n. An unexplained problem that resolves itself over time.
JOOTT: Just One Of Those Things. A gremlin that fixes itself. As in "I came in yesterday morning and the computer booted up fine, JOOTT."
—Stephen Lynch, “It's all geek to me,” Orange County Register, October 20, 1995
1994 (earliest)
In the case of punt returns it seems to be JOOTT: Just One Of Those Things, the cyclical theory that adapts to most any trend.
—Greg Cote, “Return of returns returns thrills,” The Miami Herald, October 28, 1994