The Immaculate Reception is one of the most famous plays in the history of American football. It occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game of the National Football League (NFL), between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1972. With the Steelers trailing in the last 30 seconds of the game, Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass attempt to John Fuqua. The ball bounced off the hands of Raiders safety Jack Tatum and/or Fuqua and, as it fell toward the ground, Steelers fullback Franco Harris scooped it up and ran for a game-winning touchdown. The play has been a source of unresolved controversy and speculation ever since, as many people have contended that the ball touched either Fuqua or the ground

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  • The Immaculate Reception is one of the most famous plays in the history of American football. It occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game of the National Football League (NFL), between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1972. With the Steelers trailing in the last 30 seconds of the game, Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass attempt to John Fuqua. The ball bounced off the hands of Raiders safety Jack Tatum and/or Fuqua and, as it fell toward the ground, Steelers fullback Franco Harris scooped it up and ran for a game-winning touchdown. The play has been a source of unresolved controversy and speculation ever since, as many people have contended that the ball touched either Fuqua or the ground before Harris caught it, either of which would have resulted in an incomplete pass by the rules at the time. Kevin Cook's The Last Headbangers cites the play as the beginning of a bitter rivalry between Pittsburgh and Oakland that fueled a historically brutal Raiders team during the NFL's most controversially physical era. NFL Films has chosen it as the greatest play of all time, as well as the most controversial. The play was a turning point for the Steelers, who reversed four decades of futility with their first playoff win ever, and went on to win four Super Bowls by the end of the decade. The play's name is a pun derived from the Immaculate Conception, a dogma in the Roman Catholic Church. The phrase was first used on air by Myron Cope, a Pittsburgh sportscaster who was reporting on the Steelers' victory. A Pittsburgh woman, Sharon Levosky, called Cope before his 11 PM sports broadcast on the 23rd and suggested the name, which was coined by her friend Michael Ord. Cope used the term on television and the phrase stuck. (en)
  • Match de playoffs de ladivision AFC en 1972 The Immaculate Reception (« l'Immaculée Réception » en référence à l'Immaculée Conception) est le surnom donné à l'une des actions les plus connues de l'histoire du football américain. Elle s'est produite pendant la saison 1972 dans un match éliminatoire l'American Football Conference (AFC) en National Football League (NFL). Ce match, joué au Three Rivers Stadium de Pittsburgh le 23 décembre 1972, opposait entre les Steelers de Pittsburgh et les Raiders d'Oakland. (fr)
  • Con il termine Immaculate Reception (letteralmente: "ricezione immacolata") ci si riferisce a una delle più famose giocate nella storia del football americano. Essa avvenne nel divisional round dei play-off della American Football Conference tra Pittsburgh Steelers e Oakland Raiders al Three Rivers Stadium di Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, il 23 dicembre 1972. La giocata è stata l'origine di una controversia mai risolta ed è fonte di dibattito ancora oggi. "The Last Headbangers" di Kevin Cook cita quella giocata come l'inizio dell'aspra rivalità tra Pittsburgh e Oakland. NFL Films l'ha selezionata come la miglior giocata di tutti i tempi, oltre che la più controversa. Quella giocata fu un punto di svolta per gli Steelers, che dopo decenni di insuccessi vinsero la loro prima gara di playoff della loro stagione, vincendo in seguito 4 Super Bowl in quel decennio. Il nome della giocata è un gioco di parole che deriva da Immaculate Conception, un dogma della Chiesa Cattolica Romana. La frase fu utilizzata per la prima volta in diretta da Myron Cope, un telecronista di Pittsburgh che stava facendo un servizio sulla vittoria degli Steelers. Una donna di Pittsburgh, Sharon Levosky, chiamò Cope prima della sua trasmissione delle 23 e suggerì quel nome, coniato dal suo amico Michael Ord. Cope usò quel termine in televisione e la definizione divenne di uso comune. (it)
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  • ;Top passers * OAK – Ken Stabler – 6/12, 57 YDS * PIT – Terry Bradshaw – 11/25, 175 YDS, TD, INT ;Top rushers * OAK – Charlie Smith – 14 CAR, 57 YDS * PIT – Franco Harris – 18 CAR, 64 YDS ;Top receivers * OAK – Raymond Chester – 3 REC, 40 YDS * PIT – Franco Harris – 5 REC, 96 YDS, TD
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  • Match de playoffs de ladivision AFC en 1972 The Immaculate Reception (« l'Immaculée Réception » en référence à l'Immaculée Conception) est le surnom donné à l'une des actions les plus connues de l'histoire du football américain. Elle s'est produite pendant la saison 1972 dans un match éliminatoire l'American Football Conference (AFC) en National Football League (NFL). Ce match, joué au Three Rivers Stadium de Pittsburgh le 23 décembre 1972, opposait entre les Steelers de Pittsburgh et les Raiders d'Oakland. (fr)
  • The Immaculate Reception is one of the most famous plays in the history of American football. It occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game of the National Football League (NFL), between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1972. With the Steelers trailing in the last 30 seconds of the game, Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass attempt to John Fuqua. The ball bounced off the hands of Raiders safety Jack Tatum and/or Fuqua and, as it fell toward the ground, Steelers fullback Franco Harris scooped it up and ran for a game-winning touchdown. The play has been a source of unresolved controversy and speculation ever since, as many people have contended that the ball touched either Fuqua or the ground (en)
  • Con il termine Immaculate Reception (letteralmente: "ricezione immacolata") ci si riferisce a una delle più famose giocate nella storia del football americano. Essa avvenne nel divisional round dei play-off della American Football Conference tra Pittsburgh Steelers e Oakland Raiders al Three Rivers Stadium di Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, il 23 dicembre 1972. La giocata è stata l'origine di una controversia mai risolta ed è fonte di dibattito ancora oggi. "The Last Headbangers" di Kevin Cook cita quella giocata come l'inizio dell'aspra rivalità tra Pittsburgh e Oakland. (it)
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