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Garo Yepremian passes, er, RIP Garo Yepremian

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, May 16, 2015.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The second, I believe, soccer-style kicker behind Pete Gogolak.

    I think he may also have been the last player to play without a facemask (his rookie year with the Lions).
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Yepremian to Bass. Shame Washington couldn't muster any offense that day.
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Either him, or Charlie Gogolak. Both began kicking in 1966, but Charlie played the full year, while Yepremian played 9 out of 14. Either way, a pioneer.

    Also, major fumble aside (it was actually ruled that instead of a pass), he had an excellent career. RIP.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Garo's infamous pass shouldn't be held against him because it occurred off the clock from his kicking job.
  7. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Now, if the ball had been deflated ...
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    ... he throws a 37-yard laser downfield for a game-breaking score. That's how football deflation works.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    If they wanted him to complete the pass, they should've paid him a quarterback's salary for that play.
  10. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Great thread title, BTW.
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  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Garo made that very joke on Twitter a few months back, per Greg Cote (I could not find the original):

    As recently as January, alluding to the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” controversy, Yepremian posted on Twitter, “Forty-two years later I realize I should have deflated the ball to get a better grip on it.

    Greg Cote: Garo Yepremian gone, but his name is forever etched in Dolphins lore | Miami Herald Miami Herald
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I was interviewing a woman named Yepremian and made a joke about Garo and it turns out she's his sister-in-law. Married to Garo's brother, Krikor, who was an executive with the NY Cosmos.

    She wasn't in the family at the time of the infamous pass.

    RIP, Garo
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