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Post by blacksheep on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:48 am

So which sport has the toughest athletes?

This guy might just be the toughest guy alive!


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Re: Toughest Athletes

Post by mattywizz on Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:58 pm

I assume you linked a picture of me...or it is a story about the Rugby League player who lost a testicle, but finished out the match before seeking treatment.

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Re: Toughest Athletes

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:08 pm

Rock climbing.

In what other sport do you have to crawl 20 miles with 2 broken legs on ice and snow for eight days, hike out on frozen stumps that have to be amputated, or cut your own arm off to survive?

http://dougscottmountaineering.co.uk/lectures/ogre.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Herr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston

Even I had an experience of climbing down a 400' cliff and hiking out 6 miles with a dislocated shoulder.

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:59 pm

My friend says water polo is pretty tough. I have never watched it though. I though equestrian was the hardest in the Olympics?

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:11 pm

Hmm, some of the "toughest" athletes I recall seeing are playing in the Lingerie Football League.

For the kids reading here, back in the fifties and early sixties, a good looking girl or something that was really nice, was called "tough." In that era, much like today, a word was often used to describe something that was the opposite of what the word originally meant; i.e., "hot" is "cool."

"Hey, there goes a tough looking chick." Cool




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Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:26 pm

I keep checking back to see if blacksheep has posted his “toughest guy” picture, but it would appear it’s still left to our imagination.

So, while “researching” the ladies from the Lingerie Football League, I learned that with the LFL season coming to a close at the end of October, and with four years to wait until the ladies "suit-up" for beach volleyball at the Olympics, organizers will begin the Bikini Basketball Association in November.

According to the league’s Twitter account, you’ve got your Chicago Desire, Orlando LadyCats, Miami Spice, Los Angeles Ice, New York Knockouts, Hollywood Hotties and Atlanta Fleet Angels.

Organizers should probably beware; this girls-in-bikinis-playing-sports idea is not always a sure thing. The Bikini Hockey League only had two teams at last report, and the AVP pro beach volleyball tour essentially closed shop in 2010.

What do you think? If we can get a Bikini Basketball team in Portland, could it be a good way to get the now retired Portland Beavers name back on the sports page? Embarassed


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Re: Toughest Athletes

Post by up7587 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:42 pm

Sheesh. Wander off topic much?

As for toughest athletes, these guys have to rank way up there:


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Re: Toughest Athletes

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:57 pm

up7587 wrote:Sheesh. Wander off topic much?
Sigh, OK, back on topic.

I nominate daredevil Felix Baumgartner.

Today Felix ascended to the edge of space in a pressurized capsule suspended beneath a giant helium balloon, jumped out, and freefell for four minutes and 19 seconds before opening his parachute.

Mr. Baumgartner achieved the fastest ever freefall after reaching a top speed at 834mph (1,137km/h) and broke the sound barrier, according to the mission spokesperson.

The 43-year-old Austrian also broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight after riding with the capsule 24 miles above New Mexico…that’s about 125,000 feet. (I’ve actually been close to 60,000 feet and flown faster than sound in an aircraft, but to be twice that altitude and over Mach 1 in only spacesuit, is unfathomable.

Sorry, I have to go off topic for a moment and say, “I bet he had a nice cold beer after he returned to earth.”


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Re: Toughest Athletes

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:43 am

DoubleDipper wrote:Hmm, some of the "toughest" athletes I recall seeing are playing in the Lingerie Football League.
In a huge change that affects us all, the Lingerie Football League is now called the Legends Football League and is sponsored by Rawlings.

Gone are the garter belts and frilly bows; replaced by "performance wear".......As you can tell by the video, it's now all football!!

Good thing they're wearing the eye black with all those bright camera lights... Razz

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