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post #61 of 173
We're overdue for a Triple Crown
post #62 of 173
I got a Royal Flush only twice at hold em. Won like a $50 pot each time.
post #63 of 173
[quote=RFX45;3212048]Although a perfect game is the hardest, it seems reliant on help with the teammates playing well.

Which is why it is the hardest feat in sports to accomplish, because it completely relies on the flawless performance, for a single game, of an entire line up. One miscue by any of your fielders, one poor pitch selection by your catcher, one unlucky call by any of the umpires, and it just another well played game. Yesterday, Braden only K'd six and walked none, his teammates stepped up for the other 21 outs.
post #64 of 173
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post
If we're talking about a solitary act it has to be hitting and natural cycle. Single, Double, Triple then Home run. A perfect game is dependant on your fielders. Pitcher's toughest acheivement , 20 K's, Wood, Clemens & Johnson I think in the last 20 years, now that's pretty hard.

I saw that game where Wood got 20ks. Didn't he hit a grand slam the next game or something?
post #65 of 173
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
Although a perfect game is the hardest, it seems reliant on help with the teammates playing well.

Which is why it is the hardest feat in sports to accomplish, because it completely relies on the flawless performance, for a single game, of an entire line up. One miscue by any of your fielders, one poor pitch selection by your catcher, one unlucky call by any of the umpires, and it just another well played game. Yesterday, Braden only K'd six and walked none, his teammates stepped up for the other 21 outs.

Spose this is a good point. But if we talk about 'accomplishments' that are hard, I personally appreciate those that require more personal will/determination. That said I still recognize the absurd difficulty of a perfect game.
post #66 of 173
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I saw that game where Wood got 20ks. Didn't he hit a grand slam the next game or something?

The most impressive part about that game was the fact that they weren't playing slubs. The Astros were good that year. Look at the names of people he struckout. Biggio, Derek Bell, Jeff Bagwell, Jack Howell, Moises Alou. Some serious fucking baseball players.
post #67 of 173
200 lb. tarpon on a fly w/ light tackle.....
post #68 of 173
Sitting through an entire soccer match.
post #69 of 173
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200 lb. tarpon on a fly w/ light tackle.....

Agreed.
post #70 of 173
lebron james getting a ring.
post #71 of 173
Somebody mentioned Kobe - but forgot about the 100 pt game by Wilt the Stilt. I think the 81 pitch baseball game is it because it is feasible within the rules, cannot be topped, and has never been done. Some Honorable mentions (too many people do them to be the "hardest" but they are damn hard) that have not been discussed - Finish an Iron Man Bowl a 300 The butterfly stroke Surf a 50+ Foot wave =========== And the hardest thing in sports... Tiger Woods
post #72 of 173
Hitting 400 in a MLB season - this will not be done ever again
post #73 of 173
I remember Greg Maddux throwing a low 80's pitch game in the mid 90's for my Atlanta Braves. You have to have a helluva sinker or change and carve up the strike zone to get most of your outs via ground ball.
post #74 of 173
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lebron james getting a ring.

Hard, but harder would be getting LeBron to actually say "I played like crap, my bad."
post #75 of 173
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Sitting through an entire soccer match.

You should try attending the lower divisions - many still have terraces for standing!
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