It is perhaps the moment that most defined the disaster that has become Mark Sanchez's tenure with the New York Jets and steered one offensive lineman's career into retirement. And after a record-number of weeks at ESPN's "Not Top 10 List", the network announced Friday it will be retiring the infamous clip.
From ESPN's Front Row:
"We are retiring it this week due to the start of a new NFL season, and the feeling that it was time to start fresh," said Senior Coordinating Producer Mark Summer. "The 'Butt Fumble' has won the 'Not Top 10' each week since last Thanksgiving, and we're not sure anything could top it."
At least one SportsCenter anchor is fully behind the derriere denouement.
"I won't miss the 'Butt Fumble, but looking back, I will still marvel at its longevity and popularity,” said Kevin Negandhi, who will anchor the retirement party with Sara Walsh. “It really was an unstoppable force, but it's time, especially when one of the players (Moore) involved has already retired. Time to get some new material and years from now, when we see a really bad play, we’ll say, ‘But can it compare to the Butt Fumble?’ THAT is setting a legacy."
For your memories: