Patreon Exclusive: The Night of the Jael Mary


For subscribers to The Open Man on Patreon, I have a bit of behind-the-scenes on the night of the Jael Mary; a pivotal moment in shaping the phenomenon known as #Pac12AfterDark.

For those unfamiliar, the Jael Mary refers to Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici’s Hail Mary touchdown pass to Jaelen Strong, which marked the completion of a fourth-quarter comeback win over USC. The Trojans and Sun Devils face again Saturday night in a renewal of an increasingly weird series over recent years.

With a kickoff time of 10:45 ET, more shenanigans between the Trojans and Sun Devils could very well be in order.

Here’s the Jael Mary again for those in need of a refresher. Watch the play, then read the story, which includes photos and post-game audio from that night in the Coliseum. Patreon subscriptions start at just $1 a month.