Soccer, Sports and Politics - Part Deux

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  1. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
  2. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I wasn't within spitting distance of the USISL.
     
  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    ESPN ranked sports by degree of difficulty. Gotta put pole vaulting, figure skating & ski jumping higher IMO

     

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  4. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Legia Warsaw's SG was banned by UEFA, so...

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    ...they bought tickets on the other side of the stadium.
     
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  5. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    That list should be inverted, for the most part. Horse racing is way harder than basketball.
     
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  6. Mike03

    Mike03 Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    It's awfully hard to beat a horse for 2 minutes straight.
     
  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How did cheerleading not have 10 on agility and flexibility?

    I also don't know how Cycling: Distance, Track and Field: Distance, Swimming: Distance, and Skiing: Nordic don't have 10 for endurance.
     
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  8. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Good Guys in red white and blue won today as Rangers beat Devils 5-1
     
  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Where are the majors? I don't see gridiron, basketball or baseball. What's the point of such a ranking if the bigs aren't included?
     
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  10. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Auto racing is a sport? Cheerleading? Skateboarding? I mean, I'm as big a fam of the bowl riders as there is --the element of danger is there-- but no sport shoukd be adjudicated. I can definitely accept DH longboarding as a potential Olympic sport but the little snots think they're too cool for conventions. F them.
     
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  11. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    #161 Cascarino's Pizzeria, Feb 23, 2024
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    They have the fear factor as a category so surfing Jaws or jumping a board off one of those 100 foot ramps would have to be 10. Stamina of staying underwater for 2-3 waves would be key to survival too.
     
  12. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Agree. Ice hockey #2? lol :cautious: There is also not much argument for football to be ahead of rugby. Max 10 minutes of playing time per game for even the most used American footballers on a team, and nearly half of players never have to tackle anyone in their life.

    Also, curling gets a 2.5 for strength? Clearly never watched the sport or even seen the arms of a curler. They are literally melting the ice with a broom. I'd say that takes more strength than ping-pong.
     
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  13. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Wait, they didn't include darts? :confused: Clearly performing at a high level after 4 pints of beer wasn't a category. But then why is bowling there?
     
  14. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Ski-jumping isn't on the list either.
     
  15. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    It is actually. Just barely in the top half of the list. That's too high, IMO, as fear factor is pretty much all that sport has. And even the fear factor isn't as high as just regular (downhill) skiing.
     
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  16. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I'm still rrying to figure out where the big sports are listed.
     
  17. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    It also has the agony of a da feet & broken bones

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  18. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    #168 Q*bert Jones III, Feb 23, 2024
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2024
    There was a viral post a few months ago that said something like, "they should have one novice in each Olympic event so that we can see how hard these sports really are." I know for a fact that if they chose me, I could do a Downhill event (or even Giant Slalom). Slowly, of course, but I'd finish.

    It would take quite a few drinks to convince me to try a 100 meter jump.
     
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  19. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    I'm surprised that being a Bass player isn't listed. Try running with one of those thru rush hour traffic! :eek:
     
  20. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It was tougher before someone designed an endpin wheel to roll them around. I'd provide a link, but I'm on my phone.
     
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  21. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    True. I stood at the top of a Olympics ski jump before and I had no inclination to go down. I wouldn't even want to do down that ramp crawling on my hands and knees, much less with skis on. But I am assuming the list is speaking about how difficult it is to get pretty good or decent at a sport. Otherwise, why would basketball be #4? Even a 5-year-old can pick up a ball and bounce it.
     
  22. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gridiron - 3
    Basketball - 4
    Baseball (with softball) - 9

    F1 drivers have to be incredible fit. They are having to control their car at 200mph going around corners at 6gs, with a fairly heavy safety helmet. I assume Indy Car is similar. Can't speak for NASCAR.

    Yeah, for a while I was there. But then I watched some of the cheerleading competitions and could see the sport in it.

    It all depends on how one defines what a sport is. It is more a sport than horse racing or table tennis or curling? I think the criteria that has been put up defines a sport. But then we can get into the discussion based on those categories if something like ballet is a sport. It really is subjective.
     
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  23. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eddie the Eagle did it. :ninja:
     
  24. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Water Polo should be higher.

    Also, diving is not harder than swimming
     
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  25. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It's my understanding that water polo is really poorly officiated. They grab each other by the nuts underwater. They need a scuba ref under water to call fouks by pulling a sinker. A separate official coukd watch the sinker and blow a whistle when it disappeared below the surface.
     

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