Norwegian YouTube Kicker Released

Bummer. Remember Norwegian Kicker and YouTube sensation Havard Rugland? OK, I don't recall the name either, but I do remember his YouTube video, Kickalicious making the rounds last winter:

I'm pretty sure that's the Dropkick Murphys playing in the background (nice "kick" choice, Havard).

Well, unfortunately, the Detroit Lions cut Rugland on Tuesday. Early reports say he will next be working on a new music video for The Pogues (joke).

David Akers, of course, is the starting Detroit kicker. RotoWire has him ranked #9 for the upcoming season. Akers is a six-time all-pro and a 15-year veteran. So Rugland didn't lose out to some no-name.

Remember, dome kickers always make for safe fantasy picks.


By: kissmyredzone
On: 8/30/2013 10:17:00 AM
this kind of article/news/blog is not what i paid for, its a kicker, they are not relevant. maybe an article about strength of schedule, wr's with highest catch rate, df's that are historically bad at defending te's
By: ryanthemagi
On: 8/30/2013 11:24:00 AM
I agree with kissmyredzone. How is this fantasy relevant?
By: kcrites
On: 8/30/2013 12:06:00 PM
kissmyredzone and ryanthemagi: my apologies. I was just injecting some brevity into our stressful days leading up to Week 1 match-ups. I should have kept the mix of brevity and fantasy news more balanced -- hence the added David Akers comments. Thank you for the column ideas. Ken
By: kcrites
On: 8/30/2013 12:31:00 PM
Ugh, "levity", not brevity.
By: kissmyredzone
On: 8/30/2013 1:35:00 PM
. sorry if i came off like a dick not my intention. really do enjoy this app.

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