If you’re a kicker and your nickname is “The Money Badger” you better make all of your field goal kicks because if not you’re going to get dragged by the Internet.
Before Chargers kicker Michael Badgely lined up to kick a potential game-winning field goal vs the Saints on Monday night, ESPN announcer Steve Levy revealed that Badgely had trademarked the nickname “The Money Badger.” Badgely proceeded to miss the field goal after his attempt doinked off the upright.
"He trademarked his nickname The Money Badger"
"Oh he missed it" pic.twitter.com/dfbNB3tr1t
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) October 13, 2020
The Saints went on to beat the Chargers in overtime and NFL fans blasted Badgley and his nickname.
you can't be a kicker, trademark "Money Badger" as a nickname and then doink a game winner on MNF
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 13, 2020
HE ACTUALLY REGISTERED “MONEY BADGER” pic.twitter.com/ZDIjcWMmjq
— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) October 13, 2020
Herbert in the locker room: You nicknamed yourself "Money Badger", is that right? pic.twitter.com/FbRyaBE35s
— Mer🧜🏾♀️| #OBJ4L🧡| BLACK IS 👑 (@NattyFields) October 13, 2020
The money badger as a nickname for a kicker? 😂
— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) October 13, 2020
calling him the money badger before the doink was too perfect
— charles (#1 going hyperdrive fan) mcdonald (@FourVerts) October 13, 2020
The moment he said “Money Badger” it was a guaranteed miss
— Stank Bastard (@StankBastard) October 13, 2020
“Badgley trademarked the nickname The Money Badger…”
*Badgley misses the game winning FG pic.twitter.com/LwjyuHQ1jR
— Texas 3-Step Podcast 🤠 (@Texas3Step) October 13, 2020
i soon as they said "money badger" i said NOPE
— nick pants (@stnap_kcin) October 13, 2020
Hopefully, Badgely drops the dumb nickname and sticks to kicking field goals.