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Another fair catch kick attempt denied

The Cardinals lined up for a potential game-winning fair catch kick yesterday, but an offsides call on the preceding punt ended that chance.

News articles about the game were, as usual, not aware of the history of the play. The East Valley Tribune (Arizona) even cited Wikipedia’s claim that “a free kick has been attempted four times in the last 42 years,” which is not true (the actual number is at least 14 in the regular season).

If somewhat reputable newspapers are going to start citing Wikipedia, I figured I might as well copy what I’ve written there.

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