Usually football game “streakers” just want to run on, and then off, the field as quickly as possible to get their 15 minutes of fame. Not this guy. He’s just walking around shirtless, picks up the game ball, and then, well, watch the video to see what happens next. Hard to tell from the video if this guy is drunk, stoned or just crazy, but he does put up quite a fight.
Placer High School won the football game, but all the buzz is about the bone-crunching tackle an off-duty Placer County sheriff’s lieutenant made on a shirtless spectator who interrupted the game. The well-built Patrick Hurley, 25, walked onto the field during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Colfax High School. Shirtless and with his pants hanging dangerously low, Hurley carried a bottle of white liquid that he poured out before throwing it menacingly toward the officials.
A video of the incident shows Hurley picking up the game ball before he is tackled from behind by Troy Minton-Sander, a former player for Placer High and father of a current team member, Stone Sander.
Usually sports streakers wait until their is a time-out, half time, or some other stoppage in play before running out onto the field. And really, this guy is less of a streaker than a dumbass fan who actually runs onto the field during play in Saturday’s Miami v. Florida State game. He starts about mid-field, heads toward the end zone, takes his shirt off, manages to elude one security guy before being slammed to the ground by another. We have two videos of the incident, both taken by fans in the stands as the network TV crews always cut away from this kind of action.
The first video shows the incident in its entirety. The second video also shows some of the action, but also shows the tackling security guard getting congratulated on the awesome hit by his co-workers.
Usually sports streakers are naked, or mostly naked, by the time they hit the field
Not this guy at the Texas Tech v. West Virginia game over the weekend. He hits the field and then starts doing a very animated striptease. The good news? He only gets down to his boxers before a gaggle of cops and stadium security guys take him to the turf, hard.
In most countries, if a man ran out in the middle of a major sporting event in a skirt and lifted it up to reveal he wasn’t wearing any underwear, he’d not only get arrested, he’d likely get taken for a psychiatric evaluation.
But not in Australia.
Down under, you see, they have a slightly different sense of humor, so a Scotsman in a kilt at a rugby match is probably a welcome distraction. In this case it was Murray Greig, 22, who followed the Scotland team on a world tour that landed them in Australia for the first time in 30 years (you fellas gotta get out more.) The Scots won 9-6, which prompted young Mr. Greig to run out onto the field in his kilt, do a handstand (NO!) and then proudly lift it up as he raised a triumphant finger into the air. The result? Greig became a media start in Australia, where the local press dubbed him “Braveheart” and the ESPN channel used his antics to promote the tour broadcast.
How did things turn our for this streaker? According to Greig, “I was running around the pitch and security guards were chasing me. I managed to dodge them for about another 30 seconds before they caught up with me. The police asked me for ID but I didn’t have any, so they let me go.”
Just another opening day in Baltimore. Sunshine, hotdogs, a cold beer, and some half-naked guy dressed like Batman (including a cape) running onto the field, blowing kisses to the fans. We’ll call him a streaker, but you young whipper-snappers should know that–back in the day–you had to be naked to actually be a streaker. Not like today, when any drunk fool can take off a shirt or strip to his underwear and be called a streaker. Darn kids!