It would probably be good to start this story with a ​when it rains it pours ​quip. Instead, we’ll​ sprinkle​ in something else.

During the third quarter of Sunday’s Seattle-Miami football game, the lawn sprinklers inexplicably turned on, showering the players and causing a brief delay and drawing a roar from the amused crowd:

The hilarious moment was also captured in pictures:

Now, if you think this looks familiar, you’re right — it’s a classic example of life imitating art. Some might remember the recent Buffalo Wild Wings commercial that featured something very similar:

And you don’t think the irony would have been overlooked by the restaurant, did you?

Video, Pictures of Sprinklers Going Off During Dolphins Seahawks Game


Never a dull moment in the NFL.

​The Associated Press contributed to this report.