College football fans in Miami recently got a real treat when migratory dragonflies descended on Sun Life Stadium last month. Not to be outdone, the NFL had its own insect try to steal the show. During the Washington-Dallas Monday Night Football game in Dallas, a cockroach can be seen scurrying across the field. You can see it just to the right of Washington’s #72. Of course, the NFL captures everything from multiple angles and with instant replays.
The cockroach has been a big hit in the online sports talk. Yardbarker does the damage:
A cockroach was seen scurrying off the field Monday night in Dallas, presumably because he was sick of watching the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys play a field goal battle and wanted to beat stadium traffic on the way home:
It was a star-turning performance from the scavenging insect. During his time on the field, he (we’re assuming it’s a he) outperformed a number of players who actually took part in the game. They were, in no particular order of ineptitude:
The cockroach had a better chance of outrunning Anthony Spencer than Grossman did on that game-ending fumble.
Maybe instead of marching bands, they could have insect collecting contests at halftime? It would be educational for the viewers. However, educational probably doesn’t help the ratings.