Vintage ref. Nice... (30.00)
Dollar Bill: Mafee!
Mafee: What up, brawler?
Dollar Bill: Got a trade I want you to execute.
Mafee: You want to go long on Mendham Pharmaceuticals?
Dollar Bill: Like Staubach to Drew Pearson.
Mafee: Vintage ref. Nice.
This is a famous American football reference (a “vintage ref.” in Mafee’s terms) in relation the ‘Hail Mary pass’, also known as a shot play, is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation, with only a small chance of success and time running out on the clock. The term became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic and fan of The Godfather Part II (1974), whose character Fredo had popularized the phrase) said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary."