The video above is the halftime show during the 1984 NFC Championship game between the 49ers and Bears. Brent Musberger (Jesus how old is that fucker?) and Dick Vermeil go over the highlights of the day's previous game: The AFC Championship -- where Dan Marino put a severe cockpunch on his hometown Steelers to earn a trip to the Super Bowl. It's was only Marino's second season, and already he was skull fucking the record books with extreme prejudice (and without the help of painkillers mind you!). And I mean Goddamn! Look at that lightning-quick release! Look at the flawlessness and fluidity of his passes! I was just a little pecker head then, but I still remember getting chills watching him slice and dice the Steelers. Vermeil's analysis pretty much says it all.
The clip ends with Marino being interviewed by Terry Bradshaw. And you can just feel the anticipation of this baby faced kid's eventual record-breaking Hall of Fame career. At the end of it, Bradshaw asks Marino to be honest about who he'd like to face in the Super Bowl. Marino sheepishly says the Bears, because his former Pitt lineman Jimbo Covert plays on Chicago's offensive line. But Marino really said the Bears because he knew that '84 49ers team was a damn juggernaut. I guess what I'm trying to say is, fuck you with a hornets nest 1984 Bears!!!
(video via Mark Duper's facebook)