12. The Missing Helmet

Super Bowl: XXVI (1992)
Final Score: Redskins 37, Bills 24
Date: 1/26/1992

Football players and their rituals, I tell ya. Thurman Thomas' ritual was to always place his helmet on the 34-yard line before the game. Harry Connick Jr. sang the National Anthem before SB XXVI, and someone picked up Thomas's helmet so Connick Jr. could do his thing. The game started, alas, Thurman Thomas didn't. He was looking for his helmet, and missed the Bills' first possession. "Oh say can you see...Thurman Thomas' helmet."