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Jacksonville center Brad Meester was fighting to block Chiefs end Tyson Jackson last Sunday, but as Meester fell, his grip slipped to the top of Jackson's pants. The result, as predictable as a Benny Hill routine, gave home viewers a shot of the moon that Neil Armstrong could appreciate. Alas, Jackson is not the only player to be pantsed in the name of gridiron glory.

Nov. 15, 2009

Bengals offensive lineman Bobbie Williams's drawstring appears to pop as he stands unmolested during a play. He quickly raises his game and then decks a Steelers defender charging past. Moon Phase:

Dec. 20, 2009

Raiders defensive end Tommy Kelly tackles a Broncos running back near the end zone as a crush of players falls atop them. When the bodies clear, Kelly rises, but his pants remain around his ankles. Moon phase:

Nov. 8, 2011

Wide receiver Jessica Hopkins of the Lingerie Football League's Seattle Mist gets the Coppertone treatment from a diving defender as she breaks away down the sideline. Unfazed and clearly unabashed, Hopkins hikes her dainties and battles for more yards. Moon phase:

Dec. 16, 2012

Dallas running back DeMarco Murray takes the ball from Tony Romo and gains about 10 yards, but as he slides on the turf, he loses a crucial foot of altitude on his knickers, exposing the foundation of the Cowboys' rushing attack. Moon phase:

POP CULTURE GRID...MMA EDITION

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What athletes are thinking

First concert

Toughest person you ever met

One food you won't eat

I'm secretly afraid of ___

Pet you'd like to have

If I could be a pro in another sport it would be ___

Miesha Tate

Mötley Crüe

I'd like to think me

Chocolate

Needles

Baby monkey

Gymnastics

Rampage Jackson

Beyoncé

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Natto

Heights

Spider monkey

Boxing

Tito Ortiz

Ozzy Osbourne

Muhammad Ali

Uni

Being broke

Spider monkey

Hockey

+ "Bark at the Moon Tour," Ortiz says. "I was nine years old. It was in Long Beach. My mom and dad took me."

+ "It's the worst part of fighting: having to get my bloodwork done," she says.

+ "One of those little green ones," says Jackson. "The ones you buy in Vegas for eight grand. I already looked it up. I want one that don't throw poop, though."

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They Said It

"We've got bigger butts!"

Perry FewellGiants defensive coordinator, discussing how his squad looks different after the additions of jumbo-sized linemen Johnathan Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson and Shaun Rogers

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FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS