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Old 07-03-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default There's NOT A SPORT on Earth where players are better 20 years ago then now.

There's alot of foolish talk by mental midgets and media puppets stating that the NBA was better 20-30 years ago , there's not a sport played today where players are overall better 20-30 years ago when they are now.

If you had a guy like Paul George who isn't even a top 5 player today, and put him in the NBA in say 1992, he'd be an even better player with guys who are overall physically inferior. Lebron would be EVEN MORE dominate.

Imagine a guy with the physical tools of Lebron James playing against the likes of 190 pound 1980s Jordan, or Larry "turtle" Bird, or Magic "stiff, no jump shot" Johnson? It would be like a man playing with boys, which hell it's even like that now.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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Welp, you've done it, you've managed to create maybe the most ignorant, dumbest thread of the summer. And given the state of NBA board these days, that's really quite an accomplishment.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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Welp, you've done it, you've managed to create maybe the most ignorant, dumbest thread of the summer. And given the state of NBA board these days, that's really quite an accomplishment.

So it's ignorant to say that there's not a sport where players are better now then 30 years ago? It's called SCIENCE and COMMON SENSE.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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So it's ignorant to say that there's not a sport where players are better now then 30 years ago? It's called SCIENCE and COMMON SENSE.
Is it 20 or 30 years ago? If you're going to present an argument as absurd as this one, staying consistent will really help.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:24 AM   #5
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:33 AM   #6
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TAZORAC has invented a time machine and will soon prove his theory
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:34 AM   #7
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Squash players were much better 20 years ago, no question about it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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There's alot of foolish talk by mental midgets and media puppets stating that the NBA was better 20-30 years ago , there's not a sport played today where players are overall better 20-30 years ago when they are now.

If you had a guy like Paul George who isn't even a top 5 player today, and put him in the NBA in say 1992, he'd be an even better player with guys who are overall physically inferior. Lebron would be EVEN MORE dominate.

Imagine a guy with the physical tools of Lebron James playing against the likes of 190 pound 1980s Jordan, or Larry "turtle" Bird, or Magic "stiff, no jump shot" Johnson? It would be like a man playing with boys, which hell it's even like that now.

In general I agree with you, except when it comes to sports with more of an emphasis on skill. I agree that for sports where pure athleticism is the only determinant things will get better with time. Why the fastest runner today is the fastest ever and also ditto for fastest swimmer/cycler/etc, strongest man, longest thrower, highest jumper, longest jumper, etc.

The NFL for example is (IMO) more determined by base athleticism (strength, speed, quickness, endurance, etc), then a sport like tennis which has a huge skill component. In tennis if power and athleticism was the biggest factor, Roddick would have much more successful.

To answer your question I would say that 20 years ago Boxing was far better than it is now. Especially the heavyweight division. Boxing in the 1990s was awesome.

The NBA has a significant skill component. Its why a guy like Larry Bird was as successful as he was. I think the biggest deterioration in skill from 20 years ago has been post play. We just don't have a back to the basket player like Hakeem nowadays.

Edit: also we have yet to see a baseball player hit over 0.400 since ted williams. Anyone that has played baseball will tell you how much skill/hand eye coordination it takes it hit a baseball.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:53 AM   #9
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In tennis if power and athleticism was the biggest factor, Roddick would have much more successful.

Edit: also we have yet to see a baseball player hit over 0.400 since ted williams. Anyone that has played baseball will tell you how much skill/hand eye coordination it takes it hit a baseball.

The thing about Roddick is just wrong. Remove it from your argument. The baseball batting averages can be attributed to improved pitching.

Your theory (and other points)have some promise, but do you think skilled players just come around randomly, or is there a reason why players (specifically basketball) are less skilled today?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #10
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Find me a player the caliber of Babe Ruth I dare you motherfuvker
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Find me a player the caliber of Babe Ruth I dare you pickernroller

Puig.........just got a double, and a homer today....

Yeah we can say Babe Ruth is done.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:01 AM   #12
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Puig.........and then some.

Fucker has been in the big league's for a month, chill out. It's also only a matter of time until his name is on some list.
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Fucker has been in the big league's for a month, chill out. It's also only a matter of time until his name is on some list.

He's already:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index...p_home&c_id=la

2nd best rookie debut month in history behind DiMaggio.

Solo hit, Doubled and Homered today to start the month. Talk about an impact player - Dodgers are rolling; win-losses % since he got here are off the chart.

Yes fellas, Vote Puig.

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:09 AM   #14
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There's alot of foolish talk by mental midgets and media puppets stating that the NBA was better 20-30 years ago , there's not a sport played today where players are overall better 20-30 years ago when they are now.

If you had a guy like Paul George who isn't even a top 5 player today, and put him in the NBA in say 1992, he'd be an even better player with guys who are overall physically inferior. Lebron would be EVEN MORE dominate.

Imagine a guy with the physical tools of Lebron James playing against the likes of 190 pound 1980s Jordan, or Larry "turtle" Bird, or Magic "stiff, no jump shot" Johnson? It would be like a man playing with boys, which hell it's even like that now.
Your premise has potential but your arguments are idiotic.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:11 AM   #15
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He's already:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index...p_home&c_id=la

2nd best rookie debut month in history behind DiMaggio.

Solo hit, Doubled and Homered today to start the month. Talk about an impact player - Dodgers are rolling; win-losses since he got here off the chart.

Yes fellas, Vote Puig.

Small sample size, means very little. Baseball is a game of longevity. Also, why am I supposed to believe this guy is clean?
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