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Adam Malnati and Ian St. Clair ask: What hand do you hold your drink in when you kick?

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Toward the end of the most recent Mile High Report Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I went down a rabbit hole.

For those who listen to the show on a regular basis, that’s not unusual. What is was how good this trip was. Of course, I’m biased, but this was both hilarious and poignant.

What dug this hole was a question Adam and I thought would be great for the MHR community to get in on: In which hand do you hold your drink when you kick field goals or any object? No, it doesn’t need to be an adult beverage. It can be soda, tea, Gatorade, water, whatever your heart’s content.

We posed the question to Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus. His response: “Never have kicked a field goal with a drink in my hand.” The various responses to his tweet were awesome, but two stood out. “There’s still time.” And, “I think you guys have him confused with Matt Prater.”

My thought, as a former soccer player, is you would hold the drink in your right hand. So as soon as you finish the kick with your right foot, your drink is right there. It’s the kicking version of admiring your home run, only not as unsportsmanlike.

As Taylor Kothe pointed out on our staff message board, “Neither. The dude is so smooth that he should just install a cup holder on his helmet and stick his solo cup in there while he kicks.”

So what do you think MHR community, which hand would you hold the drink in if you kicked field goals?


What hand would you hold your drink with when you kick field goals?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    (44 votes)
  • 25%
    (48 votes)
  • 24%
    Double fisting
    (46 votes)
  • 13%
    Neither, give me the helmet
    (26 votes)
  • 12%
    Neither, I don’t want to hurt myself
    (23 votes)
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