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The Heidi Game (Bowl)....



Item # 637366

November 18, 1968

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 18, 1968

* The Heidi Game - Bowl
* Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets
* Rare piece of NFL football folklore


Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "'Heidi' Throws Pro Gridders For a Loss" (see) The sport's section has reporting on this notable game. I suspect not many issues were kept as this event became famous over time. Very rare as such.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Heidi Game led to a change in the way professional football is shown on network television; games are shown to their conclusion before evening programming begins. To ensure that network personnel could communicate under similar circumstances, special telephones (dubbed "Heidi phones") were installed, with a connection to a different telephone exchange from other network phones. In 1997, the Heidi Game was voted the most memorable regular season game in pro football history.

Category: The 20th Century

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