SAN FRANCISCO - Here in the Bay Area, it is known as “The Catch II”.
Up in Green Bay, you’re more likely to hear it referred to as The Sham In San Fran.
One game. A pair of the NFL’s most fabled franchises. Two different sets of emotions in the cities they so proudly represent.
When the Packers and 49ers take the field to clash helmets at The Stadium Formerly Known As Candlestick on Saturday, it will be the first time these two NFC powers have faced each other in San Francisco for a post-season game since Jan. 3, 1999.
What a doozy that game turned out to be.
With Hall of Famer Steve Young and future Hall member Brett Favre tossing the pigskin all over the lot, the Packers held a 27-23 lead with the clock ticking down.
With the Packers needing just one more stop to seal the deal, Young took the snap at the Packers 25, almost went down to the turf when he slipped, composed himself, then fired a dart through a sea of arms and bodies.