You know who nobody pays much attention to during Super Bowl week? The punters.
Last year, I urged people to Win One For The Punters! This year, as part of my "I Don't Get To Go There But I'm Making The Best Of It" nonstop Super Bowl hype, I'm going to continue to promote the punters, in part by following Green Bay punter Tim Masthay's Twitter feed, and in part by trying to find something... anything... from Steelers' punter Jeremy Kapinos -- who used to be Green Bay's punter last year and who we can therefore expect to be punting with a chip on his shoulder in this game.
The latest updates from Masthay:
From January 29:
thanks everyone! We gotta get it done one more time! Looking forward to heading down to Dallas!
And the one prior to that, from January 11:
Didn't think I'd ever cover the big window in our apartment with a bedspread. But when the wife has lasik surgery that's what you do!
It's all glamour for Masthay, who also used Twitter earlier to get fans to weigh in on what car he should buy.
Meanwhile, Kapinos seems not to have a Twitter feed, but that doesn't mean that Twitter isn't all a-Tweet about him:
@foundinIdaho stopped writing anti-government screeds and oiling his shotguns long enough to respond to a tweet about Kapinos thusly:
It's to our benefit. Mwahahaha. RT @PackersOnReddit: I still can't believe Jeremy Kapinos is playing in the Super Bowl.
Really, @foundinIdaho, you and the Packers are an "our"? Meanwhile, an erstwhile sports writer has given Kapinos a nickname:
@50YardBard Talked to the Kapinator actually. No one around him in the corner of the locker room.
To which the original commentator, @50YardBard, replied:
@APGenaroArmas I imagine the only thing worse than being a punter on an nfl team is being the new punter that nobody knows...
Yeah, but, 50YardBard, Kapinos is at the big game, while you are sitting somewhere in Pennsylvania making jokes about your last trip to the adult bookstore.
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