Sometime during Super Bowl week, John Breech -- our special teams correspondent here at CBSSports.com -- and I struck up a conversation about Scott Norwood and his missed game-winning field goal at the end of Super Bowl XXV that gave the Giants a 20-19 win against the Bills.
Norwood was subsequently flambéed for his miss, and ever since then, he has been considered one of the biggest goats in Super Bowl history.
Breech and I agreed, though. The bashing was unfair, mostly because of the length of the attempt. It wasn't some 22-yard gimme. It was a 47-yarder, and during that 1990 season, field goal attempts between 40-49 yards were successful 62.1 percent of the time (Norwood was a little below average, making six of 10 that season). So, it was far from a sure thing.
(Just an FYI, this year's kickers made those field goals at a rate of 83 percent. Different standards back then, huh?)
ANYWAY, all of that leads me to the photo below (H/T to Bleacher Report, which procured it from reddit). Because even nearly a quarter-century leader, Norwood still can't find peace with his missed kick.
Get it, WIDE RIGHT!
It's sorta funny, huh?