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.

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  2. The BYU Bonehead meter?

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  3. BYU copied Kirby’s playbook, LOL.

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  4. Chaney

    Didn’t cost them a point though!

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  5. Tommy

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

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  6. Tommy

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

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  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.

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  8. Normaltown Mike

    Latter Day Stupid.

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  9. Mad Mike

    Fourth and Young?

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  10. Bulldog Joe

    Did BYU conduct a national search?

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  11. Got Cowdog

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

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  12. Bulldog Joe

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

    http://onlineathens.com/stories/101799/dog_1017990047.shtml#.WAo0k1jrvxY

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  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.

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  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.

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  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?????????????????????????

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  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.

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