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Chargers kicker makes hilarious case for Pro Bowl selection


Los Angeles Chargers kicker Cameron Dicker has a message for Chargers fans (and, more important, Pro Bowl voters): “Don’t be a d***.”

On Wednesday evening, the Chargers posted a clip to X (formerly Twitter) featuring Dicker in an ad stylized like a law commercial (and eventually morphing into a campaign video). In the clip, a high-energy Dicker urges fans to vote for him if they have been “victimized by a missed field goal.”

“My name is Cameron Dicker, and I’ll kick for you,” Dicker shouts in the ad, after showing several high-profile missed field goals this season.

Three teams with victimized fan bases are featured in Dicker’s video.

Cameron Dicker of the Los Angeles Chargers kicks off during December 14’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Dicker makes his case for Pro Bowl selection in a humorous ad.
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The first is the New Orleans Saints, who watched Blake Grupe’s 46-yard attempt to take a lead with a minute remaining against the Green Bay Packers last week sail wide right. The second is the San Francisco 49ers, after Jake Moody’s 41-yard attempt missed with six seconds remaining and cost the 49ers their first loss of the season in October.

The last one was the New England Patriots, who lost to the New York Giants in November when Chad Ryland missed a 35-yarder that would have tied the game in the closing seconds.

Dicker would like you, the voter, to know that he wouldn’t make a mistake like that.

“Fifty, 40, 30, doesn’t matter. I’ll make it,” Dicker bellowed in the ad, before showing a clip of himself making field goals with clips of legendary NBA announcer Mike Breen yelling his signature “Bang!” catchphrase in the background. “Rain, sleet or snow, this leg is ready to go.”

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The video features other highlights, including Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, in a cadence stilted by heavy edits, saying, “Cameron Dicker is a really good kicker, he’s outstanding, and I love him.” (“I did not edit that,” Dicker says in the ad.)

“So don’t be a d*** and let me kick for you at the Pro Bowl,” Dicker said.

The video closes with Dicker’s statistical case for the Pro Bowl (95 percent on field goals perfect on point-after attempts, one shiny smile with an American flag waving in the background), as well as Dicker screaming, “Vote for me, vote for me, Pro Bowl, Pro Bowl, 2023 baby, let’s go” into a phone.

Cleveland Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins appears to have a lead in AFC Pro Bowl voting, but studies have shown that political campaign ads can affect elections. We may be about to find out if political campaign ads for an NFL player can do the same.