Seahawks Punter Competes On American Ninja Warrior, Loses

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. » 5/26/15 9:45am 5/26/15 9:45am

Former Texans Punter Suing Reliant Stadium Owners For Being Injured By Its Crappy Field

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… » 11/15/12 1:25pm 11/15/12 1:25pm

The Spinning Magic Of Left-Footed Punters

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… » 11/04/11 10:45am 11/04/11 10:45am

Did Pat McAfee Kick A 75-Yard Field Goal? (Spoiler Alert: No)

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… » 7/29/11 10:40am 7/29/11 10:40am