Posts Tagged ‘Roger Craig’

Have to admit I’m a sucker for an NFL legend. Spotting Jerry Rice at the Wembley NFL game was special, so to see his team-mate Roger Craig about 5 metres away from me was just as much fun.

I remember that the former 49ers running back used to paint ‘power pyramids’ on his ankles to give him mystical powers. Hell they must have worked as he won three Super Bowl rings, was in the NFL team of the Eighties, and most impressively was the first player in NFL history to run and catch for 1,000 yards in a season.

Roger Roger give us a wave !

Roger Craig and former Eagles fullback Cecil Martin get ready to bump fists at Wembley 31 Oct 2010

Under the helmet you will find 3 time Super Bowl winner Roger Craig

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Had the pleasure of picking up my weekly free copy of a ‘lads’ magazine called Shortlist just outside Birmingham New Street (UK) train station this afternoon.

I enjoy a good skim through it as I make my 20 minute train journey home, and to my delight today’s issue had an American Football article in it penned by none other than the singer Huey Lewis (found on page 58).

He was reminiscing  about the day the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII (23). As a Niners fan he went as far as to say “Still I’ll never forget this game.”

All seems quite straight forward so far, until you read in full the article he wrote. Lewis describes how 49ers quarterback Joe Monana ‘orchestrated a 92-yard drive, ending in a 10-yard pass to Roger Craig to win the game’.

Whooooah – ROGER CRAIG ? Every NFL fan in the world knows that it was wide receiver John Taylor who caught the winning score as the Bengals focussed their defensive efforts on man marking Jerry Rice.

Huey, I hate to say it but I think you have the early onset of dementia. Next you will start saying the Bengals won Super Bowl XXIII.

You stick to the music and leave the NFL punditry to the likes of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

Goodnight knuckle-heads – and especially for you Huey, below is what actually happened at the end of Super Bowl XXXII.