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awtysst
06-18-2006, 10:17 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2490178

Will Notre Dame WR/SP Jeff Samardzija choose to play football or baseball or will he try to be a dual threat? Any thoughts?

texman8
06-18-2006, 10:31 PM
He'll be more successful in NFL, sooner....instead of laboring in minors. Doubt MLB teams will let him play football due to risk of injury.

TexanFan881
06-19-2006, 03:48 PM
Your right texman8. It will take him longer to make an impact in baseball then it will in football. I see him going to football. But you never know since the Cubs are struggling a bit maybe Samardzija gets bumped into the majors a little early? I don't know... Could he pull a Deion Sanders? Most likely not. He needs to be focused on one sport and only one sport, otherwise his performance will be average at best in both. I don't see how in the world his schedule would allow him to do both these days.

Hutch13
06-19-2006, 05:00 PM
i see him playing both for a little bit and then realize that he wants to do fball

TexanFan881
06-19-2006, 07:27 PM
i see him playing both for a little bit and then realize that he wants to do fball

I think he's got to make a commitment to one sport real soon. I think he realizes he has to make the decision soon too.

Farough
06-19-2006, 09:06 PM
If he becomes as good of a pitcher as hes suppost to be, he could make more money in the MLB, but Im hoping that he chooses football.

jgl35
06-19-2006, 09:33 PM
The only guy to really pull off both Baseball and Football and excell in both was Bo Jackson. I see by your ages that you might have never see him play. All I am trying to say is that it is almost impossible to do both.

TexanFan881
06-22-2006, 09:52 PM
Sounds like it's going to be baseball, and get a lot of money for it :wow:

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

A league insider with extensive knowledge of the dynamics and realities of the NFL draft process tells us that, in his view, Notre Dame receiver Jeff Samardzija has seriously undermined his status for next April by agreeing to a contract with the Chicago Cubs that promises him $7.5 million if he makes baseball his primary pastime.

I don't see him passing that up.

TexanSam
06-22-2006, 11:58 PM
The only guy to really pull off both Baseball and Football and excell in both was Bo Jackson. I see by your ages that you might have never see him play. All I am trying to say is that it is almost impossible to do both.

What about Deion Sanders? Looking at their stats, Deion had a better batting average and on-base percentage. Bo was a better home run hitter, but I think Deion did well enough in baseball.

D-ReK
06-24-2006, 04:57 PM
I tend to think he's a bit overrated in both sports...His higher ceiling, however, is in football, so he should stay with it...

More than likely, where he gets drafted next April will decide his future...