Friday, August 30, 2013

The Legend Of The Butt Fumble


An inauspicious disaster of a play by former-New York Jets quarterback: Mark Sanchez — simply known as "The Butt Fumble" — a rear-end collision w/ his own teammate that led to a turnover; in which the opposition returned for a touchdown. It is an embarassing play that will go down in annals of the football gridiron -as quite possibly, thee worst play in the historical history of the National Football League.

— "The Butt Fumble" is a play that lives in infamy —

As legend has it...

...the 'highly-touted' Sanchez was named the National High School Football Player of the Year in 2004 by several major college recruiters and was considered the top quarterback in the nation after leading Mission Viejo High School to the championship.

In 2005, Mark Sanchez committed to the University of Southern California but was delegated to back-up during his first 3 seasons; playing behind upperclassman (Matt Leinart; a Heisman Trophy winner) at the quarterback position. 

Ironically, Sanchez eventually got a chance to start due to injuries suffered by USC's then starting quarterback...none other guessed it — John David Booty! 

He eventually leading the USC Trojans to a 12 - 1 record and won the 2008 Rose Bowl game against Penn State. Sanchez has a prolific run and was awarded the Most Valuable Player award for his performance.

— The never(rear)ending saga of The Butt Fumble grows season after season —

In 2009, Mark Sanchez was selected as the 5th overall pick in the 1st round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets. After leading the New York Jets to two consecutive AFC Championship Titles in his first 2 seasons — an historical NFL feat that only he and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers share — the heralded quarterback became the talk of the town and was quickly dubbed "The Sanchize."

— Mark Sanchez tattoo on New York Jets Head Coach (2009–2014): Rex Ryan —

Unfortunately, the sudden rise of Mark Sanchez (appearing on the cover of GQ magazine and then permanently on the upper right-arm of former-Jets coach Rex Ryan, was crueling just as fast as his downfall.

 ["Long Live The Butt Fumble" by ESPN Magazine]


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