They wait until the calendar has turned and temperature has dropped, until the tournament is seeded and stadiums are full.
Sellout crowds move from tailgates to entry gates, past the attendants and up the escalators, down the aisles and onto seats where they watch their wait end.
This is early December in San Diego. It’s rainy and blackout.
That fourth-down play has been scrutinized more closely than the Zapruder film. Referee Gene Steratore and his crew took 10 minutes to review the play, spot the ball, and measure to see if Rice, in fact, had gotten the first down.
Coach Don Coryell was a pioneer of the league’s modern-day offense. Retired safety John Lynch made a career of working to contain it.
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