There are few issues followers hate greater than when their workforce’s kicker strolls out on the sphere and an announcer begins to speak about no matter streak of made kicks they’re on.
Whereas play-by-play announcers at each stage will insist the announcer’s jinx doesn’t exist, citing the hundreds of kicks the place they listing off a kicker’s stats that undergo, it feels like key misses are sometimes preceded by a dialogue of a kicker’s streak of perfection. On Thanksgiving in Detroit, Jim Nantz tried to chuckle within the face of the fates, straight calling out the announcer’s jinx as not actual as Lions kicker Michael Badgley strolled out for a 29-yard try, trying to stay good on the season.
Naturally, he hooked the kick huge left to the delight of Tony Romo, who instructed Lions followers to direct all anger to Nantz for not solely hitting Badgley with the announcer’s jinx however additionally daring to say it didn’t exist.
It feels becoming that this may occur to the Lions, a workforce that seemingly is aware of no bounds in relation to discovering new methods to lose video games in painful methods. A missed 29-yard discipline objective definitely might loom massive in opposition to Josh Allen and the Payments, however Detroit did bounce again to attain a go-ahead landing (and make a two-point conversion) to go up three within the fourth quarter as they appear to beat Nantz’s hex.