NFL players are the best athletes on theplanet

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    Esp the skill- position players - QBs, running backs, recievers ... they routinely wiped out the NBA players in superstars competitions
     
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    I would beg to differ. Gymnasts are probably the most physically fit athletes.

    As far as greatest athletes, the men who compete in the decathlon would put most NFL skill players to shame.
     
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    You ever PLAYED the game of football? High school football, maybe?

    Unless you've played ORGANIZED football, and felt the physical brutality of the game first-hand, you don't know what the hell you are talking about.

    Decathlete versus a football player? Really? Gymnasts? Really? Why didn't you include golfers and bowlers too?

    Ginscpy is absolutely right on. Football players are, by far, the best all-around athletes in the WORLD.
     
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    Yes, I played football in high school. I started as a linebacker my junior & senior year. I remember puking my guts out at summer practice. And I am not saying they are not fit to the extreme. But have you looked at what decathlon athletes do? Have you watched an Iron Man competition?

    The skill players never have to run more than 100 yards at a time. Granted, there are obstacles, but a 1500 meter sprint is harder than a 100 yard dash, as far as the aerobic endurance goes.

    And gymnastics? Have you seen what those guys are capable of doing? No, they don't hit anyone and its not a "tough man" kinda sport. But the level of physical fitness is amazing.
     
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    You are trying to compare apples to potatoes.

    You are taking athletes who specialize in ONE or two NON-CONTACT "sports" (gymnastics, track & field, swimming) and trying to compare them to athletes who are, overall, stronger, tougher, faster, etc. than ANY athletes in any of the specialized sports you mentioned.

    How long would a gymnast or decathlete last on a football field? Better have an ambulance, and probably a coroner, standing by.
     
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    About as long as an NFL player would last on the rings. I am comparing physical fitness. You want to compare participation in a given sport.

    Surviving impact is an odd way to measure physical fitness, don't you think?
     
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    I would agree on triathlon as a contender for best athlete. Decathlon is ten track and field events, none of which are especially demanding physically.

    Gymnasts are great athletes having great physical strength and dexterity.

    Basketball players have good stamina, physical dexterity and hand eye coordination

    I love football, but don't consider them to be great athletes. Exert for five seconds, take off 45 seconds and then rest ten minutes while the other side gets the ball.

    Soccer is physically demanding and requires great dexterity
     
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    If we're talking only the 4 major sports, I'd argue that hockey players are much tougher and fit.
     
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    Don't ever discuss sports again.
     
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    I get that you don't like soccer. But the fact is that it IS a physically demanding sport.
     

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