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Old 12-06-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
David Aguasca
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Here's link (WS/FS) to an article ranking sports using 10 categories (read: fitness aspects??)

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...otal_rank#grid

i'm sure a lot of you will disagree with many things...

like weightlifting requiring only a 3.38 out of 10 for flexibility while basketball got a 5.63.

or distance cycling getting a higher score in strength (6.38/10) than gymnastics (6.13/10)
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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That is ridiculous...
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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Any grid that gives "baseball/softball" a higher degree of athleticism than rugby is so fundamentally flawed that I can't even begin to explain it.

Maybe because one of the "panel" is a pro baseball player?
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:34 AM   #4
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haha I love this definition and the example they give:

"DURABILITY: The ability to withstand physical punishment over a long period of time. Example: NBA(yes they said NBA players)/NHL players"

a few interesting little relationships in that study...

1. I never knew that distance cycling required more strength than sprint cycling.

2. Water skiing apparently requires steadier nerves than wrestling.

3. Interesting...basketball requires more agility than racquetball

wow that was worth a good laugh... you sure can tell that survery was made in america... I would be curious to see that done in other countries.
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:40 AM   #5
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Hockey #2! Wooohooo...Hard to say any survey is "made in America" if they like hockey (I can never find it on TV)...Although boxing #1? You get to fight in hockey too, so boxing should be #2 cause they don't have to learn to ice skate.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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yeah, mike. and fights can involve hockey sticks, lol.

new sport, anyone? ICE boxing?

i'm also disappointed that rock climbing didn't make it on to the list, even though waterskiing, surfing, and rodeo??? made the cut. it would beat out all the other sports in the nerve category...
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:00 AM   #7
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This list doesn't even make sense. You need different skills for different sports, you can't simply let all the categories be summed up equally!

Plus, they don't differentiate 'things you can train for' from 'things you can't train for'.

Plus plus, I don't imagine their data would be anything alike if they asked the top people of each sport what they thought was needed.

Their numbers don't mean anything because their 'context' is useless.

Oh, and male and female gymnastics are lumped together, thought I'd point that out.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:19 AM   #8
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Phoooey!!
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:28 AM   #9
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David..ever head the phrase

"I went to a boxing match last night and a hockey game broke out...."

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:29 AM   #10
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