Video: Steelers Immaculate Reception Documentary: Right Place Right Time

I have received a few emails from readers asking if I have seen the latest documentary video about the Immaculate Reception, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this coming December, so I thought I would pass it along to the rest of you in case you have not seen it. The name of the documentary is “Immaculate Reception: Right Place, Right Time.” It is just under 6 minutes long and includes interviews with Franco Harris, Guy Junker and Bob Dvorchak among a few others that were at Three Rivers Stadium for the legendary AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders on December 23, 1972.

  • Billmacbride

    Not only was I at the game, I attended the next game versus the Miami Dolphins and I still have my ticket stubs from each game. Will never forget the Immaculate Reception and grateful to have been there! Bill

  • Jackbeaver

    I wasn’t there, but my buddy Chuck Fox was with his Dad at the game. But they left early and were in the Ft. Pitt tunnels in their car. When they came out of the tunnel and got the car radio reception back, they knew they missed something big!

  • Sonny

    Went to the Dolphins game the next week, it was 66 degrees, Bill I was driving a taxi that day and listened to the end of the game on a transistor radio. I must have not moved for half an hour. Didn’t see it at all. I don’t think they had replays back then.

    Like Maz’s homer in 60, no replay. Glad you were there Bill.

  • Billmacbride

    Hey Sonny,
    I can still see the ball in the air, heading to the turf and out of nowhere, Franco picks it up and runs the left sideline to the end zone. Absolute bedlam/pandemonium. And it was all good. Nothing nasty or violent!
    To this day, no matter the score I stay til the end of any game I attend.
    The next week, I still remember watching Larry Seiple complete a fake punt, for the Dolphins, to pick up a key first down.
    I also remember going to Forbes Field with my father to watch Maz, and Clemente. His arm was amazing. I remember him throwing out a base runner, from deep right field, who tagged up on third. The entire crowd was silent for a moment including my father who played baseball/football at Pennsylvania.
    Let’s keep a good thought for this season.
    Be Well,