Irrespective of how a lot we mature as people and evolve as a society, there’s one factor that can all the time, all the time be humorous: individuals falling over.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones managed to show lemonade right into a football-sized lemon through the third quarter of Thursday night time’s face-off with the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Giants down 10-7, Jones held onto the ball on the snap and determined to run it himself.
At first it was the dream play: Jones took off by way of a niche within the Eagles’ protection and located himself alone, protecting a large 80 yards within the largest run by a quarterback since 2015.
After which the dreaded turf monster struck.
Within the video of the second above, you possibly can see Jones’ momentum get the most effective of him, his heart of gravity lurching too far out previous the blur of his legs. After which — on their own save for the athlete’s ever-present companions, destiny and physics — he completely eats shit.
Twitter despatched the clip viral inside minutes. The vibe? A mixture of “lmao man fall down” and “I deeply relate to this.”
And regardless of what such a fumble augured for the Giants, Jones’ teammates additionally loved the present.
Ultimately, Jones’ self-tackle turned a meta-meme for the sport itself — which the Giants misplaced after blowing an 11-point lead within the final 5 minutes.
I’m, it must be recognized, an Australian whose whole retailer of NFL data comes from Friday Night time Lights and the one time my ex-boyfriend tried to clarify Madden to me. However right here I’m, writing 300 phrases about an American soccer clip that I’ve now watched 14 occasions, partly to cleanse my mind of the ultimate presidential debate however principally as a result of individuals falling over is, fairly merely, one of many funniest issues ever.
If considered one of these strapping gents might discover a solution to get hit within the crotch with the ol’ pigskin Hans Moleman-style at the least as soon as within the subsequent 10 days, I would even have sufficient serotonin to make it by way of to Election Day.