Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Am Not Alone!

Sometimes it can feel a little lonely spreading the word of the kicker. Why the kicker, people ask. Why not the quarterback or the tight end? Why not a big strong lineman? Then I come across an article like the one by Evan Harris of the Indiana Daily Student News and his "Ode to the Placekicker," which includes the line:

"Oh, to be an NFL kicker. A figurine of a man on a field with giants, keeping his professional career alive by using the strength of one appendage."
While this is not quite accurate, or poetic really, it sure does exemplify why it is so hard for kickers to get the respect they deserve.

(oh, about the picture...Evan didn't have an image available and I decided it was a rare chance to get a pretty face on the blog)

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