At least we haven't made this gaff yet. The returning team's DL player tackles his own punt returner.
Bonus feature: the high school team benefiting from his stupidity is wearing Maize and Blue with the winged helmets.
how do you even explain that?
My dad always tells the story of Lou Casey back in his days of high school football. The guy was slightly less hairy than a gorilla, but he drug his knuckles on the ground as he ran around. Real neanderthal of sorts. The first punt of the season, Casey is running down the field at full steam, the returner motions fair catch, catches it, and as he's flipping the ball to the official, Casey clocks him. The kid is knocked completely out and sent to the hospital.
Casey makes it back to the sideline, and the coach goes, "Casey, what the hell was that? He called fair catch!?"
Casey, totally serious, replies, "What's a fair catch, coach?"
I imagine that kid was equally intelligent.
Nice open-field tackle though. Should we offer?
I love the dude on the other team coming over to hi-five him.
Hahahaha that was great. I needed that laugh.
turns out this is a semi-pro league in las vegas. i was more interested in how the returner fielded that punt so effortlessly. it usually looks a lot harder to catch than that....
it usually looks a lot harder to catch than that....
For good reason, other teams' fans don't think so.
The only real reason I can think of is that the guy who tackled him plays on the punt until as well and was so used to having to tackle him in practice that he just had a total brain fart and switched to "punt team practice must tackle return man" mode.
i love how you can hear someone yell "what are you doing!!!!" at the end
The maize and blue team tackles as good as us!
There was a guy on my high school's basketball team who, twice in his career, grabbed the rebound when the other team was shooting free-throws and did a lay-up into his own basket.
I really hope that did not cost his team and will just stays as a dumb yet funny play for everyone not involved.
Both teams in dark jerseys? Weird.
Thanks for the laugh FA, that was great.
Priceless. Thanks for the post.
The only logical explanation for this (besides overwhelming stupidity) is that the tackler had issues with the returner and knew the returner was taking this kick to the crib. The tackler then took it upon himself to tell the returner that this was Shooter's tour...and did so in hilarious fashion.
Bobby Boucher of him.
I thought this was a fluff piece of a kid who is a public relations enthusiast.
I was supposed to block for my return man then I got high, then I got high. Major OOPS!!