Sound represents the very essence of the NFL, and nobody understands that better than Bose. As we count down the weeks to Super Bowl 50, let's relive some of the most iconic moments in football history with these 50 greatest sounds of the NFL. This installment is 10-6.
1/19/2002: Perhaps no play, or term for that matter, will elicit more controversy and heated debate than the "Tuck Rule." The infamous play is often credited as being the launching pad for both Tom Brady's career and the dawn of the New England Patriots' dynasty, although Oakland Raiders fans likely have a different interpretation. The play unfolded during a snowy 2001 Divisional Round matchup at the old Foxboro Stadium. With the Patriots trailing late in the game, quarterback Tom Brady stepped back and appeared to fumble the football after being hit by Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson. But referee Walt Coleman determined Brady's arm was moving forward at the time of the fumble, thereby making it an incomplete pass. New England maintained possession and kicked a game-tying field goal with less than 30 seconds left in the game. They would go on to win in overtime. Sorry, Raiders fans.
9. Music City Miracle
1/8/2000: There's the Miracle on Ice, and then there's the Music City Miracle. While Nashville is known as a hotbed for country music and succulent barbecue, it became a city of football miracles during the 1999 Wild Card game between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans. With the Bills having taken a three-point lead with 16 seconds left to play, the outcome seemed all but inevitable. But in just a matter of seconds, one play would soon take its rightful place in the pantheon of NFL lore. During the ensuing kickoff, Titans fullback Lorenzo Neal received the ball and handed it to tight end Frank Wycheck, who proceeded to throw the ball across the field and into the arms of wide receiver Kevin Dyson. The speedy wide receiver took the lateral and ran 75 yards down the sideline for the game-winning score. Listen as Mike Keith and Pat Ryan of the Tennessee Titans Radio Network call the play. On this day, the football gods were singing in Nashville.
8. The Catch
1/10/1982:The most climactic moment in the storied rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers can be summed up in two words: The Catch. For the 49ers, the play marked the beginning of their dynastic rise in the 80s, and for the Cowboys, it still stands as one of the most painful postseason moments in franchise history. With the 49ers trailing by six points with under a minute left in the game, quarterback Joe Montana dropped back at the Cowboys' six-yard line and threw a high touchdown pass to wide receiver Dwight Clark, who hauled the pass in with his fingertips. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully made the call. The 49ers would go on to win the game, 28-27, and advance to Super Bowl XVI.
2/3/2002:Going into Super Bowl XXXVI, the New England Patriots were the David to the St. Louis Rams' Goliath. The Rams had the vaunted showcase offense nicknamed "The Greatest Show on Turf," while the Patriots were being led by an unknown quarterback named Tom Brady. The result? One of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history. With the game tied at 17 late in the fourth quarter, Tom Brady drove the Patriots downfield with less than two minutes left in the game, and kicker Adam Vinatieri nailed a 48-yard field goal as time expired. Hear Patriots play-by-play announcer Gil Santos's radio call as Vinatieri gives New England their first Super Bowl championship.
6. "No Good, WIDE RIGHT!"
1/27/1991:There's heartbreak, and then there's Buffalo Bills heartbreak. Bills fans know all too well the stat that looms like a storm cloud over their franchise: Four straight Super Bowl appearances, all losses. But perhaps no Super Bowl loss was as gut wrenching as their first one back in Super Bowl XXV. With the Bills trailing the New York Giants, 20-19, kicker Scott Norwood lined up for a game-winning 47-yard field goal for Buffalo. But as you'll hear Al Michaels say in his now infamous broadcast call, the kick was, "No good ... wide right."