…Lo and behold, it would not be long at all. Only one week after tying the all-time NFL mark for receiving touchdowns, Jerry Rice claimed it for himself. This drama to which I’d subscribed reached its catharsis; indeed, the very word I breathlessly raced in to report found itself purged from the sentence!
It’s easy to assume that the intent of my illustration was merely to depict Candlestick Park at the moment of this achievement. That’s true, but I can say with reasonable certitude that what I really saw was the football field itself as the record book where Rice now stood alone, the surrounding thousands in their plastic seats swirling around numerous as the galaxies in the universe onto which he had now indelibly etched his name.