I'm not passionate about many things in this life outside of a good malbec, guitars that tune good, and my canasta club. But I'm pretty passionate about Rodrigo Blankenship remaining a prominent part of the University of Georgia football team for the foreseeable future.
If this tweet gets 200 likes by noon tomorrow I'll wear my Rec Specs for our Player Media Headshots. #ReadySetGo— Rodrigo Blankenship (@RodTheKicker3) April 20, 2016
I'm not playing favorites in the UGA kicking race. Except that I'm rooting for Rodrigo to never remove these specs. https://t.co/pLR6dzAT0c— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) April 20, 2016
I don't know who's going to ultimately win Georgia's placekicking job, which currently has just slightly fewer contestants than the Republican Presidential primary circa October 2015. But how can a man with this kind of ocular awesomeness not be in the conversation? Also he's apparently up for doing odd things based solely on peer pressure from followers on social media and I cannot imagine how that could ever turn out badly.
Kickers are . . . different. Anyone who's ever served as a place kicker, even a bad one (author raises his hand then tops an extra point straight into the long snapper's ass) knows this. I'm beginning to think however that Blankenship just may be wacky/thunder-footed enough to pull this off. Stay tuned. I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of this young man.