Sports are intense, and elite athletes will do anything they can to gain a competitive edge. Usually that involves cunning strategy, mind games, or sheer hard work, but every now and then, they say to hell with all that and just resort to whatever their inner jackass five-year-old tells them to do. Look at how ...
NFL Pileups Are Basically Mounds Of Guys Mauling Each Other's Balls
A football game is like a chess match where every move produces a pile of 300-pound men. Now, for a sport based around exchanging concussions, the NFL has some very strict rules about how you can and cannot hit another player. But those rules mostly vanish when you're at the bottom of a flesh pyramid, because refs and cameras can't see dirty plays if they're obscured by half a dozen very big boys. And so things can get nasty.
One former NFL player recounted how during a scramble for a loose ball, a teammate "worked somebody's acorns over." Another, annoyed by the trash talk he was getting from a young opponent while trapped in a pile-up, asked a teammate with a free hand to punch the kid "right in the nuts." He complied. In a third tale, this one regarding the 1996 Thanksgiving game between the Chiefs and the Lions, a Lions player recovered a loose ball, and a Chiefs' player yelled at a rookie teammate to "Grab his nuts!" until the confused player did as he was told. The Lion dropped the ball in his effort to defend himself, and the Chiefs were able to grab it to demonstrate the power of nut-shot-related teamwork.