ESPN Can’t Get Over Mark Sanchez’s ‘Butt Fumble’

Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) returns a fumble by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) for a touchdown during the game on Thanksgiving at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports


Remember the disaster that was the “butt fumble”? You know, that disastrous Thursday night massacre in November 2012, when the New York Jets were embarrassed by the New England Patriots, losing to their rival, 49-19.

Unfortunately, that shellacking wasn’t the embarrassing part. What was, though, was a certain play that will forever live in infamy; yes, I’m talking about the “butt fumble” that happened after Mark Sanchez scrambled and crashed into offensive lineman Brandon Moore’s butt.

The Mark Sanchez “butt fumble” dominated all ESPN media coverage, and was the butt of many jokes/insults (no pun intended). It was covered and over-covered for a while now, and just when you thought it was finally over, guess what? ESPN decided to bring it back to life one last time.

ESPN’s Sport Science has decided to do a segment on Mark Sanchez’s mishap, breaking down the physics behind that play.

Click here to watch the segment at ESPN Boston—of course.

Mark Sanchez Butt Fumble
[NY Post]

Topics: Butt Fumble, Football, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, NFL

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