Jul 28, 2009, 09:36AM

Remembering Jim "King" Corcoran

And his classic college duel against Navy's Roger Staubach.

During our 40-year tenure at the Baltimore Sun, we were fortunate to cover a number of memorable football games.  The ones that come immediately to mind were all NFL classics: 1965-:With injuries forcing Tom Matte to become an “instant quarterback’’ and calling plays inked on his wrist band, the Colts and Packers go into overtime  in their NFL championship game at Green Bay. But the Packers win on a disputed field goal by Don Chandler that appeared to sail right. To this day, the surviving Colts insist they were robbed.1967-Playing the Dallas Cowboys on a frozen Lambeau Field with wind chill dropping the temperature to 33-below, legendary Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi gambles on spurning a short field goal attempt in the final seconds of regulation to force an over-time. Instead, quarterback Bart Starr slithers from one-yard out behind a strong block from guard Jerry Kramer to beat Cowboys, 21-17. Kramer authored a best-seller on the winning play.


Register or Login to leave a comment