If there's one thing I know about football, it is thisùthe improbable occurs with striking regularity. In both individual accomplishments and team achievements, improbable events pepper the NFL history books. Memory alone conjures up theá1972 Dolphins undefeated season, going 14-0 in the regular season then 3-0 in the post season, a record that still stands. Or how about the Immaculate Reception, a play that John Madden disputes to this day, to give the Steelers a victory over the Oakland Raiders and send them to the 1972 AFC Championship? Individual accomplishments, you say? Rocky Bleier comes to mind, the scrappy Steelers running back who fought back from injuries received in combat during the Vietnam War to become a starting running back in Pittsburgh, winning four Super Bowl Rings. O ...
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