March 05, 2008

Andrew Symonds escapes punishment after tackling streaker: Ogilvie had been drinking when he decided to strip and run on to the field.

posted by justgary to other at 01:17 PM - 19 comments

posted by justgary at 01:19 PM on March 05

I was surprised Symonds tackled him - about 25 years ago Terry Alderman chased a Pommie spectator at a Test in Perth, fell awkwardly and was out of the game for a year with a bad shoulder. Still, this was pretty funny, and Channel 9 showed it. Normally they just cut to the commentators or the scoreboard, so as not to give the streaker the 'oxygen of publicity'. In America, I imagine, the streaker would be thinking of suing Symonds...

posted by owlhouse at 02:21 PM on March 05

At least he didn't leave a sticky wicket

posted by thatch at 02:48 PM on March 05

In America, I imagine, the streaker would be thinking of suing Symonds... Actually owlhouse, as long as Symonds didn't use his bat, he's allowed to defend himself against a perceived threat. That's why you really don't see streakers at NFL games. I'd take on a cricket player over an NFL linebacker any day.

posted by Tinman at 02:58 PM on March 05

I have seen a video or two of people streaking at NFL games. Needless to say the players took it as an opportunity for a little extra practice.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:15 PM on March 05

"No person has the right to impinge upon another person's space, particularly a sportsman plying his trade." Why does this apply particularly to sports and not just every profession?

posted by irunfromclones at 03:29 PM on March 05

Probably because no one runs naked through my office. Not even at Christmas.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:40 PM on March 05

I remember a fan running onto the field during a New England game a few years ago. I can't remember whether or not he was streaking, but one of the Pats linebackers put a big-time hit on the guy. If anyone remembers this, or could look it up and post the particulars, I'd appreciate it. Probably because no one runs naked through my office. Not even at Christmas. Weedy, you just work at the wrong place.

posted by Howard_T at 04:14 PM on March 05

Think it was Ted Johnson, but I'm not sure. I definitely remember it.

posted by yerfatma at 04:39 PM on March 05

Probably because no one runs naked through my office. Not even at Christmas. Well, you're from Canada.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:38 PM on March 05

There have been streakers at NHL games, like this legendary one in red socks at a Flames game. He left on a stretcher....

posted by rumple at 10:51 PM on March 05

Here is the Patriots/Panthers streaker that got nailed. This guy got it so bad security didn't even bother to chase him. What the world needs are more streakers like this.

posted by r8rh8r27 at 09:50 AM on March 06

OK, one more. You gotta see the hottie at 1:25 take a volley from 23 yards out and score. what a strike!

posted by r8rh8r27 at 10:01 AM on March 06

I don't know who posted that second link to you tube, h8ter, but that's the smallest NFL Pitch I've ever seen! Some damn funny stuff, though.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:44 AM on March 06

Gotta love naked people getting the fillings knocked out of their teeth.

posted by THX-1138 at 12:01 PM on March 06

THX- Y'wanna trade videos some time? I'm into Elizabethan monkeyplay.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:21 PM on March 06

Sure, tahoemoj, I have a nifty VHS of Ophelia does Elsinore. Would that count?

posted by THX-1138 at 12:42 PM on March 06

If Guildenstern, Hamlet, or Rosencrantz are played by a howler or spider monkey or a maquaqe, then I'll happily trade you Coed Nudist Stickfighting volumes 3-14.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:54 PM on March 06

If I'm not mistaken, even though Horatio is portrayed by an orangutan (classified as a "great ape") with a penchant for doing odd things with a banana, Yorick's skull is played by a baboon. I have Coed Nudist Stickfighting vols. 1 and 2 and have been looking for the remaining 12 volumes on EBay. You can't believe what some people want for those. Amazon is out of the question. Do you know where I could find Fleet Footed Flesh Fancying Futbollers?

posted by THX-1138 at 01:08 PM on March 06

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