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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:29 am

Example of the Espy's being horrible.

Most breakout athlete:

Chris Paul NBA
Sean White Snowboarding
Kimmie Messner Figureskating.


Ok this is voted on by the fans.

Hmmm who's gonna win this one?? DUH the NBA player. They could've put any ANY NBA player on there and beat a snowboarder/skateboarder and a Figureskater.


Also, Sean White has been the best snowboarder/skateboarder for a few years now he's not exactly a breakout athlete.

I saw him win a big air national event 2 years ago in Vail.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:07 pm

I love how they show you all the "surprised" all week in the commercials and then you're supposed to watch Sunday and be surprised by who won, and the special appearences.

Also, for the past 7 years, the winner of best male athlete has been a golfer or cyclist. I'm sorry, but golfers and cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:10 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I love how they show you all the "surprised" all week in the commercials and then you're supposed to watch Sunday and be surprised by who won, and the special appearences.

Also, for the past 7 years, the winner of best male athlete has been a golfer or cyclist. I'm sorry, but golfers and cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


Well golfers aren't Cyclists are pretty darn good athletes. Who won it this year?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:15 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


:-?

wikipedia wrote:Regarding the level of athleticism and endurance required to complete the Tour de France, the following excerpt from a New York Times article sums things up nicely: "The Tour de France’s status as the world’s most physiologically demanding event is largely unquestioned. The riders cover 2,272 miles at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, roughly the equivalent of running a marathon almost every day for almost three weeks. In the Pyrenees and the Alps, they climb a vertical distance equal to three Mount Everests. They take in up to 10,000 kilocalories (kcal) per day, the equivalent of 17 Big Macs, elevating their metabolic rates to a level that, according to a Dutch study, is exceeded by only four species on earth."
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:22 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


:-?

wikipedia wrote:Regarding the level of athleticism and endurance required to complete the Tour de France, the following excerpt from a New York Times article sums things up nicely: "The Tour de France’s status as the world’s most physiologically demanding event is largely unquestioned. The riders cover 2,272 miles at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, roughly the equivalent of running a marathon almost every day for almost three weeks. In the Pyrenees and the Alps, they climb a vertical distance equal to three Mount Everests. They take in up to 10,000 kilocalories (kcal) per day, the equivalent of 17 Big Macs, elevating their metabolic rates to a level that, according to a Dutch study, is exceeded by only four species on earth."


yea they are hardcore ;-D
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:23 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


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wikipedia wrote:Regarding the level of athleticism and endurance required to complete the Tour de France, the following excerpt from a New York Times article sums things up nicely: "The Tour de France’s status as the world’s most physiologically demanding event is largely unquestioned. The riders cover 2,272 miles at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, roughly the equivalent of running a marathon almost every day for almost three weeks. In the Pyrenees and the Alps, they climb a vertical distance equal to three Mount Everests. They take in up to 10,000 kilocalories (kcal) per day, the equivalent of 17 Big Macs, elevating their metabolic rates to a level that, according to a Dutch study, is exceeded by only four species on earth."

Demanding and being a good athlete are 2 different things in my mind. To cycle you need to be able to push pedals faster than other people. To be succesful in the other sports there are a lot more skills neccessary.
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Postby 5 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:26 pm

they still exist?

Yeah, I saw many promos for the Espy's when I watching the replay of The Contender - Season 1.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:39 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


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wikipedia wrote:Regarding the level of athleticism and endurance required to complete the Tour de France, the following excerpt from a New York Times article sums things up nicely: "The Tour de France’s status as the world’s most physiologically demanding event is largely unquestioned. The riders cover 2,272 miles at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, roughly the equivalent of running a marathon almost every day for almost three weeks. In the Pyrenees and the Alps, they climb a vertical distance equal to three Mount Everests. They take in up to 10,000 kilocalories (kcal) per day, the equivalent of 17 Big Macs, elevating their metabolic rates to a level that, according to a Dutch study, is exceeded by only four species on earth."

Demanding and being a good athlete are 2 different things in my mind. To cycle you need to be able to push pedals faster than other people. To be succesful in the other sports there are a lot more skills neccessary.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary wrote:athlete:

a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:45 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:cyclists are not better athletes than any baseball, basketball, football, or hockey player.


:-?

wikipedia wrote:Regarding the level of athleticism and endurance required to complete the Tour de France, the following excerpt from a New York Times article sums things up nicely: "The Tour de France’s status as the world’s most physiologically demanding event is largely unquestioned. The riders cover 2,272 miles at an average speed of 25 miles per hour, roughly the equivalent of running a marathon almost every day for almost three weeks. In the Pyrenees and the Alps, they climb a vertical distance equal to three Mount Everests. They take in up to 10,000 kilocalories (kcal) per day, the equivalent of 17 Big Macs, elevating their metabolic rates to a level that, according to a Dutch study, is exceeded by only four species on earth."

Demanding and being a good athlete are 2 different things in my mind. To cycle you need to be able to push pedals faster than other people. To be succesful in the other sports there are a lot more skills neccessary.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary wrote:athlete:

a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina

Ok. That doesn't change my opinion that pushing pedals on a bike is not as difficult as hitting a baseball, making a shot, or avoiding 11 other men who are trying to knock you out on a field.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:53 pm

Yes it's more difficult.

Imagine if Barry Sanders or Emmitt Smith won the rushing title 7 times in a row?

Kobe win the scoring title 7 times in row?

Pujols winning the batting title 7 times in a row?

Tiger or Federer win 7 majors in a row? That'd would earn them top athlete awards.
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