Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kicks, Punts

Jan Stenerud, inventor of kicking.
If you snap the ball from the 20 (30 yards from the goal post), and kick a field goal, they call it a 37-yard field goal attempt. That is, if the field goal is good, the kicker is given credit for the 7-yards the ball is snapped.

If you snap the ball from the 50, and your punter punts it to the 10, it's a 40-yard punt. It's not a 64-yard punt (accounting for the 14 yards the ball is snapped).

This double standard drives me insane.

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