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VADawg
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
By infamous, I'm assuming you mean plays that are famous for being bad or dirty. With that in mind:

Butt fumble
Kermit Washington sucker punching Rudy T
Kaelin Clay's fumble against Oregon ( Maybe the dumbest football play I've ever seen)
Ray Chapman getting killed by Carl Mays
Eric Gregg's strike zone
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
I forgot about that play. Losing a NC bc you couldn’t field a pop up


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The Boat
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Oregon’s “recovered” onside kick vs Oklahoma in 2006


VADawg
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
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Oregon’s “recovered” onside kick vs Oklahoma in 2006


That was a really, really bad one that I forgot about. Very possibly the worst call in the history of college football. It didn't go 10 yards, Oregon touched it first, and Oklahoma recovered the kick. Oregon was awarded possession somehow. That felt like some dirty officiating.


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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Half of the respondents in this thread don’t know what “infamous” means.


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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
I don't remember the exact details but I remember just a few years ago an idiot Bengals player lost his shite and got like 3 consecutive personal foul calls which put the Steelers in range for the winning score in a playoff game. That was one of the dumber things I ever saw


blueridgeTiger
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Braves and Cardinals - infield fly rule on Oct 5, 2012

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Also - although previously mentioned, Merkle's Boner has to be truly one of the most infamous plays in sports history:

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Merkle's Boner refers to the notorious base-running mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908. Merkle's failure to advance to second base on what should have been a game-winning hit led instead to a forceout at second and a tied game. The Cubs later won the makeup game, which proved decisive as they beat the Giants by one game to win the National League (NL) pennant for 1908. It has been described as "the most controversial game in baseball history".[1]


CalLSU
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
The crazy part of that was how he tried to run really quick back to the bench! Like no one would notice it was him who made the tackle! Another interesting thing is it looked like the runner was going to be tackled by either the guy in front of him or the one chasing him. Both looked like they were closing in, so the tackle from the bench didn’t even seem necessary to stop the guy from scoring!


VADawg
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
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I don't remember the exact details but I remember just a few years ago an idiot Bengals player lost his shite and got like 3 consecutive personal foul calls which put the Steelers in range for the winning score in a playoff game. That was one of the dumber things I ever saw


Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones absolutely lost their shite. The Bengals should have cut both of them in the locker room after the game and they also should have fired Marvin Lewis that night, because it showed he had zero control of that team and the players had no respect for him.

Cincinnati was up 16-15, it was pouring down rain, and Roethlisberger had an elbow injury so bad that he quite literally couldn't throw the ball more than about 12 yards downfield. With less than 30 seconds left, Pittsburgh had the ball at the own 40ish yard line. Burfict knocked out Antonio Brown with a dirty cheap shot on a slant (1st penalty), and then Adam Jones started fighting with one of Pittsburgh's assistant coaches (2nd penalty). Pittsburgh gained 30 yards without completing a pass, kicked a FG on the very next play, and won the game.


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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
No a single play, but Jan Van De Velde on the 18th at the British Open.

Fred Brown inexplicably throwing the ball to UNC

Jim Joyce blowing Armando Galarraga’s perfect game


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auisssa
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Tyson's ear bite


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Freauxzen
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Wondo's 6 yd. miss vs. Belgium

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DemonKA3268
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
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Half of the respondents in this thread don’t know what “infamous” means.


"In-famous is when you're MORE than famous."


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rebel cat
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Jerome Bettis fumble vs Colts


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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Garo Yepremian in Super Bowl VII



Jackie Smith drop. Played HS football at Kentwood and college ball at Northwestern St.



Stanford-Cal “Band Game”

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blueridgeTiger
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Of course, we should pay tribute to Leon Lett:





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Tigertown in ATL
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
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think most fans outside the Rams, Falcons, and Vikings fan bases think this should have been called.


Of course it should have been called. Completely irrelevant to the point.

It’s just not that infamous.

Again, put the Twins-Hrbeck play on the list if this one is that big a deal.

I get it that this is a LA board with tremendous recency bias though.


bikerack
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Final seconds of the "miracle on ice" hockey match


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LSUChamps03
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
in·fa·mous
adjective
adjective: infamous
well known for some bad quality or deed.
"an infamous war criminal"

Similar:
notorious
ill-famed
of ill repute
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dukke v
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re: The most infamous plays in sports history
Dude…. If that had happen to the Falcons you would have went bat shite crazy….. so STFU.


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