Black Cat Streaks Across Football Field During Monday Night Game; May Be More Than Just An Accident

I don’t mind sports. I’m not a die-hard, paint your face or even the “oh my gosh, it’s game day!” type. And yes, there were many a Monday night when meals were shared around the TV to appease my father and brother. But they are entertaining and I certainly see the enticing escapism in them. However, there is one thing that is slowly becoming both my favorite and least favorite part about game day. It’s the cats that invade the field during these events. Granted, seeing a cat is always joyous. But how terrifying for the felines that have to go through it? 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: A black cat runs on the field during the second quarter of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The newest athlete streaking through the football highlight reels, was a black cat who appeared during the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game Monday night. 

CBS sports reported on the game this morning with what appeared to be an uneventful start. 

While Dallas was able to walk away with the victory, they didn’t exactly put their best foot forward to start. On the very first play, Dak Prescott thew an interception and put the Giants inside the Cowboys’ 10 yard line.

But it was during the 2nd quarter that an unauthorized substitution led to, in my opinion, made the world sit up and take notice. It’s helps that the commentators are HILARIOUS. 

Clearly, the fact that a cat–any cat–can get past the thousands of fans and stadium security is concerning. Feral cats tend to avoid humans, and a massive sporting event is NOT going to be appealing to them. The same goes for stray cats. UNLESS, that cat snuck into the stadium the night before. Maybe it found a tasty leftover treat, took a comfy snooze and awoke to the sound of 80,000 screaming fans? 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: A black cat runs on the field during the second quarter of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

But what if this Monday night, something more sinister was planned for the scared black cat? 

After the New York Giants tweeted the incident, comments of animal abuse flooded the page. And sadly, what if this is what happened vs. a stray wandering in? It goes to show you that people, even in this day and age, are completely ignorant to these black cat abuses. And if they truly believed in luck and karma, they’d realize that harming another–cat, human, etc.–is just inviting BAD luck onto them. Karmic backfiring at it’s finest. 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: A black cat runs on the field during the second quarter of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


Unfortunately for the Giants, it didn’t help them win. Even the Washington Post had something to say about the superstitious streaker. 

It was a night when the black cat that made its way across the field at MetLife Stadium, temporarily halting play during the second quarter, brought more bad luck to the New York Giants.

And the last thing security figured they’d be doing Monday night would be chasing a streaking cat on national television. 

MSN.com reported on the incident, but for some reason, their description reminds me of a vintage film with a comedic chase scene. 

It made a run for the end zone before members of the orange-clad security team attempted to corral the feline friend.

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The feline eventually made it’s way towards a tunnel, escaping the flailing would-be “rescuers” and a state trooper that joined in the pursuit. 

But then Sports Illustrated and MSG reporter Madelyn Burke, tweeted a newly learned tip she received. This may be better news than an animal abuser tossing a black cat on the field for “luck”. 

You know what would maybe help the stray colony stay out of the dangerous areas, have them fixed! It’s the best deterrent for exploratory and aggressive behavior. The first thing I noticed is that there is no ear-tip, which is done when stray or feral cats are spayed/neutered. Meaning that if this cat was a stray from a well managed colony, there’d be a good chance that this was done. But it’s not. And the cat is clearly well fed. 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: A black cat runs on the field during the second quarter of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Promising news continued when the Stadium announced that the Monday night football fluke wasn’t going to fade into the background. 

I’m pretty sure if they are able to succeed in locating the cat, once calmed down, they may find their newest friendly feline ready for adoption! I can’t imagine with it’s new found star power that finding a loving and dedicated football fan would be difficult. 

However, even with the briefest of streaks, the cat left quite the impression on these sleek house panthers! 

When one of ya boys make it to the league…

Posted by Fuze B McKinney on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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  1. Having found out the stadium has “resident strays” made me feel better about the situation…I was thinking that the cat had been brought in as a prank, which is pretty mean. Hopefully ALL the cats can be included in a humane TNR program… they’re probably earning their keep, chasing away rats and mice attracted by the concession stands.

  2. Animals don’t bring bad luck and I wish these moronic sports fans would get that already. The sheer audacity of them abusing an animal because their team can’t play is insane.

  3. How about the focus being on the welfare of the cat…. not who wins or not… but that domesticated animals are to be cared for – not used for entertainment or news?
    I hope this cat has a home now where it is respected and cared for!

  4. I think all the players who made comments how they are afraid of blacks cats or hate cats should all be required to give some time and money to a shelter Or a organization that specializes in black cats

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