Memorable NFL plays and sequences are constantly passed on to newer generations.
That’s why younger football fans still know instances like The Catch, Holy Roller, Immaculate Reception, and The Drive.
But aside from the positive plays, the younger followers are also aware of frustrating moments in the sport.
Some of those heartbreaking events are The Fumble, Red Right 88, and The Tuck Rule.
However, there are some immortal plays that elicit several emotions.
The team’s loyal fans may scream in frustration upon seeing them.
Likewise, football fans, in general, may laugh at those bone-headed plays.
Dan Orlovsky falls into this category, thanks to a play he committed during Week 6 of the 2008 NFL season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2022
His colleague, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, trolled Orlovsky by commemorating the 14th anniversary of his running out of bounds at the back of the end zone for a Minnesota Vikings safety.
To his credit, it was either that or a sack from Jared Allen.
The Detroit Lions lost that game, 12-10.
Perhaps it was a warning for more trouble coming as the Lions became the first NFL team to finish the regular season at 0-16.
While Jimmy Garoppolo had a comparable situation this season, Orlovsky’s escape act remains an effective source of laughter.
Orlovsky Did Well In Life
While Orlovsky will be forever remembered for that decision, he did have a solid 12-season career as a backup quarterback for four NFL teams.
He is also lending his football wisdom as an analyst for ESPN and via his Twitter account.
He is also happily married with four children.
Orlovsky may have lost that game, but he is winning the game of life.
Not bad for a fifth-round draft pick from Connecticut.