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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Anniversary Flashback: Most Bizarre Moments in Sports

In March of 2012, Banshee Sports was still just a baby blog.  I was still using an old layout with old graphics and a "blogspot" domain name.  I was still getting the hang of using pictures and videos in my posts.  So, this post from March 2, 2012 is special to me not just because it was super fun to write but because it was also a big step forward in terms of production quality on the site.

It's been four years since this column was published.  I'm curious to know if there are any new moments that should be added to the list.  If you think so, please leave a comment.

10 Most Bizarre Moments in Sports

Bobby Valentine in disguise
In the early morning hours of February 28, 2012, the 3-Daystona finally came to an end.  The Great American Race was supposed to be run on Sunday, February 26, but rain pushed NASCAR's premier event into primetime on Monday, February 27.  This knocked FOX's regular Monday night lineup off the air.  As a result, thousands of casual fans were watching the Daytona 500 when Juan Pablo Montoya wrecked into a jet dyer during a caution on lap 160.  200 gallons of jet fuel spilled onto the track at Daytona International Speedway and exploded into fire.

This was truly one of the most bizarre incidents I had ever seen or even heard of in sports.  This led me to start thinking about the other most bizarre moments in sports history.  I'm sure there are plenty other worthy events, but this is what I came up with.

10.  Jeff Van Gundy vs. Alonzo Mourning's Leg.  The NBA has changed a lot in the last 15 years.  Back in the 1990's teams were expected to settle their own disagreements on the court.  Click here to continue reading.

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