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Old 04-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #226
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That's pretty flimsy reasoning.

In actual fact I agree with you about NFL > hockey in terms of athleticism, but "they don't jump" is a horrible argument and it's definitely a lot closer than you seem to think. That's like saying basketball > hockey because they jump. Like really?
I wasn't trying to claim that was the sole reason or even the main reason...just something that came to mind.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #227
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ESPN ranked the toughest sports in the world today based on metrics such as

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

Stopped reading there.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #228
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I can't believe that this thread is still going and has gotten off topic like this...

And that's on ISH. I guess inciting the NFL stans is a sure fire thing.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:11 AM   #229
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The NFL is a tiny professional sport. Tiny.

How many professional American Football players are there compared to other sports?

If there is any term to properly describe the NFL as a sport, marginal would be it. Marginal athletes, marginal talents, marginal entertainment value, marginal everything.

LMAOO so many ignorant statements in one post
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #230
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tl;dr , nice troll
So these fat guys are your typical NFL player?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #231
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So these fat guys are your typical NFL player?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyB5f5QBd5k

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #232
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ESPN ranked the toughest sports in the world today based on metrics such as

power
speed
agility
endurance
flexibility
nerve(ability to overcome fear)
durability
hand/eye coordination
analytic aptitude

NFL is ranked #3 (boxing ranked #1).

Soccer ranked #10 and Rugby ranked #13.

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

When we rank the "toughest" sports, there's no way we should apply the same value to all categories. We know damn well that sports like bull riding or canoe/kayak or cheerleading are way tougher than volleyball or baseball. It's not just the all-around athleticism required. Just consider the possibility of getting seriously injured due to playing some of the former and compare to the latter...
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #233
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When we rank the "toughest" sports, there's no way we should apply the same value to all categories. We know damn well that sports like bull riding or canoe/kayak or cheerleading are way tougher than volleyball or baseball. It's not just the all-around athleticism required. Just consider the possibility of getting seriously injured due to playing some of the former and compare to the latter...
Forget bull riding, bareback is even more violent during the ride. The biggest danger in bull riding come on the dismount, as a horse won't try to maul you, but bulls are a different story.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #234
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It's not just the all-around athleticism required.
Well, that's what they meant.

There are obviously dozens of ways "toughness" of a sport can be interpreted.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:40 PM   #235
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That was closer to 6 flat than 4.6.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:12 PM   #236
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ALSO, the game just gets boring in low stakes regular season matches.

If you understand it (including the strategies) and enjoy it, then it's very far from boring. Low stakes? Teams only have 16 regular season games, so every game is important unlike baseball, hockey and basketball where every team plays a million games.

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Who wants to waste time watching the Cleveland Browns vs the Miami dolphins go 3 and out 3 and out 3 and out every drive with a 3 minute commercial break in between and a 5 minute break between each quarter? It is boring as shit.

Unless you're a Browns or Dolphins fan you'd probably be watching a different game at that time.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:54 PM   #237
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I think one reason is because you can play basketball pretty easy yourself while you need a lot of equipment, knowledge, people for AF. I think that's the main reason why soccer is so popular all over the world.
Good point. I feel this has been a big hindrance to cricket as well.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #238
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It will still be overweight jackasses touching each other's asses whatever it was called. Oh, and also extremely boring.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:58 AM   #239
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Professional wrestling is a tougher sport than either football or rugby. All of those dudes are torn apart physically, let alone the constant travel, no off season, etc etc.
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