I don’t know about the rest of you guys but the Kick for a Million format needs to be changed. It’s a great concept but seriously lacking in entertainment appeal. Here’s why in my opinion:
- They showed how the guy who earned the right to kick for a $million got his chance. Four contestants were randomly picked. After a number of kicks, it came down to two guys; the 51 year old fellow who we saw at half time and another dude. Because they were tied so to speak, they had a playoff competition. The guy who could kick the ball the farthest in the air got to play for the $million. The problem is the guy who won top spot was only able to kick maybe 30 yards to win top spot and yet he was suppose to try and kick it 50 yards between the uprights for a $million. This was a dead giveaway of we could expect during the finale.
Fast forward to half-time. The guy was obviously very nervous. During the playoff elimination round [whenever that was] the guy was banging them through the uprights at 20 yards and I think even 30 yards. Unfortunately for him he missed from the 20 and the 30. You just knew from the earlier preview he would likely not make the 40 and definitely not come close to making the 50.
Where is the anticipation? The excitement? The drama? The same thing happened last year. Only one guy has ever won it in the 7 years since the contest’s inception.
Maybe they have to make it where the guys that qualify have to demonstrate that they can kick it at least a distance of 50 yards in the air. Officials can leave the accuracy part for the actual finale.
Maybe they should start by having the guy kick for the $million first. If he doesn’t succeed he moves to the 40 for $100,000. If he doesn’t succeed it moves to the 30 for the Truck. If he misses it moves to the 20 and his wife gets to kick either him or the football.lol Regardless there would be less pressure and he would have a better chance. You would think. The drama would still be there and the excitement.
As I say the whole thing is a nice concept and he did get $31,000 but it is too predictable and disappointing.
I’m still working on some way of getting women involved in this Kick for a Million. I don’t know the contest rules but I’ve not seen any women kicking yet. Is it just open the guys?