When we think about touchstone moments as fans, big games, not big injuries usually come to mind. But if you were a football fan 30 years ago, you saw what a 2002 ESPN fan poll said was the most shocking moment in the history of football – even more shocking than OJ Simpson’s arrest for murder. On a Monday night in November at RFK Stadium, Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann’s leg snapped like a pencil in front of a nationwide audience when Monday Night Football was really Monday Night Football. Everybody watched.
Thanks to what was new technology at the time, a reverse angle camera showed Theismann’s lower leg snapping under the weight of New York Giants tacklers in such gory detail that viewers were warned that they may not want to watch it.... More>>