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  • 03/12/2008, 03:02PM ET

The hardest thing to do in all of the major sports being Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey.....

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Name the thing/activity first....argue second

I'm going with hitting major league pitching.


Hit a 50 yard plus field goal on a December night in the Meadowlands


haha...come on now...Tynes hit it in Green Bay...in the snow...freezing weather...to get into the superbowl..not to say it's easy, but if that is your specific job on a football team...you should be able to do it. I know your gonna say well if your job is to hit a major league pitch..then you should be able to do it.... However the difference is you don't know what pitch is coming at you at you...a 98mph slider from Randy Johnson, or 90mph sinker from Hamels, or a Rivera cutter, a Zito curveball...I think you get my point. Not to mention the threat of the ball hitting your head, making good contact... Yes we all, or maybe not all of us, can go into a batting cage and hit some baseballs that have no movement at all, but if you keep all the different pitches a pitcher can throw and gets harder, even if the ball comes staight down the pipe at 100mph. They're maybe something tougher, but it's definitely not kicking a field goal in the cold, because we've seen it numerous times in the NFL. I've seen Elam do it many times, and Longwell for that matter. You and I probably can't, because we don't do that for a living.


You talk about "weve seen it numerous times" people hit field goals...that right there defeats your argument. What?...we dont see numerous people hitting baseballs in baseball games..lol. If no one hit the ball, there would be no game.

50 yard field goals in the above mentioned conditions are not considered part of the kickers job. If he hits it in those conditions, with the swirling wind the Meadowlands is known for and the ball being frozen, and possibly playoff contentions on the line...he is a hero. If an MLB player hits the ball, NOW THAT IS DOING YOUR JOB


You guys are something....What you don't think kicker's train in the cold? Even though you know damn well what i mean...... Okay let me clear this up....We are talking you and me, and all our little commenters down below......Not professionals, however professional pitchers and a cold football/weather/and fifty yards. Keep in mind hitters hit in cold weather alot..umm Seattle, San Francisco, CHICAGO...what do think there isn't any wind factor in baseball mixed in with not knowing what pitch is coming..if not then your nuts.. and kickers do use a warm ball by the time they have to kick the fieldgoal most of the time.
With that in mind: If we all trained for about 1 month to do each, i'm saying that it would be easier to kick the fieldgoal rather then have a successful AB against a Randy Johnson in his prime, or a Nolan Ryan, or Clemens or you know what i mean. Give me a month, i'll kick the fieldgoal, but i'm not so sure i can have a successful at bat with pro pitchers mixing there pitches. Let's get real here..kicking is a consistent motion with the ball in front of you..just figure out the wind factorg.they have all game to do it. You don't know where that baseball is going


You can hit a pitch successfully by just pure luck. Just swing and hope it makes contact. You could train all your life and not hit a 50 + yard kick in the meadowlands in December. It's just one of those things that you either can do or not....no grey area like in baseball where you can get lucky.

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