NEW YORK -- David Letterman told Lawrence Tynes that
everybody the "Late Show" host knows was thinking the same thing
after the New York Giants kicker missed two go-ahead field goal attempts in
the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship game.
"Please don't send him in again, for the love of God, if
there's an ounce of mercy in your soul, don't send him in!"
Said Tynes, "I would agree with that."
The kicker went from wondering how he would ever make it onto
the team's charter plane back to New York to being welcomed to
Letterman's couch. Tynes, who made the winning field goal in
overtime to send the Giants to the Super Bowl, appeared on the CBS
Tynes joked that the misses had him pondering, "What's it going
to be like to live in Green Bay?"
"The first one looked like I kicked it, for God's sakes -- no
offense," Letterman said.
Tynes replied, "No, no, I would say the second one probably
looked like you would have kicked it."
Letterman played the clip of Giants coach Tom Coughlin yelling
at Tynes after his first miss and asked what was said.
"I never hear what he's saying," Tynes answered, drawing
laughs from the audience.
"But, you know, he's a great guy to play for," he added. "He
wants nothing but the best for you. And I know he's yelling at me,
I just never hear him."
Letterman ended the interview by inquiring whether Tynes was
currently wearing special kicking shoes.
As a camera showed a close-up of a brown pair that looked
nothing like cleats, Tynes said, "No, these are not. These are
some sort of dress shoes my wife picked out."