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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 Active 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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