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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-17-2009, 05:41 PM
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At least they were smart enough to put Gordie Howe at the top of the list. I was also afraid they would forget Chelios, but they didn't, thank God. Kinda weird they both played for the Red Wings.

Randy should definitely be on the list. MMA may not be the most demanding sport in the world, but it is certainly more demanding than NASCAR, golf, and baseball. Randy was 43-years-old when he dominated the 6'8" HW champion.

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This seems kind of ironic. MMA fans often discuss how MMA is so technical, and that technique is greater than strength or athleticism but athleticism supplements those skills, but apparently that same arguement is forgotten for sports like Baseball and Golf. Each is a sport based heavily on technique but as top players such as Arod and Woods have shown, athleticism makes you much more competitive.

It's an insult to say golf and baseball aren't sports, and really, makes one sound like an idiot.
Technique is important in MMA, but you'd be a fool to suggest size and strength don't play a part. Think about it, the whole point of the sport is to hurt your opponent. Even BJJ guys, who rely much less on raw power, are trained to put their opponent in a position where they could either die or break a limb.

I'd consider golf and baseball sports, but they are certainly less physically demanding than MMA. And while NASCAR drivers no doubt are very skilled, I would not consider driving a sport. There are lots of things that take skill but shouldn't be considered sports, like poker and darts.
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I played golf. I could and did play 36 holes a day and never fatigued...any sport you can play better while high is not really physically demanding and therefore should not be mentioned with greatest athletes after 40.
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Unless you walk and carry your clubs, golf isn't "grueling" in the least, otherwise there would be far less fat f*cks hacking out there and ripping up big divots that they don't replace. Don't even get me started.
And if someone was to call MMA "human cockfighting" you would be outraged.

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Vijay Singh should be at least top 5 on that list.

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I'm suprised there were no guys that do "mudding" on the list. That takes real athleticism.



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There are 4 athletes on that list:

Howe
Blanda
Foreman
Chelios

The other six are guys who participate in paid hobbies. Baseball, Nascar and Golf? I guess AskMen caters exclusively to the 50 and up redneck crowd.

At least if you're gonna put baseball, include someone like Julio Franco who is (amd be is, I mean was) an everyday player.

Stockton shouldn't be up there ZZ, he only played a couple months in his final season after he was 40.
yeah i was just trying to think of a b-ball player but couldn't think of anyone but him...i failed

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This seems kind of ironic. MMA fans often discuss how MMA is so technical, and that technique is greater than strength or athleticism but athleticism supplements those skills, but apparently that same arguement is forgotten for sports like Baseball and Golf. Each is a sport based heavily on technique but as top players such as Arod and Woods have shown, athleticism makes you much more competitive.

It's an insult to say golf and baseball aren't sports, and really, makes one sound like an idiot.
no one said that those weren't sports...just that it's participants shouldn't really be grouped with other athletes. it is separate altogether.

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Damn I can't rep you right now. I wasn't expecting anyone to drop that name but that dude is such a beast.
how can anyone forget the godfather of big-wave and tow-in surfing. the man is a legend and a personal idol...sadly i have never surfed...i have tried but everytime i went to the beaches in FL the waves were nowhere near big enough.

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And if someone was to call MMA "human cockfighting" you would be outraged.

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Vijay Singh should be at least top 5 on that list.

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why did you quote me?

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why did you quote me?
Because your comments were alarmingly retarded.
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Because your comments were alarmingly retarded.
And you countered with something alarmingly unrelated to them...you think golfers are athletic? better yet, do you think the age of golfer matters that much?

golf has to do with muscle memory, flexibility, skill, and technique. Most of those things can or do get better with age. Hence no 20 year-olds dominating the world of golf like they do in tennis, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, etc.

seriously, get off my nuts too...ever since we had the debate on economics in the politics thread you have disagreed with every post i have ever made..usually with unrelated comments just like the one above.

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