The NFL made a stupidly specific rule after a toeless kicker's record-setting field goal


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  • Jt Luttermoser
    Jt Luttermoser  1 days back

    That guys funny

    • DWU King B0atPL4yz
      DWU King B0atPL4yz  2 days back

      And yet Shaquille Griffin still got in

      I think they both twins I get their names mixed up

      • Aaron Cardona
        Aaron Cardona  5 hours back

        It's shaquim without the hand he is an amazing player

    • Eu Mesmo
      Eu Mesmo  2 days back

      If u know how to kick a ball u know that his foot don't make any difference he actually have no adventage

      • Adam Rosenberg
        Adam Rosenberg  3 days back

        We don’t like you or your yankee shirt! Nice to see them eliminated again!

        • Braden Niemann
          Braden Niemann  3 days back

          Because it would encourage people to lose there toes to be better kickers

          • Poppa Pips
            Poppa Pips  6 days back

            Wont hold up under ADA

            • Cameron Hughes-Williams

              The thumbnail is so disingenuous. This rule makes perfect sense. People are just too scared to be honest and pretend it’s awful when they know damn well it makes sense. No modified equipment

              • Mr Slate
                Mr Slate  6 days back

                White people can suck the fun out of anything. The man has a half of a foot, leave him alone for Pete's sake.

                • Dippidous Fippidous
                  Dippidous Fippidous  1 weeks back

                  I meaaaaaannnn technically it’s an advantage, but it’s also a disadvantage sooooo

                  • Nuruh
                    Nuruh  1 weeks back

                    Having a block for a foot is advantageous

                    • GoodSports Evening
                      GoodSports Evening  2 weeks back

                      The 80s 🙄

                      • Yeet master
                        Yeet master  2 weeks back

                        Thumbnails dramatized a bit lmao

                        • Fortnite Tutorials
                          Fortnite Tutorials  2 weeks back

                          Im related to him, my nana (his niece) is my dads mom

                          • the dutohlav
                            the dutohlav  2 weeks back

                            I kind of think they overcorrected by the rule and create disadvantage for the kicker - since his foot was not only missing toes, but it looks like it is quite shorter than that (it doesn't extend past his thigh much) I can see that he would have had more problems to precisely articulate his foot, which you need to kick with precision. And having a shoe with flat surface?
                            It's not like other kickers use a soccer shoes on their kicking foot which are designed with as much flat surface as possible... oh wait...

                            • George Orwell
                              George Orwell  2 weeks back

                              Tom Dempsey is one of the nicest guys in the world. Good natured and was gracious when his record was broken in Denver.

                              • Venom Donut
                                Venom Donut  3 weeks back

                                Poor little tink tink.

                                • ironwork92000
                                  ironwork92000  3 weeks back

                                  Wow... Talk about moving the goal post

                                  • Zak Wixson
                                    Zak Wixson  3 weeks back

                                    My grandmother, rest her soul, had 11 toes! 6 on one foot and your regular 5 on the other. She was also a model in the 60’s

                                    • Cheryl Majors
                                      Cheryl Majors  3 weeks back

                                      I remember watching Tom Dempsey..he was awesome

                                      • Gamaray
                                        Gamaray  3 weeks back

                                        They should talk about the one point safety if they still do this

                                        • Patrick McLeod
                                          Patrick McLeod  3 weeks back

                                          **So, a guy born with a major deformity can be prevented from participating in sports in a fair way,, but large, powerful biological men can compete in the most physical sports against biological females, simply by "claiming" to be female?? That's the "progressive" world we now live in.... **

                                          • Big Bird
                                            Big Bird  3 weeks back

                                            Stupidly? You literally admitted that he had an advantage, you dolt.

                                            • vambo13257
                                              vambo13257  3 weeks back

                                              I worked with Tom years after he retired, a great guy!

                                              • John Napier
                                                John Napier  3 weeks back

                                                It reminds of when that dude with the missing feet went to the Olympics and some people were like "oh well he's got metal legs, he CLEARLY has an advantage"

                                                • treelo_the_first
                                                  treelo_the_first  6 days back

                                                  John Napier are you dumb

                                                • Nuruh
                                                  Nuruh  1 weeks back

                                                  John Napier he did, Dempsey had an advantage too. It’s literally been proven. Just because you’re too ignorant to understand the facts doesn’t mean we ignore them

                                              • Travis Tweten
                                                Travis Tweten  4 weeks back

                                                How did this guy not bust up laughing at any point during this???

                                                • Jeffrey Johnson
                                                  Jeffrey Johnson  4 weeks back

                                                  Ladies & Gents,
                                                  I know, Tom, personally. I, like Tom, have half of my right foot gone. My condition was due to a childhood farming accident. Started kicking at the age of 10 through the Ford Motor Company's Punt, Pass & Kick program. I received a full scholarship to the University of Kansas and was the placekicker in 1984-1985. Had (2) NFL tryouts in 86' My shoe was built specifically by a local shoe cobbler with years of craftmanship. The only difference in my shoe and Tom's, besides our actual human size, was shoe size... he was 6'3 260lbs...I was 5'9 170lbs...and my shoe laced up the front like a traditional shoe...his would lace up on the outer side of his kicking shoe.
                                                  Scientifically speaking, like with a golf-club, regardless the size of the surface, there is still the "sweet spot" by which the ball is hit from the club...this is a very small area of actual impact and causes the actual force of momentum forward. Same with a kicking shoe to the surface of a football. You still, as a placekicker, must kick the ball straight and hit that "sweet spot" on the ball with proper leg extension to get the required result. In a conversation with Tom in 1985 on a trip to Metairie, LA. to meet him for the first time, he stated that Tex Shramm was clueless on the science of kicking...and a remark I won't repeat.
                                                  Just some insight...

                                                  • El Fuego
                                                    El Fuego  1 months back

                                                    The irony is the Cowboys had a kicking coach that was missing toes and played in the NFL. Ben Agajanian. (sp?) He was a coach when Schramm was still there.

                                                    • John Juanda
                                                      John Juanda  1 months back

                                                      Tex Schramm was a disgusting human being. he was a despicable racist, and a horrible person, with not a charitable bone in his body. He was a true embodiment of greed and gluttony.

                                                      • Texas Coasters
                                                        Texas Coasters  1 months back

                                                        Who Dat!

                                                        • Think Civil
                                                          Think Civil  1 months back

                                                          I saw Dempsey kick for the Eagles when they played the Vikings at MN in the early 70s. Before the game, he was crushing kicks from increasingly longer distances as he warmed up. As the practice kicks got longer, the "smack" got louder. Even Vikings players were watching the show, and the crowd really got into it.

                                                          • Ravensfan24 Lmao
                                                            Ravensfan24 Lmao  2 months back

                                                            Dempsey could prolly nail a 74 yarder if the posts were back like now

                                                            • Dallas Brubaker
                                                              Dallas Brubaker  2 months back

                                                              He never played in the AFL for the San Diego Chargers

                                                              • Dallas Brubaker
                                                                Dallas Brubaker  4 weeks back

                                                                @Jeffrey Johnson He wasn't drafted by any team in either the AFL or NFL.

                                                              • Jeffrey Johnson
                                                                Jeffrey Johnson  4 weeks back

                                                                Drafted by the Chargers (Dempsey) traded to the Saints.

                                                            • Wyatt Brownell
                                                              Wyatt Brownell  2 months back

                                                              Tom Dempsey is forever the champ to me. Straight on kicking in New Orleans humidity, with only half a foot. If he’d kicked it in Denver it’d easily have gone 70+ yards

                                                              • HobbitAvenger
                                                                HobbitAvenger  2 months back

                                                                Jon made a video about Tom Dempsey. He also made a video about Tex Schramm.

                                                                • Umanfly
                                                                  Umanfly  2 months back

                                                                  And the Original Shoe he used is available to see in the Pro Football Hall Of fame , 2nd level in a Glass Case , after you enter the door .
                                                                  They also have a phone receiver to listen to the actual play being shown when announced over the tv that day ......pretty cool .

                                                                  • HopelessMunz
                                                                    HopelessMunz  2 months back

                                                                    The rules basically say no 1.5 footed man shall ever be allowed to break records again.

                                                                  • Chevy Serratos
                                                                    Chevy Serratos  2 months back

                                                                    There is actually a soccer shoes that you can buy that has a flat front for kicking

                                                                    • Stephen Blackwell
                                                                      Stephen Blackwell  2 months back

                                                                      Dam NFL, I guess haters are always going to hate

                                                                      • dead account
                                                                        dead account  2 months back

                                                                        A asterisk might make sense if the NFL was then flooded with amputate kickers. Who then dominated the record books. It's like suggesting one in Denver should have a asterisk. Would make sense if every Denver kicker sets the record.

                                                                        • Vita Leonis
                                                                          Vita Leonis  2 months back

                                                                          The guy on the right, Mike, is an absolute moron. He asked the question "which half of his foot?"
                                                                          There's no doubt that if this happened today, Rodger Goodell would have sided with others and had the record removed. I was around when Tom Dempsey did this and it was an absolute celebration of those with disabilities. Tom Dempsey should be in the Hall of Fame for his achievement.

                                                                          • Frank Johnson
                                                                            Frank Johnson  2 months back

                                                                            idiot!! you could have told the new records length...........

                                                                            • Jami B
                                                                              Jami B  3 months back

                                                                              Tex must have been a dem.

                                                                              • jim beam
                                                                                jim beam  3 months back

                                                                                He turned his disadvantage into an advantage..Ya what about abnormally tall people make them put on normal sized shoes or else the have an unfair advantage.boooooooooo.the world is backwards.

                                                                                • Linda Easley
                                                                                  Linda Easley  3 months back

                                                                                  The flat front of the shoe was the issue . He could still kick with a regular pointed shoe that was filled in where the toes should be .
                                                                                  This rule did not violate the ADA

                                                                                  • Adam P
                                                                                    Adam P  3 months back

                                                                                    this rule is so bias towards kickers. demsey can't wear that shoe cause it helps him kick further. How about receivers wearing gloves to help them get a better grip catching the football? Is that not the same as using an equipment to help your game?

                                                                                    • go bot
                                                                                      go bot  3 months back

                                                                                      This is in the 60's no such thing as discrimination. If he was black they would of just banned black kickers.

                                                                                      • Buck Buck
                                                                                        Buck Buck  3 months back

                                                                                        You two are so horribly geeky

                                                                                        • David Ozab
                                                                                          David Ozab  3 months back

                                                                                          What if the prosthetic leg is bionic?