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onlydarksets 08-26-2008 01:20 PM

ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills]ESPN.com: Page 2 - Sport Skills Difficulty Rankings[/url]

This is tough, since they have such a broad range of sports. However, I can't argue with #60.

Beemnseven 09-01-2008 07:28 PM

Re: ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
Interesting. I've often wondered about this.

Just glancing over the list, I think Volleyball is a bit high at #20, and figure skating (gay as it might be -- Chazz Michael Michaels aside) should at least make the top ten. How many times would it take smashing your face into a thick sheet of ice before you said "f*ck this" ?? No one would deny it takes an incredible amount of dedication.

I've heard that [U]the hardest thing to do[/U] in sports is to hit a fastball thrown by a Major League pitcher. Maybe it is.

But as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't make it any more fun to watch.

jamf 09-01-2008 07:57 PM

Re: ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
[quote=Beemnseven;470237]

I've heard that [U]the hardest thing to do[/U] in sports is to hit a fastball thrown by a Major League pitcher. Maybe it is.

[/quote]

It's hit a curve ball.

Interesting list, I don't agree with it but it's interesting.

Did they purposely leave out the Decathlon/heptathlon?

How do they give the Sprints only a 9.88 rating? Is there a sport that relies on speed more than sprints?

Basketball players have a higher aptitude than NFL players? Who came up with that number...

Monkeydad 09-02-2008 01:36 PM

Re: ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
Soccer should not be ranked that high. It's a game for little kids. :D

Yep, it's the curveball that is hardest to hit. This is why we're not watching Michael Jordan on the White Sox now. :D

BDBohnzie 09-02-2008 01:43 PM

Re: ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
I know if I could hit a curve ball, I would have played more in high school, and perhaps at a lowly D3 program instead of "retiring" from baseball after getting my outright release my junior year and picking up slow pitch softball...

onlydarksets 09-02-2008 01:46 PM

Re: ESPN ranks sports by difficulty
 
Here's another take on it:
[url=http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ten-hardest-splash.htm]USATODAY.com[/url]


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