I was bored last night, so what did I get to watching, a women’s softball game. ESPN seems to be addicted to these Team USA games, and frankly the women are not good looking enough for me to watch 15-0 routs night after night. But, it did get me thinking about the hardest things to do in sport. I list a few below, strictly off the top of my, and I remove some of the obvious (like hit a home run, dunk a basketball, etc.) My list:
(1) Hit a golf ball consistently straight: When the professionals can barely do it, you know it must be tough. Go to a driving range and you see NOBODY can do this.
(2) Hit a top tier softball pitcher (i.e. Jennie Fitch): They are closer to you than in baseball, throw from an awkward angle, and can produced more spin.
(3) Kick a field goal of 30+ yards: I have rarely seen someone do this off a tee with all the time in the world, now imagine 11 guys running at you with someone holding the ball.
(4) Kick a soccer ball accuratly: I sometimes can understand why its so damn hard to score in soccer, because its freakin hard to kick a soccer ball where you want it. That being said, the sport still sucks to watch.
This short list is basically off the top of my head. And there are lots of other things that are extremely difficult to do in sports. Argue if you will, I’m sticking to mine. On to today’s (limited) links:
1. Lots of notes from the UK football team, including Jared Lorenzen’s reaction to Andre Woodson coming to the Giants, Aaron Boyd’s opinion of himself, and an honor going out to Dick Gabriel.
2. Let’s think about the great professional basketball players to come out of UK. Tayshaun Prince has got to be already in the Top 5. He’s turned into an amazing clutch defender, the best in the league, and the Pistons actually use him as an offensive weapon as well. Pistons on their way to the East finals again. In other NBA news, the Spurs-Hornets series is as confusing as anything I have ever watched. Home court can NOT mean that much in the NBA. At least not in the point swings we are seeing in this series. There was a 42-POINT SWING between games 4 and 5.
3. This video will give you nothing new, nothing groundbreaking. It’s simply Erin Andrews giving an interview about the creeps of the world, and she does it all in a skimpy blue dress. Whats that you’re saying Tomlin? Oh, I’m the type of creep she’s talking about.