This is an amazing piece from the Yardbarker regarding icing an opposing kicker. Here's an excerpt
Psychology professor Nadav Goldschmied reviewed data from six National Football League seasons (2002-08) and found that kickers who’d been iced scored only 66.4 percent of the time (73 out of 110 kicks). By comparison, kickers who were not iced had an 80.4 percent success rate (131 out of 161).
Oddly, the study also says that "when the kicker’s own team called a time-out" the kicker had a success rate of 83.3 percent (45 out of 54).
The university says "other factors such as experience, game location or game score were not associated with success."
Anectdotally, it seems to make sense, but I wondered if there was ever any empirical data to support the long-standing coaching strategy. Apparently, there is...as these guys know all too well.
Even though Urbz is a dick, you gotta' admit the double-icing of the Barn (where both were missed) was pretty awesome.
I'd love to see this extrapolated further to cover distance, kick location and time remaining.