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Last week Jets owner Woody Johnson went bonkers when his team lost a secret coin toss with the Giants to determine who would play the first home game at the new Meadowlands Stadium. Word to Woody: Among tosses, this was chump change. These were more momentous, rated in consequence from one coin (keep the change) to four (game changer).
1962: AFL Title OT
Comes up: Heads
The Dallas Texans' Abner Haynes wins the toss and shockingly declares, "We'll kick to the clock." The Texans beat the Oilers anyway 20--17.
1969: NBA Draft
Comes up: Tails
For the Suns, being unlucky means the Bucks get to select UCLA's Lew Alcindor. In his second season, Alcindor leads Milwaukee to its only NBA title.
1970: NFL Draft