10 Strangest Sports Occurrences

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Going to a game is a thrilling event. Being in a big stadium with a big crowd on hand and your favourite team or star playing is on just about everyone’s bucket list. Even watching an epic tilt on TV with beers and friends is a moment you won’t forget. But, just as you’re watching things unfold as they should, something totally out of the blue happens. Natural disasters, players going off their nut, animals gone wild. You name it, it’s happened at one time or another. One such player who literally was out of it, was Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis. Bucs’ fans got to watch Ellis throw a no-hitter against San Diego in 1970, which is a pretty significant feat. Little did the throng know, though, that Ellis was on LSD. Some have disputed it, but Ellis claimed it was so. The fact he was an admitted substance abuser, made it plausibly bizarre.

#10 – Pigskin Drenching

Sports leagues have embraced modern technology to make the fan experience better and to make stadiums even more ergonomic. Technology can also go sideways. In the third quarter of a game between Miami and Seattle in 2012, a computer malfunction set the sprinklers off. Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill had just reeled off a 19-yard run when the waterworks happened. A line judge ran away like a frightened school kid, while players reveled in the impromptu shower. Dolphins’ running back Reggie Bush joked that it was like the old prank where golf veterans send out a rookie to the 18th hole after dark, only to have him get hit with the sprinkler. The Dolphins had the last laugh, winning 24-21 (they trailed 14-7 before the mishap).

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