Soccer is the slowest paced and most boring game there is. 0 - 0 or 1 - 0 are way to common scores in soccer.
All these people picking soccer must have familt ties in europe so thats why they say soccer, they dont know any better.
Ken, 2007-10-09 09:50:54
Just look at a well conditioned soccer athlete and then that of a well conditioned hockey athlete, there is no comparison.
Come down off your collective high horse people!
Sera, 2007-10-08 13:29:49
Basketball players and soccer players dont run all game from start to the finish.
Soccer and basketball players have just as many breaks as do hockey players.
The last 1 or 2 minutes of a basketball game takes 10 -15 minutes with all the time outs and intentional fouls.
Soccer has breaks when the ball goes out of play and when they set up for a corner kick or an injury timeout.
Soccer may have the best actors, as all the injuries they fake. They go down like they were shot and we see the replay and there isnt anything wrong with them at all.
Tim, 2007-10-08 10:49:16
Soccer / basketball players rest just as much as hockey players. Dont you ever see the play in soccer / basketball come to a stand still when a team gets in there opponents end ?
Basketball has all the fouls and timeouts.
Its quite clear Jonny / Matt have never sat down and watched an entire soccer / basketball game from start to finish.
Dave, 2007-10-08 10:35:08
Do you think soccer players run non stop the entire game LOL What about injury time outs, or when they set up for corner kicks etc.
Hockey players are the best athletes. They play the fastest, roughest sport and the travel is very hard. When on a road trip they fly out right after the game to the next city, dont get to the hotel until 2 or 3 am, then get up for a game day skate around 10 or 11, play that night and head out of town right after the game to the next city.
Then at playoff time they play every other night for 2 months after a long hard season.
Jimmy, 2007-10-08 10:19:51
“Certainly nothing moves faster in any sport than the puck itself" They mentioned a speed of over 120 km/hr let's see if we can find something faster :)
Beg to disagree, found the following on Wikipedia on badminton, seems the birdie moves faster than a puck.
"Men's doubles player Fu Haifeng of China set the official world smash record of 332 km/h (206 mph) on June 3, 2005 in the Sudirman Cup."
To be a pro hockey player means you are an athelete no doubt, hovever it would seem to me to find the best atheletes in sport you need to look at individual rather than team sports so the athelete can stand alone entirely on their own merits. Since Canada is very stong in hockey I am not surprised by the slight bias of this article. Lacrosse is Canada's national sport so I was suprised it was not at least mentioned.
KC, 2007-10-08 10:09:07