Mark Sanchez’s infamous “buttfumble” will be retired from ESPN after forty weeks on their “Not Top 10″ segment. Here is ESPN’s statement via OCNN
There will be comfort for Sanchez in knowing that the “Butt Fumble” – the Nov. 22, 2012 play in which he stumbled into the backside of offensive lineman Brandon Moore, fumbled, and saw the New England Patriots’ Steve Gregory return it for a touchdown – has been moved to the “Not Top 10″ rafters.
“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.”
There is some speculation about Jet’s based bias on the part of ESPN but it is understandable why they are doing this. Not Top 10 is turning in to a game for fans to keep Sanchez on it but ESPN ended that game.