Oh Internet, ye scurrilous cur.
They say, “The sun never sets on a B.A.,” and apparently the same is true for Mark Sanchez’s infamous butt fumble.
Its been over six months since Sanchez panicked and ran full-steam into the buttocks of offensive guard Brandon Moore while facing the New England Patriots, and the play still sits upon its throne atop ESPN’s “Worst of the Worst” list. Judging by this silent-movie adaptation of the play, the fount of mockery is far from dry.
The black and white “film” is titled “An Unfortunate End” and was spotted by Bill Hanstock of SB Nation. The video was created by Something Awful user Silly Burrito, according to Hanstock, and believe me, ‘tis a silly production indeed.
Playing up the ridiculous nature of the butt fumble, the video blends vaudeville music with silent-movie dialogue and cuts to add a layer of antiquity to the utter confusion experienced by Sanchez and the New York Jets during the play.
This isn’t the first time someone has toyed with butt-fumble footage (there’s a traditional Benny Hill butt fumble re-dub), but it raises an important question:
Is it time to move on from the butt fumble? Or should it be celebrated it every six months like Half-Christmas?
Patriots fans will undoubtedly be lighting candles when the one-year anniversary rolls around this fall, but is it still really that funny?
I loved the moment as much as anyone when it occurred and wouldn’t have minded if someone chiseled a mural of the incident into the side of the Egyptian Sphinx.
With that being said, butt fumble isn’t cowbell. There can be too much of it. This video is on the edge, but we’ll let it slide—only because the term “Gadzooks!” is used.