There are some things about the internet that I just love. Here is one of them. Wikipedia allows people to enter in certain definition and history of all kinds of things. It is a common source for people looking up information for things. The site has an awesome entry on the “butt fumble.” It isn’t a little blurb on it either, the entry has over 41 sources and over 2500 words on it. It is a story!
Check out the entry here: Wikipedia
Here is just the intro to the subject:
In American football, the butt fumble is an infamous play that occurred in a game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots on Thanksgiving, November 22, 2012. In front of a home crowd of 79,000 at MetLife Stadium and a primetime television audience of 20 million, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with the backside of his teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Patriots’ Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The play was the centerpiece of a disastrous sequence in the second quarter, as the Jets lost three fumbles and the Patriots scored three touchdowns—one each on offense, defense, and special teams—all in the span of 52 seconds of game time; in that quarter, the Jets held the ball for over 12 minutes (out of 15), but were outscored 35–3. The game and the so-called “butt fumble” in particular are remembered as the low point of the Jets’ 2012 season.
Congrats Mark Sanchez.