Bad Kick

This afternoon I was watching the playoff game between the Steelers and the Colts. At the end of the game, the Colts tried a fairly long field goal to tie the game. The kick was really bad – it went wide right. That is, it went really wide right, easily the worst miss I had seen all year.

Things could be worse, however. The Gophers had trouble with their kicker all year long. Field goals were an adventure, and a number of extra points were missed. In the last regular season game of the year, against Iowa, the coach calls for an onside kick. I only heard this on the radio – I didn’t see it. But, I distincly got the impression that the kick went into the stands. On an onside kick. That kid did not kick again in the game, nor did he kick in the Gophers bowl game.

Thus, I suggest that the badly missed field goal by the Colts was only the worst kick of the season at the professional level.

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