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"Game Over, coach"

"Ball Sacked", Way to Die #497 is the sixth death to be featured in "Death, The New Black", which aired on July 18, 2011.


Coach Schafer was an angry football coach who has been reduced to working at a small-town high school after being fired for cheating. As he tries to toughen up his players in an outlawed "Bull Ring" drill, the coach is hit by a player, stumbles from the hit and into the path of a kicker's kick, which hits him in the uprights. Normally, a crotch kick will hurt. However, that one was fatal because the kicker was given lead inserts in his cleats just before practice and the force of the kick causes the coach's pelvis to shatter and a piece of bone to lodge into his kidneys and give him a fatal case of septic shock.


  • Also called "Sports Nut" on the Spike TV website.
  • In the CGI graphics display of Schafer's death, his testicles are depicted as footballs.
  • The death is set in Utah in the German version.

Segment Nicknames

  • Sports Nut (Spike TV)
  • Foot-balled
  • Penalty Kicked

Foreign names

  • Patada de Plomo (Lead Kick) - Latin American dub
  • Despelotado (Ballless) - Spanish dub
  • Pé no Saco (Foot to the groin) - Brazilian dub

Cast &​ Interviewees

  • Scot Ruggles - Football Coach (lead:intended victim)
  • Randall J. Bacon - Football Player (lead)
  • Daniel Blake Masterson - Football Player (lead)
  • Nicholas Acosta - Tackled Football Player (uncredited/lead)
  • Rick Stratton - Ex-Football Coach (Coach Schafer)
  • Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologist
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