OT: Search for the Saddest NFL Punt of the Century (Jon Bois)

Submitted by BlockM on February 19th, 2019 at 4:43 PM

I did not expect to watch all 55 minutes of this but it was mesmerizing. Jon Bois analyzes every punt this century in the NFL to determine which is the saddest.

I'll attempt to embed, but if it doesn't work, here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9H9LwGmc-0



February 19th, 2019 at 4:47 PM ^

Looks like the embed worked, but I didn't make the link clickable. I'll let you decide whether that means I should get an upvote or a downvote.


February 19th, 2019 at 5:30 PM ^

A better OT: I just watched Chris Hinton's senior highlights. OH MY...that kid is jumping off the screen-very impressive!!! A huge up-tick from his junior year. He will be just fine inside or outside. Impressive play where he lines up at RB near the goal line-the kid has good feet!


February 19th, 2019 at 7:43 PM ^

I'm old enough to remember that.  It was hilarious. 

Technically, I'd guess that wouldn't have been scored as a punt.  But rather "Sean Landeta fumble, returned for a touchdown." 

The funny thing is -- earlier that same year, Joe Theismann had a 1-yard actual punt in a regular-season game against the Bears!

Not that the 1985 Bears needed much help - but they got BOTH of those breaks in one year.  Geez.


February 20th, 2019 at 7:36 AM ^

This is a great entry. Long but fascinating, and shows how so-called "Big Data" can be used for fun things like FB. Plus this guy and his team really knows how to use the infinite page idea of the web.

Some truly horrific games in that top ten list and of course hold on, get to the end there is a twist ending.


February 20th, 2019 at 6:19 PM ^

I still think the saddest punt might have been the non-punt a while back.  Was it K-State when the punter never went on the field and the long snapper just did his thing anyway?