The Immaculate Reception. The Catch. The Drive. The Fumble. The Catch II. The Tackle. The most memorable plays of the Super Bowl era each have these iconic names, and so I have been working on a name for the amazing play where Eli Manning broke a gang tackle and threw up a prayer, underthrown into triple coverage, which David Tyree caught against his helmet. And so I give you: The Fluke.
The play could have been called dead when Manning was in the Patriots' grasp, and Eli isn't known as a scrambler, so the first part of the play was flukish. Tyree had only four receptions in the regular season, and anyone making a catch against their helmet is a rare highlight, so the second part of the play is flukish. And to paraphrase the ol' ball coach, The Fluke is short and available.