30 Sports Moments That Will Always Be Remembered

Darren - November 5, 2020

30 Sports Moments That Will Always Be Remembered

Darren - November 5, 2020

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

6. Colts Catastrophe

The Indianapolis Colts produced one of the wackiest plays we’ve ever seen against the New England Patriots in 2015. It was late in the fourth quarter and the Colts were behind by six points. First, they set up to punt as expected, but then they moved nine players to right. This left two Colts players with three of the Patriots around them. In sum, there was nowhere for them to go.

The first thought was that the Colts were trying to get the Patriots to go offsides. But then Colt Anderson called the snap. Needless to say, the Patriots hit him hard and this bizarre play ended in the most embarrassing manner possible. It was a total waste because the Colts were still in the game and could have just punted it. A few minutes later, the Patriots scored a touchdown to seal the game.

Mandatory Credit: Bleacher Report

5. “I Love Japan!”

When you fight someone like Shinya Aoki you can’t let your guard down for a second. The Japanese MMA fighter is one of the most vicious submission experts on the planet. Aoki has also fought for almost every major MMA promotion on the planet including the UFC, PRIDE, and ONE. However, back in 2009, he fought David Gardner at DREAM 7 in his native Japan.

Aoki had Gardner’s back and looked for the rear-naked choke. Gardner continued to hand fight as he fended off Aoki’s attempts to slide his forearm under Gardner’s chin. But then he inexplicably raised his hands in a burst of false self-confidence and shouted “I love Japan!” Immediately, Aoki sunk in the choke and forced Gardner to tap out. It was cringe-inducing and hilarious at the same time.

Mandatory Credit: Yahoo! Sports

4. Nakhi Wells

Bristol City played Norwich in an important Championship soccer game in 2020. The Canaries led 3-1 but Bristol suddenly got an opportunity to swing the momentum of the game. They won a penalty after Jacob Sorenson’s foul and Wells stepped forward to take it for his team. Usually in these cases you want to blast it into one of the corners as hard as you can, yet that’s not what Wells did.

In one of the worst plays you will ever see, Wells decided to do a Panenka. In short, for the unfamiliar, this is where you dink the ball down the middle of the goal, past the diving goalkeeper. It’s extremely risky because there is very little power in the shot but looks amazing when done correctly. However, Wells made a total mess of it and lifted his shot over the crossbar. Overall, he looked like a total fool and cost his team any chance of a comeback.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

3. The Butt Fumble

It was Thanksgiving 2012 when the world received one of the most iconic plays in NFL history. The New York Jets allowed the New England Patriots to score two quick touchdowns to fall behind early in the first quarter. In short, New York needed to make something happen to avoid the Patriots running away with the game. Then they had the chance to set up a run play, yet it all fell apart in a hilarious fashion.

QB Mark Sanchez wanted to offload to Lex Hilliard but he wasn’t there. With the play about to break down, Sanchez looked to make something happen. It did. He ran into Brandon Moore’s backside. In the end, the Patriots won 49-19 and scored directly after the “butt fumble.” Steve Gregory picked up the ball and carried all the way to the endzone without a challenge. In sum, it was both beautiful and ridiculous at the same time.

Mandatory Credit: CBS Sports

2. Pulled Your Ace

Starting pitcher Blake Snell was on fire for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game Six of the 2020 World Series. In fact, he only allowed one hit and zero runs. It was a must-win game but the Rays’ star pitcher was up for it. He made it to the sixth inning when the Rays manager Kevin Cash made the decision that will potentially define his career. He withdrew Snell and sent on Nick Anderson to the former’s bemusement.

You have to feel for Anderson because the relief pitcher just wasn’t in the same class as Snell. After taking the lead, the Rays fell behind and were never able to reclaim it. The Dodgers won 3-1 in Game Six and won their first World Series since 1988. But you have to wonder how the game would have gone if Snell had stayed in. As soon as Cash pulled Snell, the Rays lost the lead.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

1. Don’t Score The Touchdown

Every football player dreams of scoring the winning touchdown. But somehow Falcons’ running back Todd Gurley managed to score a losing touchdown against the Detroit Lions. The Lions let the Falcons 16-14 in the fourth quarter but had used up all of their timeouts. The Falcons knew they needed to run the clock out and score a field goal to win. It was that simple.

But as we know, the Falcons know how to throw a game away. Gurley did so in the most dramatic of circumstances when he lost concentration and instinctively moved towards the endzone. He recoiled in horror when he realized what he was doing, but it was too late. His momentum carried his body over the line and the Falcons scored the touchdown. Then the Lions went straight back on the attack and duly got the win with a last-second touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford.