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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by -JediJordan-, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The whole breathing when in water gets underrated.
     
  2. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My money is on hockey, for speed, endurance, precision, and toughness. I think that the only sports that have hockey beat for toughness are MMA and boxing, I think that only basketball and tennis compare in terms of speed, golf and tennis compare in terms of precision, and in terms of endurance only football (the real sport, not the American sport) and specific endurance sports like the marathon have hockey matched or beaten.
     
  3. KenKenobi

    KenKenobi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Track?

    Track?


    I'm glad you brought up MMA, I'd absolutely put those guys in the conversation depending on what we mean by "greatest athlete."
     
  4. Raven

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    Fair point in the speed needed for track, but I did mention specific endurance sports like the marathon - I'd put the 5k, 10k races, triathlons, and the like into that grouping. Nothing against track, but while the speed requirements are high, the requirements are also extremely focused.

     
  5. Krusty_the_Clone

    Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Figure skating or curling
     
  6. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    In terms of the major team based sports, I'd say the best athletes in the NBA are absolute freaks in terms of blend of size, quickness, speed and strength, as well as the skill set involved with dribbling/passing/shooting.

    In general, the best all around athletes are probably something like gymnasts or decathletes.
     
  7. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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    Quidditch. Easily.
     
  8. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  10. FatFrank

    FatFrank Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Has to be soccer. Everyone knows that a Canadian soccer player named Brian Budd won [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstars]World Superstars[/link] 3 years in a row in the late 1970s before being unjustly banned from competing (the 'Budd rule').
     
  11. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    The first thought to pop in my head was Water Polo. I'm sticking with that.
     
  12. Krusty_the_Clone

    Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hot dog eating
     
  13. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I just noticed this...curious why you say football. I'd put rugby union and Australian rules football (at least until the tactical changes of the last few years) up against that in terms of endurance.
     
  14. FatFrank

    FatFrank Jedi Youngling star 3

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    World's Strongest Man competition!
     
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