A Compendium Of Football Oddities & A Primer For The Non-Fanatic

Now you have something to talk about during all those football parties.

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A Compendium Of Football Oddities & A Primer For The Non-Fanatic

A long time ago in a football stadium far away, the sardonic pro football lineman Alex Karras complained about soccer-style kickers from foreign lands, notably Garo Yepremian, his teammate on the Detroit Lions.

Karras said he disliked football games in which big beefy guys slugged it out in the mud for a few hours only to have a tiny man run onto the field and shout "I keek a touchdown," knocking the ball though the uprights to tip the outcome of the game.
 
Not all that politically correct, but Yepremian used the line "I Keek  a Touchdown" as a book title. We might be headed back in that direction as several NFL teams scout Norwegian Havard Rugland. Rugland doesn't know much about football, but, as a diversion, he taught himself to kick and then made Kickalicious -- a four-minute video of trick shots.
 
We'll explore the weird sides of football, especially the crazy world of kickers.
 
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