We like to think of football as this perfectly-performed opera.
This drama unfolding on a football field, with precision-trained warriors playing their guts out on a blood-and-sweat soaked field for three hours, giving all they have to achieve another victory.
So when you see these amazing athletes look around in bewilderment after a ball bounces off their helmet, or look around when they run into each other or into the referees, you can't help but chuckle just a little bit. And for a game that's so dependent on execution, these bloopers (or follies as the NFL likes to call them), seem to happen a lot.
If they didn't, John Madden wouldn't have put out a bunch of those "Boom! Bang! Whap! Doink!" videos back in the day.
So as the labor situation rolls on, here are the 25 zaniest bloopers in NFL history.