Originally posted on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 12/19/11
After fullback Richie Brockel scored a 7-yard touchdown run on a Fumble-rooskie in the first half of a 21-0 win at Houston on Sunday, his Panthers teammates wondered what to call the play. Among the suggestions: 'The Chud-a-rooskie,' in honor of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, and 'the Mauler,' the nickname rookie QB Cam Newton gave to Brockel in training camp. They settled on the Annexation of Puerto Rico, a trick play run in the 1994 comedy, “Little Giants” about a peewee football team. Ron Rivera said Brockel's play was similar to that used in the movie, although was not necessarily inspired by the film. “Just so you know, the unofficial name – I don't know if you guys have ever seen the “Little Giants” – it's called the Annexation of Puerto Rico. I've seen the movie a hundred times with my kids. They're grown up now,” Rivera said. “So last night we were talking about and they called it everything from the Chud-a-rooskie to the Mauler to what have you. Somebody said, 'well,...
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