Is harder than you think. Just look at the struggle these two guys endured.
The Baltimore Ravens kicker will never live down that missed field goal in the AFC Championship Game.
Everybody is having fun with the poor Baltimore Ravens kicker these days. It must suck to be him.
The AFC Championship Game gamed ended abruptly when Billy Cundiff yanked the would-be tying field goal after Lee Evans couldn’t hang onto the potential game-winning TD pass.
And there went Baltimore’s chance to upset the Patriots in New England and advance to the Super Bowl.
Here is how the Twitterverse reacted:
Steve Rushin: “Delighted for Tom Brady. About time life went his way.”
Adam Schefter: “Asked if he had played his last game with Baltimore, Ravens LB Ray Lewis said, ‘Absolutely not.’”
The Fake ESPN: "Ray Lewis says he's not retiring and will return next season, as long as Billy Cundiff's murder isn't pegged on him."
S.K. Jensen: “Ravens Lee Evans: ‘It was an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl, and I let it go.’ He said he feels he let everyone down.
Jason Whitlock: “AFC Championship was a hot mess. I did not bet the game. That is not motivation for my comments. Things just made no sense.”
Todd Jones: “As if we needed confirmation that the Ravens used to be the Browns . . .”
Sports Pickle: “The Ravens probably had planned to get Harbaugh with the Gatorade shower. Instead they'll just drown Cundiff in it.”
The Fake ESPN: “There was so much hook in that Field Goal attempt that it actually reversed direction and hit Billy Cundiff in the face.”
Jason McIntyre: “Curious: Have we gotten a clear explanation why Lee Evans did NOT score? Looked like caught, 2 feet down, then stripped.”
Pro Football Talk: “From @MikePereira via text on Evans non-catch: ‘Clearly not a catch. . . . No need to review it because it was clearly incomplete.’”
Peter King: 1. “Should have been a booth review on the Evans end-zone drop. 2. Ravens should have used third TO before Cundiff miss.”
Peter Schrager: “Matt Birk was center for Gary Anderson's missed field goal in '98 NFC Champ Game. Was center for Cundiff tonight, too. 14 year pro, 0 SBs.”
Chris Vernon: “Billy Cundiff is still a Cowboy at heart.”
Trey Wingo: “Shank-a-Potamus!!!!!!!!!!!”
Nate Silver: “Congrats, you've just unlocked the Scott Norwood badge.”
Sports Pickle: “Scott Norwood is laughing his ass off right now. "I won't be thought of as the biggest choking kicker anymore. WOOHOO!"”
Jason McIntyre: “Tough not to like Tom Brady for that: ‘I sucked bad today.’”
Trey Wingo: “Steven Tyler in that hallway rug is really making this post game ceremony for me . . .”
Gilbert Gottfried: "Steven Tyler 's toes. There, try to erase that picture from your mind."
Kurt Warner: “Wow! I am sick 4 the Ravens right now! I know the feeling! What a great game! Congrats 2 the Pats again! #fb”
Brandon Phillips: “#NFLPlayoffs WTF! DAMN U RAY FINKLE #LACESOUT lol, but it's sad that people are gonna worry bout the missed kick more than the dropped pass.”
Sports Pickle: “Losing in the playoffs? #ThatIsSoRavens”
Trey Wingo: “Joe Flacco deserved better.”
Ross Tucker: “Just remember, Flacco got the job done. Lee Evans & Billy Cundiff didn't.”
Sports Pickle: “Everyone in Buffalo: ‘Hey, there's Lee Evans being Lee Evans!’”
Clay Travis: “You know what I wish there was more of today? Reaction shots of Tom Brady on the sideline. This has to be a record.”
Jeff Passan: “I'd never hire anyone to do harm to someone else. But if I ever change my mind, my first phone call is going to Bernard Pollard.”
Trey Wingo: “When Tom Brady has nightmares, Bernard Pollard is in them.”
Jason McIntyre: “Who is Baltimore's QB and what have the Ravens done with Joe Flacco?”
The Fake ESPN: “Tom Brady has been floating balls throughout the 1st half, which is the same reason GQ gave for cutting his bathtub photo shoot.”