This was the Play of the Day (POD) for our Saturday pickup touch football games on July 14, 2007:
Dave From The Block gets Play of the Day for an amazing play that could have been split in two and either half could have won POD. From deep in their own territory, Dave’s quarterback lofted a long pass down the right sideline at around the fifty yard line. Dave was in position, but so was his defender. The ball was coming down on the out-of-bounds side of the sideline and was slightly underthrown.
Dave reached out with his right hand and tipped the ball up and over the defender and further downfield, maneuvered around his defender, and reached out with his left hand to tip the ball back into his arms.
But Dave was not done. Not by a long shot.
After reeling the ball in, he slanted across field to the left sideline, found a blocker and slowed to follow for several yards until the blocked defender got an angle on him, then cut to the right downfield and, seeing his defender closing in, with an effort worthy of Randy Moss himself, no-look pitched the ball behind his back to an oncoming James, who took it in stride to the end zone.