Mike Sielski: Chuck Bednarik, Frank Gifford, and the collision that still reverberates, 60 years later
Mike Sielski: Chuck Bednarik, Frank Gifford, and the collision that still reverberates, 60 years later

PHILADELPHIA — In the surviving recording of football’s most famous tackle, there is no sound and, until the end, no sign of the man who unleashes the everlasting violence. On a YouTube channel called historycomestolife, there is 97 seconds of smoky black-and-white video, the athletes moving in a choppy, Chaplin-movie manner, and the silence somehow intensifies the brutality of the hit and the gravity of its aftermath.On November 20, 1960, no rain or snow fell on Yankee Stadium, and the temperature climbed to 58 degrees, warm for autumn in New York. The field was dirt, and the footing was good…

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