Original Hail Mary play gets NFT treatment

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December 28, 1975. The original Hail Mary occurred that day, with Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach firing a desperation throw to receiver Drew Pearson at Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota. The Vikings defended the play horribly, with single coverage on Pearson. Pearson increased the degree of difficulty by pushing cornerback Nate Wright to the ground as the ball approached.

Regardless, no harm/no foul — and no third straight NFC Championship appearance for the home team.

Via Sports Business Journal, that moment from more than 45 years ago will now receive NFT treatment.

Staubach and Pearson, working with Ellipsis Digital and Heritage Auctions, will offer an item based on a unique design created by Austin-based artist Glitch.

The bidding starts at $20,000. The winner receives the NFT artwork, a 55-inch Ellipsis NFT display monitor, and the “opportunity to join Staubach and Pearson on the field to re-enact the Hail Mary.”

Here’s hoping Nate Wright is the winning bidder.

9 responses to “Original Hail Mary play gets NFT treatment

  1. Well, if the Vikings had been able to stop a 4th and 17 a few downs earlier…

  2. Ref calls PI on Nate Wright when he was the one pushed. People also forget the play prior on 4th and 17 where Pearson caught the pass out of bounds and the refs called it a catch. The Hail Mary should have never even been a play in that game if the refs did their jobs correctly.

  3. If I was a billionaire I’d buy it spit on it, burn it and bury it. And no, I am not the least bit still bitter. . . . Pearson and Staubach are both great men though.

  4. That non call was more egregious than the Rams Saints one.
    I remember watching the play, saw a flag, and said, good, offensive PI. Nope.

  5. Should def be a gofundme by Vikings fans, and destroy it. Then go meet Drew and Roger, and shove Drew out of bounds before the ball gets there.

  6. There never was a flag people, it was debris from the stands, where do people come up with this stuff anyway, back to the play, was it interference? as a Cowboy fan, no. As a casual abserver, probably.
    There are tons of missed calls that have cost teams huge in playoff games like say this one, Jack Fette awarding the Colts the ball against Dallas in SB V on a goal line fumble when Dave Manders got up holding the ball.
    So what goes around, comes around.

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