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Point/Counterpoint: What Sport Will Kyler Murray Play?

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We throw out some hypotheticals

not pictured: baseball stuff
not pictured: baseball stuff
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The 2015 recruiting cycle was a roller-coaster for Aggie fans, and the key to the eventual solid top-ten class was legacy QB Kyler Murray. But as this Sports Illustrated article once again reminds us, Murray is a dual-sport star and there is still the possibility that he will choose to play Major League Baseball instead of college football. Which path will he follow? Only he knows, but that doesn't stop the Internet from speculating. Most of this is probably untrue.

I bet he plays baseball.

by Rush

Kyler Murray will probably end up playing Major League Baseball. While it's true the season is much longer, spanning over 700 games over the course of the spring, summer, and fall, baseball is pretty easy. Much of a baseball player's time is spent standing out on a field or sitting in a dugout chewing on things. Once in a while they will stand up and swing a bat and even occasionally run a base or two, but for the most part they are given plenty of time for quiet reflection or surfing/gaming on their phones and devices.

Since Kyler is well-known as an avid tweeter, this route seems to make more sense. Furthermore, baseball affords a player more opportunities to wear ties, since players are often photographed coming and going from games, and Kyler enjoys mixing up his selection of tie colors to keep the audiences guessing. After all, a 24-year, $594 billion baseball contract will buy a man enough ties to last a while.

Kyler is also an enthusiastic traveler, which makes him well-suited for a career in baseball. A MLB team typically travels to about 3-4 different cities per day in order to play all of the games on their schedule. Kyler already has an impressive balance of airline miles from his lengthy recruiting process, and therefore is eager to accept the challenge to become the next ten million miler, a real-life version of George Clooney's character from Up in the Air, in an attempt to gain the attentions of Anna Kendrick.

Perhaps most importantly, Kyler has some concerns about A&M. With such a large contingent of friends and family to consider regarding game attendance, the Murray family is not entirely comfortable with the concession situation at Kyle Field, specifically the contract with PepsiCola. Some sources speculate that they loathe Pepsi and all Pepsi products. Following Kyler around Major League Baseball would offer them considerably more freedom in the selection of carbonated beverages. Even when they did encounter a ballpark that served only Pepsi, they could rest easy knowing that they'd be travelling on to another venue in only a few hours where they could once again be free of the yoke of PepsiCola.

In short, baseball is easier and will give Kyler more freedom. And last I checked, this was America where that's all that matters.

I bet he plays football.

by Chuck

Last I checked, this is Texas first and America second. That's why Texas is the only country on earth that is allowed to fly its own flag higher than the American flag, which is typically attached to the nearest streetlight or worn as a garment. This is Texas, and in Texas we play football.

Most people don't realize that Kyler Murray has a pulse, and it is a scientific fact that no one who is actively living and breathing is capable of sitting through an entire baseball game - let alone participating in it! While a few people have discovered methods for alleviating this situation, for the most part baseball is still the domain of robots and the undead. Kyler Murray, known life enthusiast, will certainly not subject himself to a career in purgatory.

A career in football, on the other hand, is exciting. With the average NFL season only lasting 6 games, football players have a lot of free time to do fun things, like put monster truck tires on sports cars and star in rap videos for some reason. Some of them get to hang out with models in Paris instead of attending practice, and others get to start underground crime rings.

Football is pretty easy, too. Considering all of the whistles, penalties, team timeouts, injury timeouts, TV endorsement timeouts, official reviews, down measurements, half time shows, t-shirt guns, cheerleader dance routines, and fans streaking on the field, a player is only expected to expend physical energy for 38 seconds per game. The rest of the time he gets to stand around and ponder his many endorsement deals and paternity suits. During the offseason football players spend most of their time eating Subway sandwiches and playing football video games in order to hone their skills.

A career in football would afford Kyler the opportunity to be constantly obliviously compared to the greats who came before him. Whether it's an errant comparison to Russell Wilson, an off-the-mark connection to Doug Flutie, or even an absurd analogy to Johnny Manziel, Kyler has the chance to be judged not on his own accomplishments but solely on how he stacks up against people who are nothing like him. If he played baseball then the talking heads on the television wouldn't bother because no one watches baseball coverage because coma patients don't usually get ESPN.

In conclusion, football. Football, football football. Football.