You thought you knew all there was to know about Tom Schneider, didn't you? Didn't you, you cheeky bastard? After checking Wikipedia, you knew that Tom Schneider is a professional poker player from Phoenix, Arizona. You knew that Schneider was a certified public accountant and former president and chief financial officer for three Arizona companies before beginning his poker career in 2002. You even knew that Tom Schneider is the author of the book Oops! I Won Too Much Money: Winning Wisdom from the Boardroom to the Poker Table which provides lessons for both poker and business.
Well, if all you did was read the "Tom Schneider" Wikipedia article, you wouldn't really know anything about Cal kicker Tom Schneider. Wikipedia hasn't failed this much since it cited to me as a legitimate source of information and news. You wouldn't know that he had to leave Cal, because the NCAA only granted him an extra year of eligibility for D-II football. You wouldn't know that he played a year at Northern Alabama University to prepare for the NFL. He even has his own blog about it, BamaTom. You wouldn't even know that Tom Schneider wrote a book about Cal sports! It's called "Nate Longshore And 4th Quarter Interceptions: The Eternal Love Affair Continues." Actually, it is a photographic recap of the Cal football team during the 2007 season. It's gorgeous.
1. How different is kicking in practice versus in actual game situations?
4. Does kicking require a lot of natural gifts or just years of technique adjustment and practice?
10. Is kicking from the hashmarks significantly more difficult from the middle of the field?
"The other Tom Schneider" via upload.wikimedia.org
11. Discuss the kick at the end of regulation at Autzen in 2005 – did you think you'd made it? How is your process different when you have a major time constraint like that?
14. Do they REALLY have live Lions at Northern Alabama football games?!?!?!