An another year is about to pass and with it we wax poetic on the year in sports. The entry will start our "Year in Review" leading up to the new year. Today we talk about the odd and quirky moments in sports for the 2011 year. So without further ado, here we go.
- Eric Byrnes Steamrolls Harold Reynolds on live TV
I have been a big Eric Brynes fan for quite sometime. He is energetic, crazy, and just a spark plug wherever he goes. So when he demonstrated how to plow over a player on MLB Network, you had to expect this...
- CFL Greats Fist Fight At A Luncheon
I guess the only way the CFL is going to make news in the US is when two 70 year olds slug it out on stage. Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca have had a feud since the 1963 Grey Cup when Mosca knocked out Kapp's teammate in a controversial hit. 48 years later, Mosca attempted to deliver an olive branch to Kapp and Kapp showed Mosca where to stick it.
- Jarome Iginla Gets Vague Question, Is Puzzled
After a win against the Minnesota Wild, Flames captain Jarome Iginla was doing his normal post-game interviews from the locker room when he received a vague question from a reporter, who I assume is filling in for a normal sports reporter. The question was, "setting up the play". Fast forward to about the 2:20 mark for the question and response to perhaps one of the worst question asked in sports (outside of Super Bowl Media Day).
- Ben Revere Somersaults His Way Into A Triple
Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere ripped a ball down the right field line against the Kansas City Royals and appeared on his way to an easy triple. Until he stumbled between second and third. Most players would have retreated back to second and have been content with a double, but not Revere. Revere not only stuck the landing, but made it into third with a triple in perhaps the most unintentional play of the year.
- Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo Uncontrollably Laughing At Fan's Grab
As a fan of the Red Sox, I watch NESN all the time for games. I'm a HUGE fan of Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo. They have great chemistry and make the game enjoyable to watch even when it is a blowout. They riff on random things from pop culture to solar eclipses (the sun does not go in front of the moon, Don). This moment starts off innocent enough until one fan gets a little too intimate with his lady friend.
I'm sure there is more moments, but I can't type forever. If you have one that you think is worthy comment below and here's to more odd moments in 2012.