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RaginCajun83 09-13-2011 09:53 AM

Those 2 were done in Denver, lame

QBREES9 09-13-2011 10:48 AM

Tom Dempsey did it first, thats all that matters.

exiled 09-13-2011 04:22 PM

Tom Dempsey's Kick tied
 
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski ties New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey's FG record | NOLA.com

Congratulations Sebastian Janikowski.

I am sure that one day the record will be broken - but nothing will ever replace my memory of this:

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skymike 09-13-2011 04:25 PM

thank you exiled. that was awesome.

Rugby Saint II 09-13-2011 05:29 PM

Thin air vs. thick air.........no question Dempsey really earned his kick.

Marlboro Man 09-13-2011 06:12 PM

It'll have an asterisk next to it cause he did it in thinner air, like the Denver kicker did. Plus, Dempseys' kick was 63 and a half feet, LOL

TheEnigma 09-13-2011 06:46 PM

He tied it, he didn't beat it. Dempsey did it first, therefore he is still the true record holder.

homerj07 09-13-2011 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinch (Post 329604)
Then there's the fact that the other 2 have a whole foot....

If I were a kicker these days and kicking a 63 yard field goal, I'd go ahead and back it up another yard for the hell of it. Who wants to share a record with 2 or 3 other douchebag kickers?

Please do not get me wrong - Dempsy's kick is one of the things that drew me to the Saints when I was just a kid.

BUT... didn't Dempsey have a block of wood on the end of his foot? I could be worng - but I was pretty sure I read this...

Wood has got to give a little extra "omph" to any kick.

exiled 09-13-2011 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homerj07 (Post 329777)
Please do not get me wrong - Dempsy's kick is one of the things that drew me to the Saints when I was just a kid.

BUT... didn't Dempsey have a block of wood on the end of his foot? I could be worng - but I was pretty sure I read this...

Wood has got to give a little extra "omph" to any kick.

Tom Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot. He wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe surface. (sorry, no block of wood)

This however did generate controversy about whether such a shoe gave a player an unfair advantage.

Thus proving that people will complain about ANYTHING.

Exaggerations are known to happen in sports I suppose a flat short shoe could look like a block of wood.

When asked if he thought it was unfair, he said, "Unfair eh? How 'bout you try kickin' a 63 yard field goal to win it with 2 seconds left an' yer wearin' a square shoe, oh, yeah and no toes either".

The NFL added the "Tom Dempsey Rule" in 1977.

"Any shoe that is worn by a player with an artificial limb on his kicking leg must have a kicking surface that conforms to that of a normal kicking shoe."

I think anyone who complains should hack their own toes off and then try kicking with a square toe and see if it goes further.

Budsdrinker 09-13-2011 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exiled (Post 329822)
Tom Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot. He wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe surface. (sorry, no block of wood)

This however did generate controversy about whether such a shoe gave a player an unfair advantage.

Thus proving that people will complain about ANYTHING.

Exaggerations are known to happen in sports I suppose a flat short shoe could look like a block of wood.

When asked if he thought it was unfair, he said, "Unfair eh? How 'bout you try kickin' a 63 yard field goal to win it with 2 seconds left an' yer wearin' a square shoe, oh, yeah and no toes either".

The NFL added the "Tom Dempsey Rule" in 1977.

"Any shoe that is worn by a player with an artificial limb on his kicking leg must have a kicking surface that conforms to that of a normal kicking shoe."

I think anyone who complains should hack their own toes off and then try kicking with a square toe and see if it goes further.

In high school we had a special kicking shoe which had a squared toe. Not the easiest thing to wear and kick with. I was better barefoot. So I don't believe his squared off shoe gave him any advantage.


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