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Dolphins move halftime field goal try 20 yards closer

If someone wins that contest at halftime of Sunday’s Raiders-Dolphins game, I want half of the money.

Thanks in part to our post that pointed out the ridiculous decision to hinge $10,000 on making a 60-yard field goal, the Dolphins have moved the tee 20 yards closer to the goal posts.

So now it will be a 40-yard try.  Three of the folks who showed up for a free melanoma screening in June will attempt the kick.  (As at least one of you have pointed out, the normal skin-cancer demographic suggests that the contestants will look more like Ed Asner than Morten Andersen.)

Hey, at least they’re not offering $10,000 to anyone who knocks Carson Palmer out of the game.

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21 Responses to “Dolphins move halftime field goal try 20 yards closer”
  1. mrhurriicane says: Sep 14, 2012 4:04 PM

    I see Sportscenter’s not top 10 in the future…

  2. frank19gut says: Sep 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    C’mon man!!!

  3. ronaldmexico says: Sep 14, 2012 4:11 PM

    The original distance was a joke and at least the new 40 yard try is more reasonable. They still could have moved it in an extra yard so that the 39 yard distance matches Tannehill’s week 1 QB rating.

  4. r8rsfan says: Sep 14, 2012 4:11 PM

    I had the supertoe as a kid – loved it! Always felt like I was gonna break his head when I smacked it to kick.

  5. hamiltos777 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:12 PM

    Will Marino hold the ball laces out?

  6. EJ says: Sep 14, 2012 4:18 PM

    I bet someone bangs it in from 40 yards out. Kicking off of a tee makes it much more plausible. An NFL Kicker can hit a 70 yarder off a tee, all that it will take is one person with a little weight behind their leg and… Boom 10 G’s.

  7. cbad760 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:29 PM

    This will still be tough. I once bet an athletic roommate that he couldn’t kick a 40 yarder and I gave him one attempt a day for 30 days. I won.

  8. fuddpucker says: Sep 14, 2012 4:32 PM

    Still, the contest winners have a better chance at making this 40 yard try than Miami’s own kicker.

  9. acdc363 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:35 PM

    Finkel and einhorn!

  10. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 14, 2012 4:38 PM

    If you want some suspense make it from 30 yards out (from the 20). If you want to make it impossible for the average guy off the street, keep it at 40 yards (from the 30).

  11. dirtyvu says: Sep 14, 2012 4:46 PM

    kicking 40 yards is still hard for a regular person who hasn’t practiced. heck a 20 yard is hard unless you’ve had some experience kicking. It’s getting it up with power that’s hard. distance isn’t the main problem. most people end up dribbling the ball forward or kicking it so it only goes upward a few yards.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 14, 2012 4:53 PM

    Penn State kicker says he would like to have a shot at it.

  13. hannahduccab says: Sep 14, 2012 4:54 PM

    Wow Florio, you’re an inspiration! Since you have such influence would you ask the muslims to stop burning down our embassies and burning our flag? Our President is too busy campaigning and fundraising.

  14. nickster31 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:11 PM

    If who ever gets the chance makes it, the Dolphins would immediately sign that person, then they would have a chance of scoring Sunday.

  15. kerc1986 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:42 PM

    i seen coaches fail at 10 yard line so no way anybody regular can do it

  16. east96st says: Sep 14, 2012 5:44 PM

    @ EJ

    Are you kidding me? 40 yards is damn near impossible for someone that hasn’t practiced regularly. Throw in the pressure of knowing that 10K is stake and it’s even harder. Then, being surrounded by 50,000 fans and knowing hundreds of thousands people are at home watching you? Oh, wait. It’s a Dolphins game. So, you’re only surrounded by 5,000 fans and no one is at home watching you. Ok. That takes some of the pressure off.

  17. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 14, 2012 6:10 PM

    The CFL has run a contest for a few years now where someone attempts a kick from fifty yards out for a million dollars, during the Grey Cup (kind of like a sucky Canadian Super Bowl – and yes, I’m Canadian).

    And before someone gets snarky and remarks that’s a million in Canadian dollars, let me point out that the Candian dollar is actually worth more than the US dollar. So it’s a bit more than one million American.

  18. abreathofsanity says: Sep 14, 2012 6:32 PM

    hah! the pressure of ten grand and 50,000 people lol the dolphins are lucky if they get 40k in that stadium

  19. ezra954 says: Sep 14, 2012 6:39 PM

    What’s the kicker get a dollar from every fan at the game

  20. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 14, 2012 7:01 PM

    Dolphins need all the help they can get.

    These kicks, if made, should be added to Dolphins score.

  21. nygno1fan says: Sep 15, 2012 11:12 AM

    Forget about the 10,000….sign whoever makes it!

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