This Failed Trick Play From The Jets Gets Sadder Every Time You Watch It

Upon reflection, the most embarrassing thing the New York Jets did yesterday was try to run the world's least effective trick play on a third-quarter kickoff return. I realize that's a bold statement to make, seeing as how this game also included Geno Smith turning in one of the worst quarterbacking performances ever » 10/27/14 9:39am 10/27/14 9:39am

Not Even His Receivers Knew Aaron Rodgers's Fake Spike Was Coming

It wasn't quite a Dan Marino redux in Miami, as Aaron Rodgers's fake spike, which fooled as many Packers as it did Dolphins, didn't come on the winning touchdown. (It merely put Green Bay in prime position for that on the next play.) But we'll never not stop to appreciate an elegant bit of football trickery,… » 10/13/14 9:03am 10/13/14 9:03am

UNC Takes Lead On Notre Dame With Reverse Flanker Pass

North Carolina has an inexplicable lead on #6 Notre Dame thanks to this tricky reverse that ended in wide receiver Quinshad Davis finding Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams for a 23-yard touchdown pass. UNC would have the ball back, too, if not for them doing characteristic dumb UNC things on a Notre Dame punt. » 10/11/14 6:35pm 10/11/14 6:35pm

That Awesome Trick Play To Johnny Manziel Was Illegal, It Turns Out

If there was a theme to Week 3, it was quarterbacks catching passes. Andy Dalton's first career reception went for a touchdown. Russell Wilson nearly scored one of his own. But the coolest and sneakiest of the afternoon's unorthodox grabs nearly went to the Browns and Johnny Manziel, with a trick play that was… » 9/22/14 9:03am 9/22/14 9:03am

Quarterback Fakes Out Defense With Incredible Trick Play

El Camino Real's JV quarterback, Jahlil Pinkett (Jada's nephew), pulled off the old "this is the wrong football, we need a new football, nah just kidding it's perfectly fine, my center snapped it to me and now I'm going to run, untouched, into the endzone" play so well that the defense was all "yeah, look, he does… » 11/09/13 12:30pm 11/09/13 12:30pm

Even Matthew Stafford Didn't Know He Was Going To Fake That Spike

In 1994, as Dan Marino hustled to the ball and motioned for a spike to stop the clock, he at least nodded to Mark Ingram to be ready for a pass. Matthew Stafford didn't tell anyone he had a game-winning sneak planned, because even he didn't know he was going to do it until he reached the line of scrimmage. » 10/28/13 10:38am 10/28/13 10:38am

Ron Rivera Says The Panthers' Trick Play Yesterday Was Inspired By The…

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters this afternoon that the Panthers' trick play against Houston yesterday was inspired by "The Annexation of Puerto Rico," the Fumblerooski play used at the end of the 1994 classic film Little Giants. Here's the play in question, which in the movie is called by "Nubie," a… » 12/19/11 1:30pm 12/19/11 1:30pm

A Nick Charles Tribute, Featuring The Greatest Play You've Never Seen

While trolling YouTube for video of Nick Charles, who passed away over the weekend, I stumbled across this, uploaded by Mike Lortz after being found in a pile of VHS tapes: a CNN year-end best-of countdown. His interplay with Fred Hickman here is typically good-natured, and it wasn't an act: they genuinely liked each… » 6/27/11 11:30am 6/27/11 11:30am