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Blair Walsh on missed field goal vs. Seahawks: ‘It won’t define me’

Blair Walsh is not hung up on the 27-yard field goal he missed wide left with 22 seconds left in the Vikings’ 10-9 wild-card playoff loss to Seattle last January. “My common message to [those who have reached out to him] is it’s one moment,” Walsh told reporters after Wednesday’s OTA session. “It won’t define me.” Walsh was asked if he tries to block out the memory...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh trolled by EA Sports over missed field goal

Earlier this year, it was the Seahawks who fell victim to a troll job by video game manufacturer EA Sports. This time, it was Blair Walsh. Walsh, of course, missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds remaining in regulation during last weekend’s game against the Seahawks that would have given the Vikings a 12-10 lead and a likely victory. As, expected, Walsh’s girlfriend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blair Walsh visits first-graders who sent him letters

Blair Walsh on Thursday morning stopped by Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minn., to pay a visit to a class of very thoughtful first-graders who sent him letters of support in the wake of the easily the worst day of his football career. And the disgraced kicker who became the latest goat in the Minnesota Vikings’ tortured playoff history was greeted with a welcome more befitting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota first-graders write sympathy letters to Blair Walsh

Blair Walsh became the latest goat in Minnesota Vikings playoff history after he shanked a 27-yard field goal attempt that would have given his team a 12-10 lead with 26 seconds remaining in the game and a near-certain playoff victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings kicker, who humbly owned up to his epic gaffe with class and dignity, had converted field goals from 47,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Loss adds another heartbreak to Vikings’ playoff history

When Blair Walsh hooked his game-winning field goal wide left, he added his name and Sunday’s devastating result to a long list of postseason heartbreaks for the Minnesota Vikings. In fact, few teams know playoff suffering quite like the Vikings, especially recently. Minnesota is 0-4 overall in Super Bowls, but it’s now been almost 40 years since the Vikings played for a Lombardi...
Via The Sports Daily
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh's girlfriend defends him after missed kick

Blair Walsh has taken plenty of heat for missing a chip-shot field goal that could have won the game for the Vikings against the Seahawks on Sunday, but he is hardly the only reason Minnesota’s season came to a close. His girlfriend wants to remind everyone of that. After Sunday’s game, Walsh’s girlfriend Sarah Chaffee — a news reporter in Alabama — defended Walsh and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

LISTEN: Vikings, Seahawks radio calls of missed field goal

Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal to end the Minnesota Vikings season on Sunday afternoon. The kick immediately spawned numerous memes and dragged back a number of bad memories for Vikings fans, though the call of the kick by Al Michaels on NBC wasn’t too great. Thankfully, the fine folks at Uproxx Sports have unearthed the Seahawks and Vikings radio calls of Walsh’s...
Via Awful Announcing
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Internet takes aim at Blair Walsh after missed field goal

The Minnesota Vikings led the Seattle Seahawks 9-0 entering the fourth quarter of today’s NFC Wild Card playoff matchup. The Seahawks captured a 10-9 lead after a Doug Baldwin touchdown and a Steven Hauschka field goal. The Vikings got the ball with less than two minutes to go, and put themselves in a prime position to kick for the win – unfortunately for Minnesota fans,...
Via The Comeback
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Laces were in on Blair Walsh's missed field goal

For 59 minutes and 34 seconds, Blair Walsh was the MVP for the Minnesota Vikings in their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. And then he missed a 27-yard field goal with 26 seconds left at a time when the Vikings were all but assured of a victory. Here is a look at the kick: Replays showed that the laces were in on the kick, which is something that tends to negatively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings K Blair Walsh not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Vikings
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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