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SmashMouth 04-13-2013 11:07 AM

"Kickalicious" signs with Detroit ...
 
Detroit Lions sign Norwegian kicking prospect Harvard Rugland, who gained fame with his trick-shot video ‘Kickalicious’

Rugland posted the video in September and it has more than 2.7 million views. The video shows him kicking and punting a football through uprights from as far away as 60 yards, from straight on and also from incredible angles.

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The Detroit Lions are giving a Norwegian Internet kicking sensation a shot to make the team.
Detroit signed kicker Havard Rugland on Thursday, declining to disclose details of the deal.
With the move, the Lions seem to be giving newly acquired kicker David Akers some competition or at least provide some depth at the position for practice. Detroit recently signed Akers soon after Jason Hanson retired.
A trick-shot video — called “Kickalicious” — Rugland posted in September has more than 2.7 million views. The video shows him kicking and punting a football through uprights from as far away as 60 yards, from straight on and also from incredible angles. He also kicks a ball to a friend on a boat on a lake, in a moving car, on a skateboard, on a railroad bridge, on a hill, on a bluff overlooking a beach and over trees.
Rugland played amateur soccer in his native Norway before taking an interest in football in 2011 after watching the Super Bowl. He had tryouts for the Lions and New York Jets and has been working out at Michael Husted’s pro kicking camp in Florida.

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The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Rugland said last month that his tryout with the Lions went well even though he tweaked the hamstring in his powerful left leg. He’s refined his kicking motion while working with Husted in San Diego since having a tryout with the Jets in December.
Husted has said he’s heard from Jan Stenerud, the only pure kicker in the Hall of Fame and also from Norway.
“I grew up idolizing Jan Stenerud as a kid,” Husted said last month. “He’s excited to see another Norwegian have an opportunity to make it in the NFL.”
Rugland is trying to take a similar route to the NFL as Darren Bennett. The former Australian Rules Football player became a two-time Pro Bowl punter for the San Diego Chargers in the mid-1990s.
“Of course I wouldn’t mind having a career like him,” Rugland said. “That’s a lot to hope for.”


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Danno 04-13-2013 02:19 PM

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Could be the gheyest nickname I have ever heard in my entire life.

Sorry, I have to root against the guy just because of that nickname.

QBREES9 04-13-2013 07:38 PM

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LOL Funny stuff.

Turbo Saint 04-13-2013 07:47 PM

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wow...sign him for 20 years...we're set.

SloMotion 04-14-2013 06:53 AM

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If nothing else, the Lions have always had a good kicking game ... this better not be some gimmick just to provide Akers with some competition for the spot left vacant by Jason Hanson. Rugland was a social worker before coming to the U.S. and could provide much needed supervision of all the juvenile deliquents in the Lions locker room, :mrgreen:.

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 07:55 AM

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Can the Lions fans even pronounce this guy's nickname? :lolup:

SloMotion 04-15-2013 01:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 494264)
Can the Lions fans even pronounce this guy's nickname? :lolup:

... not without snickering, :mrgreen:.

TheOak 04-15-2013 01:55 PM

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I have to go with Danno on this. I have read the below book to my daughters no less than a hundred times and its the first thing that came to mind.
http://www.ilikeart.com/images/pinkalicious-cover.jpg

QBREES9 04-17-2013 09:42 PM

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Pinky stinky underwear LOL !!!!!

homerj07 04-21-2013 08:20 PM

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I think we should sign some of these guys & push Broken


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