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  • #76
    College goalie makes unbelievable saves in overtime (yahoo.com)

    In a game against Northwestern, Indiana Wildcats' goalie Roman Celentano protects the net.

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    • #77
      Pele -Top 10 Impossible Goals Ever

      Pele -Top 10 Impossible Goals Ever - YouTube

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      • #78
        Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
        Pele -Top 10 Impossible Goals Ever
        In my 20 years of coaching soccer. I learned what was. by far, the most important skill to master - the first touch. And the Master of First-Touch was Dennis Bergkamp.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq6Bo9eEdf0

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        • #79
          You'll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular blocked shot than this. 😲

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CctfxNooZk

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          • #80
            Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
            You'll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular blocked shot than this. 😲

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CctfxNooZk
            And he's only 6'3". That sort of 2-handed block is otherwise only done by 7-footers.

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            • #81
              Morant is an incredibly fun watch these days

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              • #82
                Exhibit ZZZ999 of a huge High Jump talent languishing in the obscurity of the NBA!!!

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                • #83
                  From watching that video it seems at his highest point the top of his head appears to be about 2 inches below the rim.

                  Therefore, at 6'3" his leap was 43 inches off the ground.

                  Do my thoughts on this compute correctly?

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                    From watching that video it seems at his highest point the top of his head appears to be about 2 inches below the rim.

                    Therefore, at 6'3" his leap was 43 inches off the ground.

                    Do my thoughts on this compute correctly?
                    Your math is correct, but 6'3" is his height without shoes. Add 1 to 2 inches to account for the shoes, making his total height somewhere between 6'4" and 6"5, so his leap would be 41-42 inches.

                    Starting in the 2019 season, the NBA standardized the height reporting, requiring every player to be measured without shoes. Before that, the height reporting was very inconsistent -- some players listed their height with shoes, some without shoes, and some still listed the same old height from when they were teenagers entering the NBA draft. As a result, dozens of players lost an inch or two, and a few "grew" an inch or two with the updated measurements.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                      You'll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular blocked shot than this. 😲

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CctfxNooZk
                      Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHbfKFhqdE

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                        Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!
                        Or Manute Bol, largest wing-span in NBA history at 8 feet 6 inches!

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO_6tepwFzc

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

                          Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHbfKFhqdE
                          Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                            Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.
                            But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
                            When the Refrigerator scored his Super Bowl touchdown, it was much less about skill than pure mass (6'2, 335).
                            Nate Newton was Nate Newton, first and foremost, because he was 350+ pounds.
                            On the other hand, dudes like Lawrence Taylor were terrors because they had size AND athleticism. When I watched Giants games in the mid-to-late 80s, I just focused on LT every time the other team snapped the ball.
                            Atticus
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                            Last edited by Atticus; 01-13-2022, 02:39 AM.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
                              When the Refrigerator scored his Super Bowl touchdown, it was much less about skill than pure mass (6'2, 335).
                              Nate Newton was Nate Newton, first and foremost, because he was 350+ pounds.
                              See thread title.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                                Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.
                                Originally posted by Atticus
                                But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
                                Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                                See thread title
                                Yes, but sometimes

                                Great Athletic Feats
                                are performed by people not demonstrating great athleticism.

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