View Poll Results: Poll! - Can you throw an NCAA Regulation Size Football 40 yards?

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  • Yes! I can throw a football 40 yards, if not a lot more

    58 46.03%
  • No. I am comfortable enough in my masculinity to admit I can't do it.

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  1. #31

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    yes, easily


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry View Post
    If you donít know 40 yards, you donít know sports. I could never kick but never played soccer, I throw a lot though, still playing town ball. However, I would say thereís about 25% of people who werenít taught or didnít care enough to learn how to throw a football when they were young.
    I agree. What I meant to add was ďstanding on the groundĒ. I donít think even the average sports fan could pin down where 40 yards is without the markings. 120 feet is a lot for the brain to perceive.

    Thatís 25 feet further than a basketball court and almost a throw from second base to home.

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  3. #33

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    I know I can throw it the length of a basketball court - so figure that has to be 40-yards.


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  4. #34

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    Once could but no longer can now that I am old. Age is the factor.

    Did kick a football 40 yards in one try during Super Bowl week through the goal post. Jan Stenrud style with kickoff run up to the ball.

    Next debate can be can you kick or throw a ball further. Call it the Rotater Cuff vs Blown Hammie competition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ten Championship View Post
    Once could but no longer can now that I am old. Age is the factor.

    Did kick a football 40 yards in one try during Super Bowl week through the goal post. Jan Stenrud style with kickoff run up to the ball.

    Next debate can be can you kick or throw a ball further. Call it the Rotater Cuff vs Blown Hammie competition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    I agree. What I meant to add was “standing on the ground”. I don’t think even the average sports fan could pin down where 40 yards is without the markings. 120 feet is a lot for the brain to perceive.

    That’s 25 feet further than a basketball court and almost a throw from second base to home.

    Good luck.
    I can see that, on the field (any field) is way different. Everything is farther than it looks.

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    I also took the 40 yard challenge... and eventually with some adjustments/failures uncorked a beauty that landed in the neighbors walled back yard. This despite being 40 something, overuse issues in shoulder/elbow/wrist, and a spiral rating of 4.7. Probably the most impressive thing about most quarterbacks is not always the distance but the accuracy to consistently throw it (almost) through a window 30, 40, 50 yards downfield.

  8. #38

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    My high school QB could barely throw it 40 yards, and he was actually pretty good. I call bullish*t on 99% of armchair QBs who think they can do it.


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    Not a classic QB form and still pushing 40 yds at the court.




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    40 yards?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mkAz View Post
    40 yards?




    Perfect

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    Just turned 55. My athletic ability through the years has probably been what I'd call average or just below. I'm still reasonably strong per my own judgement, but I've always been of slight build.

    Just put a roof on my house so I have a 50' tape lying around. I also have a football that says to be "NCAA", for what that's worth.

    My son and I marked off 40 yards in 10 yard increments and I started to throw. I peaked at 35 yards without pushing super hard or feeling any pain. I'd say if I'd work out I'd be able to hit 40 before long, but my vote will be no. For all I know the football is also not a true "NCAA".

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    I’m 35, I have no problem with 40. I’ll also note that dropping back 5 yards, throwing to the sideline... you need to be able to throw 50 in order to hit a receiver 40 yards downfield. I’d have to go measure it out to see if I can do that.

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    Are you talking consistently? Or if you make 10 throws and 2 go 40 yards, does that count?

    Can someone set up a gopherhole 40 yard pass competition tailgate before one of the games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Gopher View Post
    Just turned 55. My athletic ability through the years has probably been what I'd call average or just below. I'm still reasonably strong per my own judgement, but I've always been of slight build.

    Just put a roof on my house so I have a 50' tape lying around. I also have a football that says to be "NCAA", for what that's worth.

    My son and I marked off 40 yards in 10 yard increments and I started to throw. I peaked at 35 yards without pushing super hard or feeling any pain. I'd say if I'd work out I'd be able to hit 40 before long, but my vote will be no. For all I know the football is also not a true "NCAA".
    I find this to be a very outstanding review of a 40 yard football throwing attempt. Itís extremely objective, to the point and includes some insightful personal information. Bravo. Seriously. You, my friend, are the Siskel (or Ebert) of football throw reviews.

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