Franco Harris and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off the Immaculate Reception against the Oakland Raiders in December 172. The Minnesota Vikings and Stefon Diggs just pulled off another one. The Vikings were down 24-22 to the New Orleans Saints with the ball at their own 39 yard line with 10 seconds left and no time outs. Quarterback Case Keenum threw a rope to Stephon Diggs on what looked like an out pattern. If he catches it and gets tackled in bounds then the game is over.
All the defensive back had to do was make a play and the game is over. Diggs left his feet and the safety ran right past Diggs who caught the ball at the 33 yard line. Diggs braced himself for contact that never came. He turned and raced the rest of the way to put the Vikings up 28-24. The extra point made it 29-24 and what had to have been a miracle. The Vikings’ season was over. A missed tackle by safety Marcus Williams extended. Ryan Clark of ESPN explained the range of emotions the Vikings’ players were going through:
Ryan Clark Of ESPN: Even before the last play you understand what position you’re in and how hard it is to win it. You’re sitting on the sidelines … If you’re Stephon Diggs before that play you’re starting to let the fact you’re losing and the loss is starting to set in. And then that happens. The difference in emotions on both sides.
What a game!
The Wire’s Chad Coleman Hosts Trump And The Global Economy February 6th
Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.
The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?