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Which sport has the best athletes?
Sun, October 7, 2007
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Lacrosse produces the best athletes!! As usual the writer's responsible for this poll fail to include Canada's national summer sport!!
Laxboy, 2007-10-10 12:35:02

Stephen

You are right the teams use to always draft the biggest, toughest kid available.

Now they are going for skill ( Briere, Wellwood to name a few ), unless there are 2 kids with the same skill level they will always take the bigger one.

Hockey players arrive at camp in game shape these days.

If you ever saw the testing they do at training camp you might change your mind.


Jimmy, 2007-10-10 11:54:03

Here you go... a scientific study. Dispute all you like.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills?GT1=3256#
Trev, 2007-10-10 11:04:41

I can't deny hockey are good athletes, I played at a fairly high level, but in my day in all the draft rounds the hockey brass rarely drafted skill unless you were at least 6'1 and 190. They drafted toughness. If we're talking about conditioning a hockey player can't touch a soccer player. I'd bet good money they couldn't last two days at a training camp of a division 3 EPL team (English Premier League for those that don't know)
stephen, 2007-10-10 10:15:19

wayne you prefer individual sports because you sucked at team sports and couldnt make any of them LMAO.

So soccer and basketball players dont stand around at all eh ?

Try watching a game of soccer or basketball from start to finish and you will see how much time they arent running around.

Athletes that collapse from exhaustion are marathon runners, you werent one of them LOL.
Jimmy, 2007-10-09 23:49:03

I stick to individual sports. Team sports you can rest while others perform. The pure sports have people training for one event and spending every ounce of energy to win. Seldom see team sport players collapse from exhaustion at the end of the game.

All team sport athletes give 100% in spurts. Soccer just doesn't allow many subs so they have to pace themselves. Hockey allows subs on the fly so they can push a little harder for short periods and then rest on the bench, not on the field.
wayne, 2007-10-09 21:39:57

To Ben

Are you speaking about an NHL size arena where it only takes 4 strides to get from one end to the other ? It would take more than 4 strides to get out of your own end never mind the other end.

Yes hockey players have short shifts 30 - 40 seconds, thats because they give 100 % every shift and need a rest.

I see soccer and basketball players standing around alot of the time.

All sports have down time when players can catch there breath, hockey players are the best athletes because of there balance and hand eye co ordination.


Darren, 2007-10-09 14:42:44

I have played all the major sports at some level. Soccer is definitely tied with Boxing and marathon running for number 1, with basketball close behind. For all you people who scoff, my idea of an athlete is someone with top aerobic conditioning. Hockey is an anaerobic sport with 45 second shifts where 4 strides of your skate will get you from one end to another. Football and Rugby is for guys on roids, and baseball and tennis? Don't think so.
Ben, 2007-10-09 11:35:46

I remember a show on ABC years ago called battle of the Stars. Which pitted stars from multiple sports in a series of competitions, all in fun. I was amazed that baseball players won a lot of them.

Its a very broad topic though. I think triathletes are amazing?
wayne, 2007-10-09 11:16:17

Soccer is for wimps. They are the biggest sucks of any sport. They dive so much you dont know if its a real injury or just another faker.


Gary, 2007-10-09 09:54:54

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