For the record, I’m pretty sure every member of the Deadspin staff would fail on the first American Ninja Warrior obstacle. None of us are professional athletes, either, so we’re not sure whether to be impressed or underwhelmed by Seahawks punter Jon Ryan’s very short appearance on last night’s episode.
Mike Scifres was carted off after suffering what looks like a possible rib injury .
Who would have expected a smart play from the punter of an Ivy League school? You should all be shocked.
On Sunday, Browns punter Spencer Lanning went low, and Steelers return man Antonio Brown went high, and Lanning was kicked in the face. He was fine, so it's OK to smile, but I think Lanning wishes people would stop talking about it.
We already brought you some video and a GIF of this, but the sheer beauty of the moment really demanded we bring our special approach to sports highlights. So here's the Steelers' Antonio Brown kicking Browns punter Spencer Lanning in the face—in extreme slow motion.
Want to make everyone in a sports bar happy? Kick a punter in the face. I've never experienced such collective joy and wonder.
(CMU is still, at the moment, beating Purdue.)
Yesterday, Giants punter Steve Weatherford had a banner day. He led the NFL in net average, had two punts over 65 yards, and placed two inside the 20-yard-line. Today, he had to pee in a cup.
You can have your college football opening night. Me, I'll be staying up for a West Coast preseason NFL game, counting off the 49er downs until it's time to punt. That's when Andy Lee will blow minds, break hearts, and fracture phalanges.
Chris Kluwe, for eight years the punter in Minnesota but better known for things like this, has been released.
Zoltan Mesko is a punter for the New England Patriots. He got pretty bored on Wednesday.
Dear Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee members,
This week, the Texans brought in a handful of veteran kickers for tryouts. They're reportedly happy with Shayne Graham's field goals, but wish he could get a little more distance on kickoffs. They had a decent candidate last year, an undrafted rookie K/P out of Central Michigan named Brett Hartmann, who managed to set…
Chris Kluwe has been pretty busy these last few weeks. Not punting—the Vikings look pretty good!—but dealing with the fallout from his op-ed supporting gay marriage. Turns out there are lots of people who don't support gay marriage! Who knew?
Do you like kicking? Do you really, really, really like kicking? Then hot damn, was yesterday's shitty Raiders game the game for you!
Why did the Saints, Chargers, and Ravens—three teams with above-average punters—all work out free agent punters last week? No, it's not because any of those teams is scapegoating their punter for the whole team's jaw-dropping inconsistency. Rather, they wanted to practice against left-footed punters before facing real…
The latest "athlete does something impossible" viral video to make the rounds is Colts punter Pat McAfee nailing consecutive field goals from 65, 70 and 75 yards out. And despite that whole "impossible" thing, there are those who want to believe it's real, citing evidence like "McAfee said it's real" and "there's no…
Jerry Jones (and Texas taxpayers) spent $1.2 billion constructing an opulent state-of-the-art multi-use arena that's perfect for concerts, soccer matches, trade shows, Promise Keepers rallies, and even football games—provided that you don't allow either team to punt.