In fairness, I suspect most people have never tried to kick a 27-yard field goal, and certainly not one in frigid conditions and with a professional defense trying to stop/crush/block you.
On the other hand, a team whose playoff victories hinge on botched on-side kicks by Brandon Bostick and 27-yard field goal misses is statistically unlikely to do well in the long run. :)
In the same vein though, we should measure our 40-yard dash times to see if we're faster than the finely tuned athletic machine that is Tom Brady. At least during his combine, Vince Wilfork
had a faster 40.