After the bird incident, I think, but am not sure, Jim Rome did a two minute bit talking about how hilarious it was, while on the screen they just replayed the incident over, and over, and over again. I never laughed so hard in my life
Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6777 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
Not much of a sports fan here, but ive seen footage of a football (american) player who runs allmost the entire lenght of the field, scores, does his little stupid dance a team members comes and tells him he went the wrong way and scored for the other team
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7634 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
Bizarre one for the Brits to remember: Phil Babb playing for Liverpool and his desperate attempt to clear the ball from the goalline but forgetting where the goalposts were and straddling them. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
The Randy Johnson/bird confrontation would probably be high on my list.
Along similar lines, wasn't there an incident years ago where Dave Winfield (then of the Blue Jays, I believe) was charged with cruelty to animals when a fly ball that he hit into the outfield struck and killed a bird in flight?
Of course, high up on the most bizarre list must be the Cal/Stanford game back in the early 80's when the Stanford band rushed the field during the last play of the game, and the Cal guy ran it all the way back, dodging and weaving his way through the mass of humanity that littered the field. I don't think yet that Stanford's lived that one down yet.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1679 times:
Both events that come to mind for me are American football plays.
Back in the early 1990s, during a playoff game, this one Cleveland Browns wide receiver caught the ball in mid-air and was promptly hit by his coverage while still in the air. The guy hit his legs and completely flipped him... he landed literally on the top of his head (the crown of his helmet.) Of course the guy lost the ball... Everyone was seriously pissed because the guy put so much effort into catching the ball, and he held onto it when he was spun upside down, but it was called an incomplete catch because he lost control of the ball before his feet or knees touched the ground.
Luckily, he walked off the field a few minutes later. He could have had a broken neck.
I think the most horrifying one I ever saw was when Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theisman's leg in 1985. That was replayed endless times on the news afterwards, because it was so obvious what had happened. Of course it was a career-ending injury.
747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
Funniest would have to be the Colts-Bucs game on MNF last week. Colts safety intercepts a Bucs pass, then fumbles the ball on the return, where it is picked up by Bucs WR Keenan McCardell, and ran for a TD. Never laughed my ass off during a football game until then. Runner up would have to be the Yanks-Red Sox scuffle last Saturday, where Pedro threw the Yanks coach to the field.
Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2052 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
The same year that the Stanford/Cal play occurred, an Iowa defensive back ran into the goalpost so hard that he knocked it down. Single-handedly. A Michigan State wide receiver was so impressed that he came over and gave the guy a high-five.
Soren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
One moment that I will always remember is the men's semi-finals and finals of the Japanese-style speed skating (Kerring or something like that) at the Salt Lake Oplympics.
In the semi-final the two guys in front crash during the final turn, and some unknown Australian guy makes the final although he is dead last in the heat.
During the final he is again hopelessly behind the other three skaters how is battling hard for first place. And then it happens again! All three front runners crash during the last turn, and the Australian guy cruises by them to take the gold. What made it even better was the look on this guys face - he was totally suprissed and could not believe he had won the gold medal.
Must be one of the luckiest gold medals in Olympic history!
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
First olympic gold medal for Australia ever at a winter game, the guy had a horrible accident while
skating a few years earlier, his skate slashed he leg and he ended up with loads of stitches and almost bled to death..
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
In old Cleveland Stadium around 1992, A's Outfielder Jose Canseco went back to catch a long fly ball, and the ball hit him smack in the middle of the forehead, and bounced over the fence for a home run.
Jose could hit, but he never was much of a fielder.