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TWENTY-THREE YEARS LATER...
Albert Chen
July 02, 2001
Joe Pisarcik, 58Financial adviser for Legg Mason in Moorestown, N.J.; divorced with five children.
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July 02, 2001

Twenty-three Years Later...

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Joe Pisarcik, 58
Financial adviser for Legg Mason in Moorestown, N.J.; divorced with five children.

"Something to be learned from this play is that what seems to be important in life is not what happened but how you react to what happened. Do you go home and forget about it? Does it make you stronger? It made me stronger."

Herman Edwards, 47
New York Jets coach; lives on Long Island, N.Y., with wife Lia and son Marcus, 19.

"I made a charge around [running back] Doug [Kotar, who died of brain cancer in 1983], saw the ball on the ground and picked it up. The next thing I know I'm in the end zone, and I'm thinking, This didn't really happen. It was like I was hallucinating."

Larry Csonka, 54
Hosts two fishing-and-hunting shows on TNN; lives in Oak Hill, Fla.; divorced with three children.

"I don't like talking about the play. I will say this: For every high point, there must be a low point. To appreciate the best, you have to experience the worst. The one thing I find irritating about the play is people say that I fumbled it. I didn't fumble it."

Dick Vermeil, 64
Kansas City Chiefs coach; lives in Kansas City with wife Carol; three children and 11 grandchildren.

"It was the same day that [Eagles] owner Leonard Tose had his heart valve repaired by that famous Dr. [Michael] DeBakey, the heart surgeon. I remember calling him and saying, 'Good thing you weren't at the game. You would have never made it with your old valve.' "

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