If we can take one lesson from the 2022 college football season, what is it? That even the best teams can be extremely shaky from week to week? That’s something. But the 2022 season has also been a reminder that when live animals are involved, weird things happen.
In a September game between UTSA and Texas, a fan got into the pit of Bevo, the actual Texas Longhorn, and did some stupid things. Staying in Texas, Friday’s game between Navy and SMU also featured a bizarre incident involving an animal. Actually, what the animal did is anything but bizarre. What it led to, though, isn’t something you’ll see every day.
As is custom, Peruna, SMU’s Shetland Pony, ran across the field after the Mustangs scored a touchdown. Only this time, Peruna left some souvenirs on the field during his journey from one end zone to the other.
The Navy-SMU college football game was delayed due to horse poop on the field.
"Perhaps a little leftovers remain on the field of play… and I do believe I have seen it all now." 🏈🐴😂 pic.twitter.com/fJ0V9xlKme
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 15, 2022
Naturally, some fun was had with this one.
THIS LEAGUE. https://t.co/R5TkQHahP7
— John Nabors (@BuzzJohnNabors) October 15, 2022
delayed due to literal 🐴💩 now I've heard everything https://t.co/mEXZCQT2k0
— Patrick R. Dron, Martin and Ryan Truex fan (@patrickdron19) October 15, 2022
You’re supposed to feed the horse carrots not lettuce!! https://t.co/gBqR7jqHoM
— John Fraser (@FraserPxP) October 15, 2022
Even snuck a "deducing" in there. stellar work. https://t.co/vKTOx12yXA
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) October 15, 2022
We’ve seen weather delays, and of course, long injury timeouts. But a horse manure delay? That’s a new one. And while George Costanza once theorized that “manure” wasn’t that bad when you broke it down, we can imagine that playing football in it is not desirable.
W.C. Fields once advised to never work with children or animals. Clearly, SMU has not taken that advice. Whether that’s a good idea or not is up to the beholder. This much is clear, though. When animals are involved, things become unpredictable. And as Forrest Gump said, sometimes, it happens.
[Photo Credit: ESPN]