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11 Oct 2006

My Left Foot

Fun little story about new Boston College kicker Steve Aponavicius, who will play in his first game this weekend against Virginia Tech. Not his first game of the year -- his first football game, ever.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 Oct 2006

9 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 10:20am by PatsFan

Comments

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by Mark (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:11pm

First game ever against a team that sets the standard for special teams play. Who did he piss off?

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by rk (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:15pm

Doesn't this kid know anything? You don't sit around and wait for the starter to get in a fight when you're the backup kicker. You get out there and stab him in the leg.

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by Bill Barnwell :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:17pm

Clearly those guys who attacked the old BC kicker outside of a bar were not participants in College Loser League.

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by princeton73 (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:38pm

So out went Johnny Rotten. In came Sid Vicious.
"That's what I call him," O'Brien said when asked if he could pronounce his new kicker's name. ... "I don't know who Sid Vicious is, so it doesn't make any difference."

when you put it THAT way, I guess it doesn't

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by James C (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 1:09pm

Sid Vicious played bass, he replaced Glenn Matlock not Jonny Rotten.

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by BC Pat (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 2:47pm

Anyone is an improvement over Ohligher. The kid just couldn't conquer his nerves and kick consistently. By all accounts, he is a terrific practice kicker but he dissolves into a puddle of goo when there is even a slight hint of pressure (he has been seeing a sports psychologist a la Ken Walters). Our crusty coach Tom O'Brien refused to bench him despite missing fgs and xps in a manner that reminded me of hated '93 patriot Scott Sisson.

Beat Tech

GO EAGLES!!!!!!!

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by ABW (not verified) :: Wed, 10/11/2006 - 3:48pm

Ouch. Comparisons to old "Missin' Sisson". That's about as low as you can get as a kicker in New England.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Thu, 10/12/2006 - 10:47pm

An extra point and a field goal so far.........

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Fri, 10/13/2006 - 10:20am