WATCH: On This Date in 1974 Fran Tarkenton Did This (He Was Ejected)
On Sunday, October 27, 1974, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton ran the ball in for what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown against the New England Patriots. He celebrated by doing 'this,' which led to his ejection.
The three-yard run led to Minnesota's first lead of the game 14-10. So why wouldn't you spike the football of the helmet of New England cornerback Ron Bolton's helmet?
The ensuing fight got both Tarkenton and Bolton 'Unsportsmanlike Conduct' penalties and game ejections. Guess the ball to the helmet was OK.
The Patriots would go on to win the game at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington 17-14.
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