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"Football wants to get rid of Skip Bayless in football."
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Skip Bayless just wants people to keep talking about him
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Sports Fans want Skip Bayless banned from sports talk.
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he made tim tebow a huge story...i hate him, but for some reason he gets a ton of press, and a ton of press is all ESPN cares about. They don't report sports news anymore, they make it.
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Skip Bayless is an obtuse douchebag.
A man's gotta eat!
This is purely about Skip wanting attention by taking a contrarian/idiotic view to get people talking.
And it couldn't be working better.
I do think the uprights should be tightened. Or, as I've heard some sports talk guys suggest, they should put a horizontal bar on top to make it a box. Kickers in the NFL are just too good (a few high profile misses aside). I don't think the field goal was originally intended to be a gimme from the 50 on in.
Didn't care what he had to say before, not going to start now.
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The best Skip Bayless moment of all time was when Mark Cuban exposed him as a total fraud when it comes to actual sports knowledge.
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I'm open to anything - I just don't think kickers easily knocking in 90% from 50+ yards is good for the game. The tougher the long kicks are, the more we'll get to see teams take chances in games instead of playing it excruciatingly safe.
Skip Bayless got beat up in high school.
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Yup. One of the great things about rugby is how important the kicking game is. I wish there was more actually.
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Most of these ESPN journalists couldn't bench the bar
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Is Skippy _ _ _ ? NTTIAWWT
Does this have anything to do with kickers being mostly white? Bayless was really upset that a white QB (Kirk) might unseat RGIII because of his skin color.
I think he probably is fwiw
Years ago the kicker was just a 'regular' player who also did extra duties. Lou Groza is the best example. Pat Summeral was a WR and the punter. You didn't necessarily have specialists.
It seems odd to me that football has evolved where many games are decided by a 5'9" soccer player that really has no business being on the field. Yes, they have talent, but it really doesn't translate to the physical nature of the game itself.
I wouldn't mind getting rid of extra points - go for 2 everytime. Maybe even have a three pointer for scoring a TD and having the extra point from the 15 yd line instead of the 3. Just thinking out loud. Whatever, I don't think it's a horrible idea to minimize the specialists on a team that don't have the athleticism to compete compared to the regular every down type of player.
It's not that the kicking game isn't important, but it's who does the kicking that raises the question for me. Kickers aren't considered 'real' football players, even by their team mates.
This post was edited by Frank Ricard 15 months ago
Make them kick straight on.
Is anyone going to actually dispute what he said?
I think he makes a valid point. It will never happen but it's kind of fun to think about.
He accused Troy Aikman of it and Aikman asked his lawyers how much it would cost to beat the shit out of Skip. They said 2 Million and he said he would have done it if it only cost 1 million.
I want to see Jason Hanson kick the shit out of Skip Bayless
You're right - the game has evolved. That's what I like about rugby - dudes still need to know how to kick, it's an additional skill that's required to play the game. Also, you're only partially right about players not considering the kicker as "part of the team." IF your FG kicker hits a 47 yard FG to win a game when you're down by 1 or 2 points (meaning a miss loses the game) then damn skippy in the locker room he's part of the team. The fact remains that college and NFL have specialized the position to such an extent that of course a kid who can kick who happened to be a soccer player, who can kick a 50+ yard FG at will is going to win the position over a second string WR who can also kick, but not as effectively.
Keep in mind too that FG kickers aren't the only specialists on the team. You have guys in the NFL who only return punts, kicks, or who play on the kickoff / return squads and never play another down. Steve Tasker was a career special teams player - was he part of the team?
Kicking is an important part of football, like it or not. Hell, we lost a few games this year because Conroy couldn't kick a FG.
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