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Raiders nightmare anniversary

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December 23, 1972 - Pittsburgh touchdown, fourth quarter. Franco Harris, 32, bounce enroute to TD on pass that won game. (Lonnie Wlison / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

December 23, 1972 – Pittsburgh touchdown, fourth quarter. Franco Harris, 32, bounce enroute to TD on pass that won game. (Lonnie Wilson / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

Any Raiders fan of a certain age won’t soon forget what happened 44 years ago today.

In short, it was hell on earth for any Silver & Black fan. (I remember some little kid crying on the stairs inside his house for hours, but we won’t name names!)

On this day in 1972, Franco Harris grabbed a ball that caromed off of Jack Tatum’s shoulder pads and rambled in for a touchdown to beat the Raiders in perhaps the most stunning finish in NFL history.

Do you remember how you felt this day? If so, share your story below.

Oh, Merry Christmas Raiders fans! Just remember, this is just ancient history!

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Jon Becker