NOW THAT'S FUNNY
NFL players are so good their kickers can kick a ball right through a loophole. And that can mean the difference between a win and a loss.
Kickers are not supposed to take practice kicks on the field during a game, but many do. They will take advantage of a timeout to get in a quick practice kick on the field before the actual kick during a game. That’s just what Justin Tucker from the Ravens did last weekend, as reported on Businsessinsider.com. No penalty was called.
That’s because everyone agrees that you’re not supposed to take a practice kick, but people do it anyway and get away with it.
Congress isn’t supposed to pack the Sandy Relief bill full of pork, but they’re going to do it anyway and get away with it.
Of course, the kicker can also get iced. That’s when he starts to kick, but the defending team calls a timeout in the middle of the play. If he makes the kick it doesn’t count, because the game is stopped. If he doesn’t make it, he gets to try again when play is resumed.
The field goal kicks are worth three points, which can mean the difference between winning and losing. A practice kick could mean the difference between scoring and missing.
In order to make things fair and clear, the NFL should rule on this practice. Then maybe they can do something about Congress.