VIDEO: World's toughest pigeon stays on field longer than Raiders offense

8:09 AM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
Pigeon refuses to leave field at Raiders game (Courtesy: Kissing Suzy Kolber)
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A stubborn pigeon refused to leave the field at the Oakland Coliseum during Sunday's Oakland Raiders game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

While play goes on around it, the pigeon just sits there, watching the game silently and doing nothing, like it's a Chiefs quarterback or position coach.

Team employees eventually got the bird off the field at halftime, but not before it stuck around for multiple plays and was filmed by a fan sitting behind the Raiders bench.

Since the video runs more than seven minutes, we considered embedding a short clip. But, darn it if watching this bird for nearly eight minutes wasn't compelling. Will a player step on it accidentally? Will it block Sebastian Janikowski's kick? Why didn't Javier Arenas shoo away the bird with his foot after it looked like he was going to? Was he worried that PETA would use that clip to draw attention to itself? And is the pigeon a more effective quarterback than Brady Quinn?

Via Kissing Suzy Kolber

The fans joke that the pigeon is Al Davis reincarnated. But if it were, he'd have totally waited until the Redskins came to O.co Coliseum so he could have left a surprise on Mike Shanahan's headset. And if Al Davis were still with us, he'd have already signed that pigeon to a three-year deal to become a wide receiver, praising its deceptive speed and awareness.

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