Almanac (Kicking) History: A stab in the dark – Jim Johnson and the evolution of kicking the footy

A bit of a favourite in Almanac tales from time-to-time is Jim Johnson; inventor of the ‘stab punt’. Sean Mortell fleshes out some of the details of just how Jim got his inspiration to hone and perfect the kick borne decades ago, but still on show to this day.

The Stab Punt and David Parkin

Jim Johnson has an interest in the origin and evolution of kicking. here’s another installment, about the stab punt, timely, because David Parkin is our guest at lunch today.