Sports is great because it’s basically people occasionally doing impossible things.

Hitting a fastball effectively requires you to know where the ball is going, judge the speed and where to swing the bat and how to swing it in literally milliseconds. It’s faster than most people’s brains can process that information.

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A pro QB can, in seconds, while being chased by giants, judge a route, determine the defense, and throw a ball 60 yards downfield where the receiver *will be* in a few seconds and drop straight into a running receiver’s hands.

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LeBron James is 6’8” weighs 250 pounds and has a 40 inch vertical leap.

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Usain Bolt frequently runs 100 meters in under 10 seconds, reaching a top speed of 27 mph

@thomas this is the kind of stuff i think of when the "sports is stupid" crowd pipes up

@dirt right? Watch the olympics this summer and you can see Simone Biles do things a human being has literally never done before

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