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Raider's Janakowski ties Tom Dempsey's 63 yd FG tonight on MNF

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #11
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Those 2 were done in Denver, lame
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:48 AM   #12
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Tom Dempsey did it first, thats all that matters.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #13
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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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thank you exiled. that was awesome.
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Thin air vs. thick air.........no question Dempsey really earned his kick.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #16
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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
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He tied it, he didn't beat it. Dempsey did it first, therefore he is still the true record holder.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #19
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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.

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Originally Posted by exiled View Post
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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