One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn't belong.
Anybody under 50 recognizes that jingle from "Sesame Street," but in football, the thing that's not like the others is the field goal kicker: that little guy with the clean uniform, the one who sits off by himself when he's not booting balls into a net; the one with all the superstitions and good luck charms; the one the coach barely mentions; the one who can go three months without full contact, but who gets all the glory after kicking the game winner.
Very few people even know his name unless he misses three or four in a crucial game. Then they know him enough to vilify him like he's an ax murderer.
But not anymore, at least not in Alabama. For Crimson Tide fans, their little guy made history on Monday night. And they will remember him and what he did for quite some time.
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