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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Anniversary Flashback: Sports are Hard

I love sports.  I love everything about them.  The whole reason I created Banshee Sports was to share that love with as many people as possible.  One of the reasons I love sports is because even the most mundane aspects of our favorite games require a high level of skill and excellence.  This post from April 26, 2014 explored some of the hard things in sports that we take for granted when we watch and criticize from our couches and barstools.

Sports Are Hard

Busy pit road in NASCAR
Are you kidding me?  How can a pro mess that up?  We've all heard ourselves yell something like this at our television as we watch world-class athletes mess up something they usually make look easy.  Well, the answer to those questions is simple:  Sports are hard.

I have compiled a list of run of the mill athletic activities that fans take for granted every day.  This is not a list of the most difficult things in sports.  I think we all acknowledge that we could not perform hand stands and flips on a balance beam.  We acknowledge that we could not dunk from the foul line.  And, nothing from hockey appears on this list because everything those guys do looks extremely hard.

The list below only includes actions that we watch the pros do effortlessly everyday.  The actions that make us incorrectly scream, "Come on, I could do that!" when a pro fails.  Click here to continue reading.

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