Is This the Most Iconic Catch In Super Bowl History?

Page 2 of This Lynn Swann catch happened on this date in 1976. Most iconic? Is it generational? I know many younger folks will say David Tyree. Advertisement Jan... 79 comments | 2694 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Again, let me be clear on the debate. It's not "best" or "toughest" catch. It's "most iconic."
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    It's generational, I'd say.

    Anyone under the age of 40 is probably going to say Tyree.

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    I think Tyrees was bigger for many reasons. Difficulty, Elis play and the fact that it came against an undefeated team

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    It's generational, I'd say.

    Anyone under the age of 40 is probably going to say Tyree.
    Agreed.

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    I wonder if it would change anything if Burress had made the catch instead of Tyree.

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    Jackie Smith? Oops. He dropped that one, didn't he. Sorry Cowboys fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    It's generational, I'd say.

    Anyone under the age of 40 is probably going to say Tyree.
    I'm 52 and I am going with Tyree even though that catch broke my heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    Jackie Smith? Oops. He dropped that one, didn't he. Sorry Cowboys fans.
    Roger Staubach's reaction to the Smith drop is a classic on NFL films...total disgust..

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    Each time I watch the Tyree catch I'm more mesmerized at how it was executed. I keep thinking it's going to drop for an incompletion. It was practically a Hail Mary that stuck to the top of his helmet in triple coverage. Pure craziness.

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    I'll take another Steeler reception. The immaculate reception. While that one was more fortunate than skill, it marked the beginning of the Steeler dynasty.

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    For me it's Swann's catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    I'll take another Steeler reception. The immaculate reception. While that one was more fortunate than skill, it marked the beginning of the Steeler dynasty.
    Wasn't in the Super Bowl, though, per the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    This Lynn Swann catch happened on this date in 1976.


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    Most iconic? Is it generational? I know many younger folks will say David Tyree.
    For me it is, I remember SI or some other magazine had a artistic print of this catch in the magazine and I used it to make a plaque in shop class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    For me it's Swann's catch.
    Same. But I will offer Ben to Santonio Holmes vs the Cards as maybe a top 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Each time I watch the Tyree catch I'm more mesmerized at how it was executed. I keep thinking it's going to drop for an incompletion. It was practically a Hail Mary that stuck to the top of his helmet in triple coverage. Pure craziness.
    All after Eli was nearly dragged to the ground by a couple Patriots defenders. If he gets sacked there the game is probably over.

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