San Francisco 49ers Great Dwight Clark “The Catch” On 600 ESPN El Paso [AUDIO]
Tuesday was a very memorable day on SportsTalk.
The 3 Legged Monkey, where the 49ers fans club in El Paso meets on game day, was the host to Dwight Clark. Known for “The Catch” for the 1982 NFC Championship game.
The 49er legend was brought in as a Christmas gift by owner Mike Armstrong and we had the pleasure of being at The Monkey to talk with him.
Clark spoke about the day the phone rang at Clemson and how that led him to being the first pick of the 10th round in the 1979 NFL Draft, Bill Walsh, concussions, this years 49ers team and his thoughts on the quarterback situation. He was completely blown away by the 226 fans that showed up to meet him and get autographs so much that he speaks to it often and you can hear the honesty and amazement in his voice.
“This is overwhelming. I am kind of shocked I’m in Texas and there is this much red. I thought this was all Dallas country… It is cool that someone as famous as Vin Scully called the game, I am just glad I didn’t drop it. None of us would be here.”
“I would say the nastiest, meanest player I ever went up against was Ronny Lott in practice…Bill Walsh used to have to call him off because he was hurting our guys in practice.”
“I love football and college is okay but the best invention of all time is that RedZone on TV, that is just awesome.”
This last clip is classic and it speaks for it’s self. Listen and you will see why!
In case you haven’t seen it in a while, here is “The Catch”!
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