Athletes who zigged when others were zagging
September 13, 2012 9:58 AM Subscribe
Please help me find examples of athletes who did something completely counterintuitive in terms of the sport (so seemingly wrong) and won because of it. I'm especially looking for those moments that have been captured on video.
posted by brynnwood to sports, hobbies, & recreation (53 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I'm wondering if it's ever happened that a player who did something completely opposite of what we'd expect him/her to and it paid off. I'm not much of a sports fan so I'm only hypothesizing there are examples out there. The closest I've come up with is the fosbury flop. I want emotional moments where the crowd, coach, team, etc. is disbelieving/disgusted and then magic happens. Many thanks for your help.