Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: Matriculate

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Tonight I witnessed the greatest high school football play of all time. I'm not kidding. 4th quarter, 4 minutes to play, the home team is down by a touchdown. Ball is on the visiting team's 30 yard line. Hand off to the right side, #5 is approached by a defensive player not even 2 yards into the play. As the player goes for the tackle, #5 JUMPS OVER his head and continues with the play to score a touchdown and tie the game. The entire stadium froze for a moment, the players on he field froze for a moment. It was incredible.

Now, you hear people say all the time, "he jumped over him, it was a great play." But this was different. This dude literally leaped over another player directly in front of him and landed on his feet. It would be on Sportscenter if it were a college or NFL play. It was amazing.

Twice during the game, I yelled "keep matriculating the ball down the field boys." Absolutely no one cared, laughed, caught on or even told me shut up. *sighs* Oh well, we can't all appreciate the greatest football quotes of all time.


Anonymous rexwilder said...

"Mr. Referee, I was just wondering how could you not see that call."

November 14, 2005 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Chao said...

How many KC Chief fans that were around in 1970 do you think were there?

November 14, 2005 4:08 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

"Which call was that? The one of you being on the field?"

Good to know a few people remember the legend.

November 14, 2005 11:18 AM  
Anonymous rexwilder said...

"Yeah. What."

November 14, 2005 1:47 PM  
Anonymous JA said...

Was that the same guy who got a penalty for "Given him the business?"

November 15, 2005 12:11 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

LOL The greatest referee call of all time.

November 15, 2005 1:04 AM  
Anonymous rexwilder said...

I just saw that again the other day, and there it was even funnier than I remember. He actually says: "Personal foul. Number 56. He was giving him the business down there." Unbelievable funny. They had the retired ref who made the call and interviewed him about it and he said he knew no one would understand because you could see what happened because of all of the bodies, and that's why he explained it. After that, the league said to the ref's, basically no more off the cuff comments, and that's why we don't get anymore of those great moments.

November 15, 2005 10:38 AM  
Blogger Barry said...

HA! "Giving him the business" That was a source of endless laughs around the dorm room way back when. I'd forgotten all about that, and I can still hear you saying that Ga--, er, I mean "Rex".

November 16, 2005 12:52 AM  

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