Sporting Match Ups That Would Be Great To See

James WillisAnalyst IOctober 31, 2010

Sporting Match Ups That Would Be Great To See

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    BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 13: (CHINA OUT) Residents play football games to win Olympic Games tickets during a competition held in an Adidas flagship store August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China. The Beijing Olympic Games entered its fifth day on August 13. (Phot
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    With so many great sports men and women in the world nowadays it is hard to say that one is better than anyone else. While an athlete may have claimed every title there is to claim in their sport it is still impossible to compare them to another athlete from a different sport.

    If we could compare athletes, it would be great to see them competing on a points like basis like the heptathlon/decathlon etc.

    Here are some athletes that I think would be great to see...

Usain Bolt / Theo Walcott

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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica and radio personality Ryan Fitzgerald (L) run the final leg of the celebrity relay during the Athletic Allstars Meet at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on September 15, 2010 in Sydney, Austr
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    Theo Walcott is a particularly fast footballer who loves to use his speed to get past his opponents.

    Usain Bolt is a sprinter who fancies himself as a bit of a footballer, with a dream of playing for Manchester United.

    Usain Bolt would just about win it. After slaughtering Theo Walcott in the 100 meters, Bolt would just need to keep the scoreline respectable in a game of 1-1 to "win" overall.

Leonard Davis / Mike Tyson

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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27:  Leonard Davis #70 of the Dallas Cowboys defends against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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    Leonard Davis is a guard for the Dallas Cowboys who stands at a huge 6ft 6in and although he's not the biggest ever NFL player, he's still pretty huge.

    Mike Tyson's punching power would get the best of Davis in a ring because he would also have the ability to block and avoid any punches that were thrown back at him in reply.

    On the other hand Mike Tyson would probably look absolutely out of place on an American football field particularly if he was playing as a guard. In fact he would probably be sent of the pitch for playing too aggressively and biting someone ... again.

    Leonard Davis would win overall simply because of Tyson being too aggressive.

Danica Patrick / Valentino Rossi

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    MADISON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Chevrolet prepairs for qualifying for the NASCAR 5-hour Energy 250 at Gateway International Raceway on October 23, 2010 in Madison, Illinois.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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    I know Moto gp and Indycar are quite different but it would nonetheless be interesting to see who has the better drivers.

    Danica Patrick has been touted as a F1 possibility, as has Valentino Rossi, but both seem to have come to nothing so far.

    Danica Patrick would probably beat Rossi in an Indycar race but not by much, as Rossi has already driven a F1 car and should be comfortable enough to adapt to Indycar without too many problems.

    In Moto gp, Rossi would practically run all over Patrick, with not just far more experience on bikes, but also with the experience to turn right as well as just left.

Roger Federer / Alex Rodriguez

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    SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 17:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Andy Murray of Great Britain during the final on day seven of the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 17, 2010 in Shanghai, China.  (Ph
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    Roger Federer is arguably the greatest Tennis player of all time with more grand slam title than anyone else in the history of the sport. Alex Rodriguez is widely considered as one of the best all round baseball players in history.

    The two techniques are slightly different when it comes to striking the ball but it both players should be good enough to transfer their skill to the other sport.

    Federer would easily beat Rodriguez in a game of tennis, and dare I say it, the score would probably be 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

    Rodriguez would be able to comfortably beat Federer in Baseball as well, although Federer's general ability should make it closer than the tennis game. Because of this he would win overall.

Lauren Mitchell / The Great Khali

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    DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 08:  Lauren Mitchell of Australia in action on the floor at IG Sports Complex during day five of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 8, 2010 in Delhi, India.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    Admittedly it's a bit unfair to pit these two against each other but it would be great entertainment.

    Lauren Mitchell, the current floor gymnastics world champion, would provide an absolute walkover to win the floor gymnastics against Khali. In fact, Khali may be able to do a few rolls because of his wwe practice but it would be nothing to challenge Mitchell. At least it would be fun to watch.

    In terms of wrestling it seems wrong to have these two go up against each other. Mitchell would however have the agility to escape most of Khali's attacks and should be able to evade him for long enough to win overall.

Michael Jordan / Tiger Woods

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 28:  Basketball legend Michael Jordan watches a shot during the pro am prior to the start of the 2010 Quail Hollow Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on April 28, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty
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    Two of the best athletes in the world at their respective sports. Michael Jordan is recognised as the best player in NBA history while Tiger Woods is widely recognised as arguably the best in golf history.

    Jordan would earn a comfortable win over Tiger in a 1 on 1 basketball game unless there is some very hidden talent that no one knows about.

    Tiger would also go on to obviously beat Michael Jordan at golf, but the game would probably be closer than the basketball match, with Jordan being a fairly able golf player himself as we all got to see in the beloved "space jam".

    Overall the win would go to Jordan because of how close he could keep the golf game in comparison to the basketball.