Open-Mic: Questioning How to Judge the Best Athletes

Aaron MeyerCorrespondent IJune 18, 2008

1.Where would the U.S.A. soccer team rank amongst the world’s best if its top athletes grew up playing soccer? I say if America's greatest athletes grew up playing soccer, the U.S.A would best in the top 3 any day...no questions about it.

2. Which athletes from other sports would make great soccer players? Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Bush, Reggie Wayne, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Kevin Garnett, Ben Gordon, all the fast and energetic NFL and NBA players.

3. Which sport has the best pound-for-pound athletes from a physical perspective? NFL....from all the heavy hitters in the NFL, definitely.

4. Which star athletes have the skills necessary to succeed in other sports? Adrian Peterson, Bobby Wade, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss, all of these for their speed and the fight for win

5.Do you believe tennis players would make strong baseball hitters, and hockey players talented golfers? Some tennis players could make strong baseball hitters, hockey players could make talented golfers if they didn't get so Pissed all the time.

6.Why would a top young American athlete opt for soccer or rugby if he could make NBA dollars or play in the NFL? Any athlete could cut it for any sport if the could stand losing or winning, getting hit or sitting out.

7.Will this cultural dynamic ever change? It could people form rugby could play in the NFL cause its just a lot less violent, and people form soccer could play basketball.

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