posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 01:59 AM
Yes. It was a KC-Denver game, and KC was down by three with seconds remaining. If KC WINS by 3, my friend and I win $2,000 apiece. That was a LOT
for either of us to win on bets, but we'd each put up $1,000 on each side, because we got the dream middle: 2.5 and 3.5 in an NFL game. As you might
suppose, huge numbers of NFL games are decided by 3 points.
All it took was a 29-yard FG to get it into OT, and as you know, almost all NFL OT games get decided by a FG. KC had Nick Lowery, who at that time
was the most accurate kicker in NFL history. They also had a good offense, so I loved our chances if it got to OT.
Fricking Nick Lowery shanked a 29-yard field goal attempt. That wouldn't happen again in 50 tries, but it happened that day, at that moment. My late
friend, who shared my physique and my attitude toward fighting, went on full-fledged tilt. And mind you, he was about 50 at the time, whereas I was
about 35 or 36.
He punched three holes in his living room wall. He also physically destroyed both of the TV's remote controls. His wife was NOT amused. Neither
I have never been so angry at a football player.