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re: When it comes to taking a punch Tim Bradley is the best. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]Can't make that mistake ref.[/quote] That's the kind of mistake that should keep him from working a major fight ever again. I don't care how good he's been in the past, there's some things you shouldn't be allowed a second chance for ...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote].300 hitter is considered good. Returning a serve 3/10 in play is good for a tennis player?[/quote] Not the same thing. A .300 hitter hits the ball much more than 3/10 times. Getting on base is not the question here, it's hitting the ball. The closest equivalent in tennis would be every...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]signed, the 65yr old I saw at the country club last weekend. [/quote] Co-signed by the 7 year old I saw at the batting cage on the way home from work today. [quote]good luck getting people to buy what you are selling[/quote] Coming from the guy that chooses to simplify sports he does...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]We're talking peak athleticism here anyway. At the very peak, what you are asked to do within your sport.[/quote] Which hurts your baseball argument even more. The baseball play you're describing, which is probably the most athletic play possible by a baseball player, happens how often? On...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
Dendy and Lawson just came off of peaking for the NCAA championships. The pros won't be doing that until their national trials at least, maybe not even until August for worlds. You don't think collegiate men and women are each 3 of the top 5 200 meter runners in the world do you? And where are yo...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]Ok, you can throw a javelin. But can you throw it on the run, across your body, 40 yards with accuracy?[/quote] Well for starters, javelin throwers are already on the run. Secondly, they have to throw it 80+ meters, while maintains control of their body, within the sector. And if their rel...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]Meh, his 8.03m jump at the olympics would've put him in Long Jump finals and had him finishing 6th overall. That's world class, imo. [/quote] Meh. Different competition, different conditions. Decathlon long jump had mostly tailwinds. Qualifying and final in the open long jump were mostly i...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]It mostly measures strength and endurance, but leaves out coordination for the most part, which is integral for any team sport involving a ball. [/quote] Proper sprint mechanics in and of themselves require tremendous coordination. Additionally, hurdles, high jump, pole vault, discus a...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]There's absolutely no way to even guess who would be better without knowing about their past sport playing history, especially with the skill sets needed for each sport. [/quote] Which is why I said to assume for the purposes of that argument that none of them have any experience in anythi...
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[quote]Hmmm... I'm not so sure of that. I'm not familiar with other decathletes' stats, but Eaton (obviously an outlier) doesn't fall into that category. He's still a world class long jumper while training for the decathlete, and if he were to train for say the 400m or 110 hurdles exclusively he co...
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[quote]Well to be fair, Eaton doesn't run 10.2 and 45 consistently, those are his PRs. [/quote] He's run both of those times on multiple occasions, in multiple years. And without ever training specifically for either event. [quote]But if Russell dropped pounds, I don't see why not. His explos...
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[quote]Think about the number of college football players than moonlight on the track field.[/quote] Yes, think about that and then realize that the difference between the majority of those football players and track athletes is extremely vast. Remember how fast Chris Rainey was on the footbal...
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[quote]I guess ultimately what I'm trying to say is that I think great basketball, football (skill position guys), even baseball (CF, 2B, SS etc..) athletes could crossover to a decathlon much easier than some decathletes could to a team sport.[/quote] I understand what you are saying. My argumen...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]Where do you?[/quote] Below basketball and football for sure. After that I'd actually have to think about it. [quote]You seem to only apply your thinking to any arguments to hockey. You never felt the need to ask these questions when people said the other major sports. Not once.[/quote...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]To counter that argument, hurdling, pole-vaulting, discuss throwing are sport specific skills for "Athletics" aka track and field. [/quote] They are. But decathletes are not specifically training for any 1 of those skills. They are training for all of them. Their goal is to be very good at...
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[quote]Well being that Westbrook is insanely fast and jumps insanely high, he would have half the events down. Hurrdles may be a problem, but shot put shouldn't be neither should javelin throw. [/quote] He's fast by nba standards. Do you think he can run a 10.2 in the 100 meters? What about 45 in...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]But it totally leaves out certain sport specific skills that are necessary to being a great athlete. [/quote] Only because those specific skills aren't practiced. It's no different than your argument about why baseball should be last. Take any of the measurables that are used to measure...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]You can't bar any. Pole Vaulters (sprinter, jumper, and gymnast in one) Decathletes Gymnast Hockey Player Receiver [/quote] In fairness, the first 3 come from sports that are not listed in the OP. I don't think anyone can logically dispute that decathletes are the mos...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]Well, then its soccer in a landslide...right? Has to be according to this logic.[/quote] Actually soccer would probably be one of the least athletic sports according to his logic. But you keep on keeping on with missing the points of other's arguments. ...
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re: Rate these sports professions based on athleticism; your opinion. - Open Your Eyes
[quote]You are dumb. [/quote] Such a compelling argument. Having a hard time coming to grid with reality? [quote]No, its not an "entire argument" you dolt.[/quote] You can keep claiming this, but it doesn't change the fact that your first, and still to this point, only argument for hockey i...
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