Saint Nicked
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We couldn't figure out why some thug was roughing up Santa -- or what Mr. Claus was doing out on an NFL playing field -- so we asked for your help to explain this week's Page 2 Mystery Photo.

Santa Claus
Here's a look at some of the best caption suggestions from our readers.

Once again proving that anyone can get past Green Bay's linebackers ...

Brian Stewart
Sarasota, Fla.

Never one to miss a shot at the spotlight, Vince McMahon gives us a taste of what could have been if the XFL were still around for the holidays.

David Burger
Springdale, Ark.

"But Carmen Policy told me I could run around drunk on the field!"

Darren Rasmussen
Northfield, Minn.

North Pole kicker Santa Gramatica pulls a hamstring after making a field goal to cut the Green Bay lead to 47 points.

Richard Trionfo
Altamonte Springs, Fla.

"Will somebody get coach Fisher, please? The Titans' third-string QB got into the executive suite liquor cabinet again and is claiming he can 'give' the team some wins."

Danvers, Mass.

"All right, Santa -- listen up! I want a first-round bye for Christmas or Mrs. Claus will be opening your ketchup bottles for you."


"Listen to me, jackass, my son is getting an X-Box or I'll get Gilbert Brown to sit on your head."

Paul Garvey
Brigantine, N.J.

Still bitter about losing his starting job to Brett Favre nine years ago, a crazed Don Majkowski runs onto the field during the Packers-Titans game on Sunday.

Jon Savidusky
Madison, Wis.

"That's not the type of Claus I was looking for in my new contract"

Patty O'Shea

Mr. Van Gundy, would you please let go of my leg ... and no, I'm not Alonzo Mourning!

Ken Minott
Topsham, Maine

"I don't care who you are, buddy. No one is going to give the Lions back-to-back wins."

Aaron Wood

Yeah, that's right, I saw you kissing my mom all those years ago, you bastard!

Amy Chiasson
Baton Rouge, La.

Eagles fans, upset that Browns faithful had stolen their thunder as harshest sports fans, reclaim their identity by throwing Santa Claus out of the stands.

Boyce Garrison
Vista, Calif.

"DUDE!?! OUCH!! Little help over here? Santa's got ahold of my ... uh ... cheesehead!

Ian L.
Lockport, NY

Next time on "When Santas Attack": George O'Leary is forcibly removed from the field when Lambeau security personnel discover that he used a false North Pole address on his Santa Claus application and that he doesn't really own any flying reindeer.

Kirby Whalen
Avon, Conn.

" ... and tell Favre he doesn't know what pressure is! All he's gotta do is score a TD in the next minute ... I gotta find and deliver two million X-Boxes by Tuesday!"

Kev E.
Long Island, N.Y.

Going for the World Record in the Santa Claus Dead Lift event.


"But sir, I have to take Brett Favre ... he's on Tony Dungy's Christmas list."

Ryan Rutherford
Bloomfield, N.J.

Green Bay somehow missed the point of the Holidays in their "Beat the Crap out of Santa" halftime promotion. But for one fan, it was the best Christmas ever.

Greg Kanyicska
Tallahassee, Fla.

When it was discovered that Santa Claus was actually Tim Allen, stadium officials passed out glass bottles for the fans to throw.

Proctor Olan
Charleston, S.C.

A TV commercial gone awry: A disgruntled production assistant vents his anger during a recent shoot, attacking the Santa-clad actor as he attempts to bring Antonio Freeman his Chunky Soup.

Chris Lopez

He had a long white beard, and a little round belly, that shook when he was tackled by a guard named Nelly.

Matt Moldovan

"Roger, that's a negative. The parachute did not open. Repeat, the parachute did NOT open!"

Jarama Lateef

And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: Green Bay Packers linebacker Na'il Diggs, right, watches as a police officer tackles a fan dressed as Santa in the fourth quarter at the Tennessee Titans' game against the Packers on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in Nashville, Tenn. The fan was removed from the field and the Titans went on to upset the Packers 26-20. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Mystery Photo responses Dec. 10: Mac attack

Mystery Photo responses Dec. 3: Swept away

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 26: Tastes like chicken ...

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 19: At least these are in team colors

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 9: You can't hide

Mystery Photo responses Nov. 2: Trick or Treat?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 26: 'So the priest says ...'

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 19: Hello?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 12: Tennis, everyone?

Mystery Photo responses Oct. 7: He shoots, he ...

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 28: Safe at home

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 21: Coming up short

Mystery Photo responses Sept. 18: Hat tricks

Mystery Photo Sept. 7: Tough shot

Mystery Photo Aug. 31: Oh, Danny boy!

Mystery Photo Aug. 24: Baby doll

Mystery Photo Aug. 17: Wild night at the ballpark

Mystery photo Aug. 10: Doubles divas

Mystery photo Aug. 3: Hoops, I did it again

Mystery photo July 27: I've got it!

Mystery photo July 20 extras: Fiddling with captions

Mystery photo July 20: The Devil you say?

Mystery photo July 13: The BoSox Boys

Mystery photo July 6: Reunited...

Mystery photo June 29: This just in ...

Mystery photo June 22: Caught in the act

Mystery photo June 18: What's up with Bobby Cox?

Mystery photo June 8: Kobe Bryant plugged

Mystery photo June 1: Something about Shaq

Mystery photo May 25: Two wild and crazy guys

Mystery photo May 17: Nothing but net

Mystery photo May 11: Tim and Jerry

Mystery photo May 3: Drop 'em

Mystery photo April 27: Great seats, eh?

Mystery photo April 23: Ready, aim ...

Mystery photo April 16: Hey, buddy

Mystery photo April 9: Gone fishin in Florida

Mystery photo April 2: Getting kissed off

Mystery Photo responses: March 26

Mystery Photo responses: March 16

Mystery Photo responses: March 9

Mystery Photo responses: Feb. 28

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