Sunday, November 8, 2009
GYM SOCK AWARD WINNER!!! "YOU HAVE ONE JOB, MAKE A FIELD GOAL"
I played football for 15 years and I can't count how many times the kicker lets the team down. Today Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown misses a 42 yard field wide left. A kicker sits on the sideline and kicks into a net. Five minutes later he's still on the sidelines kicking into a net. Practicing and Practicing for one moment. A moment so many kickers choke. Texans lose 20-17 to Indianapolis. The Colts improve to 8-0 on the year. Most football players know football is 90% mental. Football players practice and get mentally in shape. What do the kickers do. They practice on another field kicking dandelions. Maybe that's why kickers choke during crucial game changing kicks. They don't practice with the team so their are not mental in shape to overcome big time kicks. I remember rushing for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lose the game because my kicker missed a 32 yard game winning field goal. That's why Kris Brown is the first recipient of my "GYM SOCK AWARD!!!"