Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kevin Ballinger: Long Snapper Forever

Thanks to Dustin Smith, our team's video extraordinaire, I was able to take a few moving picture shots about what it is really like to be a long snapper. As I have mentioned before, long snapping has very little to do with actually snapping a ball; it has everything to do with everything else. I have said many times, snapping is 50% mental, 30% ball tricks, 10% snapping and another 30% talking about girls. This video displays a few of the skills necessary to be in the top 10% of all long snappers at Purdue University.
I know what you are thinking, "Kevin, you stupid butt face, you just stole everything from all the other trick videos that have been put out." Ok, you got me. Pobody's nerfect. Don't worry, I definitely did not ask permission to use their ideas so its fine. Probably. I hope you have a great rest of the day/night depending on when and where you got suckered into reading this. I love you.

In other news, for those of you who are early draft board enthusiasts (I'm talking to you, Mel Kiper), it is safe to say I will not be playing for the Falcon's next year. A Falcon's scout walked by me in practice the other day and this is about how our conversation went:
Me: You guys looking for a long snapper?
Scout: Everybody is always looking! Are you any good?
Me: The best!
Scout: Ok sounds good, I'll have to check you out.
Me: Yeah, hit me up on MySpace.

Halloween is coming up, please plan/dress accordingly. Here are a few suggestions:
  1. 90% of your costume is your attitude and how well you get into character
  2. nobody is too cool to dress up for Halloween, if they refuse, they are no friend of mine and should be no friend of yours.
  3. don't dress up like anybody from the Jersey Shore
  4. face paint always seems like a good idea at the time
  5. do not set your cup down. it will be drugged. you will get AIDS. and you will die.
  6. throw down on the dance floor
If you are still unsure of what to wear on this glorious occasion, view further for some past ideas of mine that went so well I had to burn the costumes immediately after:

John Finch and myself as Daryl Hall and John Oates
The real Daryl Hall and John Oates

Me as a single lady. Take note of the heels
Me dressed a shovel.
Laura Croft

Me pretending to be a football player

Michigan: 2 Days
Christmas: 59 Days

Happy Birthday to our Special Teams manager Sarah Lim!!


  1. I could watch you stretch all day...more stretching videos.

    In all seriousness- good stuff as usual. Yay Rah Hot Manager!

  2. so now that you are featured on sports illustrated how many more people are visiting your blog? i'm very curious.