Dorktown Goes For Two
November 14, 2019 2:15 PM   Subscribe

The Jon Bois/Alex Rubenstein joint Dorktown has another pairing of text and video, this time centered around running the ball in football. On the video side, we have the story of how Chiefs QB Steve Bono executed the most improbable 76 yard touchdown run ever, while in print the duo discusses Barry Sanders, and his penchant for racking up yardage without getting the ball in.
posted by NoxAeternum (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Aw man, I was gonna do some work. Maybe tomorrow.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 2:36 PM on November 14, 2019 [2 favorites]

Can anyone explain why I'm not seeing anything but a green screen when I play this in my Firefox browser? It's weirding me out Restarted, got better...disregard/delete
posted by Windopaene at 3:40 PM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

It's not a green screen! It's the whole point of the video -- the defenders were so fooled that the entire field was empty!
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 3:49 PM on November 14, 2019 [4 favorites]

This episode of Dorktown was great. By the way, the "unsportsmanlike play" video mentioned in passing is episode 13 of SB Nation's Pretty Good, Randall Cunningham Seizes the Means of Production.
In 1987, Philadelphia Eagles coach Buddy Ryan and quarterback Randall Cunningham ran the most unsportsmanlike play in NFL history. The Dallas Cowboys totally deserved it.
The episode, nominally about a single play, is about the 1987 NFL player's strike. It was previously discussed on Metafilter here.
posted by RichardP at 4:28 PM on November 14, 2019 [7 favorites]

Yeah, but will they ever break down the Beluga rugby game of 2019?
posted by Chuffy at 4:42 PM on November 14, 2019

we have the story of how Chiefs QB Steve Bono executed

Almost had an execution in the Browns—Steelers game tonight…
posted by Ahmad Khani at 9:26 PM on November 14, 2019 [2 favorites]

And Part 2 is up, where new Lions coach Mister Fumble uses Jon's chaos play to do better than 0-16.
posted by NoxAeternum at 5:19 PM on December 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

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