Often times, writers and broadcasters get caught up in hyperbole and overly exuberant description of the people and events they cover.
We hear or read references to the best ever game, player, event, play, pass.
But, it is so subjective that it is hard to take seriously. Rarely, do we hear "best ever" and not expect some sort of debate.
Rarely, that is, unless we are talking about rookie Kansas City Chiefs kicker Justin Medlock.
Medlock has, in his short career, already secured immortality. He is one of the few people in football that we can, without so much as a point of contention, legitimately call "the best in NFL history".
No kicker has, in the wide expanse of NFL participation, accomplished what Medlock has in his short tenure with the Chiefs.
To quote the unintentionally poignant and accurate Bill Simmons:
".....he's definitely the best left-footed African-American kicker in NFL history"