Graham Gano ruins family kickball game as only an NFL kicker can (vid)
Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano happened upon his family enjoying a little kickball action on the driveway on Tuesday … and promptly ruined it in a manner befitting someone boasting his skills and job title.
Following Tuesday’s Panthers minicamp session, Gano — now the second highest-paid kicker in the league — arrived home and asked if he could get in on the game. His wife agreed, but with one caveat: He could not kick the ball too hard. So, what did Gano do? Kicked the kickball into the stratosphere.
Gano shared the video of his game-ruining boot on Twitter.
Got home today and my fam was playing kickball so I joined in. The only rule is that I’m not allowed to kick it hard. So here is my first at bat… pic.twitter.com/pDeYuiF8yB
— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) June 12, 2018
Come on, man. Nice home-run trot. Showboat.
Seriously, though, asking an NFL kicker not to kick a ball hard is like asking a bird not to fly. Unless it’s a penguin. Or an ostrich. Or any other bird that cannot fly. Or something.
The point is, don’t allow Gano — or any other NFL placekicker, for that matter — to get in on your kickball game in the first place if you don’t want the game to abruptly end.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, on the other hand?
Julio Jones finding out kickballing isn’t as easy as it looks? pic.twitter.com/3k4wHVD0U9
— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) June 1, 2018