World’s best touchdown

This play took place Saturday when the Cincinnati Bengals played the Arizona Cardinals. The Bengals won, 23-16, and the highlight was a stupendous touchdown scored by Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson.  As he neared the goal line, Simpson avoided Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington by doing a front flip over him into the end zone.

I’ve never seen anything like it, and here it is:

30 Comments

  1. Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Hey — isn’t the fact that we spent $<insane millions> on that stadium bad enough? Do you really have to rub it in?

    <sigh />

    b&

    • daveau
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      Blame it on St Louis.

      • Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

        What is it with all these Catholics, messing up everything like that? First their priests go on child rape rampages, then one of their saints personally causes the taxpayers of Maricopa County to fork over a large fortune to the Bidwells — is nothing sacred?

        b&

        • daveau
          Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

          So which 1/10000th of a seat is yours?

        • jimmyk
          Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

          Nope.

  2. daveau
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Well, there are (at least) three dimensions, ya know.

  3. Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Fantastic! He did not drop to one knee and thank God, but perhaps he saved it for private.

  4. Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Therefore, God. Check mate, evolutionists!

  5. Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Tebow or t-bone?

  6. Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    It’s the “I r l33t gynmast, ta-dah!” bounce at the end that makes this one.

  7. sasqwatch
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    While very impressive, I still think this (before) is the greatest touchdown (after).

    • NewEnglandBob
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      Unfortunately, they are rebuilding the eyesore.

      • satan augustine
        Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

        Yes, but with a different, “classy” design:

        Jesus will be walking a tightrope.

        You heard it here first.

        • sasqwatch
          Posted December 27, 2011 at 2:19 am | Permalink

          Will he still be a gorgeous light shade of butter on a tightrope?

  8. Lotharloo
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of this insane take down at wrestling:

  9. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Here’s one that was almost as good:
    Gary Anderson of the Chargers, c. 1986.

  10. Tim
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Outstanding, but I think this is the greatest touchdown ever.

    • Reginald Selkirk
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      Seconded. This was a game-winning, game-ending touchdown. With 15 laterals.

    • Nom de Plume
      Posted December 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

      Honestly, the best part about that clip? Noticing that at the bottom of the screen was a scoring update showing the Lions ahead of the Bears 13-0, one commenter noted, “WHAT? THAT WAS INCREDIBLE!! ABSOLUTELY UNREAL!!!! THE LIONS SCORED 13 POINTS!! JESUS CHRIST!”.

    • Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      Impressive as that may be, it still doesn’t compare to The Play.

      Cheers,

      b&

    • sasqwatch
      Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:28 am | Permalink

      I’m afraid I’m going to have to reverse myself and go with this as the greatest end to a football game in history.

      But that’s just the kind of prick that I am.

      • Jeanine
        Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

        Yes, fuckin’ incredible. Being raised in a family of Raider fans, I heard about this game since I could understand language. Sigh, the Raiders spent the better part of a couple decades as a great “2nd half team”. I miss watching football.

    • Jeanine
      Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

      HOLY COW!!!!!!! Just…wow…..yeah…wow….

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:42 am | Permalink

      O.M.G.

      In-friggin’-credible!

      Brought to mind, changing sports, this year’s “Double Play of the Year:”

      As Jayson Stark described it, “your basic 3-2-6-1-5-3-4-6-8 DP . . . ending with the center fielder applying the tag while covering second base. Of course he was.”

  11. Linda Jean
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Calling a TD the “world” best touchdown is at best an americanism. There are NO professional “football” leagues anywhere else that remotely compare to the NFL concussion circus.

  12. Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    A commenter on my G+ notes: “coaches actively discourage it because you’ll get seriously hurt if the defender grabs you in the air.” That’s why you don’t see football players spinning like gazelles as a matter of routine.

    • Kharamatha
      Posted December 27, 2011 at 3:12 am | Permalink

      Oh right, full contact sport. Guess that’s why it won’t ever be The Beautiful Game.

  13. Marella
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I know nothing about American football and care less, but that was pretty impressive!

  14. Posted December 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I give him a 10 for sticking the landing.

  15. John Weiss
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Incredible moment! Say what you will, this guy did that move in full uniform. Magnificent!


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