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Can you see the smoke? (Edited 05/15/11 12:05PM by sports_schmorts)
Last night at work, a coworker said that the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball. That got me thinking and the two of us have agreed to each make a list of what we think are the Top 5 hardest things to do in sports. And we decided that it can't be too specific, like trying to hit off of Tim Lincecum or trying to sack Big Ben or trying to kick a 60-yard field goal. We also decided that it can't be a feat over a long period, like a perfect game in bowling/baseball or the Triple Crown in horse racing. The things I've come up with so far are listed, but I would love to hear your Top 5 or any ideas you have that I didn't think of.
| Closed on 05/15/11 at 05:00PM
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5%a. 7-10 split, bowling
35%b. Hole in one
15%c. Inside-the-park homer
5%d. Score yourself on a corner kick
10%e. Ride a bull for 8 seconds
30%f. Other

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#7 | 1209 days ago

1) Keeping an athlete from whining about making 10 million dollars a year for next 6 years after a guy on the same team just signed for 14 million a year for the next three years.
2) Getting Jerry Jones to hire a coach that can tell him to STFU, sit down,  and let the dude coach the team.
3) Chad Johnson aka Chad Ocho Cinco aka Chad Johnson to be quiet for five minutes.
4) San Fran Giants to win back to back World Series.
5) Get a Nascar driver to make a right hand turn in any other state other than California.
Other  
  
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#1 | 1209 days ago

Hitting a baseball
Hit a long and straight tee shot
Returning a serve in tennis
Pole vaulting
Stopping a PK in soccer
#2 | 1209 days ago

I like your list, I'd take most of those, but here are 5 more.

Hitting out of a sand bunker to set up for a one putt
Wrestling someone with one leg (see ASU National Champion)
Win a National Championship 2 or more consecutive times
Driving through a wreck unscathed (Nascar)
Returning a kick/punt for a touchdown
Other  
#3 | 1209 days ago

Hitting a half court shot at the buzzer
Kicking a field goal in the snow and sleet
I could go on & on about the olympic events
#4 | 1209 days ago

hitting a baseball IS by far the hardest thing to do
stopping a hockey puck at over 100MPH
hitting a half court shot in basketball
returning a serve in mens or womans tennis
and i agree, a HOLE IN ONE for golfers
#5 | 1209 days ago

MLB- The cycle-pre steroird era of course.
Inside-the-park homer  
#6 | 1209 days ago

hehe,,,,,,,,naughty IS NICE... KEL..........
#7 | 1209 days ago

1) Keeping an athlete from whining about making 10 million dollars a year for next 6 years after a guy on the same team just signed for 14 million a year for the next three years.
2) Getting Jerry Jones to hire a coach that can tell him to STFU, sit down,  and let the dude coach the team.
3) Chad Johnson aka Chad Ocho Cinco aka Chad Johnson to be quiet for five minutes.
4) San Fran Giants to win back to back World Series.
5) Get a Nascar driver to make a right hand turn in any other state other than California.
Other  
#8 | 1209 days ago

A Hole in one, happens, but, not often. Its very hard to do, and its never planned.
Hole in one  
#9 | 1209 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Hitting a baseball
Hit a long and straight tee shot
Returning a serve in tennis
Pole vaulting
Stopping a PK in soccer
 I'm really liking the "stopping a PK" one. 
Inside-the-park homer  
#10 | 1209 days ago

chadazz wrote:
I like your list, I'd take most of those, but here are 5 more.

Hitting out of a sand bunker to set up for a one putt
Wrestling someone with one leg (see ASU National Champion)
Win a National Championship 2 or more consecutive times
Driving through a wreck unscathed (Nascar)
Returning a kick/punt for a touchdown
 The National Championship one doesn't fit our rules, because it's something done over a period of time. Returning a kick/punt for a TD and driving safely through a NASCAR wreck are both really good ones I think.
Inside-the-park homer  
#11 | 1209 days ago

Jeff_P wrote:
hitting a baseball IS by far the hardest thing to do
stopping a hockey puck at over 100MPH
hitting a half court shot in basketball
returning a serve in mens or womans tennis
and i agree, a HOLE IN ONE for golfers
 I can't use the half-court shot because that's a specific distance, and I would go with 70-yard field goal if we didn't have that rule. I can't go with stopping a hockey puck because goalies do that so many times each game. u know? Same with returning serves and hitting a baseball. 
Inside-the-park homer  
#12 | 1209 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

1) To take Curling seriously.....
2) Whilst playing darts, avoiding the overwhelming temptation to turn around and throw them at the drunk arsehole at the bar.
3) Trying not to laugh when the commentator of a chess match refers to the players as "physically exhausted".
4) To find a kids sporting event where there isn't a number of parents embarrassing their kids on the field.
5) To believe the fact that the sport of "worm charming" exists....the world championship of which is held in Willaston, England.
#13 | 1209 days ago

1. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 5 minutes.
2. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 4 minutes.
3. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 3 minutes.
4. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 2 minutes.
5. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 1 minute.
#14 | 1209 days ago

I was going to say hole-in-one, but I realized that that depends on the course.  
I've totally gotten a bunch of holes-in-one ... at Mini-Golf.    Don't judge, that windmill is a bitch sometimes.
Inside-the-park homer  
#15 | 1209 days ago

beach_pirate wrote:
1. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 5 minutes.
2. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 4 minutes.
3. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 3 minutes.
4. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 2 minutes.
5. Watching a soccer match on TV for more than 1 minute.
i would of thought that the #1 hardest thing to do for you is .... not kicking basketball coach Tom Crean in the sack.
#16 | 1209 days ago

WISAC1 wrote:
i would of thought that the #1 hardest thing to do for you is .... not kicking basketball coach Tom Crean in the sack.
Haha. Laugh now my friend. IU has the best recruiting classes BY FAR coming into the Big10 over the next 3 years. The team they put on the floor in 2012-2014 will be one of the best ever in Bloomington. Remember the name Hanner Perea. He is a BEAST! And he's just 1 Blue Chip in the mix. Zeller, Perea, Jurkin, Farrel, Hollowell, Blackmon Jr ...... and the A-list just keeps growing and growing.
#17 | 1209 days ago

beach_pirate wrote:
Haha. Laugh now my friend. IU has the best recruiting classes BY FAR coming into the Big10 over the next 3 years. The team they put on the floor in 2012-2014 will be one of the best ever in Bloomington. Remember the name Hanner Perea. He is a BEAST! And he's just 1 Blue Chip in the mix. Zeller, Perea, Jurkin, Farrel, Hollowell, Blackmon Jr ...... and the A-list just keeps growing and growing.
oohhhh not laughing at the team.    i just expected Crean to have shown a higher level of improvement after several seasons.  couple people i know who follow IU aren't convinced  about his coaching ability.  he did all right at Marquette.  of course he had Dwayne Wade.  good luck to him, you, the team.
#18 | 1209 days ago

(Edited by beach_pirate)
WISAC1 wrote:
oohhhh not laughing at the team.    i just expected Crean to have shown a higher level of improvement after several seasons.  couple people i know who follow IU aren't convinced  about his coaching ability.  he did all right at Marquette.  of course he had Dwayne Wade.  good luck to him, you, the team.
Well, I give him a pass to this point. Im still high on his coaching abilities. And his recruiting is phenominal. I think you will start to see his work and efforts pay off this coming season. People may not appreciate just how big of a job he had in turning this program around and getting the players back to IU that can compete in a power conference like the Big10. He basically had to deal 2 years with Walk-ons. And if by chance he doesn't get it done in the next year or 2 ....... Brad Stevens is just 70 miles away.  :)
#19 | 1208 days ago

 Another one I thought of was stealing home
Inside-the-park homer  
#20 | 1208 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
1) Keeping an athlete from whining about making 10 million dollars a year for next 6 years after a guy on the same team just signed for 14 million a year for the next three years.
2) Getting Jerry Jones to hire a coach that can tell him to STFU, sit down,  and let the dude coach the team.
3) Chad Johnson aka Chad Ocho Cinco aka Chad Johnson to be quiet for five minutes.
4) San Fran Giants to win back to back World Series.
5) Get a Nascar driver to make a right hand turn in any other state other than California.
Other than number 5, I'm with you.  NASCAR drivers make right hand turns in California, New York and Montreal.
Other  
#21 | 1206 days ago

Ok it seems the hole in one is the hardest. Hitting a shot at halfcourt is not as hard as it lloks- ask Steve Nash. Until i stand to be corrected I want to see a mile ran in under 3.75 minutes.
#22 | 1191 days ago

Winning the Masters
Winning the World Series
Electing Trump for President (priceless)
Other  
#23 | 1191 days ago

with some long practice, i probably could get it done................
#24 | 1191 days ago

rockysnappyduke wrote:
 I can't use the half-court shot because that's a specific distance, and I would go with 70-yard field goal if we didn't have that rule. I can't go with stopping a hockey puck because goalies do that so many times each game. u know? Same with returning serves and hitting a baseball. 
try doing ANY of the things on the list........of course pros will do them, but the average joe wont..................
#25 | 1191 days ago

practicing the hole in one.......haha.....bet i get it on the 1st try..............if you know what i mean..........
#26 | 1191 days ago

yes........as they say........PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT..................

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