Discussion in 'The Cheap Seats' started by CHUNKNESS, Aug 31, 2012.
(Via Grant Brisbee)
MLB's GameDay service tries to describe a pitch description to every pitch thrown -- slider, splitter, whatever. In the event of a misfire, they still try to guess what the pitch might have become one day. But this time, as Grant noted, GameDay just gave the Hell up.
So did the batter, Carlos Quentin who just walks away without a moment of hesitation. It's like the scene in every gangster movie, where the protagonist has an "I never signed up for this, this isn't the way I do business" moment and threatens to leave the game. In this case, we'll need to replace, "blowing up a minivan full of kids" to, "messing up at baseball," which shouldn't be too terribly difficult.
Kent State guy will never live that down, I just don't get what he was thinking though. You run down the field from the snap and then come back the other way? Is there any post game comments, LOL?
to make it worse though, why did Towson tackle him ?
LMAO that's hilarious!
and why were his teammates blocking for him?
I'd make more fun of the guy running the wrong way, if ALL the opposing team's players didn't go chasing after him and try to tackle him! How do you not just let him run it all the way back untouched and hope you get the points for it?
just chase him, because once he enters the endzone he's most likely going to drop the ball for you to grab for a td..
Of course none of that actually happened since it was a muffed punt which can't be advanced.
still pretty damn funny though. That play should get an espy or something
How about not one but two kids running the wrong way on the same play...
I remember reading about these 2 below as a kid in a football story book. Even though I took the info from the sporting news article on the Kent State guy here.
Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings 1964 ran a 66-yard wrong-way fumble return in 1964. Marshall rumbled into the end zone, tossed the ball in the air in glee, giving the 49ers a safety. This one is on video somewhere, sure NFL Films has it.
Roy Riegels 1929 Rose Bowl
It was California vs. Georgia Tech. And for those of you born after the invention of YouTube, Wrong Way Riegels picked up a fumble, got spun around and confused, then took off toward the Cal end zone.
His own end zone.
“You’re running the wrong way!” teammate Benny Lom yelled as he tried to chase him down.
Lom caught him at the 10-yard line, but Riegels thought Lom was just trying to horn in on the glory.
“Get away from me,” he yelled. “This is my touchdown.”
Lom finally dragged him down at the one-yard line. Cal got possession and punted on the next play, but Georgia Tech blocked it to take a 2-0 lead. Riegels played well the rest of the way but Cal still lost 8-7.
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