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Best catch ever?

Wed 23 Mar 2011, 08:11 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
I don't much like sports, and I hardly ever watch football, but I can't believe anybody would be unimpressed by this catch:


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What has been said:


1010.1. Carl Tyler
(03/23/2011 02:13 PM)

I'd say it's up there.


1010.2. Wes Morgan
(03/23/2011 05:03 PM)

As a gravitationally-enhanced person, I'm impressed when anyone goes parallel to the ground for any reason.


1010.3. Ian Randall
(03/24/2011 07:28 AM)

Impressive for an American catch, but I live in a country where footballers can fly, so it hardly rates by AFL standards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBAEvXOX4qk


1010.4. Ben Langhinrichs
(03/24/2011 10:56 AM)

@Ian - Though these are fun to watch, they are in no way as impressive (to me). First, they are all catching with two hands and facing the ball. Second, they are climbing other players to attain the height. Of course, they also have a lot less padding to protect them when they fall.


1010.5. Ian Randall
(08/04/2011 06:48 AM)

@Ben - Fair comment, but how many people do you know who can jump and land with their knees on the shoulder of a 7+ foot tall man?


1010.6. Ben Langhinrichs
(04/08/2011 11:39 AM)

@Ian - That is certainly true. Whether they are the most amazing catches or not, they are certainly very impressive feats of athleticism and skill.