10-26-2009, 04:00 PM
anybody see this? sorry if repost.
the second angle they show, shows how impressive the play was.
10-26-2009, 04:02 PM
once you bang a kardashian you develop superhuman powers. lamar odom is going to average a triple double this year
10-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Jesus. That fucker leaped 18 feet!
10-26-2009, 04:29 PM
think we'll be seeing this for a long time to come.
10-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Does anyone know where to find a video of Gary Anderson's leap in 1986? It remains one of the most amazing football plays I've ever seen.
I can't find pictures, but here's a description from the LA Times, written two years later.
Whatever happened to Gary Anderson?
What's wrong with Gary Anderson?
When will Gary Anderson be back?
Charger running back Gary Anderson: Is he a threat or a promise?
There are no bars, wardens, cells, guards or walls in Anderson's jail. But his confinement is solitary.
He is the prisoner of his own enormous potential. And his sentence may be for life. Too many people have judged him to be guilty of too many unfulfilled expectations. They remember one indelible play. Nothing he has done since, nothing he may ever do again, will make them forget it.
"He is sort of a prisoner of that one play, so to speak," says Charger cornerback Gill Byrd. "Everybody remembers it. It was shown all over the country. It was unbelievable. When you do something like that, you set yourself apart from the crowd. People expect more. And rightfully so. But I think it's undue, unnecessary pressure to put on an individual."
What Anderson did on third and 5 from the Miami 18 in the first quarter of the first game of the 1986 season was leap headfirst into the highlight film Hall of Fame.
"It made all the highlight films," says Charger quarterback Babe Laufenberg, who was not with the team at the time. "I don't remember where I was when I saw it. I mean, it's not like the Kennedy assassination. But it seemed like it was impossible to leap . . . to get as many yards horizontally, going in one direction, yet flip your body over completely. I mean, I would have broken my neck."
Anderson didn't even look as if he had broken a sweat. Earlier in the period, he and Dan Fouts had hooked up for a 49-yard completion that was spoiled by an illegal motion penalty. Then, on third-and-12 from the Charger 21, a Fouts-Anderson pass produced only 7 yards. But Mark Clayton fumbled Ralf Mojsiejenko's punt, and the Chargers recovered.
Anderson, who would finish with 59 yards in 12 carries and 8 catches for 69 yards, swept left end for 18 yards. Two plays later, Fouts dumped a swing pass to him in the right flat. The rest is celluloid history.
The 5-picture sequence hanging on the Chargers' office walls is more graphic, if less exciting, than the video replay.
The first photo shows left inside linebacker Jackie Shipp vainly chasing Anderson from behind. Shipp has chosen an angle of pursuit. Anderson is outrunning the angle.
The second photo catches free safety Bud Brown in an attempt to cut Anderson down with a body block at the 5-yard line. But Anderson has already launched himself into the air.
In the third photo, Anderson is still rising as he crosses the goal line. Strong safety Paul Lankford and left cornerback Don McNeal arrive too late.
In the fourth photo, Anderson's entire body is higher than the top of Lankford and McNeal's helmets.
The final picture of the sequence shows Anderson finally coming back to earth, in a gymnastic tuck-and-roll, 4 yards into the end zone.
"I've been trying to figure out where the phone booth is that Superman comes out of," Charger running back Lionel James said after the game.
The length of Anderson's leap was probably the most remarkable aspect of the play. But you can make an argument that the height and/or the form were more striking. Not to mention the fact that he didn't fumble upon impact.
Quick name association: Bob Beamon. Dwight Stones. Greg Louganis. Walter Payton. Tom Swift. George Reeves.
That was a great jump!! Id do the same thing to tap his girls big ole booty!!!!!
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