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(CNN)   Armless high school football player has NFL aspirations. Let's give him a hand, folks   (cnn.com) divider line 40
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2014-01-31 02:44:09 PM
Then he'd only be Mostly Armless.
 
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2014-01-31 03:01:09 PM
I'm still using it.
 
2014-01-31 03:09:29 PM
It must be difficult for a kicker to be unable to kick a field goal and not being able to raise their arms with the "it's good!" signal.

Best of luck to the guy.
 
2014-01-31 03:11:09 PM
Mad respect to that kid, but the dude would get creamed in the NFL
 
2014-01-31 03:12:09 PM
The team is screwed on any botched snap
 
2014-01-31 03:13:20 PM
You're a bad person subby and you should feel bad.  Now I'm going to hell.
 
2014-01-31 03:14:50 PM
So he's obviously a kicker, or a Steelers' receiver.
 
2014-01-31 03:19:40 PM
www.lmame-bug.com

A lot of you won't readily admit it, but this IS the first thing you thought of when the video showed the kid kicking off.
 
2014-01-31 03:25:34 PM
Who cares?

Seriously--if the kid can be one of the best 32 kickers in the country, then great. You don't need a hand to kick.  Call me if he wants to be a surgeon or concert violinist.

/Part of being tolerant to those with disabilities is to be indifferent--they want to be treated the same, so knock off the worship.
 
2014-01-31 03:25:48 PM
He may want to try soccer.
 
2014-01-31 03:27:44 PM

uncleacid: He may want to try soccer.


You can't sell a good flop without arms to flail around.

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2014-01-31 03:29:37 PM
Can you imagine the outrage the first time he gets called for holding?
 
2014-01-31 03:32:08 PM
If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.
 
2014-01-31 03:35:23 PM

fickenchucker: Seriously--if the kid can be one of the best 32 kickers in the country, then great. You don't need a hand to kick.  Call me if he wants to be a surgeon or concert violinist.


On the other hand, no pun intended, he may have trouble tackling kickoff returners if they get past the other ten guys.  Not that you want your kickers to do it, but being able to do it can save touchdowns.  It's not a major disadvantage for the kid, but it's something teams would have to consider.
 
2014-01-31 03:37:03 PM
Your daddy whittled you some fine limbs boy.

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2014-01-31 03:38:31 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: fickenchucker: Seriously--if the kid can be one of the best 32 kickers in the country, then great. You don't need a hand to kick.  Call me if he wants to be a surgeon or concert violinist.

On the other hand, no pun intended, he may have trouble tackling kickoff returners if they get past the other ten guys.  Not that you want your kickers to do it, but being able to do it can save touchdowns.  It's not a major disadvantage for the kid, but it's something teams would have to consider.


I was about to bring this up.  He would have to be top 20 to make up for the total lack of ability to contribute there.
 
2014-01-31 03:40:06 PM

machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.


I would think that to really push the limits arms help with balance, not positive but that's what my gut tells me.

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2014-01-31 03:40:35 PM

Robert1966: So he's obviously a kicker, or a Steelers' receiver.


Not if Detroit picks ahead of them.
 
2014-01-31 03:45:00 PM

jst3p: machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.

I would think that to really push the limits arms help with balance, not positive but that's what my gut tells me.

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That is true, but if he could do the job, teams wouldn't mind if he had a different form.

I didn't consider the tackling part of returns, though. Although he could still slow them down enough by just getting in the way
 
2014-01-31 03:51:16 PM
Tell him to tuck his jersey in.


What?
 
2014-01-31 03:54:52 PM
"Super Bowl Ring?!?! WHAT THE FARK GOOD DOES THAT DO ME??!?!?"
 
2014-01-31 03:56:00 PM

machoprogrammer: That is true, but if he could do the job, teams wouldn't mind if he had a different form.


I am not saying he shouldn't, just that it may be a factor that makes it impossible for him to get to that level.
 
2014-01-31 03:58:18 PM

jst3p: machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.

I would think that to really push the limits arms help with balance, not positive but that's what my gut tells me.

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Nice photobomb by the sign in that last pic . . .
 
2014-01-31 04:01:13 PM
"BE THE BALL!"
 
2014-01-31 04:02:05 PM

jst3p: machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.

I would think that to really push the limits arms help with balance, not positive but that's what my gut tells me.

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You're probably right, although people probably said the same about Jim Abbott.  So I think it could be done.  But this kid is in HS, even if he had arms he'd be 1 in 10,000 to make the NFL.
 
2014-01-31 04:02:40 PM
Don't have to worry about holding calls so he has that going for him
 
2014-01-31 04:32:31 PM

machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.


A kicker is also required to tackle on occasion, and presumably be the backup punter in case of emergency.
 
2014-01-31 04:38:40 PM
JUST MAKE SURE THE LACES ARE OUT!!!
 
2014-01-31 05:04:32 PM
"I don't want people to help me..."

Kid obviously hasn't discovered masturbation yet... Either that or he's REALLY good with them feet.

Or his chin...
 
2014-01-31 05:22:46 PM
I'm surprised nobody has asked this...how does he rub one out? With his feet?

I know, I know, I'm on the express train straight to Hell.

In all seriousness, though, this kid is pretty amazing. I hope he continues to do well - both in football and in life.
 
2014-01-31 05:24:18 PM

machoprogrammer: I didn't consider the tackling part of returns, though. Although he could still slow them down enough by just getting in the way


The NFL is only a few years away from getting rid of kickoffs entirely anyway.
 
2014-01-31 05:31:34 PM

digitalrain: I'm surprised nobody has asked this...how does he rub one out? With his feet?


I imagine he could just kind of hump the bed and push off with his shoulders and feet. Would have to be pretty meticulous in placing the tissue/towel/sock, though.
 
2014-01-31 05:39:14 PM

Robert1966: So he's obviously a kicker, or a Steelers' receiver.


Or future Chicago Bears QB.

Go Pack!
 
2014-01-31 05:41:18 PM

jst3p: machoprogrammer: If Jim Abbott can become a solid MLB pitcher with one hand, I don't see why you would need arms to be a NFL kicker (except on a botched snap, which usually ends up as the holder getting creamed anyway).

If he becomes one of the 32 best kickers in the country, he will likely end up in the NFL.

I would think that to really push the limits arms help with balance, not positive but that's what my gut tells me.







/I could be wrong


They must watch a lot of Dragon Ball
 
2014-01-31 05:49:21 PM
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/personal oblig
//aisle seat
 
2014-01-31 06:44:35 PM

digitalrain: I'm surprised nobody has asked this...how does he rub one out? With his feet?

I know, I know, I'm on the express train straight to Hell.

In all seriousness, though, this kid is pretty amazing. I hope he continues to do well - both in football and in life.


Probably has his mom do it like that other kid.
 
2014-01-31 08:51:56 PM
He may have no arms, but that only begs the question: Can he make it on his own?

/
tenderfoot can
 
2014-01-31 09:07:39 PM

jst3p: "Super Bowl Ring?!?! WHAT THE FARK GOOD DOES THAT DO ME??!?!?"


Aisle seat, near the bulkhead.
 
2014-02-01 09:07:36 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: fickenchucker: Seriously--if the kid can be one of the best 32 kickers in the country, then great. You don't need a hand to kick.  Call me if he wants to be a surgeon or concert violinist.

On the other hand, no pun intended, he may have trouble tackling kickoff returners if they get past the other ten guys.  Not that you want your kickers to do it, but being able to do it can save touchdowns.  It's not a major disadvantage for the kid, but it's something teams would have to consider.


eh, most kickers just dive at their legs and hope they trip anyways.  He could do that.
 
2014-02-01 07:58:09 PM

Ray_Finkle: JUST MAKE SURE THE LACES ARE OUT!!!


Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn...
 
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