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June 22, 2010

The Hand Of God [6.22.10]

In the history of World Cup controversies, one of the most talked about moments happened in Mexico in 1986. England was playing Argentina in the quarter finals. The play was in front of the English net. Steve Hodge had just tapped the ball over his head, supposedly into the hands of his own keeper, but just at that moment, the Argentinian star Diego Maradona leapt up and knocked the ball into the net with his hand. The ref didn’t see it. This goal counted and Argentina went on to win the game and the World Cup. Today, we look back at what has become known as the “Hand of God” controversy with Steve Hodge. Steve says the experience came to define his career in a way he never could have expected.

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My Wedding Appendectomy

Today, another in our occasional series of memorable wedding stories. Chris and Erica Martin had everything planned for their perfect day. It was to be a great party with all their friends there with them. But Chris says on that day he felt just awful. He could barely stand up. We’ll hear the story of entering into matrimonial bliss right at the moment when Chris is collapsing from acute appendicitis. And what it’s like to say “I do” when you’re feeling like "I’m dying.

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