During a critical 4th quarter, second-and-goal play deep in the Raiders' red zone, the Broncos were on the verge of a touchdown that might have put the game away. But the Raiders "manned up" on the next play in more ways than one.
Knowshon Moreno took a hand off just beyond the 2-yard line, and was immediately dropped for a loss by Kelly and Tyvon Branch. When Kelly got up from making the sensational tackle, he found his pants at his knees and himself showing a national television audience the little black jock strap with which he wraps his rascal.
It's a shame that Raiders gay bar just closed, because this play would have gone over like gangbusters.
The humor-challenged CBS broadcast team of Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker was caught off guard, and could not manage any memorable quips, one-liners, or boners. There was a moment of uncomfortable silence, followed by "Whoa! Whoops! Whoooo!"
"Giving it up for the team, I guess!," was the best analyst Steve Tasker could do.
"I've never seen that!" exclaimed play-by-play guy Gus Johnson. Suuuuure you haven't, Gus, suuuure you haven't.
The Raiders, now 5-9, have caused some serious concerns for the Bronocos' playoff plans. And Tommy Kelly may be causing some serious concerns for the Lingerie Football League.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who has new found respect for Tommy Kelly since discovering he wears a team-colored jock strap.