David Akers Makes 63-Yard Kick, Brian Cady Misses Gender Guarantee [VIDEO]
49ers kicker David Akers tied an NFL record by booting a 63-yard field goal against the Packers on Sunday. The kick wasn't the only thing that was memorable; Brian Cady's failed guarantee will live in infamy.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers made arguably the most impressive kick in NFL history on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Akers booted a record-tying 63-yard field goal just before halftime. Akers' kick tied Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, and Sebastian Janikowski who all made 63-yard field goals.
Jason Elam and Sebastian Janikowski both made their kicks in Denver. Tom Dempsey made his kick (video below) for the Saints in 1970 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. I'd personally go with Adam Vinatieri's 45-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs. The New England Patriots' kicker connected on a playoff field goal in ridiculous snowy conditions. However you slice it, David Akers still hit one heck of a kick in Lambeau Field on Sunday from 63 yards away.
I'll also remember what my producer, Brian Cady, said to me just before David Akers connected on his record-tying field goal. He turned to me and said, "Why are they even trying this? Sex-change guarantee that he doesn't make it." I've made a handful of sex-change guarantees on "The Noe Show" before. It basically means that I'm so sure that something will not occur that I state that I'll get a sex change if it actually does happen.
As soon as Akers nailed the kick, Cady turned and said, "I'm not doing it." Gotta love Cady. We'll have to figure out a proper punishment for the most elusive producer in the Capital Region after making such a poor guarantee.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.