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Leon Lett

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Why he might be annoying:

    He is best known for two of the most bonehead plays in NFL history.
    During the Super Bowl against the Buffalo Bills, he recovered a fumble and started hot-dogging as he approached the end zone. Bills receiver Don Beebe caught up with him and knocked the ball out of his outstretched hand, causing a touchback (1994).
    During a Thanksgiving game against the Miami Dolphins, after the Cowboys blocked a potentially game-winning field goal attempt, he tried to recover the ball when all he had to do was to leave it alone. It slipped out of his hands, the Dolphins recovered, and they kicked the winning field goal from there (1993).
    Those blunders have been called 'Leon Lett It Go' and 'Leave It Alone Leon.'
    ESPN respectively called them the second and third biggest sports blunders since 1979 (2004).
    He has repeatedly been suspended for substance-abuse violations.
    It is rare to see his bloopers re-shown on television, since the NFL is over protective of its video material.
    Interestingly, a 'let' in tennis is a do over, but unfortunately for him, not in the NFL.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He had a decent NFL career that unfortunately was defined by a couple poor decisions.
    His thwarted touchdown attempt didn't matter, as Dallas was already on the way to a Super Bowl blowout victory.
    He won three Super Bowl rings with the Cowboys.
    He was a two-time Pro Bowler.

Credit: Hoxy

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 70.89% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 205 Votes: 74.63% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 280 Votes: 68.21% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 382 Votes: 70.16% Annoying