1. Mark Sanchez’s Butt Fumble
In a 2012 NFL game, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ran into the rear end of his own lineman, causing a fumble that the Patriots returned for a touchdown. This incident is often cited as one of the most humiliating plays in NFL history.

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2. Bill Buckner’s Error
In Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner allowed a ground ball to roll through his legs, costing his team the game and ultimately the series. This moment remains one of the most infamous errors in baseball history.

 

3. Chris Webber’s Timeout
During the 1993 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game, Michigan’s Chris Webber called a timeout when his team had none left, resulting in a technical foul and contributing to his team’s loss. This mistake is often remembered as a major blunder in college basketball.

 

4. Steve Smith’s Own Goal
In the 1986 NHL Playoffs, Edmonton Oilers’ defenseman Steve Smith accidentally scored an own goal, helping the Calgary Flames win the game. This moment is often highlighted as a significant and embarrassing error in hockey.

 

5. Mike Tyson’s Ear Bite
In a 1997 boxing match, Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, resulting in his disqualification and a significant hit to his reputation. This moment is one of the most shocking and embarrassing incidents in boxing history.

 

6. Jose Canseco’s Head Assist
In a 1993 MLB game, Texas Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco lost sight of a fly ball, which bounced off his head and over the fence for a home run. This bizarre incident remains a source of humor and embarrassment.

 

7. Zinedine Zidane’s Headbutt
During the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, French captain Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italian player Marco Materazzi, resulting in a red card. This act of aggression was shocking and tarnished Zidane’s career.

 

8. J.R. Smith’s Blunder
In Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers forgot the score and dribbled out the clock, missing a chance to win the game in regulation. This misstep cost the Cavaliers the game and was widely ridiculed.

 

9. Donovan McNabb’s Overtime Confusion
In a 2008 NFL game, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb admitted he didn’t know games could end in a tie. This admission came after a tie game against the Cincinnati Bengals, leading to widespread mockery.