Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Seattle Times)   Seahawks sign childhood fan and retired Green Bay kicking hero Ryan Longwell to replace injured kicker for remainder of playoffs up through Super Bowl   (seattletimes.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Ryan Longwell, Seahawks, Green Bay, Super Bowl, playoffs, Puyallup, sonics, Marshawn Lynch  
•       •       •

1187 clicks; posted to Sports » on 10 Jan 2013 at 2:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



56 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2013-01-10 02:44:13 PM  
Longwell, who was released by the Vikings in May, kept himself in shape by working out regularly and kicking about once every 10 days. He and his wife, Sarah, had been preparing for a marathon this weekend near their home in Orlando.

I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.
 
2013-01-10 02:58:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Longwell, who was released by the Vikings in May, kept himself in shape by working out regularly and kicking about once every 10 days. He and his wife, Sarah, had been preparing for a marathon this weekend near their home in Orlando.

I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.


I wonder if they'll have him or Ryan kick off.

As long as his leg is up for 4 or 5 extra points he'll earn his keep.
 
2013-01-10 03:00:00 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.


It helps his first live-action game in some time will be in a dome. Even if he goes 5/5 on Sunday including a GW 55 yarder, I'd be more worried about having to kick the week after in SF or GB.
 
2013-01-10 03:01:06 PM  
"but Longwell's experience - winning a Super Bowl with Green Bay in 1998 - helped earn him the job,"

Eh, John Elway and the Broncos might have a quibble with this article's version of history.
 
2013-01-10 03:03:18 PM  

Killer Cars: Nadie_AZ: I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.

It helps his first live-action game in some time will be in a dome. Even if he goes 5/5 on Sunday including a GW 55 yarder, I'd be more worried about having to kick the week after in SF or GB.


He was only good for 45 or less last year. Everything else gimped short.

Of course, if this was a Disney movie he could SQUEEZE a 50 yarder out of his leg. Maybe.

/not really
 
2013-01-10 03:09:48 PM  
Seahawks sign childhood fan and retired Green Bay kicking hero Ryan Longwell to replace injured kicker for remainder of playoffs up through Super Bowl Sunday

FTFY
 
2013-01-10 03:12:00 PM  
I had no idea Longwell grew up in Puyallup...very cool.

/Go Hawks!
 
2013-01-10 03:20:40 PM  
Glad this guy stood up when needed, but really hope Hauschka is back next season.

/charter member of the Steven Hauschka Fanclub
//we'll kick your ass for 3 points
 
2013-01-10 03:26:01 PM  
I'd enjoy watching Longwell make a FG in Green Bay to send the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
 
2013-01-10 03:26:49 PM  
Was Morten Anderson unavailable?
 
2013-01-10 03:29:32 PM  

IAmRight: I'd enjoy watching Longwell make a FG in Green Bay to send the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.


If it is like his time in GB, it would be wide-right. I don't remember him ever making a clutch kick for the Packers
 
2013-01-10 03:33:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Longwell, who was released by the Vikings in May, kept himself in shape by working out regularly and kicking about once every 10 days. He and his wife, Sarah, had been preparing for a marathon this weekend near their home in Orlando.

I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.


He beat out 3 other guys for the job in try-outs.

Then again, Pete and Johns signed a personal trainer who's been out of the game for 2 years over Ray Edwards and Aaron Maybin, so...
 
2013-01-10 03:37:12 PM  
who gives a shiat. the niners have the great Billy Cundiff
 
2013-01-10 03:38:50 PM  

chechcal: "but Longwell's experience - winning a Super Bowl with Green Bay in 1998 - helped earn him the job,"

Eh, John Elway and the Broncos might have a quibble with this article's version of history.


I caught that too. The writer clearly mixed up their years/kickers. He was with the Packers for the 1997 season but not when they won the Superbowl XXXI (same year, previous season). Chris Jacke was the team's kicker at the time. Longwell was the kicker for Super Bowl XXXII in 1998 for their LOSS to the Broncos.
 
2013-01-10 03:46:30 PM  

machoprogrammer: If it is like his time in GB, it would be wide-right. I don't remember him ever making a clutch kick for the Packers


Hopefully we'd be inside of 45 yards.

/the only postseason FGs that could have mattered that he missed were 47 and 50 yards
 
2013-01-10 03:51:37 PM  

IAmRight: machoprogrammer: If it is like his time in GB, it would be wide-right. I don't remember him ever making a clutch kick for the Packers

Hopefully we'd be inside of 45 yards.

/the only postseason FGs that could have mattered that he missed were 47 and 50 yards


Pete'll go for it or punt until they're inside the 30.
 
2013-01-10 04:00:39 PM  
You can add to your roster this late in the season?

/ don't really follow football. Please to explain
 
2013-01-10 04:12:32 PM  
He will miss a game winning field goal in the championship game........ Reminicent of the Vikings in 2001
 
2013-01-10 04:19:07 PM  
Seahawks win the Super Bowl in the Superdome by Longwell finally kicking the FG he never got to attempt 3 years ago because of Brett Favre's gunslinging in that same building.

YAWN, your booking is shallow and pedantic, Roger!
 
2013-01-10 04:25:14 PM  
Wait, Ryan Longwell was out of a job and the 49ers decided to go with Billy Cundiff over him?!?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-10 04:26:50 PM  

robsul82: Seahawks win the Super Bowl in the Superdome by Longwell finally kicking the FG he never got to attempt 3 years ago because of Brett Favre's gunslinging in that same building.

YAWN, your booking is shallow and pedantic, Roger!


It's pretty elaborate - even got Bruce Irvin, an Atlanta native, his first start of the season IN ATLANTA thanks to Chris Clemons' injury. NOW we see why Seattle picked him so high.
 
2013-01-10 04:38:28 PM  
Screw you all the Packers have Mason Shankapotumus Crosby so there

/sobbing
 
2013-01-10 04:41:47 PM  
Longwell's leg was basically dead by the end of his run in MN. Must be that the time off has helped if they signed him.

machoprogrammer: If it is like his time in GB, it would be wide-right. I don't remember him ever making a clutch kick for the Packers


I guess you don't remember him being the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history for a while there either.
 
2013-01-10 04:42:28 PM  

thisiszombocom: You can add to your roster this late in the season?


Correct me if I'm wrong, folks:

Correct. You can't trade players after some deadline that's in the middle of the season. But after the deadline, you're still allowed to place players on injured reserve (meaning "this player can't play for the rest of the season"; and if you do that, you're allowed to go out and look for folks who aren't currently under contract with anybody and who haven't played yet this season, and add those folks to your roster to fill in the holes.

In other words, you find yourself looking for folks who retired in the last year or two, and folks who looked reasonably good in training camps but who didn't actually make it onto a team.
 
2013-01-10 04:58:11 PM  
My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?
 
2013-01-10 05:03:04 PM  

IAmRight: robsul82: Seahawks win the Super Bowl in the Superdome by Longwell finally kicking the FG he never got to attempt 3 years ago because of Brett Favre's gunslinging in that same building.

YAWN, your booking is shallow and pedantic, Roger!

It's pretty elaborate - even got Bruce Irvin, an Atlanta native, his first start of the season IN ATLANTA thanks to Chris Clemons' injury. NOW we see why Seattle picked him so high.


Did you know that Jerome Bettis is from Detroit AND played a Super Bowl there? Crazy.


eagles95: Screw you all the Packers have Mason Shankapotumus Crosby so there

/sobbing


It's not so bad...it's much worse than that. At least Mastay has locked down his position.
 
2013-01-10 05:06:18 PM  

IAmRight: robsul82: Seahawks win the Super Bowl in the Superdome by Longwell finally kicking the FG he never got to attempt 3 years ago because of Brett Favre's gunslinging in that same building.

YAWN, your booking is shallow and pedantic, Roger!

It's pretty elaborate - even got Bruce Irvin, an Atlanta native, his first start of the season IN ATLANTA thanks to Chris Clemons' injury. NOW we see why Seattle picked him so high.


Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.
 
2013-01-10 05:09:56 PM  

tacos4jesus: My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?


I'm pretty certain the winner of the Super Bowl MVP this year will be fielded questions about RGIII's injury while on the podium. So, even the Fail Mary part deux will take a back seat.
 
2013-01-10 05:14:18 PM  
Potato Ref Rematch!
 
2013-01-10 05:16:28 PM  

hundreddollarman: Wait, Ryan Longwell was out of a job and the 49ers decided to go with Billy Cundiff over him?!?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 620x520]


If you read the article, he was refusing offers early in the season (felt teams were looking just to look), so it's possible that he refused that offer from the Niners (since the Cundiff signing is an insurance policy, not an outright starting position) and accepted the offer from his boyhood team for a definite chance to kick.
 
2013-01-10 05:18:23 PM  

John Nash: I guess you don't remember him being the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history for a while there either.


Wasnt that mostly his time with Minnesota though? He was accurate, but was never clutch for GB and never had a very strong leg
 
2013-01-10 05:30:48 PM  

zerkalo: Potato Ref Rematch!


I'm not saying the games this weekend will be fixed for maximum viewership but Manning v Brady in AFC and Hawks v Packers in Fail Mary 2: Electric Boogaloo are interesting potential matchups in 2 weeks


/NFL games aren't rigged
/and SEC players arent paid
 
2013-01-10 06:16:00 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Could probably still outkick Longwell.
 
2013-01-10 06:36:27 PM  

eagles95: zerkalo: Potato Ref Rematch!

I'm not saying the games this weekend will be fixed for maximum viewership but Manning v Brady in AFC and Hawks v Packers in Fail Mary 2: Electric Boogaloo are interesting potential matchups in 2 weeks


/NFL games aren't rigged
/and SEC players arent paid


This brings a tear to my eye - a Seattle team is finally the one that the league wants to win for viewership reasons! Usually the teams there are described as "ratings killers."
 
2013-01-10 06:54:10 PM  
Slim pickings on the out-of-work kicker market these days. What's ol' Bill Gramatica up to?
 
2013-01-10 07:04:42 PM  
My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?

Neither of those teams will win, though.
 
2013-01-10 07:19:10 PM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: Slim pickings on the out-of-work kicker market these days. What's ol' Bill Gramatica up to?


Snapping his leg in half after sinking a single-bogey putt on the 3rd hole.
 
2013-01-10 07:28:12 PM  
As a Vikings fan... nevermind
 
2013-01-10 07:43:18 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?

Neither of those teams will win, though.


Both will win.
 
2013-01-10 07:49:44 PM  
anybody see where nate silver picked pats vs. seahawks for the superbowl (and seahawks winning the superbowl)?

i've got patriots vs. packers, rule of thumb being that a balanced patriot running-throwing offense is less exploitable than peyton is in the playoffs, and that whatever team wants revenge in the playoffs usually gets it - especially helpful if they've got a top 5 QB
 
2013-01-10 07:53:35 PM  

stappawho: Why Would I Read the Article: My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?

Neither of those teams will win, though.

Both will win.


I concur because fanitude and falcon fail.

Aside from my stupid bias, good for longwell. He's probably the kicker I've watched the most in my life behind the ageless wonder Hanson
 
2013-01-10 08:25:54 PM  
with a kicker name like Longwell, what could go wrong?
 
2013-01-10 08:40:15 PM  
I'm pulling for the Falcons, but I still found this funny.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-10 09:02:51 PM  

tacos4jesus: My God, there will be no shortage of storylines if the Seahawks and Packers win this week, eh?


Especially if Mason Crosby keeps sucking and Longwell kicks a 50 yarder.

/my two favorite teams
/Packers then Seahawks
 
2013-01-10 09:34:18 PM  
Of course, Jon Ryan is also a former Packer, so Longwell and Ryan as the K and P makes a decent enough subtext for a Seahawks Packers game ... after the fail mary, of course.

/Yup, Packers then Seahawks.
 
2013-01-10 10:29:44 PM  

chechcal: "but Longwell's experience - winning a Super Bowl with Green Bay in 1998 - helped earn him the job,"

Eh, John Elway and the Broncos might have a quibble with this article's version of history.



I was wondering if the author meant to say 1997.....but after a quick search, it looks like he wasn't on their Super Bowl winning team during the 1996 season.
 
2013-01-10 11:51:15 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Killer Cars: Nadie_AZ: I have to wonder how ready he is, to play.

It helps his first live-action game in some time will be in a dome. Even if he goes 5/5 on Sunday including a GW 55 yarder, I'd be more worried about having to kick the week after in SF or GB.

He was only good for 45 or less last year. Everything else gimped short.

Of course, if this was a Disney movie he could SQUEEZE a 50 yarder out of his leg. Maybe.

/not really


"I don't care if he's got the wind at his back and a song in his heart, he doesn't have the leg!"
-Isaac Jaffe
 
2013-01-11 04:42:29 AM  

machoprogrammer: IAmRight: I'd enjoy watching Longwell make a FG in Green Bay to send the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

If it is like his time in GB, it would be wide-right. I don't remember him ever making a clutch kick for the Packers


Sure you're not thinking of Missin' Crosby?
 
2013-01-11 10:12:30 AM  

Polish Hussar: Jim from Saint Paul: Killer Cars: Nadie_AZ: ***snip***

"I don't care if he's got the wind at his back and a song in his heart, he doesn't have the leg!"
-Isaac Jaffe


I don't care what everyone else says about you, you're alright in my book.

//Best show ever.
 
2013-01-11 10:42:15 AM  
Long live sad Seahawk:
  idigitalcitizen.files.wordpress.com
 
Displayed 50 of 56 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report