I asked the Twitterverse on Tuesday to come up with a nickname for the last play of the Panthers-Patriots game Monday night, when Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly was first flagged for pass interference against New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in the Panthers’ end zone with 0:00 on the clock.
Then the flag was picked up after officials huddled and determined Gronkowski couldn’t have caught the ball anyway since it was underthrown by Tom Brady and intercepted. The Panthers won 24-20. Had the original call stood, the Patriots would have gotten one untimed play from the 1 to try and score a game-winning touchdown.
Here were some of the best entries, all submitted via Twitter to @Scott_Fowler. A three-person panel judged “Immaculate Perception,” written by David Wood, as the winner of the modest prize – a copy of my new book chronicling the Panthers’ history. Thanks to all who entered.
Sweet Hug Carolina
You win some....
Need a Hug
Cool Hands Luke
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