However, he probably didn’t expect the onslaught of hatred that came his way. Since Saturday, Skowron has been the target of numerous nasty messages for missing the kick that would have given Arizona a one-point lead with less than 10 seconds to play.
Here are highlights of the game, which none of us watched, because real college football ends at 10 p.m. EST:
The school came out swinging against anybody who sent Skowron a message, which ranged from death threats to wishing cancer on his entire family. Molly Omara, an associate athletic director for the school, called those fans cowards.
It must suck to be a college kicker. How do you go to class the next Monday? Do your friends and roommates just not mention it? Unless you are lights out, people only remember your name because you fucked up. Why would anybody want to be the kicker? Just be a punter. Or maybe just a long snapper. Those dudes live the life.
Skowron is 13 of 18 on the year and had actually made the kick on the first attempt, but it was nullified by a USC timeout. Unfortunately, he will forever be known as the shitty kicker who fucked up the Wildcats’ shot at making the four-team playoff–even though there was no chance they were going to finish this season undefeated.
At least he isn’t former Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who deleted every social media account and probably went into hiding after last year’s debacle at Auburn..