Establishing a new derp baseline

It’s not easy to lose a game in which you go +5 in turnover margin.  It’s virtually impossible to lose when you combine that with not one, but two, defensive touchdowns.

That’s not an exaggeration.

How was this miracle achieved?  Well, I don’t want to get into all the gory details, but suffice to say this might be the single dumbest play call I’ve ever seen.

A fake punt.  On fourth-and-nineteen.  From your own end zone.  With the kicker running.  Whoever called that shouldn’t have been allowed back on the team bus after the game.

From now on, I will judge the degree to which a call is boneheaded by measuring it against this play.  It’s my new go-to gold standard.  Thanks, BYU.



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38 responses to “Establishing a new derp baseline

  1. Timphd

    By comparison, this makes running McKenzie on fourth and one not look so bad.


  2. The BYU Bonehead meter?


  3. BYU copied Kirby’s playbook, LOL.


  4. Chaney

    Didn’t cost them a point though!


  5. Tommy

    Moroni-c. (See what I did there?)


  6. Tommy

    Senator, can you delete this? My phone froze while posting, hence the double post.


  7. 92 grad

    Derp is one of my most favorite “words”. Somehow, it’s perfect in the way it warps ones comprehension to fit things like that situation last night.


  8. Normaltown Mike

    Latter Day Stupid.


  9. Mad Mike

    Fourth and Young?


  10. Bulldog Joe

    Did BYU conduct a national search?


  11. Got Cowdog

    They could have been driven insane by the blue turf. it gives me a headache looking at it.


  12. Bulldog Joe

    Given the game situation, this one ranks right up there.


  13. Cojones

    This even outstrips the sarcasm intended by the writings of an itinerant preacher in Illinois that was found in the woods, taken seriously as a book of the Bible and concomitantly began a religion.


  14. SouthGaDawg

    I remember Donnan running a fake punt vs Texas Tech at about the Ga. 20 yard line in a nail biter game. We got the first down but we also had Hines Ward running the ball.


  15. BYU coach: “We thought we had it, but they made an adjustment.” I am wondering what made them think they could get a 4th and 19 out of there own end zone?????????????????????????


  16. I read some of the comments on the Boise paper thread. Amazing, they have some fans bitching about the team and the coaches. They are 7-0. I continue to be stunned by some people as fans.