On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter to pull off an unlikely comeback against the New York Jets. Normally, this is a moment that would forever live in the minds of the lucky football fans who caught the game, but unfortunately, even those who decided to tune in that day were robbed of the unforgettable finish. Penalties and constant scoring caused the game to run longer than its allotted TV time slot of 4-7 p.m, and NBC execs had already made the decision to run the made-for-TV film Heidi right after. Though network higher-ups tried to contact the studio to reverse their decision at the last minute, but were unable to get a call through because the telephone switchboards at NBC were jammed up by all of the viewers phoning in to complain.
14. The Heidi Game