The Night Flipper Anderson Did the Unthinkable

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Sports Illustrated

By Joseph Salvador He holds a record that has stood for 33 years. His quarterback is still laughing about it—for more than one reason. Jim Everett remembers feeling a wave of pride and joy. Surrounded by teammates in the Superdome’s visiting locker room, Everett’s Rams team had just stolen an overtime win. And, in a tradition seemingly as old as the sport itself, coach John Robinson had awarded the game ball to his signal-caller, citing Everett’s grit during a key victory over their NFC West rivals. Almost 33 years later, that ball still sits on Everett’s mantle. But when he looks at it, it’s …

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