Some truly scary sports scenarios


Dominic DiTommaso

In the spirit of this time of year, I give you some sights and sounds that will scare the holy heck out of sports fans. Warning: this column may contain imagery that some may find disturbing and may not be deemed suitable for all readers.

While some kids might dress up this year as a ghost or a creepy clown, I have something better for the sports fanatics out there: show up at someone’s door dressed as James Dolan or Bill O’Brien? Aaaahhhhhh!

Trick or treat!

Giannis Antetokounmpo at the free-throw line, late in the fourth quarter in a tied game.

The Atlanta Falcons with a lead.

The Los Angeles Clippers up 3 games to 1 in a series with the Denver Nuggets.

Adam Gase, eyebrows furling, deciding whether to punt or go for it on 4th-and-1.

Nick Saban’s Alabama getting torched by Auburn led by quarterback Bo Nix.

Bill Belichick, without Tom Brady.

Clayton Kershaw with a two-run lead, pitching with two outs and bases loaded in October.

A Lincoln Riley’s defense facing a 3rd-and-11 early in the third quarter where they SURELY can get a stop.

Zion Williamson, promising to watch his weight and diet, surrounded by a New Orleans buffet.

Luka Doncic with a wide-open three because his defender backed up and dared him to shoot it.

Matt Nagy revealing he is going back to Mitchell Trubisky.

Jets GM Joe Douglas on the clock.

Paul George telling his teammates, before a postseason Game 3 in which he trails 2-0, that he is actually George Paul who sells car insurance for a living.

Baker Mayfield’s Progressive commercial appearing on live television during a Browns 3-game losing streak.

Crazy March-Madness upsets that give us a Championship Game featuring Iona and Utah State.

Steph Curry with the ball in his hands with :35 left in a game he trails by 2.

Giants fans realizing that they are done with Eli Manning only to go to Daniel Jones.

Jim Harbaugh seeing on his calendar that he has to take his Michigan football team to Columbus this year to play Ohio State.

The New York Giants vs. the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football.

Me dancing on the 50-yard line at Heinz Field wearing a Tom Brady jersey.