Michigan-Michigan State Finish Immortalized With Taxidermy
Sports fans have all sorts of avenues available to them for expressing their love for their teams. Tattoos... haircuts... setting police cars on fire... And of course, taxidermy. Yes, that's right, the "art" form that uses dead animals in various demeaning poses, is being invoked to freeze a sports moment in time: the final play of this year's Michigan-Michigan State game. In case you forgot (really? what the hell?), here's what happened:
A silly muffed snap led to a stupid fumbled ball, which led to a miraculous return with no time left on the clock. A rare play in sports that was then recreated a couple of weeks later at the end of the Georgia Tech-Florida State game (well, substitute "field goal" attempt for "punt"). So wait, are you like taxidermist and Michigan State enthusiast Nick Saade and thinking only about dead chipmunks right now? No? Of course you're not. You'd be batshit crazy if you were. But in case you did, it might look like this:
— Matt Miller (@MattMillerLSJ) October 28, 2015
Oh good lord! Honestly, that play would have been much more exciting executed by dead chipmunks (or by executed chipmunks for that matter). And you have to compliment Saade for his craftsmanship and eye for detail. But then you should probably slowly back out of the room before he offers you lotion in the basket...
Photo via @Judyputnam
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.