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- Terry Bradshaw is selling his Dallas, Texas ranch for $10.8 million.
- Bradshaw bought the property in 2000.
- ESPN’s Scott Brown says “The Immaculate Reception” is the “most memorable play” ever.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is selling his ranch located near Dallas, Texas.
WebProNews.com’s Lacy Langley reported on the development on Nov. 15:
“Terry Bradshaw has put his ranch near Dallas on the market.
“The former quarterback and broadcast superstar is ready to downsize, said one of his brokers.
“Co-broker Angie Nelson, vice president of the ranch and land division for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, said of the property, ‘We’ve already had a lot of activity on it. We’re getting people out of Dallas because because of the proximity, it’s only an hour north of Dallas. We’re getting people out of Oklahoma City.’
“Not just anyone can come look out of curiosity.
“Shoppers must be prequalified for the $10.8 million price tag to even get a showing.
“Nelson said that Bradshaw brought the property about 14 years ago, and it was pretty much empty.
“‘He built this from the ground up. I mean, this was just a bunch of barb wire fencing. He just wanted it as a weekend getaway and then ended up moving up here,’ Nelson said of the home.
“That hefty price buys a lot of house. It has 8,600 sq. ft. including six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The main house also has an outdoor living space and has a kitchen, fire pit and bar.
“There are also two other houses on Terry Bradshaw’s ranch.
“‘Plenty of homes out there for their in-laws and outlaws and everybody else,’ Nelson said.
“If you want to live near Dallas and have tons of livestock (and $10 million), this could be your dream home.
“There are a total of 744 acres with 74 stalls for horses, an arena and even offices. Not to mention dozens of man-made lakes and ponds.
“Sounds amazing? What do you think? If you had $10.8 million, would you buy a place like Terry Bradshaw’s ranch?”
For his part, ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Scott Brown argued in July that the “Immaculate Reception” during the 1972 AFC divisional playoff game against the Oakland Raiders — where Bradshaw threw a desperate heave to John Fuqua, who was hit and fumbled the football but recovered by Franco Harris for the game-winning touchdown — stands as the “most meomrable play in NFL history”:
“Harris’ galloping touchdown after making a shoestring catch of a desperation pass — one that has caromed backwards — won ESPN.com’s bracket challenge for the most memorable play in NFL history.
“The Immaculate Reception beat Dwight Clark’s touchdown catch that launched the San Francisco 49ers’ dynasty in the early 1980s, capturing 52 percent of the fan vote over a three-day period.
“Harris’ play was the last one standing despite some stiff competition, confirming how enduring it is — and that it transcends the Steelers and even Pittsburgh.
“The play as ESPN.com NFL columnist Kevin Seifert wrote had a little bit of everything: drama, a great individual effort and intrigue.
“We /4/never know if Terry Bradshaw’s pass first touched Steelers running back Frenchy Fuqua, which would have made Harris’ reception an illegal one, despite Zapruderesque dissection of the play.
“…It might be difficult for a younger generation of Steelers fans to believe but Pittsburgh was badly in need of both the Immaculate Reception. The Steelers had never won a playoff game before Harris’ miraculous catch and run.
“Since beating the Raiders in 1972, two days before Christmas, the Steelers have won 32 times in the postseason and six Super Bowls.”
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