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Smiling Joe Hesketh

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Brady taking a shot at Trump isn't terribly surprising, their relationship has always seemed to be asymmetrical and Trump seemed to glom onto him as a "winner." It's one thing to be hanging out and judging beauty contests and playing golf in 2005, it's quite another once Trump became POTUS.

Given what Gisele tweeted about their voting stance before the election, I'd say Tom is pretty much done with Trump as a person.
 
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Everybody is saying that it is fake. Is it possible to fake something like that without it being obvious to people who can analyze that stuff? Sure doesn't look fake to naked eye, but also hard to believe it's real lol.
 

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Everybody is saying that it is fake. Is it possible to fake something like that without it being obvious to people who can analyze that stuff? Sure doesn't look fake to naked eye, but also hard to believe it's real lol.
He is the greatest QB of all time, throwing in ideal conditions in Southern California, without anyone in his face - he can throw into that window from 12 yards out.
 

McBride11

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Clearly very clever and I laughed when I saw it. But those Jugs wheels spin wicked fast, now way it would wedge in there. I have no doubt if that was simply a tiny square window he would drill it.
 

djbayko

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When I posted it I wasn’t sure. Seemed ridiculous but didnt look doctored. I guess they can do crazy stuff now with CGI.
Well, in another of his recent IGs he threw a football to the moon. I'm guessing that was fake too :)

That machine throws footballs by gripping them. Therefore, the opening is smaller than a football. And it has rubber wheels spinning very fast in the wrong direction. We aren't talking about the GOAT simply hitting a receiver right in the hands 3 times in a row. It's an impossible task.
 

Ralphwiggum

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Well, in another of his recent IGs he threw a football to the moon. I'm guessing that was fake too :)

That machine throws footballs by gripping them. Therefore, the opening is smaller than a football. And it has rubber wheels spinning very fast in the wrong direction. We aren't talking about the GOAT simply hitting a receiver right in the hands 3 times in a row. It's an impossible task.
I mean, congratulations I guess on being less gullible than me.
 

brandonchristensen

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Everybody is saying that it is fake. Is it possible to fake something like that without it being obvious to people who can analyze that stuff? Sure doesn't look fake to naked eye, but also hard to believe it's real lol.
It’s fake. Ball physics are fucked. It’s a good fake. But not that hard to do.

edit: beaten like the Yankees today
 

Ralphwiggum

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Someone throwing the ball out of the stadium or to the moon, or turning into a banana or whatever, is obviously fake regardless of how good the CGI is.

I was pretty sure Tom Brady wasn't actually throwing it into the machine, but it seemed on the border of being actually possible which is why I wasn't 100% sure.
 

Kliq

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Someone throwing the ball out of the stadium or to the moon, or turning into a banana or whatever, is obviously fake regardless of how good the CGI is.

I was pretty sure Tom Brady wasn't actually throwing it into the machine, but it seemed on the border of being actually possible which is why I wasn't 100% sure.
Uncle Rico could throw a ball clear over them mountains.
 

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Athletes have been doing stuff like this for a while. Remember when Kobe jumped over the car?

Years ago, Reebok put out a number of videos of NFL players doing crazy stuff to convince people to draft them using similar techniques, they were pretty good:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWztdK2ZeLM



The Laurence Maroney one is fantastic:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdgfu2AcXw
You can tell the Maroney video is fake by the fact that it shows him running in a straight line.
 

brandonchristensen

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So good. I kind of wish the joke was it cutting to the wide and he was still filmed running in slow motion while Ocho was regular.