NFL Bloopers: 40 Plays That Will Crack You Up
NFL Bloopers are a fantastic way to forget about the harsh realities of the the NFL landscape.
Maybe you are a Packers fan tired of waking up to horrible injury news every single day.
Or perhaps you are an NFL fan tired of hearing about the potential lockout and the ongoing investigation into Brett Favre's texting transgressions.
Here's 40 plays that will remind just what is so fantastic about the NFL.
Queue the music...
No. 40: Coaches Get Angry
Here's a nice little montage about the passion for swearing by all sorts of coaches compiled by NFL films.
Don't worry, Tony Dungy won't be included in the mix...
No. 39: Bill Gramatica Goes Crazy
The Gramatica brothers kicked their way into NFL fame, due in large part to feisty celebrations and ability to annoy just about everybody.
Anyone who has ever had a knee injury knows how painful and soul-crushing they can be, but that doesn't mean you weren't smiling at least a little bit when Bill Gramatica's celebration ended with him lying on the field in pain.
No. 38: Refs Get Confused
This was pretty funny, and even after the explanation, it still wasn't exactly clear what had happened.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman just couldn't get enough of it...
No. 37: A Compilation of Stupid
Just about everything is touched on in this nice mix of mistakes, from silly pregame celebrations to Akili Smith's accuracy as a pocket-passer.
No. 36: It's Better To Be Lucky Than Good
None of these plays turned out quite like anybody expected, ranging from Antonio Freeman's incredible touchdown catch on Monday Night Football to Ken Stabler's "Holy Roller".
Talk about a tough pill to swallow...
No. 35: A Painful Celebration
Let's leave the NFL for the moment and journey to the magical Arena Football League.
The fast-paced action leads to bone-shattering collisions...just ask this referee after a touchdown resulted in him getting impaled with the football in the groin.
That looks so painful...
No. 34: What Were They Thinking?
No matter how long football players have been playing the game, they still make plenty of mistakes that just don't make sense.
Here's a look at a bunch of the more puzzling plays in the NFL history.
No. 33: Who Doesn't Want To Be Ed Hochuli?
Ed Hochuli has made a name for himself for a variety of reasons.
The massive referee, who practices law in his day job, has drawn plenty of ire for his ill-fitting uniform and his blown call in the Chargers-Broncos game two years ago...
No. 32: Brandon Stokley Accidently Gets Ejected
Brandon Stokley isn't exactly Bill Romanowski, which made his ejection from a game last season very surprising.
Sure, technically he slapped an officials hand, but it didn't mean it.
Kyle Orton wasn't the only one amused by Stokley's ejection...
No. 31: The Lost Art of the Quarterback Snap
Here is a strange montage by NFL films documenting the confusing art of the botched NFL snap.
It's amazing how 12 year-olds are able to handle the quarterback-center exchange without making mistakes.
That means you, Tony Romo.
No. 30: Just Straight Trippin'
There is nothing more annoying to NFL fans than a player on their favorite team simply falling down in the open field.
Perhaps because there is no logical reason for world-class athletes to fall down, the art of the trip might just be the most frustrating folly there is.
No. 29: Did He Actually Score?
Watching it live, DeSean Jackson's touchdown just looked absolutely wrong.
It was clear he had started celebrating too early, and both the referees and Mike Tirico picked up on it —eventually.
No. 28: DeSean Has Done It Before
But wait, that wasn't the first time DeSean Jackson started celebrating too early.
He cartwheel into the end zone during a high school All-Star game ended up about a foot short of his intended mark.
At least it looked cool...
No. 27: On a Collision Course
Sure, the NFL is a contact sport. The collisions are violent, destructive, and in some cases, even life-threatening.
However, sometimes they are just downright hilarious.
Here's a look at players colliding with coaches, referees and of course, the members of the chain-gang.
No. 26: The Lowly Lions
Dan Orlovsky's time in Detroit was filled with disappointment, especially when he was actually on the field.
Somehow, the former UConn quarterback is still in the NFL, despite making plays like this during his career with the Lions.
No. 25: Sage Rosenfels Believes He Can Fly
Sage Rosenfels is basically a turnover waiting to happen.
Sure, he is a veteran and has plenty of NFL experience. That doesn't mean he is a smart player.
Rosenfels tried to hurdle three defenders during a game against the Colts two years ago in what was one of the most ill-conceived attempts of athletic grace in recent memory.
No. 24: Random Funny Moments From the 1992 Season
Ah, yes...the early nineties.
The music makes the entire video difficult to watch, but cameos by Neon Deion and Lawrence Taylor should make it enticing.
If not, there are some really bad plays made by some really bad players...think Rodney Peete on the Lions.
No. 23: The Drops
Sure, drops are a part of the NFL and will never change.
That doesn't make it less hilarious—or frustrating—for fans.
You'll have to come up with your own soundtrack for this video...
No. 22: Jay Cutler Almost Gets Punched in the Face
Jay Cutler almost never smiles, which made it very surprising that he was able to grin after nearly being struck in the face by referee Scott Green.
Usually, the shoe is on the other foot...
No. 21: Some of the Stupidest Plays You Will Ever See
The best part of this nice clip is players blasting into their own teammates and fumbling, falling over and generally looking like idiots.
The worst part is the musical accompaniment...
No. 20: Jim Mora Makes Us Happy
Good ole Jim Mora.
The former Colts' head coach was always candid about his state of mind...which was a wonderful thing for all NFL fans.
No. 19: More Jim Mora
Jim Mora shouldn't be totally embarrassed or totally ashamed.
Instead, he should feel proud of his honesty.
How refreshing would it be for Bill Belichick to actually tell the truth about how he is feeling?
No. 18: Let's Dance
Kelly Washington unleashed one of the most hilarious touchdown celebrations ever during preseason a couple years ago.
Washington's rendition of "The Squirrel" remains just about as good as anything Chad Ochocinco has ever done.
No. 17: Braylon Drops The Ball
No receiver has had more problems with drops than Braylon Edwards, who has dropped passes in warm ups and during games.
His epic fail against the Bills last year will be difficult to top...
No. 16: Ted Ginn Drops It Like It's Hot
Ted Ginn Jr. was one big disappointment with the Dolphins. Sure, he can still run, but he really can't catch.
To this day, the current San Francisco 49er still hasn't caught on in the NFL
No. 15: Not Such a Great Strategy
NFL coaches make all sorts of mistakes, but Tom Coughlin's decision to send Jay Feely out for a long field goal late in the first half against the Bears opened the door for a historical return.
Even John Madden knew kicking a field goal might be a bad idea.
Devin Hester clowned the Giants, but none of it would have ever happened if not for Coughlin's call.
No. 14: This One's for the Fans
Brett Favre took the snap, dropped back and stood still as a penalty was called.
Then, just like that, the ball was gone.
This might have be remembered as one of the most successful instances of idiotic fans charging the field—ever.
No. 13: Don't Do It!
So, running on the field might be enough to get you famous.
It also might get you arrested, banned from NFL stadiums and body-slammed by a crazy 240-pound dude.
No. 12: Another Reminder That Coaches Are Crazy
This epic clip offers a glimpse into the beautiful mind of NFL coaches.
After watching that, it's difficult to believe that they actually know what they are doing...
No. 11: Dennis Green's Epic Rant
Dennis Green probably won't get another job in the NFL again.
His worst move might have been the rant that followed the Cardinals' epic collapse against the Bears.
"They are who we thought they were!!!"
No. 10: Tony Romo Cements His Legacy
Tony Romo's botched snap knocked him from the top of the NFL world as the league's newest superstar.
Three years later, he still hasn't recovered.
No. 9: Not the Hair!
Larry Johnson did what he could to bring down Troy Polamalu, and that meant pulling him down from behind by simply grabbing his hair.
Talk about one of the cheapest—and funniest—bloopers in the history of the game.
No. 8: Let's Go North
We've tried to limit these clips mostly to the NFL, but this one is simply too good to pass up.
After running for a short touchdown, Kerwin Bell spiked the ball...into his own midsection.
The announcers' reaction to the unfortunate mistake was completely priceless.
No. 7: Gus Ferotte Gets Too Excited
Gus Ferotte had plenty of reason to be happy after he ran for a touchdown, but the happiness quickly faded when he sprained his neck after head-butting the wall in the end zone.
Ferotte's ill-fated celebration will never be forgotten.
No. 6: It's Time for More Follies
NFL Films put together a top 100 follies a few years back, and here is one of the segments.
For all those people who think the quality of play in today's NFL is down, these clips provide plenty of evidence to the contrary.
No. 5: A Tribute to the Kickers
This one goes out to the kickers and the punters in the NFL, who aren't exactly good at improvising when things go wrong.
That might explain why teams aren't afraid to let them go.
No. 4: It's a Fumble!
Chris Berman made has that particular phrase famous throughout the years, with plenty of help from the likes of Warren Moon, Tony Banks, Kurt Warner and Brett Favre.
No. 3: Leon Lett Doesn't Let It Go
After a blocked field goal, the only thing that could keep the Cowboys losing was trying to recover the football after it crossed the line of scrimmage.
That's exactly what big Leon Lett did...
After his mistake in the Super Bowl the year prior, you would think Lett would have had more awareness.
No. 2: Leon Lett's Super Mistake
Don Beebe is widely-regarded as one of the fastest players to ever play in the NFL, so maybe Leon Lett should have at least considered looking back as he rolled towards a touchdown.
Beebe's play remains a historical symbol of both incredible hustle and amazing stupidity.
No. 1: Garo Yepremian, Jim Marshall and Other Classics
Aside from Janet Jackson, nobody screwed up in a Super Bowl more than tiny Dolphins' kicker Garo Yepremian.
He admits that his hands were literally too small to hang onto the football.
That's just plain sad.
Speaking of sad, the Vikings' Jim Marshall's 70-yard fumble return for a 49ers' safety...seriously...remains the most baffling play in the history of the NFL.