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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 2/25/2006 6:31:14 PM EST

And I know there's pictures....


Douglas Corrigan became a legendary aviator, not because of his accomplishments as a pilot but rather because of a supposed navigational error. In 1938, Corrigan "mistakenly" flew from New York to Ireland--when he was supposed to be flying from New York to California--because he seemingly misread his compass. For Americans, who were caught in the midst of the Great Depression, Corrigan's antic provided a great deal of humor and uplift and he became a national folk hero. To this day, Corrigan's nickname, "'Wrong Way' Corrigan," remains a stock colloquial phrase in popular culture. People use it to describe anyone who blunders and goes the wrong way, particularly in sporting events.

October 25, 1964, Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers
Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall picks up a fumble but accidentally runs 62 yards the wrong way, scoring a safety for the 49ers before he realizes his mistake. Fortunately for Marshall, the Vikings prevailed, 27-22.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:34:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Fortunately for Marshall, the Vikings prevailed, 27-22.

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:45:29 PM EST

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:07:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 8:07:51 PM EST by Scollins]

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:


Ok, you lost me on that one. Must be some GF reference where someone had their SIUB mounted backwards? My buddy did that, he kept wondering why the knob markings were wrong....
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:03:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 11:03:58 PM EST by 9Millie]
Yeah, get PCR to tell ya about the hammer / trigger spring.
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