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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:54 pm

Anyways back on topic. The espys are horrible. What a joke
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:55 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote: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.

It's not a lifetime acheivment award. It's for this one year. He won 1 race this year (or at least only 1 that anyone knows about).
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:56 pm

What other problems did you have with them other than not being televised live. That was my problem with it. I knew all the results before Sunday night.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:57 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:What other problems did you have with them other than not being televised live. That was my problem with it. I knew all the results before Sunday night.


Its like watching MTV. And the viewers vote which is again like MTV.

Which is a better band The Beatles or Nsync? Nysync would probably win.

Its just kinda cheesey and rigged and pointless. And the overkill WIll Ferrel was like a big add for the new movie.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:13 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:
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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.


There was a long discussion/poll on this a while back. Plus your looking at the difference between the best athelete (the definition posted), and someone who is skilled at their sport. You can hit a baseball 500 ft but still be fat as hell and out of shape. Maybe your just thinking of a Barry Sanders or Bo Jackson type guy that does everything, and you think that is an amazing athlete.

Almost anything can "test" your athletic ability. Biking up and down mountains for like a month is a much greater test than playing baseball.
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Re: The Espy's are a complete joke

Postby Coppermine » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:18 pm

Example of the Espy's being horrible.

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Postby WhiteHot » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:29 pm

teddy ballgame wrote: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.


Ahhh...the definition of a bad argument. Cycling 2000+ miles in a grueling race is summarized simply as "pushing pedals on a bike."
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Re: The Espy's are a complete joke

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:31 pm

Coppermine wrote:Example of the Espy's being horrible.

Hosted by Lance Armstrong


hahah oh man that brings back memories
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Re: The Espy's are a complete joke

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:57 pm

Coppermine wrote:Example of the Espy's being horrible.

Hosted by Lance Armstrong


:-t the ESPY's suck and so does Lance Armstrong. big deal, he rides a bike and dated that Iggy Pop look-alike Sheryl Crow
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Re: The Espy's are a complete joke

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:59 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Example of the Espy's being horrible.

Hosted by Lance Armstrong


:-t the ESPY's suck and so does Lance Armstrong. big deal, he rides a bike and dated that Iggy Pop look-alike Sheryl Crow


Yea if I was lance i'd be wailing on like 200 different slores at once
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