- 05/01/2012, 01:21PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/01, 01:21 PM
1. eli manning.. a mediocre qb, with 2 rings..
if he goes to san diego, this guy becomes a bum..
its like that sucky actor josh harnett winning 2 oscars for best actor..
2. derek fischers shot vs spurs..
the one where he was divin sideways..
3. willie mays catch
its a one in a million..
4. gonzalez game winning hit vs great rivera..
5. aaron freakin boone
6. bucky bleepin dent
7. sergi brugera.. french open..
my mother hits the ball harder than this guy..
8. david tyrees helmet catch..
9.torres goal that knocked out barca..
right place right time, from a dude that sucks..
10. roberto carlos 40 metre free kick..
he never came close to duplicating this fluke..
fvkasm2x said 05/01, 01:54 PM
You're arguing that all the skill, practice, time, effort, etc... that athletes put into their training/craft is just luck?
Obviously any/every sport has some element of luck to it... but it's mostly skill. I'll go a different route here.
1. The Hand of God
Truly lucky that goal didn't get called for what it was.
2. Randy Johnson vs a bird
Bad luck for the exploding bird. Good luck for internet and TV highlights until the end of time.
3. Aaron Rodgers falling to GB at #24. Michael Jordan "falling" to Chicago. etc...
4. Shaq hitting two 3 pointers in 1 game. Let's face it, dude can't shoot to save his life.
5. Bouncing hail mary in football.
This one is generic, because it happens every once in a while for various teams. I'm talking the play where the defender gets a hand on it, it bats around in the air and an offensive player manages to find it eventually for the TD.
7. Hitting your 1% chance river card (poker)
8. Catching a record setting baseball as a fan
10. Betting on a longshot and winning BIG
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/02, 04:09 PM
I will start off defending 2 of my picks..
1. lucky his dad was high profile..
2. lucky he didnt go to SD
3. lucky gmen present all sorts of probs to pats..
its all about match up probs..
willie mays catch
he was LUCKY..
he had a vague idea where the ball was..
but it was blind luck.. LITERALLY..
but that one play will mortalize him forever..
he had a great career..
but ask 100 people, willie mays?
they will all say, noice catch..
randy johnsons bird play is more of a gimmick..
yeah, luck is involved..
but its not exactly going into the history books of excellence..
the hand of god was skill..
diego knew the ref was in a bad position..
look at the replay, he glances at the ref right before..
it was diegos awareness/soccer knowledge that we should be in awe of..
and it was an awesome impersonation of a header..
fvkasm2x said 05/02, 05:59 PM
Johnson hitting a bird with a fastball and making it explode is a gimmick? What the hell are you talking about.
The odds of that happening are astronomical. If it happens, that's luck. Who said anything about the playing having to be in the history books or a performance of excellence? You said incidents of luck. If this isn't an "incident" what would you call it?
Willie Mays is regarded as one of the best players in baseball history. Over the head catches are hard... but done a couple times a year. Why is it lucky that one of the best players of all time pulls of this move?
You're brain dead. You think a guy cheating and the refs missing it is skill... but Eli Manning performing well in game after game after game and then winning TWO superbowls is lucky? Come on dude.
I could eat a bowl of Alphabet Soup and then crap out a better argument than this.
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