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Rainstorm Terminates 1976 NFL-College Game Several years ago I made a post regarding the annual "Chicago All-Star Game"--an NFL preseason contest that pitted the reigning champions versus a team of top collegiate all-stars. Played from 1934 to 1976, it was held annually at Chicago's Soldier Field. The gate receipts benefited various charities. Here's a 10-minute clip from the clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the College All-Stars in July 1976. Frank Gifford and Bud Wilkinson are calling the game for ABC. One of the most severe rainstorms you'll ever see at a sports event--combined with out-of-control fans invading the field--caused the game to be terminated late in the third quarter with Pittsburgh comfortably ahead 24-0. With NFL teams becoming less and less willing to risk their promising rookies for the sake of an exhibition game, the 1976 game was the last of the series.
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Added: 24th November 2016
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2016-11-24 
You can tell the game was already out of hand when both Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris have been pulled from the game. The second-stringers were in for Pittsburgh. I honestly didn't remember Terry Hanratty being Pittsburgh's backup quarterback.

A sign of the times: ABC had no qualms about showing the fans invading the field. Today that would not be shown in hopes of discouraging such stunts.
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