The NFL game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys had a bit of surprise guest Monday evening when a black cat ran onto the MetLife Stadium field, eluding capture at every turn and instantly becoming an internet darling. The furry interloper was first seen casually making its way towards one of the end zones before several state troopers rushed onto the field in an attempt to apprehend it.
Breaking into a sprint, the cat was unable to be cornered, leaping into the rapt crowd for a moment of panic before running back onto the field and making its exit through a tunnel, appearing to have avoided all capture.
The entire saga sent the internet and sport commentators into a frenzy, with journalist Tim Burke sharing footage of the frenzy alongside Westwood One commentator Kevin Harlan’s hilarious call of the purr-fect play.
Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call of the cat on the field is, as you might expect, an all-time great call. How much of a pro is Harlan? He worked a sponsor read into it. pic.twitter.com/3x0MVNEHNY— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 5, 2019
“He’s walking to the three, he’s at the two… and the cat runs into the endzone!” Harlan says in the clip. “That is a touchdown!"
“The cat is elusive...There are state troopers all around this cat, which now climbs up into the stands and fans are running for their lives,” Harlan continues the call. “Now it goes back on the field again, it’s running in the back of the endzone. And it runs out the tunnel.”0comments
There were plenty of jokes about the cat's appearance on the field as well.
Can’t believe they’re showing the black cat that ran into the field. Just encouraging cats everywhere to run onto football fields to try and get famous— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) November 5, 2019
BLACK CAT ON THE FIELD!!! SPOOKY SZN LIVES ON pic.twitter.com/IxuXFWGRKg— YP (@YoungPageviews) November 5, 2019
Immediately adding that black cat in every one of my fantasy leagues. Elite athlete.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 5, 2019
Photo credit: NFL/Giants