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Dorktown: The majesty of Steve Bono’s 76-yard touchdown run might never be seen in the NFL again

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Was this football?

On the first October day in 1995, something magnificent occurred. The Kansas City Chiefs were in Tempe, Arizona, to face the Cardinals in a game of, we think, football.

Quarterbacking the Chiefs was Steve Bono — the latest in an endless line of ex-Niners signal-callers to eventually wind up in Kansas City and a man, who, to put it nicely, had his legs account for 0.0 percent of his presence in the NFL. And yet he ripped off a near-unprecedented, extraordinary touchdown run that was really just going on a lovely stroll with a pal for what felt like eternity.

How did an NFL defense composed of 11 freakish athletes allow this to a man whose athletic exploits would ordinarily translate to nothing more than competitive mall-walking? Well, it starts with a head coach who was so aggressive that he once slugged another coach ... from his own team. Welcome to Dorktown!