Sunday, January 01, 2006

Look Ma, No Holder!

Doug Flutie is officially my hero. He converted the league's first drop kick since 1941, for an extra point in the Patriots game today. For those who have no idea what the hell a drop kick is --the name says it all--instead of kicking with a holder you drop the ball yourself and try and boot it through the goalposts. It's actually a tough thing to do, believe me. As a kicker in high school (it's an important position so quit your giggling you spineless bastards....sorry....flashback) I spent many a football practice in high school attempting drop kicks just to see if I could do it. I had to do it when the coach wasn't looking because obviously it wasn't something I would ever do in a game. I never thought someone would do it in an NFL game. Then comes Flutie magic.
I only hope to be able to see a highlight of this. I'm just trying to figure out how he got Belichick to go for it. What kind of scenario on the sidelines led up to this? --Did Flutie go up to him and say, "you know coach, I've done a lot of things in football in my life, there was that hail-mary in college that solidified me as a living legend and total chick magnet, ---there was that whole CFL league dominance thing I had going for awhile,---hell, Flutie Flakes were a hit and should have supplanted Wheaties...damn coporate sabotage....--anyway coach, I've just about done it all, but I've never drop-kicked one for a score. How about it? " Belichick looks at him with those serial killer eyes and deadpans, "if you miss it Brady gets to cut off one of your nuts and it goes in the team freezer."

However it happened, Flutie made it and has forever gained a spot in my circle of trust.


Pradamaster said...

I heard somewhere that Flutie came up to Belicheck a couple weeks ago, right after they officially clinched the division, and asked Belicheck if he could do it. Belicheck said that he'd let Flutie try it sometime in the last 2 weeks.

Cutthroat Pirates said...

I did not get to see that since I was at the Bucs game, I hope they show it on replay.

How about them Bucs?

Cutthroat Pirates said...

I got to see the kick on NFL network today NICE, your right it looks hard to do. They said that it should be worth 2 points.

dolphinfan said...

Belicheck actually brought it up to Flutie after Chris Berman from ESPN told him that he saw Flutie do it in a practice.

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