Table of Contents
- 1 It didn’t depend, however we’ll always remember it
- 2 The very best of SI
- 3 Across the sports activities world
- 3.1 UC-Riverside, which almost cut its entire athletic department this 12 months, upset Arizona State on a 70-foot buzzer beater
- 3.2 Michael Vick used to play Madden as a pocket passer
- 3.3 Fred VanVleet did the “Massive Balls” dance after a clutch three towards the Sixers—who’ve Sam Cassell on the bench as an assistant coach
- 3.4 Massive brawl within the Canadiens–Flames recreation
- 3.5 A technique or one other, this quote will find yourself on the again web page of the New York tabloids on Monday morning
- 3.6 Money these checks, Chase
- 3.7 Matt Barkley remains to be within the NFL!
- 3.8 I’m positive gamers are jazzed about having a pc decide their pay
- 4 Not sports activities
- 5 A great music
It didn’t depend, however we’ll always remember it
Thursday evening’s Dolphins–Ravens recreation was your typical Thursday Evening Soccer recreation: sloppy, low-scoring and anti-climactic. There was one thrilling play, although—from essentially the most unlikely supply.
Early within the fourth quarter, with Miami up 6–3, the Dolphins ran a display screen cross on third-and-goal from the 6. The cross was purported to go to working again Myles Gaskin. As an alternative, for causes that stay unclear, it was caught by Robert Hunt—the 6′ 6″, 327-pound proper guard.
However Hunt seemed like a wonderfully adept ball service as he juked a defender and dove into the top zone, extending the ball over the objective line as he was flipped the other way up.
There was just one downside: As anybody who watches soccer is aware of, Hunt isn’t allowed to try this. He was an ineligible receiver and thus was flagged for unlawful touching, which backed the Dolphins up 5 yards.
Patrick Mahomes had the identical response as everybody else watching.
Miami, which had been arrange with a first-and-goal from the 1 after a cross interference penalty in the long run zone, ended up having to accept a subject objective on the drive. However the Dolphins received the sport, so Hunt’s play appears barely much less boneheaded and he was all smiles whereas discussing it on NFL Community after the sport.
“After I noticed the ball, I didn’t need it to get intercepted so I grabbed it and took off working with it,” he stated. “I used to be making an attempt to win, at that time. Regardless that it didn’t depend, it didn’t click on in my head that it didn’t depend. I simply tried to attain.”
Hunt stated he “performed just a little receiver/tight finish” in highschool, which explains why he seemed so snug with the ball in his arms. He was possibly just a little too snug, in truth. Requested by fellow lineman Joe Thomas if the thought ever crossed his thoughts that his efforts is likely to be in useless, Hunt stated he was solely fascinated with one factor.
“I used to be simply making an attempt to get in the long run zone, man,” he stated. “I ain’t gonna deceive you. I used to be simply making an attempt to get into the top zone.”
Hunt’s play won’t have counted, however it’ll dwell on perpetually on the web—and in addition, apparently, within the Dolphins’ facility. The group posted a video on Twitter exhibiting the door of an elevator within the constructing lined in a blown-up picture of Hunt’s dive.
The play occurred simply earlier than 11 p.m. native time and the group posted the video at 8 a.m., which implies, assuming the video is actual (and it appears like it’s), any individual stayed up very late or received up very early to make it occur.
The Dolphins already use defensive lineman Christian Wilkins in a fullback function in objective line conditions, so it wouldn’t be out of the query to see Hunt line up as an eligible receiver in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. And that’s one thing each soccer fan certainly desires to see.
The very best of SI
Six NFL groups that ought to enhance within the second half. … Faculty soccer’s relentless coach churn isn’t sparing assistants. … The Raptors have been a catastrophe final 12 months however they’ve dramatically improved their offensive rebounding, whereas in some way additionally limiting transition alternatives.
Across the sports activities world
John Harbaugh took full responsibility for the Ravens’ anemic in their 22–10 loss. … Deion Sanders is reportedly a candidate for the head coaching job at TCU. … Mike Leach put out an open name to Mississippi State students who might be interested in kicking for the Bulldogs and got over 40 responses.
UC-Riverside, which almost cut its entire athletic department this 12 months, upset Arizona State on a 70-foot buzzer beater
Michael Vick used to play Madden as a pocket passer
Fred VanVleet did the “Massive Balls” dance after a clutch three towards the Sixers—who’ve Sam Cassell on the bench as an assistant coach
Massive brawl within the Canadiens–Flames recreation
A technique or one other, this quote will find yourself on the again web page of the New York tabloids on Monday morning
Money these checks, Chase
Matt Barkley remains to be within the NFL!
I’m positive gamers are jazzed about having a pc decide their pay
Not sports activities
Michigan’s legal professional basic apologized for getting drunk at a tailgate before the Michigan–Michigan State game. … A brand new lawsuit towards Subway claims its tuna contains chicken, pork and cattle DNA. … A 520-year-old coin discovered in Newfoundland may be the oldest English coin unearthed in Canada. … Prosecutors used plant DNA as evidence in a federal criminal case for the first time.
A great music
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