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These players are remembered for a particularly disastrous play or failing. Some, despite long and productive careers, are unfairly remembered only for those mistakes.
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Mar 2nd, 2013 at 03:24 GMT
Wherever possible, I tried to use a photo of the player in the moment remembered (or, in the case of the Yankees infielder who forgot how to throw, one of the many times it happened). In some cases that just wasn't possible because the photos had to be reasonably guessable. The two soccer photos are actually games against the U.S. The player in the bottom left, of course, having paid the ultimate price- he was murdered after returning home to Colombia following the game in which he scored the own goal against the U.S.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
"Scapegoat" used loosely in a couple instances. Marshall and Lett's teams still won the game. 5 quiz though. Some hugely memorable moments.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 04:02 GMT
@hscer- I'm a Bills fan, so in my mind Lett's fumble ignited a miraculous comeback- part of the Bills four consecutive Super Bowl wins. (A guy can dream, can't he?!?)
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 04:37 GMT
This is a great quiz! These images are quite humorous, if you have seen some of these plays/mistakes. One of my favorites was the Saints lateral comeback, destroyed by the missed extra point, but Chris Webber's might be the worst sports mistake of all time!
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 05:07 GMT
Buckner's is by far the most unfair of all time. No one remembers the hits and wild pitch that already tied the game at that point. Let alone Wilson would probably have been safe even if he fielded it cleanly. Let alone this was Game 6 and the Mets still needed to win game 7. Thank god we won in 2004.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 GMT
Leon Lett could be on here twice. I remember that Thanksgiving Day game in the snow against the Dolphins when he tried to fall on a blocked field goal and game Miami a second chance to kick it and win - but I don't know why Favre is on here.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 15:47 GMT
Great quiz but there's one that definitely needs to be added- Roberto de Vicenzo for signing an incorrect scorecard and costing himself a win at the Masters.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 17:28 GMT
The Vikings top scapegoat is probably Gary Anderson after the perfect* season (* excluding FGs that could seal a berth in the Super Bowl)...but three Vikings on here might be a little much I suppose.
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 17:56 GMT
Little roller up along first...BEHIND THE BAG! It gets through BUCKNER! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!
Mar 3rd, 2013 at 00:48 GMT
@saf5109: I think Van de Velde would be added before de Vicenzo.
Mar 3rd, 2013 at 01:29 GMT
@chrisktox- I debated which Lett gaffe to use, but being a Bills fan, I thought I'd give Beebe the credit for forcing that fumble in SB XXVI. Favre is on there for the 2010 NFC Championship game INT at the end of regulation. The Vikings had moved into FG range with a minute to go and he threw an absolutely awful pass that eventually allowed the Saints to win and go to the Super Bowl. @sabresfan- Anderson didn't appear on the source list and I hadn't considered him but you're certainly right.
Mar 7th, 2013 at 00:21 GMT
Great quiz! It was fun recalling these pivotal sports memories as well as learning about the ones that were before my time. Also worth noting is DeSean Jackson's failed somersault into the end zone during a high school exhibition game (2004 All American Bowl, I believe).
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