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


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  • lwvmobile
    lwvmobile  16 hours back

    I'm still not convinced that the fumble was deliberate, at least it wasn't planned. It may have been deliberate at the very last moment when he realized he had to do something and it looked like a pitch to the lineman or something, but I really don't think this was some designed play. It it were designed it was poorly executed even by 70s standards. It was just the luckiest stupid thing to happen at that moment.

    • Henry Bartz
      Henry Bartz  3 days back

      Where’d jon bois go

      • B.Holla'
        B.Holla'  3 days back

        2014 AFC divisional round, colts running back fumbled the ball at the Kansas City two but Luck picked it up and ran it in for a touchdown. Was this illegal?

        • Martin Landström
          Martin Landström  6 days back

          Can you talk about take of the shirt rule in soccer after a goal. and why you get a yellow card if you do it.

          • Scooty Puff Sr
            Scooty Puff Sr  1 weeks back

            I’ve thought about this before. Didn’t know there was a rule in place for it

            • HopelessMunz
              HopelessMunz  3 weeks back

              The NFL has it so wrong. You SHOULD be able to fumble your way to victory. The common man watching can relate so well to that and it’s exciting. Why not get rid of onside kicks too then?

              This shouldn’t be penalized, it should be encouraged. It makes the game more exciting.

              • The PhilosoNerd
                The PhilosoNerd  4 weeks back

                This rule should only apply to forward fumbles.

                • illusioNery
                  illusioNery  1 months back

                  The play that killed the Chargers for the next 40 years

                  • Glacial Self
                    Glacial Self  1 months back

                    The holy roller has absolutely nothing on that Mississippi State vs LA Tech where LA Tech fumbled from 3rd and goal with like 7 yards all the way back to their own 6yrd line to make 4th and goal with 94 yards to go.

                    • Kevin Moynihan
                      Kevin Moynihan  1 months back

                      Is there a provision specifically stating this does not apply to laterals that are dropped?

                      • Steve O
                        Steve O  2 months back

                        Can we get a weird rules episode on whatever just happened between the Red Sox and Rays

                        • sld1776
                          sld1776  2 months back

                          OF COURSE it was the Raiders.

                          • The Cando Railfan
                            The Cando Railfan  2 months back

                            Rules like this is why the NFL is so stupid.

                            • Manuel Cantón
                              Manuel Cantón  2 months back

                              You should make an episode about Martín Palermo, a soccer player. In 1999 he kicked a penalty with both legs - he slipped - and forced a new rule. He also scored a goal hanging from a goalpost, and had the world's farthest headgoal.

                              • Cards
                                Cards  3 months back

                                Related to this topic, another one of my favorite football oddities: the Nebraska University fumble rooskie

                                Look it up it’s great

                                • rksp215
                                  rksp215  3 months back

                                  The moment you said the 70s was a good time that's when I shut the video off

                                  • Vichewy
                                    Vichewy  3 months 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  3 months 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 Melendrez
                                        Claudio Melendrez  3 months 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  4 months back

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

                                          • Fictional Tome
                                            Fictional Tome  4 months back

                                            Tuck rule was karma for this lol

                                            • TheMilkyNipple
                                              TheMilkyNipple  4 months 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                          • Ana Castellano
                                                            Ana Castellano  5 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  5 months back

                                                              That’s a stupid rule

                                                              • NicholasC66
                                                                NicholasC66  5 months back

                                                                Stabler admitted after the game he fumbled it on purpose.

                                                                • MrShanester117
                                                                  MrShanester117  5 months back

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

                                                                  • Elias Van Drisse
                                                                    Elias Van Drisse  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                                        • PzychoMantis90
                                                                          PzychoMantis90  5 months back

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

                                                                          • Thad Spreg
                                                                            Thad Spreg  5 months back

                                                                            Intentional fumbles should be legal in the NFL.

                                                                            • Mason Harmatiuk
                                                                              Mason Harmatiuk  6 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  6 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  6 months back

                                                                                  I wish I could get blown dead....

                                                                                  • Dan the Man
                                                                                    Dan the Man  6 months back

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

                                                                                    • UpperCrustthe3rd
                                                                                      UpperCrustthe3rd  6 months back

                                                                                      These guys are gay

                                                                                      • lotrdude13
                                                                                        lotrdude13  6 months back

                                                                                        Ryan and Will are the perfect duo for this series.

                                                                                        • trichome333
                                                                                          trichome333  6 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  6 months back

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

                                                                                            • axadams
                                                                                              axadams  6 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.  6 months back

                                                                                                so the fumblerooski is out after the 2 min warning ?

                                                                                                • EnoVarma
                                                                                                  EnoVarma  7 months back

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