Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What The F--k Do We Call This Play?

You know the story by now: Eli Manning escapes certain doom and finds David Tyree in the middle of the field. Tyree goes up and makes an amazing catch by holding the ball onto his helmet, converting a crucial 3rd-and-long and setting up the game winning score. We at KSK agree, as you certainly do, that this sequence of events is among the greatest plays--if not the greatest play, in Super Bowl history.

What we can't agree on is what to call it, how to refer to it. This play needs a instant-recall nickname that signals the DVR player in my mind to find this play, and reminisce over its kickassedness. "The Catch," obviously, is out. "The Clutch" is getting tossed around, but that doesn't really do it for us. Here's part of the list that we came up with, and we need your help. If nothing else, it will get you warmed up for the upcoming commenter drafts.

Here we go:

The Snag.

The Grab.

Jesus Christ, Let Me Complete This Or My Endorsements Are Ruined.

Boston Flee Party.

Running On Empty.

A Prayer To St. David.

Rodney Harrison's A Little Bitch Who Should Have Batted That Down.

The GIANT Catch (see what I did there?).

David Ty-REEEEACH!

Mama's Boy Runs Home.

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening.

The Incorporation of St. David, Arizona (yes, it's an actual city).

A Boy Named Elisha.

I Have To Convert Here Because I'm Sure As Hell Never Getting Laid Again Otherwise.

Blue Moon Rising.

Run, Eli, Run.

Plaxico Saw This Whole Thing Coming.



121 comments:

Captain Caveman said...

"The Play"

Christmas Ape said...

"Don't Drop My Antique Pass!"

Dave said...

"houdini and the helmet", both the escape from the sack and the catch itself were so amazing it's hard to understate the other.

devang said...

32 yards of glory

SDW said...

"Mine, bitch!"

Word Verification: rucykdtm

rucykdtm? damn near killed him!

hi there mary said...

the "Elisha and Tyree just lost my boyfriend $300 so I don't get a Valentine's Day present this year" Toss Up and Get Down!

Brave Sir Robin said...

This Manning is fully operational!

Allow me to retort said...

The Giant Snatch

Francois Leroux Speedskater said...

The Beginning of the End.

Christmas Ape said...

@allow me to retort:

We have a winner.

the blogmaster said...

If no The Catch, why not the Helmet Catch.

Wormfather said...

The rope-a-dope

Eli roped em and Tyree made them look like dopes.


Do I have to wait ten spaces to go again?

Franklin said...

The Imperfect Catch

miamidiesel said...

"The Play That Almost Wasn't - Twice"

"The Ultimate Pitch and Catch"

fadedtoblack said...

I wont take credit for this, but I liked:

The Imperfection Reception

flubby said...

"The Tomfoolery of Professor John Frink"

whowillsexmutombo? said...

gay pride day.

Barney said...

I'm down with The Giant Snatch also. In fact, whatever it finally gets called no longer matters. You can't unread something that perfect.

MMP - Another stellar post but you need to save "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening" up for a Bengals reference. Just sayin'.

Big Daddy Drew said...

The Heave

The Reacharound

Upstate Underdog said...

Nice call allow me to retort, I was going to go with The Victory Snatch

the great bambi said...

The Debacled

futuremrsrickankiel said...

One of the following:

Fade To Black
All Within My Hands
(For Eli:) Leper Messiah
(For Pats fans:) The Thing that Should Not Be

That way, the play will always have a built-in soundtrack when it gets cued up on SportsCenter.

Pemulis said...

the seinfeldian
The One Where Tyree Gets Helmet

or the stupid try to make it controversial
helmetgate

Christmas Ape said...

With all these names starting with "The" are we naming the play or a generic indie band?

flubby said...

"Ode To A Small Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning"

MicroscopicElvis said...

The Giant Snatch is absolutely the winner. not even a contest. JESUS! Haven't any of you people ever worked in message boards before?!?! I'm sorry to explode like that, but...JESUS CHRIST!!!

Slash said...

The Dream Killer

The Perfect Season Ruiner


Ah, that's it, those are kinda lame, I got nothin'.

Giant Snatch works for me.

Christmas Ape said...

"I Bet He Gives Great Helmet"

MicroscopicElvis said...

The Tyree Situation

Upstate Underdog said...

The Second Coming of the Immaculate Reception.

Matt said...

I was going to suggest something about Eli Manning being unstoppable (i.e. Citizen watches), but I can't come up with anything better than The Giant Snatch.

Performance in the Pink Taco?
Tyree gets head?
Who the hell is David Tyree?
You're with me Tyree?

That's all I've got. Good work allow me to retort.

flubby said...

"Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's a Sweet Fucking Catch"

Student of The Game said...

Honestly, the best name I've heard came from a producer here on WFAN: "The Flee to Tyree." It rhymes, it captures both ends of the play, in short, it's goddam perfect. If the powers that be at KSK can spread this one around, that would be great.

Crazy Little Thing said...

How about "The Passover Seder," because they left the door open for Elijah/Elisha?

(Five One Eight) said...

The Great Escape

but, really, Giant Snatch is pretty awesome.

Grimey said...

"Don't Drop My Antique Pass!"

Does this mean we can call the 2007 Giants the "Antiques Roadshow"?

Also, I am down with Giant Snatch

Rally Monkey Spanker said...

If I may steal a marketing logo, how about just "AND ONE" or does that describe the game better?

Sexual Tyrannosaurus said...

The Tyree Toss

Otto Man said...

I love the Giant Snatch -- it's true, ask anybody -- but I doubt that catches on with the bigwigs at ESPN and SI. We need to find something a little more PG and a lot less interesting.

Ultimately, I think you've got to credit Eli's escape from the sack as well as the helmet grab.

Maybe ... the Release and Catch?

Eh.

SpikeLeaveMeAlone said...

The Play that Sparked the Elisha-Mercury Morris Fudgepacking Relationship.

-or-


Completion: Impossible

but Giant Snatch is dope too

the great bambi said...

The Cirque du No-Way

Brazil Thrill said...

How about "David Beats Goliath" or, from Simmons' perspective, "I Will Now Light My Vagina On Fire"?

Mamula Blues said...

"The Domejob"

Andrew Lawson Sucks said...

Tyree's hat trick

Chamomiles Davis said...

This play will be known in Boston as "The Lucky Daaaahkie."

quiet strength said...

I was going to suggest "The Eli" because of how it was a bullshit (but happy bullshit) on both ends, but my vote goes to Giant Snatch.

Christmas Ape said...

"The Beginning of Baseball Season in Boston"

Comicbook Guy said...

Worst Case Of Helmet Head EVER

Chamomiles Davis said...

@allowmetoretort: The Giant Snatch = Fuck and Yes. +85

Brian said...

"3rd and 18-1"

osu03alum said...

Giant Snatch is brilliant.

How about the "Holy fuck that actually worked"

BaCsonkaDonk said...

The Giant Snatch wins on all cards.

You know, now would be the perfect time for someone to collect the Brady bounty. They'd never see it coming.

naptown drew said...

It's not a Toomer

Drizztdj said...

"Head and Shoulders"

flubby said...

"97.1-FM WQHG Cool Weekends in the Morning with Weenie and The Butt"

naptown drew said...

The Squash Mosh

naptown drew said...

The "Fuck you he's a nice boy" Ploy

Slash said...

Smash and Grab?

The Glendale Grab?


Eh, still got nothin'...

Magglio said...
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MC said...

"Tyree Phone Home"

His fingers remind me of E.T.'s in that picture, and that was an otherworldly catch.

rukrusher said...

Christmas Ape +1

naptown drew said...

The "Stop Plugging Your Shitty Blog in this Palace of Awesome."

1972DavidBowieFromTheZiggyStardustTour said...

"Tyree, you stabbed my dad"

/couldn't beat Giant Snatch so resorted to Chappelle quote

Leaking Geek said...

Bentback Mountin'...

All I can say is - "The Giant Snatch"

WORD!

Nazz Nomad said...

The Giant Snatch is the hands down winner.

Although, I prefer: Fuck You Bellicek

Eddie said...

While partial to the Giant Snatch, I'd think it would be fine as "Phantom", or "The Phantom", if we have to do the same freakin' thing over and over again.

I'd also like to nominate "3rd and 5", as it was the down and distance on the play, and the very next time the Patriots are playing a game where their opponent has 5 yards to go on 3rd down, I'm going to laugh hysterically.

Dr.VanNostren said...

"Catchin' Bombs From Umenyiora"??

Tech N9ne's Tribute to Falco said...

Andele andele momma ELI ELI, uh ohhhhhhhh
what's happening now

/kinda liked country grammar


Hines Ward rikes: The Tyrirracle

The Louganis

Lemme think about this I gotta go drop an Osi

Marmatard said...

Read this one on another board: 2hands1helmet

John John The Bastard said...

I love, LOVE Giant Snatch, but I figured I would throw my hat in the ring and suggest "Third Tyrees a Charm"?

Yeah it sucks but you try getting motivated when you know you've already lost.

Tech N9ne's Tribute to Falco said...

The Sheryl Crow Story

Jim said...

If we're still looking for an ESPN/SI-friendly name, then who says this can't be called "The Catch"? I'd argue it's a bigger play than the Montana/Clark catch: this one was a more impressive athletic feat, plus it was in a Super Bowl, not a conference championship. If LaDainian Tomlinson can be LT, then Eli to Tyree can be "The Catch."

Ya Boy Blue said...

"Sweet Karma...bitches"?

/Like Eli, just throwin' it up

Tech N9ne's Tribute to Falco said...

"THE Overhead Smash"

Comicbook Guy said...

@Tech N9ne's Tribute to Falco The Louganis
YES!

Ken Dynamo said...

the great fart fuck ham shit of 2008

Christmas Ape said...

A Critical Though Unlikely Sequence of Events That, Though Executed By Virtue of a Small Measure of Luck, Also Required Great Skill.

Phony Gwynn said...

The Big Blue Pluck-aroo

/Giant Snatch is the best

lanceoceanside said...

ELE-VATION ewwwww oooooohhh eeewwww ooohhhh!!!!!.

The play. Escape to Elevation.

Now the whole world can celebrate the gayness that is U2 and Elevation, the most annoying song of the decade for its most annoying team.

Brian said...

/Giant Snatch is the best, but

Eli: "Here, let me single-handedly fuck Bill Simmons postgame Brady-Giselle-BS circle jerk plans"

roy said...

I call it the "There should have obviously also been a 15 yard horsecollar penalty on that piece of fuck pussy Harrison play."

naptown drew said...

@roy

To be fair, Harrison's hands were not inside Tyree's pads.

Aureylia's Dad said...

The Slip and the Grip

vfm918 said...

Here it is...

19 & Ohhhhhhh SHIT!?!?!?!?!?!

Taylor said...

"RESULT FROM ASANTI SAMUEL LETTING THE GAME WINNING INTERCEPTION GO THROUGH HIS HANDS, THAT NOBODY TALKS ABOUT" PLAY

SMP said...

"The ONE"

As in 18 and. . .

Its said...

The Heads Up Play

also on my short bus list of names is
"great head"
"a ball on the head is worth 2 in the hands"
"Sackless"

Tymannosourus said...

Do we need to make it longer?

The Giant Snatch in the Pink Taco.

Too many vaginal references in one sentence fragment, maybe?

Spud Randall said...

/pops allow me to retort's dick out of mouth...

what was the question again?

seezmeezy said...

the spoiler.

Brian said...

"Belicheck was so upset that they didn't call Eli in the grass that he couldn't stay until the end of the game" play

MaxwellDemon said...
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MaxwellDemon said...

I wonder if there are ever brainstorming sessions where the first idea is so good they just say "fuck it, let's go with that."

So I'm voting for "Giant Snatch."

If you want them to use it on ESPN, make it "The Giant Snatch and Brett Favre Is a Hero For Our Times."

Awful Chief said...

I'm pathetic for mentioning my own piece of shit work, but i wrote this morning about a federal bailout of gamblers who bet on the patriots and/or the over and called it the "Patriotic Reacharound". Probably works better for that catch than my use. Not as well as Giant Snatch though, good work allow me to retort.

Tymannosourus said...

@ brian

It's "in the grasp." No biggie... I do kind of wish it were called in the grass, though. I like weed references

Clutch Is Everything said...

'The Play'

Jeff K said...

"Pinching The Helmet"

Giant Snatch is the winner.

Steven said...

"The Scramble and The Catch"

John John The Bastard said...

@ Clutch is everything: I see you read With Leather as well

BEHM777 said...

Giant Snatch does it for me. You get Eli, Rodney Harrison, Belicheat and the rest of the Patriots, and the whole New England region in one snappy little phrase. Oh, and the catch by Tyree too.

John John The Bastard said...

Also, ufford's first comment

Porter said...

Release & Catch

Brian said...

@ Tymannosourus

Thanks for catching my typo. Belicheck is a giant snatch.

/that is all

Pepster said...

Giant Snatch is by far the best - and that should win.

However, to follow davidbowie's Chappelle references, I would call it either:

"Correction" or "Sex with Katie".

scumdog0331 said...

the velcro helmet

Archimedes said...

"The Perfect Catch"

ann said...

Eli down on knees sucking the Devil's cock is easily the play that won the game for the Giants.

MartinTheMerciless said...

Lets not leave Sir Rodney's participation out:

Humanity's Greatest Highlight

Haterade Grows Hopeful

Harrison Gives Head

The HGH. Supply your own fawkin punchline

Jonathan said...

The Giant Snatch is a great internet name. For ESPN/SI/etc, I like The Great Escape (saw it on the FO boards earlier).

John said...

The Rod Tidwell Catch. Or just the Tidwell. Your choice Big Daddy.

Consigliari said...

The Boston Teabag Party

and for all of you lawyers out there, simply: "One L"

Barney said...

Can't someone here manipulate Google so "Giant Snatch" gets you to some youtubage of the play or come back around to the KSK still shot from the top of this post? It worked for Rick Santorum and anal leakage, so why not let similar net manipulation work for KSK?

Perhaps Harrison didn't try and horse collar Tyree but it sure looked like he tried to snap his spine on his knee like Bane doing Batman.

I'd apologize for such a geek reference but you went with Dali so... no, you're right, to geeky.

larry b said...

The Triumph of Good Over HGH.

DougOLis said...

"Fuck It"

smurphette said...

"Headliest Catch"

bill said...

The Noggin Nab

DaveH said...

"The Giant Miracle" will be the final relatively boring but accurate name. I like "Houdini Hails a Helmet" as a further description.

dondlx said...

Slip and Grip

hoyall said...

Fingertips. He's holding that ball with his fingertips in the middle of an NFL tackle - shaking my head damn.....

Big Rob said...

I personally think The Imperfect Catch (although Giant Snatch is funny, I agree with the other post about ESPN/other media not wanting to put that out there....!)

According to Dictionary.com:

Imperfect:not perfect; lacking completeness

I mean what says it better? A perfect season coming to an end on one far from perfect catch by Tyree - The Imperfect Catch!

I mean, I'm a huge Giants fan and all, but that catch was off his helmut on a broken play that was by no means drawn up. Now a perfect catch would have been Brady to Moss to win the game and complete a perfect season. That's why it's The Imperfect Catch - IMO

LOW said...

"The Holding" for the two biggest missed holding calls in the history of football.