Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Video of the Day

Look, we aren’t ones to pile on and the Internet has had plenty of fun with Kyle Brotzman ever since he missed two short field goals that snuffed out Boise State’s BCS dreams. 
Of course, Brotzman is one of the best kickers in the country – As a redshirt freshman in 2007, he was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award as the best kicker in the nation. He's made 65 field goals over four years, more than all but two other active kickers nationally.
He's scored more points in his career than any other active player in Division I. He holds the school's career scoring record, and with nine more points in Boise's last two games, he'll pass Nebraska's Kris Brown (1996-99) for most career points by a kicker in NCAA history. He's also the Broncos' regular punter, and memorably completed a pass for a first down on a fake punt that set up Boise's game-winning touchdown against TCU in the Fiesta Bowl in January.
That said, he still missed those two heartbreakers. According to Mr. Saturday; “A few kindhearted Boise fans have launched a Facebook page called "The Bronco Nation Loves Kyle Brotzman," in hopes of preventing him from becoming the next Ray Finkle.”  
(In the Jim Carrey movie Ace Venturea; Pet Detective, Ray Finkle was a star kicker who was added to the team mid-season .  Finkle missed the potential game-winning field goal kick at the end of the Super Bowl XVII, causing the Dolphins to lose to the San Francisco 49ers. After the season, Finkle's contract was not renewed and his reputation was destroyed thus making him a suspect in the kidnapping of Snowflake…)
As of Wedensday morning, the group has over 34,000 “likes.”
Of course, there are also “not-so-kind” people out there cranking out satire and parody as fast as they can. So far, this is our favorite based on its weird creepy cartoonishness…oh, and its accurate depiction of the general attitude toward kickers.

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