Compare the NFL to the Military

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  1. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Let's DO THIS!
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I think I am pretty qualified. Things to do:

    1. Find a fake ID that says I am 14 years younger
    2. Get new contact lenses
    3. Start sleep deprivation training
    4. Start working-out

    I already have the SCUBA covered. I am a dive-master and I do carry a 6" blade on the leg. So, that should count as a combat diver......check!
  3. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Id say most could not....and that includes civilians as well.
    Here is a 10 part series about the training in the FFL that pretty interesting if you have the time...

    By law, only men are eligible to apply for the SEAL program. Upon joining the Navy, you must:

    • Meet specific eyesight requirements: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
    • Meet the minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: GS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or VE+AR=110 MC=50
    • Be 28 years of age or younger
    • Pass a physical examination required for divers
    • Be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance
    The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

    NOTE: If you're pursuing an NSW/NSO position, much better PST scoring is expected.
    Minimum PST
    Physical Screening TestSEALSWCCEODDiverAIRR
    Swim 500 yards
    (450 M) – breaststroke or sidestroke [in minutes]12:3013:0012:3012:3012:00*
    [in 2 minutes]5050505042
    [in 2 minutes]5050505050
    [in 2 minutes]106664
    Run 1.5 miles
    [in minutes]10:3012:0012:3012:3012:00
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  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Have to get lasek, can't have contacts.
  5. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No one has it hard in the NFL compared to our military. The two cant be compared; they're nothing alike. Being in the military is a 365 day a year job. They're no breaks.
  6. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Graduating training? I think a lot of NFLers may have a decent shot. I would assume guys in the WR and smaller molds may have a better shot though because of endurance, but I could be wrong.

    I have friends in role positions in the NFL, UFAs that never made it and what not. And I also have a friend that's a Green Beret, and a friend who washed out of SEAL training (that sounds really elementary. I don't know what SEAL training is called).

    It's no contest of which is more difficult. And as many have stated it's an incredible mental challenge. I've heard from friends that the ultimate goal is to get you to be able to think perfectly clear in extreme, extreme fatigue or duress.

    But on top of that it's still ridiculously physical. My friend who washed out just physically couldn't continue. It devastated him because he's wanted to be a SEAL since middle school, but his body just failed him. Not just during drills or whatever, but the accumulation of wear and tear over weeks of training.

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