Ben DiNucci gets the Uncle Rico jokes for sidearm throw
Ben DiNucci broke out with sidearm throws during the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and he was the subject of Uncle Rico jokes as a result.
Take a look at the Cowboys quarterback’s sidearm motion on this second quarter throw against Philly:
YOU'RE ON NOTICE MAHOMES pic.twitter.com/k5SLLCFMdW
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) November 2, 2020
Ben DiNucci with the Uncle Rico sidearm throw pic.twitter.com/ZGyVKmgEcw
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 2, 2020
Fans instantly recognized the throwing motion and made comparison jokes to “Uncle Rico,” the eccentric, stuck-in-high-school character from “Napoleon Dynamite.”
Ben Dinucci: pic.twitter.com/auCqTuXHma
— Gayle Saunders (@EagleSessions) November 2, 2020
Knew I’d seen that somewhere pic.twitter.com/0X95GlBivo
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 2, 2020
Those comparisons were perfectly accurate.
DiNucci is ordinarily the Cowboys’ third-string quarterback. The 7th-round pick was making the start for Dallas due to injuries to Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton.