Friday, November 18, 2005

Happy anniversary!

Deadspin notes that today is the 20th anniversary of Lawrence Taylor snapping Joe Theismann's leg like a twig. Deadspin calls it "brutal" and "nasty," and many people consider it the single worst sports injury ever.

Personlly, I don't even think it's the worst injury in the history of Monday Night Football. Anyone who thinks otherwise simply must have forgotten poor Napoleon McCallum. On September 5, 1994 the San Francisco 49ers hosted the LA Raiders in both teams' season opener. On McCallum's third carry of the game, San Francisco linebacker Ken Norton, Jr. ended his career. I recommend watching the video, but only on an empty stomach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. Mccallum's injury is way way way way worse than Joe's. I agree. That knee is disgusting.