I want to be a long snapper

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After dinner with my wife and parents tonight, my dad and I were discussing the profession of long snapping. We did some very questionable math to determine that a long snapper essentially makes (earns is probably a bit generous) in the neighborhood of $30,000…per minute played. We reasoned thusly: 8 plays per game (which assumes 3-5 punts and 3-5 field goals/XPs), 8 seconds per play, 16 games per year (assuming one playoff game) and a $500,000 salary. Again, I know this estimate is not scientific but it’s probably not too far off.

This led me to think a bit more about long snapping and the possibility of getting my son involved in this profession early on. In fact, I came across an article that has positively inspired me.

Read here from the Onion.

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9 Responses to “I want to be a long snapper”

  1. Trav Says:

    Long snapper, left handed short reliever, or 3 point specialist… I told my son to pick now at age 6 so we could start working on it.

  2. DaveK Says:

    Packer cut KGB today. Given his play this year I figured he would be gone next year but I didn’t see this coming so quick. I guess they needed a roster spot for Harrell.

  3. DaveK Says:

    KGB released this statement:

    “My nine years as a Green Bay Packer have been a blessing that is beyond words. I thank God for bringing me to this first-class organization and first-class community. During my time here, I’ve built relationships with a number of people in the Packer family. The front office executives, G.M.s, coaches, past and present players, the enormous support and administrative staff plus the greatest fans in football, all have helped make my time here truly special and I am thankful for that. It has been a very positive experience. I was able to build a family here and grow with a community that I call home. Again, I’ve been truly blessed. I don’t know what my football future holds, but one thing I’ve realized is that football is more than a game – it’s about building relationships and changing lives. One of the commitments I’ve had throughout my career has been to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and that is something that I intend on doing whether on the field or not. God bless the Green Bay Packers!”

  4. NavahoBoy Says:

    check out this story AWHAYES:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-steelers-newsnapper&prov=ap&type=lgns

  5. Ron La Canne Says:

    Off topic again — Harrel activated = KGB released. Should have released Montgomery. I have a sinking feeling that he will be back to hurt the Packers this year.

  6. The Choj Says:

    KGB = Class Act

    “God Bless the Green Bay Packers!”

    Amen Kabeer, Amen.

    p.s. was nice to see a longtime packer leave with nothing but good things to say about the team and organization

  7. Ron La Canne Says:

    choj – well said. I just hope he’s picked up by an AFC team.

  8. mike R Says:

    Now I understand what his last name means= ultimate-class-act…We will miss him…..I hope he runs for public office….

  9. Jon Says:

    If I could do it over again, I would have focused on long snapping! Get your son working!

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