The 10 Most Memorable Bloopers in NFL History
The things that make a blooper memorable are varied, but suffice it to say that doing it in a Super Bowl or making a mess out of a routine play will always make the list.
The NFL has been around for a very long time, and in that time there have been many plays that players wish could just be forgotten.
Some are funny and some are downright tragic, but here are the 10 most memorable bloopers in NFL history. Feel free to join in and add your own to the list!
10. A.J. Trapasso Hits the Jumbotron
Jerry Jones was finally ready to unveil his masterpiece—the palatial new home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington.
Nothing could overshadow the opulent surroundings...except for a rookie punter trying to make it rain with a punt, and instead lofting the ball into the massive Jumbotron that Jones promised would not impede play.
9. Bill's Not-so-Excellent Adventure
There is nothing like being remembered for failing to celebrate properly, as opposed to being remembered for the kick that actually brought on the celebration.
Such is the legacy of Bill Gramatica, who essentially ended any chance that he would be taken seriously in the NFL ever again.
8. The Holy Roller
If Dave Casper, Kenny Stabler and Pete Banaszak had this play drawn up in the sand, then hats off to them. But the truth is that there must have been some divine intervention.
Divine intervention, and a little rule manipulation to the benefit of Oakland, which was the "Raider Way" at that time.
7. Landeta's Punt Fails to Land
The New York Giants are not looking to this one play to explain why they lost to the Bears in the playoffs that season, but Landeta may be taking to heart the name "Windy City" and using that to explain the whiff on this punt.
Check out a few minutes into the video to see Landeta miss the ball completely.
6. The Miracle at the Meadowlands
"Pisarcik fumbles the ball" and the Eagles go on to the win the game that was so over, the television station had already run the credits.
This play is the singular reason why teams now take a knee to ice the games. For one, it ensures that victory is secured and secondly, it keeps guys like Herman Edwards from becoming famous (just kidding Herm).
5. Cutler and Hochuli
This play is a relatively new entry into the fold, but it may be a play that ends up defining two men's careers: Jay Cutler and Ed Hochuli.
Cutler clearly fumbled the ball in this dreadful attempt, but was bailed out by an exceedingly bad call on the part of Ed Hochuli and then given a do-over to win the game.
Apologies for the poor video, but Cutler and Hochuli must have wiped the good videos from the web.
4. Romo Loses the Game
It's tough because Tony did a lot to get the Cowboys in position to win this game, but everyone will only remember the missed snap that cost Dallas the victory.
It's funny how Romo could be viewed completely differently if he just would have made it to the goal line and scored a touchdown to win.
3. Marshall Goes the Wrong Way
This play could be the top on many people's list as it is more frequently seen at Powder Puff football high school games than in the NFL. Still, one of the NFL's all-time iron men authored one of the most embarrassing plays in NFL history.
At least he caused the fumble later in the game that won it for Minnesota.
2. Garo's Gaffe
The only blemish on an otherwise perfect season for the Miami Dolphins was this goof by their normally steady kicker Garo Yepremian.
Give Yepremian some slack—it was the Super Bowl and he wanted to be the hero who threw a touchdown pass (even though the Dolphins didn't need it to win, and the mistake cost them a shutout.)
1. Leon Lett Forgets That Don Bebee Is Faster Than Him
On the grandest stage, Lett could have gone down in Super Bowl lore as being part of one of the most memorable touchdowns ever.
Instead, he got a little ahead of himself and forgot that the Buffalo Bills and their wide receiver Don Bebee still had some pride left and wanted him to be remembered for something else.