Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/8/11
From the time we were young many of us have fantasized about leading our team to a big victory when the odds are against us and hope is all but lost.  Whether it’s a three-point buzzer beater, a homerun in the bottom of the 9th, or the game winning touchdown as time expires, these vivid images have been relived over and over on empty fields and basketball courts as solo conductors orchestrate the perfect symphony play after play.  The reality of the situation is that the opportunity to live out such a childhood fantasy is only bestowed upon a select few.  In 1987, Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was in his fourth year in the NFL.  His Broncos had made the AFC Championship game and would face the Cleveland Browns.  Little did Elway realize going into that game that it would be his opportunity to live out his childhood fantasy.   It would be the day of the drive. Many NFL quarterbacks have led their teams down the field at the end of a game for the winning score.  Joe Montana and Tom Brady both did it in Super Bowls and where the stakes were higher their efforts fail in comparison to what Elway did against [...]
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