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              Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff (7) walks off the field after missing a 32 yard field goal in the closing seconds of he AFC Championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 23-20 to win the AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
              Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff (7) walks off the field after missing a 32 yard field goal in the closing seconds of he AFC Championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 23-20 to win the AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)   

‘You don’t have to worry about me jumping off a ledge’: an interview with Billy Cundiff

If you’re the sort of newspaper columnist who exploits the failures and successes of athletes to wring out another 750 words, Billy Cundiff’s botched field goal was truffle to a pig. “Thank you, Billy (Buckner) Cundiff,” the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy wrote this morning. And then he repeated the appellation, because that’s what newspaper columnists do. (In New York, Mike Lupica of the Daily News posited that San Francisco 49ers kick returner Kyle Williams was actually the Bill Buckner of Sunday’s games. Knock yourselves out debating that one, guys.)

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