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Video: The freaky deaky Norwegian kicker

posted at 11:33 am on December 24, 2012 by

The good news? This guy’s so impressive, his YouTube clip actually earned him an NFL tryout. The bad news? Ahem.

Stay home, Havard. No one needs this aggravation.

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If he’s Norwegian, what’s with the Celtic-rock music selection?

Ed Morrissey on December 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Sometimes you have to be willing to do the job nobody wants to get your foot in the door.

JimLennon on December 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Maybe the Steelers oughta take a look…

BKeyser on December 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM

What a boot! Especially liked the juggling and then bicycle kick. Imagine him doing a scorpion kick on a high snap.

Christien on December 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM

They need to learn how to spell Håvard properly.

Tc0061 on December 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Who plays football in Norwegia?

Greek Fire on December 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Not bad, Håvard.

Funny that the article mentions Jan Stenerud. The guy grew up in the same Norwegian town as I did.

Norwegian on December 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Scandis!

lorien1973 on December 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM

The Jets? So he’s going to be their next quarterback, and punt on first down?

rbj on December 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM

So, if he’s that good with his feet…why isn’t he playing a sport in Europe where he can make real money, like soccer?

Sgt Steve on December 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

He is a shoe in for the NFL.

SparkPlug on December 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM

He will prolly get a nice signing bonus to boot.

SparkPlug on December 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

make those kicks in crunch time when a steroid addled 240 pound special team player trying to not get cut is bearing down on you then I’ll be impressed.

Your Mamma loves me on December 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM

So, if he’s that good with his feet…why isn’t he playing a sport in Europe where he can make real money, like soccer?

Sgt Steve on December 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

That’s like saying a good pitcher would make a good quarterback since both are throwing a
ball.

Lionel Messi would never even make a US college team as a place kicker. And all of the NFL kickers would last 5 minutes in European Pro Soccer.

Norwegian on December 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

He will prolly get a nice signing bonus to boot.

SparkPlug on December 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Hey, I was toed there’d be no more puns.

Midas on December 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

That guy kicked the hell out of upward mobility

Slade73 on December 25, 2012 at 6:09 AM

I bought some pickled herring for Christmas. I haven’t had the nerve to set it out for my family yet. Mom was a Norwegian/Scots-Irish hybrid. She became a good cook but it wasn’t in her blood.

Fallon on December 25, 2012 at 10:26 AM

If he’s Norwegian, what’s with the Celtic-rock music selection?

Ed Morrissey on December 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

The “Drop KicK” Murphys is my guess.

Fallon on December 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Hey, I was toed there’d be no more puns.

Midas on December 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Hey, I was toed there’d be no more puns punts.

FIFY.

texacalirose on December 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Now let’s see him trying to do it when there are a half dozen six foot plus 300 lb guys rushing at him and 60,000 people are screaming for him to miss. Still, it’ll be cool if someone in the NFL hires him.

rokemronnie on December 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

The only cross-over athlete who made it in the NFL to my knowledge was former Aussie Rules star Sav Rocca, the punter for the Washington Redskins.

22044 on December 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM

he powned some noobs there.

PappyD61 on December 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM

The only cross-over athlete who made it in the NFL to my knowledge was former Aussie Rules star Sav Rocca, the punter for the Washington Redskins.

22044 on December 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM

That may be true of foreign born players but the Patriots have a Special Teams/Defensive player on the roster who is better known for his Rugby career at Ohio State and the U.S. National Team than his football career. He never played football until being a walk-on at OSU. His name is Nate Ebner and his personal story is quite inspirational. His Dad was murdered before he was drafted. His Story. Youtube has some clips of his rugby highlights, he is a beast.

D-fusit on December 26, 2012 at 9:07 PM