Today Tommy Kelly helped the Oakland Raiders score an upset victory over the Denver Broncos. The fact that the Raiders won is fairly amazing, when you factor in that JaMarcus Russell lead the comeback, it becomes astounding. To makes things even a little more wacky, Tommy proved that pants on Sundays are purely optional.
As Deadspin said so well, let's all thank God for Tommy's jock strap. Without that important piece of equipment, we could have been facing a Schiancoe-like situation.
However, there are instances where a player losing their pants on the football field isn't a bad thing. Allow me to remind you of the Lingerie Football League. Uniform mishaps in this league certainly are treated in a far different fashion:
And when these malfunctions occur, they are inspected very closely. Something tells me that league doesn't consider this a problem.
You know what they say, pants are constricting.