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08-15-2005 - Titans lost in overtime –
Ola was flawless!
Sorry we haven’t update the site until now. Everybody
who’s interested know the result since way back, but we
haven’t had the time to update until now.
Tampa Bay won over Titans with 20–17 in overtime
when Tampa Bay’s kicker Matt Bryant settled the game with
a 33-yard field goal.
Olas “opponent” Rob Birona did Titans
only field goal attempt and must get some credit for nailing it.
It was a conclusive kick when it was only 19 seconds left of the
ordinary game time. If he’d missed, the game would be over.
But he did a great kick from 53 yards so the came went on.
Except from this one thing it was more or less a draw
between our favorite kicker and Rob. They both did one extra point
without any problems and it was more or less a draw when it comes
to the kick offs; they did two each. Rob’s first one was
63 yards and Ola’s was 59. They both hit the end zone on
their second kick offs… As we said: more or less a draw.
If we want to find an advantage for Ola we can analyse the result
of the two kick offs and see that even though Robs kick was 4
yard longer than Olas Tampa Bay got to the 30 yards-line compare
to Olas kick when they “only” got to 28-yard line.
Hopefully this means that Ola had a better hang time – but
right now this is more or less irrelevant we guess.
But what we know for sure is that everybody knows
that Ola is capable to do the same kick and much more in important
and game-conclusive moments. Last year, when he did his NFL-debut
with Redskins he did 7 of Redskins 13 points and was more or less
a game winner since the final score was 13 for Redskins and 10
for the Bears.
And by now everybody know the if-it-was-in-the-real-season-instead-of-the-preseason-it-would-have-been-a-new-world-record
65-yard kick he did with Denver in 2002.
So of course Ola would have nailed the 53 yards kick
if it was his turn to kick.
But it sure is a tight battle Rob and Ola have to
- New story on the frontpage!
Our invaluable co-worker in Tennessee, Brad Coulter,
met Ola a couple of days ago. Read the result of that meeting
at the frontpage! Be sure to check it out!
And of course we wish Ola all the best in the first
pre season game tonight!
Good luck, bro!
- New article and even more pics!
Training camp continues and Titans fans have taken even
more pics of our favorite player! Take a look at the link
(see the previous news-flash) and keep checking back as
new pictures are being added almost daily.
The Assocaited Press published an article about
the battle between Ola and Rob that has been published in
newspapers around the world. It was published in the Maryville/Alcoa
Daily Times last Tuesday. You can read the web version here
or click on the picture to the right to get a bigger version.
The scan was provided by our invaluable co-worker in
Tennessee, Brad Coulter (who is polishing our grade school
English and making corrections). Brad is also the man behind
the "fan pics" project and hopefully soon you'll
get to read a full feature story from him!
We're still not getting a lot of news directly
from Ola. The time difference, his training camp regimen
and our day to day lives makes it difficult to stay in close
contact. We do know that Ola is currently in a minor slump.
Ola isn't kicking as well as he is capable right now due
to a little jet lag and the short break he took for his
wedding, but we're confident he'll be back in top form soon
Stay tuned, we'll be back soon!
The Daily Nesw
2 augusti 2005
08-02-2005 - Titans Online covers the kicking duel + pics from
Titans training camp is in full swing and has been keeping
Ola so busy he hasn't had time to give us any updates.
Luckily for us, Titansonline.com
has some great coverage. An article was recently posted entitled
Kimrin, Bironas chasing NFL dream". The article
talks about both kickers' backgrounds (interesting that Rob was
also a soccer player) and discusses their current thoughts. In
the article, Ola compliments Rob's leg strength and accuracy and
promises to keep up the competition.
It's obvious that both players really want the job
and of course, we're cheering for Ola all the way!
As you might have noticed, we haven't had access to any pictures
of Ola in action... until now!
A couple of Titans fans who have attended training
camp sessions were gracious enough to share some photographs
of Ola. The pictures are posted on the Tennessee charity Saving
Little Hearts website. You can see the pictures here.
Be sure to check out their services and consider
a donation while you are there. If the charity isn't reason enough,
the fact that they were kind enough to help us check out our favorite
NFL player certainly is!
Many thanks to Tricia Lackey and
Sean Puckett for the nifty camera work.
Hopefully there will be more pictures soon, so don't
forget to check back once in a while!
Stay tuned, we'll be back soon!
PS. Here's an article published last month in the Tennessean that
we forgot to add: Tennessean.com.
- Back to Tennessee
Ola is now a married man and his visit home to Sweden
is over. He's back in Tennessee for Titans training camp. There
wasn't much time for a honeymoon. The trip was hectic. Ola arrived
home, worked on the wedding details, got married and headed back
to the US.
The European Football Championship starts today and
Ola did take a little time to visit the Swedish national team's
training camp. He was offered the blue and yellow jersey, but
had to decline due to his commitment to the NFL. "Of course
I'd be honored to play for Sweden again, but hopefully
my future is in the NFL, so I absolutely had to be back in Nashville
for training camp," Ola stated.
Ola also took a few minutes to talk to the Swedish
press during his visit. Dagens
Nyheter published their interview today (the link
is in Swedish).
06-22-2005 - Ola signs a new deal – Competition is brought
has been almost a month since we’ve had a site update, but
we haven’t received many reports from Ola so blame it on
him (actually: we haven’t got any reports at all). That’s
probably because not much is happening. It’s a slow time
of year with nothing much going on outside of training camp, but
now we’ve got some new info to report
The Titans have signed another kicker, Rob Bironas,
who kicked for the New York Dragons in the Arena League this season.
We have known since day one that another kicker would be brought
in this off season to compete with Ola. Competition is necessary
to get the players fired up and playing their best. Coach Fisher
said yesterday that Bironas has a strong leg, as he's been saying
about Ola since he arrived in Nashville.
There hasn’t been much competition thus far.
Kimrin and Bironas have had one practice together and attempted
six kicks each. Ola nailed 5 of them. Rob nailed 3. Hopefully
this gives Ola an early advantage.
We'll see how this pans out and hopefully we’ll
see Ola earn a spot on the permanent roster. The buzz on some
of the Titans Internet fan forums is that the job is Ola’s
to lose. As long as he kicks the way he is capable of, we feel
confident he’ll win the job.
The other big news is that Ola recently signed an
endorsement deal with Reebok. Ola is proud to be joining some
of the world’s best athletes in endorsing the Reebok brand.
- Coach Fisher seems to be pleased with Ola so far
Titans have had two mini-camps over the last few weeks and Ola
has been nailing the ball between the posts.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher will, as we reported
before, bring in another kicker sooner or later as competition
to Ola, but so far he's still the only kicker on the roster. There
have been some rumors about AFL-kickers and this week also some
mention of Paul Edinger, who was released by the Chicago Bears
earlier this week. But Fisher was quoted as saying "we don't
have any interest in him," which proved to be true as Edinger
signed with the Minnesota Vikings this week. If the Titans were
really concerned about Ola they would have been much more aggressive
with going after other kickers. Fisher has also declared that
they are happy with Ola, he's been doing a good job so far and
he got the accuracy as well. If he keeps on kicking like this
even when he's under pressure, he'll probably be doing fine. "The
job is his to lose" as Fisher told www.espn.com
(feel free to read if you want to know more, there's some new
As we already know, kicking under pressure is
not a problem for Ola. He was under tremendous pressure to impress
team officials during his preseason stint with the Denver Broncos,
so he nailed a 65-yarder. When he finally got the chance to play
in a real NFL-game last year with the Redskins, he was an integral
part of the winning effort against the Bears (13-10, Ola scored
7 points as you might remember).
There has also been some television coverage
about Ola last week and he was the front page story on the Titans
official site at www.titansonline.com. A video clip with comments
from both Fisher and Ola is here.
And an article is right here.
Ola has also been taking time to talk to kimrin.com:
How has it been at the mini camps?
– last week we had a three day camp and
this week we had another three. We have been kicking some field
goal and so far I've done ok, and there's not too much to complain
What else? How are things going off the field?
– There's not much happening. But this
weekend we're going to Indianapolis to see Kenny Bräck. I
think it will be fun to see how fast they really drive. And thewn
on tuesday I'll be back practicing strength and condition.
And by the way: The guest book seems to be back!
- Coach Fisher seems to be pleased with Ola so far
Titans have been in a mini camp and coach Fisher seems to be pleased
with Ola so far. There’s not much information, but you can
read his thoughts here: Tennessean.com.
Some bad news though... The guestbook
has been erased of some strange reason. Very sad!
05-10-2005 - Tennessean writes about Ola
can read it here if you didn’t get the printed version:
- New interview and new pics at the startpage
A new interview is up at the startpage with some pictures from
the Draft Party, and best of all: The first picture EVER taken
with Ola in his new Jersey!
And if you haven't read it yet there's also
an interview with Ola at Most
Valuable Netvork (published march 16th, but we haven't
had a link to it yet, so maybe you missed that one...).
- Ola can see Nashville as his new home
two weeks in Nashville with the Titans Ola feel like he's home.
– I can see myself staying in Nashville
for the rest of my career.
Tomorrow it's the Draft Party at Coliseum and
we will update the homepage with more comments and new pictures
after that. If you can't wait that long for more news and haven't
read Titans GM Floyd Reese’s comments and thoughts about
Ola go to www.titansonline.com
and do that right now!
- Ola signs with the Titans
See the startpage
for more info!
- Ola on TV 4
Yesterday, a couple of hours before the game, Sporten
("The Sport") on the swedish national TV-channel
TV 4 had a 3-minutes long interview with Ola. And of course
(what else?) kimrin.com hooks you up with the clip!
you can't see it, try to download Quicktime,
a free software, and you should be able to see it).
07–11-2004 - Short about the game
way past sleeping time in Sweden so we just give you a short brief
about the game: Redskins lost against the Bengals with the score
10–17 and unfortunally Ola missed one out of two field goal
attempts. The one he missed was from 47 yards, and we haven't
spoked with Ola yet, but we guess that no one blames him for that
update the page as soon as possible, bur first we got to go to
bed. 'til we're back we give you this new pic some female fan
(we're quite sure it's a girl this time) sent to us through the
GSM-net with her cellular. Enjoy!
pm (Washington time) today Washington Redskins game against Cincinnati
Bengals starts. That will be Ola's fourth game as a Redskin kicker
and of course we wish him all luck!!!
14–11-2004 - Ola play his fourth game today!
Until the kick off you can read about Oa in this
article from the official Gameday program week 8 (the Redskins-Packers
game). As usuall all you have to do to se a bigger (readable) picture
is to klick on this small one to the right.
And, this time you'll get a bonus aswell, right
under this sentence you'll see a drawing from a secret fan of Ola!
This little boy (or girl!) sure will grow up and be a great artist!
We can all se that!!! (click on it to see a bigger pic.)
07–11-2004 - Ola comments the Lions-game
– The kick off that went out of bounds is a catastrophe!
It's not supposed to go there. But it was a special kick, because
we didn't wanted the ball go to their ordinary reciever, so it
was ment to go to the sideline, but Iguess I kicked a little too
hard... My first kick offs wasn't good in generally, but I'm content
with the last one.
Ola did two field goal attempts, one from 24
and one 51 yards, but unfortually he missed the last one.
– Of course that wasn't fun. The ball
hit the crossbar and it only needed to be one or two more inches
to be good. But now I got one crossbar and one goal post så
now I through with that and looking forward to see my future kicks
to be good. But I don't think anyone will blame me for missing
a field goal from 51 yards even though I can't be happy with that.
But if I now had to miss one of the two I'm glad it was that one.
A field goal from 24 yards is supposed to go in but it also felt
good to do the first points of the game. I think the team felt
that as well. But of course it would be better if I didn't missed
– Otherwise no one has said anything about
my performence. Everyone is just happy that we won. We was underdogs
but won anyway so now everybody [is] just happy and pleased. And
coach Gibbs gave us the day off tomorrow so we won't be back untill
wednesday and I guess I'm still on the rooster then. Hall still
got some problems. He can run again and he kan kick for short
distance, but when he pushes himself he feel the pain. He's been
x-rayed now and I guess they'll give him some kind of diagnos
tomorrow, so I'll just have to wait and see...
As usual we wish Ola the best of luck and give
him our congratulations!!!
- Ola Kimrin will play against Detroit
Alright! We're back in Sweden after a very nice weekend
in Washington with Ola as our host. As ya'll know by now he unfortunaly
missed a field goal attempt from 45 yards.
– The kick felt good, and it looked good, but
then the wind catched the ball and it hit the goal post. Of course
that wasn't fun, I should score from that distance, but there's
nothing to do about that now. Sooner or later you will make your
first miss, and now I've done that. Except from the miss I think
I did a good game with two extra points and nice kick offs, Ola
said after the game.
Hall is still hurt and nobody knows when he will be
back, so Ola got another chance to show his skills against Denver
– I asked coach Gibbs this wednesday and he
said I'm going to play and it feels good, I just scored a 54 yards
filed goal on todays practice. And I never played an indoor game
before so it's gonna be fun, Ola said to the swedish newspaper
When we were in Washington we also bought an issue
of The Washington Times last Saturday and found this article about
Ola. It could be fun for everyone who might be disappointed over
the fact that we don't update the english version as much as the
swedish one to read. In this article you can read about some funny
stuff, like the struggle Ola went through we he decided to return
home to Sweden, just to recieve a phone call from the Redskins
30 minutes after he closed the door to his and his girlfriend
Linda's home... (click on the pic to get a bigger one!)
29–10-2004 - kimrin.com
We will not be able kimrin.com at all in a couple of
days since we're going to Washington to se the game live 'n direct.
But ya'll know where to get info about the game: NFL
And of course you can get some info at: www.redskins.com
Have a nice weekend!!!
2004-10-14 - New Links
We're still having some problems to get enough time to update
this english version of the site. But we're doing our best! Here's
some new links and – since we have put it up in the swedish
section, we thought we could put it up here as well (but you won't
understand much though) – three big articles about Ola from
the swedish press.
Hall still got problems with his groin so Ola's still
on the roster. We don't know much more right now. Of course we
don't want Hall to be hurt, but on the other hand this maybe gives
Ola another opportunity to show what he's got if anyone still
has any doubts.
Hope ya'll enjoy the links!
Of course El Paso Times thinks it's
great that their old university kicker finally succeded: www.elpasotimes.com.
Chicago Tribune thinks the Kimrin-story
is like a Disney fairytale: www.chicagotribune.com.
Also ESPN writes some about Ola.
Mostly a summary of what we already know: www.espn.com.
17-10-2004 - Great NFL-debute by Ola
Ola did a good game tonight. Unfortunately we don't have the possibilitie
to update the english version of the site at the moment. Please
come back later and check these links in the meantime, they cover
up some of the stuff we wrote about in the swedish section:
Why he's back in Redskins and the struggles he went
About the tonight's game: www.redskins.com
This is What Washington Post wrote about Ola in the game rewiev:
Ola Kimrin, already cut twice by the Redskins, returned from
his native Sweden to rejoin the team this week with John Hall
out with a groin injury. He kicked a 41-yard field goal to
open the scoring and hit a 26-yarder to start the fourth period,
giving the Redskins a 13-7 lead.
more about the game at Washington
Or listen to Redskins' head coach Joe Giibbs talking
about Ola on this MP3-file:
(the whole interview is right here
as an Real Audio-file)
17-10-2004 - Ola back in the NFL
Tonight is the the night!
Ola will debute in a real NFL game.
Check out the whole story at www.redskins.com
05-09-2004 Oh no... This message just arrived
I wasn't a redskin anymore. Om on my way to sign som papers,
then they will fly me to Bostan and then we'll just have
to wait and se if something happen.
definitly some bad news...
If anyone wonder what Ola is going to do in Boston,
here's the answer to that: He'll stay at some friends there
and wait for another team will contact him or his agent. If,
not he'll return to Sweden in a couple of weeks . It's not that
that we don't want him back here, but wa're all wish that he
get the chance that he deserve ant get to play with i team in
the real season.
Wish him good luck, everyone!
Good luck Ola!
Ola did a good last pre season game this year. Redskis won over
Falcons with 27–0 and Ola did one field goal and one kick
This just in! Ola have been promised to play in the last pre season
game tomorrow. But nobody really knows how or what the Redskins
is up to.
And there is more good news. Today the site hit two
1) Over 100 visitors in one day
2) Over 1 000 visitors totally since the
Great! Especially since the site isn’t advertised anywhere.
And it’s all about a swede in an all American sport. Football
in Sweden isn’t very big (swedes tend to focus more on soccer
Plus, and don’t ask us how, but a guy from Cologne
found his way to the guestbook. Cool!
02-09-2004 The Redskins lost against St. Louis
Rams with the score 3–28 last friday. It was a really bad
game för the Redskins and Ola didn't even enter the field.
Ola was, of course, disappointed after the game (even
though Hall hardly did anything either, exept from that 3-point
field goal and 2 kick offs), but right now he's really blue. This
is his own words that he wrote in an official open letter to any
one that may find it interesting:
Then it's inoficiall... I guess...
Won't get any reps in practice today. We won't kick a
lot, but Hall will do all the kicking.
So I really don't know why they kept me for this week...
So I guess that since I don't kick in practice I will
probably not kick in the game...
To bad, but it is what it is, it is all about being at
the right place at the right time...
funny at all, least of all for Ola, but you should never say
never. He’s been doing good so far and other teams have
had their eyes on him. Maybe Washington kept him to trade with
him. There must be some reason that they kept him while they
cut off 14 players 3 days ago. If they didn’t have any
interest in Ola it wouldn’t be any problem for them to
Or maybe they just don’t want any other team
to get a new and obviously good kicker?
Hopefully we will get some clues soon. Maybe already
tomorrow when Redskins have a game, the last pre season game
this year, against Atlanta Falcons…
ooh yes, by the way... we now have a guestbook on the page.
Feel free to write something to Ola...
All right! Seems like Jacksonville Jaguars are having some trouble
with the kickers... Maybe good news for Ola in case that Redskins
decides to go with Hall (it's an unfair world, we know that for
It's the senior editor Vic Ketchman at www.jaguars.com
that both in written
words and in a filmed interview names the
fact that the team really is in need of (new) good kicker. In
jaguar.coms multimedia section "Under the Spotlight" Vic even
goes so far that he says that there is a kicker in Washington,
with a name he don't want to say because he doesn't know "how
to pronounce it", that has done well this far. It's obviously
Ola Kimrin he is talking about.
Watch the movie clip right
25-08-2004 Premier for the English version of www.kimrin.com.
Since every 6:th visitor on the site is from the states and a convincing
minority of these speak swedish we decided to translate it all into
english. If you prefer the swedish version just click on the swedish
flag in the right top corner.
The Washington Redskins won tonight’s game against the Miami
Dolphins with 17 – 0.
It wasn’t many seconds of actual time that Ola
played, but when he was brought out on the field he did what he
was there to do. In the third quarter (Hall’s still playing
the first two) he gets the chance with a 26-yard field goal. It
wasn’t a problem for Ola who keeps playing 100%. After the
field goal he also did a kick off on 64 yards. A kick that definitely
gets a pass as well.
Hall scored two extra points and he’s also been playing
100% so far this year.
21-08-2004 Tonight it’s time for Ola’s third
game with the Washington Redskins. It’s an away match where
they are up against the Miami Dolphins. It’s hard to get
in contact with Ola; at the moment he spends almost all his time
at practices. The sign of life he’s given are some text
"It’s going good, I was alone at the practices
for two days the reason being Hall helping his parents after the
hurricane in Florida. I did 12/13 when we were kicking field goals
this Tuesday, and that’s good. Everything went all right
today. I missed one, but so did Hall. I think we did 8/9, which
isn’t too bad."
All we can do is wish him good luck tonight, so far
so good (unfortunately that’s no guarantee for a permanent
employment, we know that out of experience now…) but he’ll
probably keep up the good work!
15-08-2004 Tonight the Redskins lost their practice game
(unfortunately we’ll have to say…) where they were
up against the Carolina Panthers with 23-20, after a 52-yard field
goal by the kicker John Kasey. Ola’s performance was spotless
again and scored two extra points and a field goal. With a little
luck Ola could have settled the game with his field goal, which
led to the score 20-17. But the Panthers evened the game before
time was up and on extra time the Panthers got that crucial field
The game was the sport event with most viewers in
Washington, and it even beat the broadcasts from the Olympic games