September 16, 2017 – BYU hosted the University of Wisconsin for football in Provo, Utah Saturday, and during the pre-game festivities, paragliders descended into the stadium and landed on the field. Unfortunately, the one of them did not quite line up the descent, and as a result, missed the field.
Wisconsin would end up winning the game 40-6.
September 9, 2017 – Louisana Tech University, already down by a bunch of points to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, was building a promising drive when they had a second and goal from the 6 yard line. Unfortunately, the center put a little too much mustard on the snap and it went flying over his quarterback. Everyone chased after the loose ball, but was unable to get ahold of it. After an eternity, Cee Jay Powell, a Lousiana Tech freshman wide receiver finally fell on it… back on their own 7 yard line. This ended up being a spectacularly depressing loss of 87 yards.
Mississippi State eventually won the game 57 – 21.
Yakety Sax overlaid
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Most catches in American football are made with the hands, but in this case, due to some quality defense by Drake cornerback Kyrell Newell, legs will do. South Dakota receiver Alonge Brooks had the ball swatted out of his hands, but luckily for him and the South Dakota Coyotes, it went into the gap between his knees, and he did the rest.
South Dakota went on to crush Drake 77-7.
Shot to the head, and you’re to blame. You give refs, a bad name.
June 1, 2017 – During a dead ball situation in the NBA finals game 1, referee Derrick Stafford was trying to get the ball over to his fellow referee Dan Crawford. It did not go quite according to plan, however, as Steph Curry happened to be in the way.
The Golden State Warriors would somehow shake off the traumatic situation and go on to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113 – 91.
April 23, 2017 – In game 4 of the Boston Celtics – Chicago Bulls matchup, Robin Lopez of Chicago somehow ended up losing his shoe. Jae Crowder tosses his shoes out of bounds perhaps for safety, perhaps to keep Robin out of the game, and at that point Robin decides he has to retaliate with some shenanigans.
Unfortunately for the Bulls, the Celtics ended up winning the game 104 -95 to tie up the series at 2 a piece.
March 15, 2017. Netherlands were facing off against Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in Tokyo when Yurendell de Caster hit a homer for the Dutch. The big play happened when the ball landed in the stands. A fan attempted to catch the ball, but it was not to be:
February 19, 2017. During the NBA all star game, Stephen Curry was close to the basket when Giannis Antetokounmpo stormed up to the rim and delivered a serious dunk. Shortly thereafter, Stephen Curry stayed a bit behind while Harden turned the ball over back to the Greek Freak again. Curry, deciding that discretion was the better part of valor, went all out to avoid being on a poster:
As it turns out, the posterizing was inevitable.