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    Ultimate Sport?

    What do you consider to be the best sport? I think we have discussed favorites, but this time it's different. I want to hear people's criteria for what makes their sport the best.

    For me, I like a sport that is challenging in the most ways possible. I want to be able to say that the star from this sport could absolutely kick ass. First of all, fighting sports are out. That's not a sport to me. Individual sports are out too. Other than events like the decathlon, they are just too one dimensional. Football is a game of athletes. I absolutely love football, but until the very, very highest levels (and even still then), the best athlete wins. I love baseball, but when the best player on your team can hit 40 HRs and be 2 hot dogs from a heart attack, I realize it's not a test of athleticism. Basketball is fun as well. It's the game I grew up playing in the streets, but it is even more athleticism-based than football. I used to think hockey was the ultimate sport. Unfortunately, I never played much growing up in an area without snow (then again, maybe fortunately...). I just realized today the awesomeness of lacrosse. My high school was just getting a team when I was a senior, but I never had a chance because it was JV to start out. I did a little research, and sure enough, it was created by natives of North America possibly as much as 1500 years ago. Games were held with 100s to 1000s of people and they played for days on end to celebrate their creator. I'm captivated by this sport.

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    Fighting sports are out because "That's not a sport to me."? You lost me there I'm afraid. So, after countless centuries of man using combat to prove who the strongest competitor is you're discounting fighting sports.

    Have you ever even tried a combat sport?

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    lol lacrosse gets praise and combat sports are out? To each their own I guess...

    I'm confused as to the point of this thread, to figure out WHICH sport overall is best? too hard and will ultimately come down to preference, also the members arguing would have to have participated in that sport and the chances of somebody being active in many different fields is unlikely so they'll just make a case for the sports they have played. In my case, I played soccer, tennis, muay thai and jiu jitsu so I could make a case for those. I've never played American Football or Basketball (besides a pick up game or two) but I love watching both but I can't accurately make a case for why either of them should be above any of the ones I have actually played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Football is a game of athletes. I absolutely love football, but until the very, very highest levels (and even still then), the best athlete wins. ... Basketball is fun as well. It's the game I grew up playing in the streets, but it is even more athleticism-based than football. I used to think hockey was the ultimate sport. Unfortunately, I never played much growing up in an area without snow (then again, maybe fortunately...). I just realized today the awesomeness of lacrosse. My high school was just getting a team when I was a senior, but I never had a chance because it was JV to start out. I did a little research, and sure enough, it was created by natives of North America possibly as much as 1500 years ago. Games were held with 100s to 1000s of people and they played for days on end to celebrate their creator. I'm captivated by this sport.

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    I think you're off your rocker. If football is a game of athletes, and basketball too, then lacrosse sure as hell is. Don't kid yourself. And if combat-based events aren't sporting events... well, I want to hear your rationale on that one because "that's not a sport to me" is a complete lack of logical thinking.
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    Not sure how what this guy does isn't considered sport. He's probably one of the top athletes in the world, a thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karate Lisa View Post
    Not sure how what this guy does isn't considered sport. He's probably one of the top athletes in the world, a thing of beauty.

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    Yes, he does play a sport. He's a great athlete.

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    Seriously depends on what you mean by "best"... requiring most skill, strength, speed? You disregard a lot of sports as too easy. So, the only "sport" I can think of that combines strength, skill, speed, coordination, and mental toughness would be SASUKE/NINJA WARRIOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen AlcesAlces View Post
    Seriously depends on what you mean by "best"... requiring most skill, strength, speed? You disregard a lot of sports as too easy. So, the only "sport" I can think of that combines strength, skill, speed, coordination, and mental toughness would be SASUKE/NINJA WARRIOR.
    My whole point was to see what you thought of as the best sport in your mind.

    I wasn't saying that they were easy. I was saying that they were too one-dimensional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Yes, he does play a sport. He's a great athlete.
    You do understand that he's a fighter, right?

    And you're talking like someone who never achieved anything in sport. I speak to people like you all the time - it's the people who focus on fundamentals and not some arbitrary combination of difficult elements that succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    You do understand that he's a fighter, right?

    And you're talking like someone who never achieved anything in sport. I speak to people like you all the time - it's the people who focus on fundamentals and not some arbitrary combination of difficult elements that succeed.
    That's hilarious. I've been criticized as not knowing how to fight, never playing a common sport (basketball I believe), and now you think I've never accomplished anything in sport.

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