"Oh S#@t" Super Bowl Plays of the Millennium (So Far)
In anticipation of Sunday’s potential classic, here are eight bona fide highlights.
Most WTF Play
Saints onside kick to start second half (New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl XLIV)
The Saints' Sean Payton has never been viewed as a conventional NFL head coach, so it shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise when he attempted the ballsiest of plays to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV. With the Saints down 10-6, and kicking off to a very dangerous, Peyton Manning-led Colts offense, Payton called a surprising (to everybody) onside kick, marking the first time in Super Bowl history that a team opted for the play to start the second half. After the ball cleared the required 15 yards, and proceeded to bounce off Hank Baskett’s (your girlfriend knows him) facemask, a pile-on ensued that took referees over a minute to sort out. In the end, Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas came up with the pill and the Saints turned the recovery into a touchdown and an eventual 31-17 victory.