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Which sport has the best athletes?
Sun, October 7, 2007
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LOL diesel soccer players stand around for half the game.

Hockey has the best athletes UNDISPUTED!!!!!!!
Jimmy, 2007-10-12 20:30:52

funny to see all of these arm chair athletes claim personal experience in all the sports, "I've played them all and from experience I maust say xxx sport is the hardest'. What a load of crap. if anyone of you could begin to compare to any athlete in any sport, then most of you wouldn't be on a computer wasting your time responding to this survey and.. trying... to ......
Jeff, 2007-10-12 20:14:26

From reading this, all I see are valid arguments for all sports mentioned. This goes to show that you can't really compare.They all have their unique qualities. Soccer athletes are the endurance kings but they also are the dive kings too. Anyone know where I can get one of those magic water bottles that magically cures an "injury"?
Jeff, 2007-10-12 19:53:42

hockey has the best athletes what evef!!!!! 60 minute game they play twenty minutes and they think they've done something, and they can glide while the game is still going on.... best athletes in the world by far are soccer players, UNDISPUTED!!!
diesel, 2007-10-12 18:21:11

I don't think you can say that one sport has better athletes than others.

Some athletes in every sport are more athletic than others in the same sport.
Gordon, 2007-10-12 18:19:28

There's one athlete being completely ignored and like it or not - they are athletes.

If you take this argument and go POUND FOR POUND - a thoroughbred jockey is the best athlete.

They need to weight between 105 & 115 pounds...their legs need to be stong enough to balance mostly on their toes for a length of time with a moving animal underneath them....all the while restraining/steering/ controlling a 1200 pound moving animal underneath them.

I believe a study was done back in the 70's or 80's that showed POUND FOR POUND a jockey is the fittest athlete.
dude, 2007-10-12 16:07:10

Bill,

I've heard the same thing about rowers having the most physically demanding event, but there is more to athleticism than that. There's something to be said about the finesse and hard-hitting involved in sports like hockey, football, and to a lesser extent basketball. Then there are other athletic feats that may not seem as physical but are still in the realm of athleticism, like hitting a major league fastball.

I've played hockey, football and basketball and hockey takes more athleticism in my opinion.


Jesse, 2007-10-12 15:26:22

How about Hockey for all around difficulty, Lacrosse for speed. Any Waterpolo players out there that want to make plug? I played all 3 at various times of my life and for the record, nothing exhausted me more than H2O-polo.
rick, 2007-10-12 15:03:06

I think alot of people are just making comments on what they dont like about a sport and there de-crediting the question at hand. So soccer has no high scores, that means the athletes arent athletes? Because some hockey players play evert night or two, makes them better?

Im sorry folks, if you think about it in hockey and average player plays on ice 15-20 minutes all out per game, soccer players, regardless of stoppages, half to be on 90 minutes, and for those of you who say injury time, well thast why its added on.

Of the two great sports, Soccer ranks a bit better i find. you also want to talk about athlete, you have to add basketball in there as you see players run back and forth leap and bound to make baskets. they all rank up there in their own ways.

But BILL is on the money, no one has mentioned Rowing. Some lunkheads may not even think about it as a sport, but it is the MOST complete workout you can ever get competeing. Totally agree BILL.

I think most people need to mention what sports theyve played to make an accurate judement on this topic
Sulav,, 2007-10-12 14:54:57

Race car drivers.

And anyone that says that they are not athletes at all, you go drive at 200 mph in scorching heat and see whats up.
Fingers, 2007-10-12 14:52:28

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