“The only way to tell if a play is truly spectacular is if it makes the fans jump up and say ‘O, damn, did you see that!”
Actress Taragi P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Introducing the Play of the Year at NFL Honors ceremony
Let me sneak in one more football post on this screenwriting blog. This isn’t a great photo, but it is a great catch. I knew the one-handed grab by Tampa Bay Buc Mike Evans was special when it happened. So much so that I took the above photo of the reply on the scoreboard.
Apparently some other people thought it was special because a few days ago it was named the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year.
It was an Thursday night nationally broadcast game. I hadn’t been to an NFL game in over a decade but drove over to Tampa from Orlando last November to see the game. They were playing the Atlanta Falcons who were winning the game 33-14 just before the end of the third quarter.
Since I knew it’d take me two hours to get home I decided I was going to leave after the third quarter. I’m glad I stuck around long enough to see Evans’ catch. I’ll have that tucked away in my good memory bank for as long as I have a memory bank.
And speaking of great catches here’s the only clip I could find of Julian Edelman’s remarkable catch at the Super Bowl Sunday. (Def a play that made fans say ‘O, damn, did you see that!”)