THE IMMACULATE RECEPTION

Behind The Steel Curtain has been running features leading into this weekend's anniversary celebration of the Steelers' dramatic 13-7 victory over Oakland in the AFC Divisional playoffs in 1972. Sunday is the 40th anniversary of The Immaculate Reception, and all our feature stories are here.

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Details of Immaculate Reception ceremony Saturday

Mike Silverstein covered the Immaculate Reception 40 years ago, and was a keynote speaker at the ceremony held in Pittsburgh on its anniversary. He gives his account over what took place, and where the event fits into the larger scope of Steelers history.

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Signed pass from Immaculate Reception at auction

BTSC contributor Mike Silverstein (Homer J.) has placed his locker room pass from the Immaculate Reception game up for auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Transitional Services Inc., of Pittsburgh.

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An oral history of The Immaculate Reception

Mike Silverstein was a young radio reporter on Dec. 23, 1972, and he recounts the biggest play in Steelers history with granular detail.

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The Immaculate Recollection

Sunday marks an important day in the life of Steeler Nation. And no, I'm not talking about the big game against the Bengals.

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The Immaculate Open Thread

In honor of Homer J.'s appearance on NFL Network, Behind The Steel Curtain is having a special open thread for the viewing of NFL Network's "A Football Life: The Immaculate Reception."

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Exclusive audio: Franco post Immaculate Reception

Former radio broadcaster Mike Silverstein supplies Behind The Steel Curtain with a recording of an interview he did with Franco Harris immediately following the Immaculate Reception. It is part of a NFL Network presentation at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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NFL Network interviewed BTSC writer for feature

A BTSC contributor is a part of a series of events commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Immaculate Reception, which is Dec. 23.

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