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Old 07-16-2009, 07:15 PM   #61
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Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky, Muhammad Ali, Willie Mays, and Steve Carlton should all be in this argument. And no, the last one is not local bias.
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People who drive cars are not athletes. People who ride horses in races are not athletes. I mean they aren't in total control. The car and horse are what decide the outcome more than them.
I disagree with that... you'll find most motorsport drivers are fit as all fuck. Mark Webber, who just won his first GP, is unbelievably fit, as was Schumacher and all the rest of them. They're athletes, just not in the general sense. But yes in car/horse racing, a lot of it comes down to the car/horse, and that's why that can't really be included.
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About time we compile a short list ...
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:51 PM   #67
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and cricket in general is more widely supported worldwide.
Hey? Not even remotely close. Basketball is infinitely bigger than cricket globally.
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I disagree with that... you'll find most motorsport drivers are fit as all fuck. Mark Webber, who just won his first GP, is unbelievably fit, as was Schumacher and all the rest of them. They're athletes, just not in the general sense. But yes in car/horse racing, a lot of it comes down to the car/horse, and that's why that can't really be included.
Being fit has nothing to do with being an athlete.
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Really think about that...

You can't race at 300km/h for an hour and a half against g-forces as high as 6 if you aren't fit.. Webber is an athlete.
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That's not what I'm saying: your reply to the insinuation was that "they're really fit." That's great, but that doesn't make one an athlete.

But I'd also dispute what you're saying there too. An unathletic person could succeed in car racing with ease. I'm not saying they don't need some stamina, but they don't have to be in shape.
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I was just replying to "being fit has nothing to do with being an athlete" which does not sound right.

Maybe, but they couldn't race F1's.
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Hey? Not even remotely close. Basketball is infinitely bigger than cricket globally.
How? Just look at India. Population of 1 billion, and there isnt a child there that hasn't picked up a cricket bat. They go nuts for it. Basketball's biggest market is the US, pop 300 million, a huge chunk of which dont even like it.
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How? Just look at India. Population of 1 billion, and there isnt a child there that hasn't picked up a cricket bat. They go nuts for it. Basketball's biggest market is the US, pop 300 million, a huge chunk of which dont even like it.
I think he's speaking more in terms of global reach as opposed to actual population figures. Basketball stretches to most of Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, and a good cross-section of Africa in addition to North America.

I'm not sure how ubiquitous cricket is in the rest of the world, but that's probably the most popular American-based sport worldwide right now.
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