Seven years ago, in Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season the start of the then St. Louis Rams game was delayed because pregame pyrotechnics set the artificial turf on fire. That’s right, the team accidentally set the artificial turf on fire. This was dark humor back then with some sports commentators dubbing it “Rams Flambe” and making further comparisons of the event to Martin Scorsese’s crime caper “Good Fellows.” In Good Fellows, there’s a scenario in which the titular Fellows take control of a restaurant and bleed it dry until it “accidentally” catches fire and they collect the insurance money (or in the Rams case, pack up the vans and move to LA).
Fast forward to Week 3 of 2022 and our dark humor is the “Butt Punt.” NFL fans got a huge thrill out of Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead kicking the ball directly into the backside of teammate Trent Sherfield during Sunday’s game against the Bills. The “Butt Punt” was humorous to watch and ended up costing the Dolphins two points via a safety and has now become part of pop-culture’s lexicon for embarrassing performance . Similarly, members of the Landmark staff have commented that it has been humorous to watch Foley “Butt Punt” and “Flambe” his way through the first three weeks of the 2022 pickem season.
And on to the winners of Week Three…. The winners for Week Three in order are:
- Jhauskins with 13 picks correct
- Stephen Sampsell with 11 picks correct
- Chris Walingford and Guy Speckman each with 10 picks correct and 17 tie-breaking points.
Jhauskins, Stephen Sampsell and Chris please email your mailing address to email@example.com and we’ll get your gift cards from our prize sponsors in the mail to you. Guy, as a Landmark staff member, your prize is to remind Ivan he needs to do better.
Nice job to the Week Three winners. Time to make your Week Four picks.
You can view the Full Results for Week Three here.