This is not how you should run a fake punt

See if you can spot where this play goes wrong:

Did you see it?

If you answered sending a guy in motion, you are correct. If you answered throwing the ball toward two guys who are not on the passer’s team, you are correct.

If you answered having a guy play dead instead of doing literally anything else, you are the most correct. Maybe the worst part is that the poor fake dead guy had to get up and try to get back in the play after the interception, at which point almost got killed for real.

This reminds me of when Riley Cooper laid down in the endzone on a kick return because he thought he could hide and it would make points happen or something. If you are a coach and you think of some odd thing that no one has ever done before, maybe ask around and see if you can find out why no one has ever done it. Because I can think of a few reasons no one has ever tried to play dead on a fake punt before.


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This is the coolest Father’s Day thing

Just when you thought the catching a ball with a baby in your arms thing had been done to death, this dad came along and brought it back to life, only to kill it for good with a Fonzie-level dose of cool. Fonzie is still cool right? I’m old.

He doesn’t even stand around long enough to take a bow, or even let the security guy slap him on the back. He’s way too cool and doesn’t have time to let his new fans tell him how great he is. He probably had to get back to his seat so he could finish carving out his shark-shaped canoe with the knife George Clooney made for him when they were hunting lions in a place us regulars have never even heard of. Guys, I’m afraid I may not know what’s cool anymore.

But this guy is cool, that’s an easy one. Dads are the coolest, and this man is our king today.

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Watch 50 Cent throw out the worst first pitch of the season

The first pitch is one of the weirdest traditions in sports, really. I have no problem with it, per se, but I don’t know why it’s still a thing. There’s no first pass in football. No first layup in basketball. Maybe hockey or soccer or some other sports do things that I don’t know about, but I don’t care to know either, so I’ll assume baseball is the only one that does it.

I suppose it can be fun for fans occasionally, but does anybody really get anything out of seeing some pop star or reality star or doctor that buys ad space lobbing a ball toward the backup left fielder? Not unless they are really bad at it. Like, really bad.

With that in mind, I guess 50 Cent did about the best thing possible here. This throw is so bad that it had to be on purpose.

That was on purpose, right? Nobody ever knows he was even there if he throws a strike. Now, we all know. That’s marketing, friends. Marketing is stupid.

There is one other option, I suppose. Maybe, just maybe, nobody has ever told 50 Cent that he’s not left-handed. The same thing happened to Tim Tebow, so it’s not that crazy.


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