“The Holy Roller” was brilliantly idiotic and the NFL said never again

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  • Vichewy
    Vichewy  1 weeks back

    As an ex-Chargers fan (when they left San Diego, I let them go to hell), and someone who was born nearly 20 years after this play, this play still makes me mad af.

    • FlamingFlamingo
      FlamingFlamingo  1 weeks back

      Didn't one of the broncos do that on one of Von Miller's strip sacks in SB 50? It might have been von himself. wHaT dE hEcK cHeATeRs!

      • Claudio Oyibo
        Claudio Oyibo  2 weeks back

        Are you seriously telling me there was no "knock-on" fault in American footy until the 70s? What kind of bastard child of Rugby is this?

        • Patrick O'Laughlin
          Patrick O'Laughlin  3 weeks back

          A good one is the height requirement in MLB . No midget strike zones allowed .

          • Fictional Tome
            Fictional Tome  3 weeks back

            Tuck rule was karma for this lol

            • TheMilkyNipple
              TheMilkyNipple  4 weeks back

              How about the no more crack back blocks after hines ward broke a guys jaw on the bengals? Thatd be an awesome episode for you to do

              • esotericVideos
                esotericVideos  1 months back

                This is my favorite story of weird rules ever and I'm sorry to say but you guys did not do it justice.

                • Nick Kent
                  Nick Kent  1 months back

                  I like how they pretend that there wasn't a defender making forceful contact with the players every time except the very last one.

                  Yeah, Stabler knew what he was doing, but his arm was being pulled, and everyone after Stabler was a legit attempt at recovery.

                  • Marcus Dandaneau
                    Marcus Dandaneau  1 months back

                    Ah Funblerooski; the classic little kid behaviorism well known to keep from said kid from getting crushed by large kids due to having the ball but it did work for The Snake too that one time. 4 Shame

                    • rushmore IV
                      rushmore IV  1 months back

                      I think the guy in the ballcap still misunderstands the rule. The ball was ruled dead because it was within 2 minutes of the half, Rodgers fumbled it and he wasn't the offensive player who recovered it. That the ball ended up behind Rodgers had nothing to do with it.

                      • Karen Anderson
                        Karen Anderson  1 months back

                        thank you for giving this travesty the coverage it deserves, and you got it right. I was watching that game and the raiders pulled crap like this for years, inspiring more rule changes than any other team. The "tuck rule" is karma. late but we raider haters will take it.

                        • Anthony Moffa
                          Anthony Moffa  1 months back

                          Didnt this also happen to the Cleveland Browns during this last season?

                          • Ana Castellano
                            Ana Castellano  2 months back

                            Everybody on the field knows the rule. The only reason Eddy Lacy picked the ball up is so it wouldn’t be a TD.

                            • Noah D
                              Noah D  2 months back

                              That’s a stupid rule

                              • NicholasC66
                                NicholasC66  2 months back

                                Stabler admitted after the game he fumbled it on purpose.

                                • MrShanester117
                                  MrShanester117  2 months back

                                  It’s one of those things that is surprising that nobody had done it before.

                                  • Elias Van Drisse
                                    Elias Van Drisse  2 months back

                                    The music in the background at the starting of this video sounds like when you put a video at .25 speed

                                    • SavageGreywolf
                                      SavageGreywolf  2 months back

                                      I want to live in the universe where the ruling went the other way and 'intentional fumbles' become a part of NFL strategy

                                      • Alex H
                                        Alex H  2 months back

                                        I literally can't stop watching these, they are too fascinating.

                                        • PzychoMantis90
                                          PzychoMantis90  2 months back

                                          Show this play to anyone who doesn't understand football and watch their brain implode.

                                          • Thad Spreg
                                            Thad Spreg  2 months back

                                            Intentional fumbles should be legal in the NFL.

                                            • Mason Harmatiuk
                                              Mason Harmatiuk  3 months back

                                              I had a friend, who whenever we played touch football, whenever he got the ball, he’d just run straight into people and right before they were about to touch hi, he’d let go of the ball and roll it in between their legs. We won most of the time.

                                              • errgh
                                                errgh  3 months back

                                                Gotta do this one: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/phoenix-suns-tyson-chandler-alley-oop-nba-rule-not-goaltending-memphis-grizzlies-video

                                                • Sarcastamus Raconteur
                                                  Sarcastamus Raconteur  3 months back

                                                  I wish I could get blown dead....

                                                  • Dan the Man
                                                    Dan the Man  3 months back

                                                    It's Pete BAN-uh-zack, not BON-uh-zack.

                                                    • UpperCrustthe3rd
                                                      UpperCrustthe3rd  3 months back

                                                      These guys are gay

                                                      • lotrdude13
                                                        lotrdude13  3 months back

                                                        Ryan and Will are the perfect duo for this series.

                                                        • trichome333
                                                          trichome333  3 months back

                                                          Pretty sure it was 99 and this happened to Emmitt Smith either on a 4th and Short or 4th and G from inside opp 10 where he scored or got 1st down. Cant remember exactly but they called it a TO on downs.

                                                          • Cam James
                                                            Cam James  3 months back

                                                            this man's 80's glasses are killin' me. he could either be 29 or 58.

                                                            • axadams
                                                              axadams  3 months back

                                                              I still haven't found a good reason why this should be illegal.
                                                              It's an extremely high risk way to attempt to advance a live ball. It's a lot of fun.

                                                              • Darrin H.
                                                                Darrin H.  4 months back

                                                                so the fumblerooski is out after the 2 min warning ?

                                                                • EnoVarma
                                                                  EnoVarma  4 months back

                                                                  American Football: too many rules and the name doesn't describe the game. So why is this still a thing?

                                                                  • anubis520
                                                                    anubis520  4 months back

                                                                    I''m not a fan of traditional sports (I've played and watched them, they are just not my thing) but this series is down right amazing and fun to watch

                                                                    • nhpja65
                                                                      nhpja65  4 months back

                                                                      Say it with me......."Ban' a Sack" Pete Ban-a sack....not BON a sek....

                                                                      • mtilford
                                                                        mtilford  4 months back

                                                                        So now waiting for a qb to fumble on fourth down with :06 left in the fourth quarter on their own 2, have a back scoop it up and run 98 yards as time expires to score what will UNFORTUATELY NOT COUNT as the winning touchdown. Probably how the Bills' 5th SB appearance will end.

                                                                        • Ephemis Priest
                                                                          Ephemis Priest  4 months back

                                                                          2009 called. Wants the OT fumble reviewed.

                                                                          • Zack Rocks
                                                                            Zack Rocks  4 months back

                                                                            You should do the nfl’s free kick rule. I’m talking about the rule that allows long field goal attempts to be lined up like kickoffs. There’s a few good videos of it. Mason Crosby did it once and almost made a 69yd fg. Phil Dawson dod it once.

                                                                            • harrylongbaugh1
                                                                              harrylongbaugh1  4 months back

                                                                              Stupidest rule in a league full of stupid rules.

                                                                              • The IDK Channel
                                                                                The IDK Channel  4 months back

                                                                                400000th viewer

                                                                                • Kylo Ren & Stimpy
                                                                                  Kylo Ren & Stimpy  4 months back

                                                                                  Tom Brady will find a way to fumble his way into a touchdown one day.

                                                                                  • samxyx
                                                                                    samxyx  4 months back

                                                                                    The subject is interesting but your delivery is terrible

                                                                                    • lake erie sailor
                                                                                      lake erie sailor  4 months back

                                                                                      funny that about 23 years later, this same team was involved in another "controversial fumble", but that time, Oakland got burned....tuck rule!

                                                                                      • Nik Dombrowsk
                                                                                        Nik Dombrowsk  4 months back

                                                                                        Dont let this distract you from the fact that the nfl sucks.

                                                                                        • Breandan Brannigan
                                                                                          Breandan Brannigan  4 months back

                                                                                          Oh yeah yeah

                                                                                          • Nathan Jessee
                                                                                            Nathan Jessee  4 months back

                                                                                            High school football official here. Every week before a game, our crew chief sends out a list of game situations for us to review. We talk about these on our drive to the game we are officiating. Sometimes it is just a worded situation and sometimes there is an accompanying video. We are expected to be able to identify the infraction, know the rule that applies and the enforcement. There is generally a theme that all the situations have in common, such as illegal forward passes or fair catches. Often times, these themes are uncommonly seen game situations that you rarely see, if ever.

                                                                                            Before the game, the officials have a pre-game conference to go over potential game situations we are likely to face based on the teams playing that night. We also have a refresher of all major enforcement rules such as all the automatic first down penalties, all the loss of down penalties, etc. We also talk about end of half/end of game situations we are likely to see and what special rules apply.

                                                                                            Every timeout, we get together to talk about what we might see next and what things to watch for that would be considered rare or unusual. At Halftime, we talk about what we think we got wrong or missed and what we think we nailed perfectly, despite the coach/players/fans losing their minds.

                                                                                            After the game, we have a post-game conference to talk about what the Referee will be submitting on his report to the Commissioner of the League that details everything mentioned above. The next week, we get to see the commissioner's review of our game film and all the times we were out of position or our mechanics were poor.

                                                                                            This is at the HIGH SCHOOL level. At every level, the amount of preparation and knowledge intensifies because so does the scrutiny. You better believe that NFL referees are expected to know every sentence in that rule book and when it applies. Keep in mind most NFL officials are already Doctors, Lawyers and big businessmen that already have a tendency to be that detail oriented.

                                                                                            • EpicBeau
                                                                                              EpicBeau  4 months back

                                                                                              Do they get drunk before shooting these? The guys are always slurring and talking funny

                                                                                              • FreelanceXD
                                                                                                FreelanceXD  4 months back

                                                                                                You pronounced "Banaszak" wrong and it's not a rare last name. Also, I realize there's both the Americanized way and the Polish way, but they don't pronounce it right in either case.

                                                                                                • drschplatt
                                                                                                  drschplatt  4 months back

                                                                                                  No, the way you're describing the Packers play is wrong. It was a safety because he was tackled in the end zone and never made it out. If he'd made it out of the end zone it wouldn't have been a safety because he didn't advance the ball. The ball has to make it back to the line of scrimmage to be considered "Advanced"