Comparing the Biggest Sports Stars to Comic Book Superheroes

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Comparing the Biggest Sports Stars to Comic Book Superheroes
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A common metaphor used for many athletes today is superheroes. It's a stretch since they're not really doing anything heroic but simply playing the game they love at a high level. Yet it's hard to count all the times that players come up with titles for themselves, invoking comparisons to such comic book superheroes as Superman and Batman.

I thought it would be interesting to have a look at which superhero today's top athletes are most like. For those who love comic books, this includes characters from both D.C., Marvel and Mirage Studios. It also includes athletes from most of the major sports in both the U.S. and worldwide.

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