The 5 Most Important Positions In Sports

Eli ChesnerCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2010

The 5 Most Important Positions In Sports

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    GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 26: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 26, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Colts 59-24. (Photo by Jonath
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    Face it, every sport needs a player who is important for their team and their sport. But there are some positions that every team needs a great player at that skill.

    This is a list of the 5 most important positions in the 4 major sports. From the NFL, to the NBA, to the MLB and the NHL and even soccer, without these positions, good luck winning. 

Honorable Mention

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins catches against the New York Yankees on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    - Catcher

    Yes they give the sign to the pitcher. But the pitcher can decide on his own what pitches he wants to throw, so the catcher doesn't make the list.

No. 5 Center (NBA)

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    AUBURN HILLS, MI - MAY 5:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic slam dunks against the Detroit Pistons in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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    Yes centers are very important. Just ask the Magic or Rockets whose best players are Centers. Thats why those 2 teams stay in contention year after year.(last year excluded because Yao Ming was injured). Without Dwight Howard or Yao Ming, the Magic and Rockets would be nowhere. 

    How did the Lakers win the title the last 2 years? Yes they have Kobe and yes they have Pau Gasol. But if you take Andrew Bynum out of the mix, they wouldn't have beaten the Magic or Celtics who have Kevin Garnett and now have Shaq.

No. 4 Goalie (soccer)

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29:  Tim Howard of Everton  makes a save from a shot by Ashley Young  of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on August 29, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by
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    Yes very few balls don't even get close to the net. But imagine without a goalie how soccer games could end up. 

No. 3 Point Guard (NBA)

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    NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 22:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the New Orleans Arena on March 22, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading
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    For every NBA team, the PG calls the plays (Excluding Lakers, Cavaliers (last year) and Heat.) 

    Take the top PG's in the NBA:






    They all call the shots for their team. 

No. 2 Quarterback (NFL)

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks to the sideline after throwing an interception against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by
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    Imagine the Colts last season. Or even the past couple of years. If they didn't have Manning, let alone any QB, where would they be? They running game was terrible. They defense was middle of the pack. 

    Imagine the Saints without Brees, or the Patriots without Brady. Quarterbacks control the NFL on the field and every snap.

No. 1 Goalie (NHL)

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 11:  Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 11, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    I remember the NHL All Star Games because of their scores. 13-12 or 12-11. Imagine no goalie.

    If their was no goalie, they would be no hockey.