Any study (and especially any study by ESPN)that places Baseball over sports like Soccer, Lacrosse & Rugby is obviously junk.
Brian, 2007-10-12 13:14:26
Soccer is like wind sprinting for 90 minutes. I was always in great shape and even had some skill. When playing hockey I could skate OK, but was a terrible cluts with puck handling. I have good hand eye coordination so one would think it would spill over from the two sports.
I think hockey does produce the best athletes despite the cardio involved in soccer.
Ward Moroz, 2007-10-12 13:08:01
Hockey players do everything other athletes do and they do it on skates! "Nuff said.
Tom, 2007-10-12 12:35:59
What I meant was that hockey players are able to glide on their skates (but I am not ignorant of the fact that players don't have the option of doing that often in a game). Soccer and basketball players must use pure foot power.
I also want to distinguish that I was describing what I think is the best "athlete", which I equate to aerobic ability. If it came down to SKILL LEVEL, then I agree --- no sport in the world can touch hockey in that regard.
Ben, 2007-10-10 16:45:24