(with credit to the Onion – printed version, not sure if this is online).
“In honor of Boise State’s Fiesta Bowl victory, in which the Broncos uses the famous ‘Statue Of Liberty’ play to beat Oklahoma, Onion Sports lists the most notable trick plays in history:
*2005:* NASCAR driver Kyle Busch takes a huge risk to win the Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway when he manages to convince the rest of the field they’re going the wrong way and spends 500 laps battling oncoming traffic.
*1992:* Absent-minded first-baseman John Kruk performs the hidden-ball trick too well, as the game has to be canceled when he forgets where he put it.
*1993:* Jose Canseco is brought in to pitch in order to create a distraction while the rest of the Texas Rangers steal priceless treasures from the Dallas Museum Of Fine Arts.
*1980:* Harlem Globetrotter Fred “Curly” Neal dribbles the ball down center court and makes a fundamentally sound layup, utterly baffling the entire Washington Generals defense.
*1989:* Trailing the Vikings late int he fourth quarter, the Cincinnati Bengals execute a perfect ‘fake-fake-field goal’ when, after lining up for the kick, snapping the ball crisply, and miraculously getting three special teamers open in the end zone, holder and backup quarterback Turk Schonert puts the ball back down and Jill Gallery sends it through the uprights as time expires; Cincinnati loses 27-29.
*1946:* West Point’s classically educated football couch Red Blaik realizes that the ‘Statue of Liberty’ play has become predictable and devises a variant for an upcoming game at Notre Dame: the ‘Michelangelo’s David,’ in which the quarterback stands alone, nude and resplendent in the backfield.”
Good stuff from the Onion as usual.
Have a great weekend folks. I’m off to Mexico via a boat. Pics when I return. I have some of me field dressing the deer from my last post- but that probably isn’t a very nice thing to sip your coffee to.