, 2013  11:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think the road to the finish probably played a part - not sure which plays it was up against as it went through the bracket. But enjoy it! I did last year :-)

Steve Young does the chicken dance was in the finals...

DeSean Jackson > Steve Young

DeSean Jackson > ALL

April 9, 2013  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Steve Young does the chicken dance was in the finals...DeSean Jackson > Steve YoungDeSean Jackson > ALL

You're lucky it wasn't against Merton Hanks. You'd lose that one!

April 10, 2013  12:07 AM ET

Hands down....Immaculate Reception.

April 10, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hands down....Immaculate Reception.

Absolutely!

It ain't close.

April 10, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Absolutely! It ain't close.

I feel the same way!!!

April 10, 2013  03:36 PM ET

I was thinking Leon Lett's slide on Thanksgiving Day 1993. that always gives me a warm feeling, like heartburn, HA!!!!

April 10, 2013  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I was thinking Leon Lett's slide on Thanksgiving Day 1993. that always gives me a warm feeling, like heartburn, HA!!!!

Damn, dude...

April 21, 2013  04:13 PM ET

This speaks to youth more than anything else. The greatest play ever, IMHO, was the "Immaculate Reception".

April 21, 2013  07:19 PM ET

No love for Hearst?

 
April 21, 2013  07:59 PM ET

The Immaculate Reception was SO iconic - the odds SO against it - that it got a name AND a staute. If you've been a football fan for longer than 5 minutes you've heard of it. No one ever follows the name of this play with, "yeah, you know...that one play in Pittsburgh 40 years ago" because you don't have to. To this day John Madden (the opposing Raiders coach that day) has never gotten over it.

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