[quote="havana1, post:4, topic:219756"]
Is that the same "Heidi" that interrupted the final few minutes of the Super Bowl, or was it a different version? Like most people, I still equate "Heidi" with The Famously Ruined Super Bowl TV Broadcast. (Though I suppose if anyone listened to the game on the radio, they didn't miss the final call. :D)
The famous 'Heidi game' was not the Super Bowl: it was the closing seconds of a late-season game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. I think the year was 1968. I remember this very well...NBC's switchboards were swamped with irate football fans protesting the switch from the game to the movie.
The papers afterwards called that game 'The Heidi Bowl'...maybe you got that confused with the Super Bowl. Oh, man, can you imagine if that actually happened during the Super Bowl? There would be 'war'! :eek:
It was because of this that the networks that broadcast football games stay with the contests to the very end, and the rest of the evening's programs get pushed back.