Originally posted by richfeet
AFL PLAYOFF GAME 1969 NY JETS /OAKLAND RAIDERS the RAIDERS scored 3 touchdowns to come back to win this however NBCcut away befor the game was over as the raiders were driving for a touchdownfootball fans saw the childrens show Heidi instead a newscrawl at the botton of the screen told the fans the raiders had won they scored 2 touchdowns ib under 2 min ...[text shortened]... IS WHY TODAY THE NETWORKS STAY WITH A GAME UNTIL A WINNER IS DECIEDED CLASSIC BLUNDER LOL
It was actually not a playoff game... it was played in November of 1968 (sweeps month LOL)
The Jets led 32-29 with just over a minute left in the game, the Raiders quickly two touchdowns to win, 43-32.
ESPN parodied the Heidi Game during their presentation of "The Match-up of the Millenium" in which using old NFL Film clips to pit the greatest team of the NFL's History against each other. (such as 1960s Packers, 1970s Steelers, 1980s 49ers, 1990s Cowboys). During the end of the game between the 80's 49ers versus 60's Packers, The 80's 49ers with the score tied drove down the field for a chip-shot FG which would win the game. Just as the ball is being kicked the "feed" is lost and a shot is shown with the title Heidi and a speaker announces it like it's the beginning of a tv movie. The shot is quickly taken off and shows the 80's 49ers distraught after they missed the chip-shot FG.
In 1986, a somewhat similar incident occurred during CBS' college football telecast of the game between USC and Notre Dame, from the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Notre Dame had the ball at the USC 9-yard-line and lined up to attempt a field goal with two seconds left, trailing 37-35, when Notre Dame called a time-out. CBS then cut away to a commercial break, but the teams returned to the field, and Irish kicker John Carney kicked the field goal to win the game, 38-37 as time expired. By the time the network returned to the game, the kick had already taken place and the Irish were celebrating the win.