The Denver Broncos’ running backs decided who would score the team’s final touchdown against the Oakland Raiders by playing rock, paper, scissors. Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today recounts how Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball battled it out on the sidelines:
As the officials deliberated if Hillman had crossed the goal line after a 13-yard gain, Hillman, Moreno and Ball decided to play rock-paper-scissors for which running back would get the goal line carry if the score was overturned. Hillman said Moreno threw down a rock one beat too early and was disqualified, and Hillman’s scissors trumped Ball’s paper.
So on the next play, it was Hillman’s touchdown.
You know things are going well when guys kick it old-school to settle things. The way Denver is rolling, this was probably just the first of many rock, paper, scissors battles on the season.
Who could have guessed that fantasy football leagues around the country would come down to a simple, school-yard game?