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There hasn't been a bad game today. Awesome day of bowling.

EDIT: Holy cow, this poor Stanford kicker.

I really hate to see college kickers missing FG's like that in OT, regardless of if they benefit the team I'm cheering for, like this one did.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

You say that like you actually could do it.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

Wow. It's 12:30 in the morning and we might already have our "Worst Post of the Day" nominee.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

You say that like you actually could do it.

I'm not scholarship to Stanford to do so. Sorry I don't feel sorry for someone not doing what they're brought in to do. Call it heartless or worst post of the day or whatever you want. Football is a ruthless sport, schools have limited scholarship spots. Kid didn't do his job. Simple as that. If Stanford can find a better kicker who can actually make reasonable field goals (which both of those were), kid may find himself out of a job. And if his history is anything like tonight, he probably should be.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

I was at the gym watching it, and I could totally tell it was going to happen. It's the one thing I truly hate about college football: the kicking game is almost completely atrocious. (Kicking is hard, of course, but still.)

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

You say that like you actually could do it.

I'm not scholarship to Stanford to do so. Sorry I don't feel sorry for someone not doing what they're brought in to do. Call it heartless or worst post of the day or whatever you want. Football is a ruthless sport, schools have limited scholarship spots. Kid didn't do his job. Simple as that. If Stanford can find a better kicker who can actually make reasonable field goals (which both of those were), kid may find himself out of a job. And if his history is anything like tonight, he probably should be.

While it seems extreme, I kind of agree with that. For example, in the pros in Week 4 Alex Henery missed 2 FGs from less then 40 yards out, which gave the game to my Niners. Kicking in football should overall not be a major problem, especially from less then 40 yards out.(Unless the line absolutely cracks and allows easy blocks for the other team). On a bit of a side note, didn't Alabama have a top 5 kicker out of high school miss a bunch against LSU in the big game?

While pulling the kids' scholarship may be extreme, one kicker that deserve it for sure is Alex Zendejas.(Couldn't be trusted for frickin extra points the last 2 year!)

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There was no excuse to miss the field goal at the end of regulation, but I wouldn't put the fault on him totally for the OT miss. There was a bad snap which disrupts the entire play. Lots of times the kicker sees the snap hit the ground and his timing is thrown off. He's not sure if he'll need to slow down for the holder to get it up or not. Then the holder didn't have enough time to spin the ball and the laces were facing the kicker. Could it still have been made? Of course. But for a kid that probably had his confidence shot after the previous kick, a botched snap was not what they needed right there.

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Sorry, I don't feel had for the kid at all. He's on scholarship at one of the best schools in the country to watch football and kick field goals, and he can't make one to win the game from dead on 30 yards out? No excuse for that. That's like lose your scholarship renewal bad.

You say that like you actually could do it.

I'm not scholarship to Stanford to do so. Sorry I don't feel sorry for someone not doing what they're brought in to do. Call it heartless or worst post of the day or whatever you want. Football is a ruthless sport, schools have limited scholarship spots. Kid didn't do his job. Simple as that. If Stanford can find a better kicker who can actually make reasonable field goals (which both of those were), kid may find himself out of a job. And if his history is anything like tonight, he probably should be.

While it seems extreme, I kind of agree with that. For example, in the pros in Week 4 Alex Henery missed 2 FGs from less then 40 yards out, which gave the game to my Niners. Kicking in football should overall not be a major problem, especially from less then 40 yards out.(Unless the line absolutely cracks and allows easy blocks for the other team). On a bit of a side note, didn't Alabama have a top 5 kicker out of high school miss a bunch against LSU in the big game?

While pulling the kids' scholarship may be extreme, one kicker that deserve it for sure is Alex Zendejas.(Couldn't be trusted for frickin extra points the last 2 year!)

You see, that's just it though. I really don't think it'd be that extreme. Athletic scholarships have to be renewed every year, and I'm pretty sure that applies to everyone from Andrew Luck all the way down to Arizona's doofy kicker. It wouldn't be that much of a stretch to not renew his scholarship considering there are so few spots available. Look at academic scholarships for example. A lot of them have requirements for things like good conduct and minimum GPA. Usually the GPA is around a 2.0 (Which all you really need is a pulse to maintain for most majors). If you dip below that, you usually lose your scholarship. If you're a kicker and you're getting a free ride to one of the most expensive and hard to get into schools in the country and you can't hit average range field goals, you probably won't be getting that free ride for very long nor should you.

Gahh, stupid kickers.

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