'Tuck Rule Game' changed destinies

Emotions still run high about one of the most controversial playoff games in NFL history

Originally Published: January 13, 2012
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Jon Ritchie, the thoughtful former Oakland Raiders fullback -- no, it is not an oxymoron -- saunters into the television studio for an interview he has been dreading.

"I just found out I didn't have to do this," says Ritchie, an ESPN analyst. "I didn't know that. But I already said yes, so …" … So, here he is, bracing for a cathartic 20-minute therapy session regarding the famous "Tuck Rule" divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots. It's hard to believe, but it ...

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