Sport: Football
Date: November 20, 1982
Complex says: To have a play be remembered simply as "The Play" means that something pretty fucking incredible must've happened—and that is exactly what the Cal Bears pulled off. With five laterals and multiple juke moves, Bears players returned this Stanford kickoff for a game-winning TD. The play was further immortalized because the Cardinals band had prematurely rushed the field, forcing the final Cal ballholder to navigate around a bunch of red-suited nerds en route to the end zone. Except that one trombone player...yeah, he got ethered.