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Top 10 Greatest St. Louis Rams Moments, #5: The Catch

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The impossible, by definition, is not possible.

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We're now at the part of the top 10 where I'm going to struggle with words.

Ricky Proehl caught his first touchdown of the 1999 NFL season in the 1999 NFC Championship giving the Rams a 11-6 lead with less than five minutes remaining .

That is a relatively impossible set of circumstances considering the wealth of options at Kurt Warner's otherwise disposal combined with the flagrancy of the Rams' offense which averaged more than 32 points per game in the regular season.

Oh, and combined with the fact it was Ricky damn Proehl.

Ricky Proehl, a journeyman wideout with his fourth team in what was then his 10th year in the league. Ricky Proehl, he less athletic than Torry Holt, less technical than Isaac Bruce, less fast than Az-Zahir Hakim. Ricky Proehl was the Rams' fourth wide receiver making the biggest play in the biggest game in decades trying to reverse the Rams' 0-6 Championship record.

Sports can often provide the space for moments to transcend plausibility.

There is no way that in that moment in that game after that season that Kurt Warner throws that ball to Ricky Proehl.

The moon landing was a hoax. It was at least more believable than The Catch.