The most difficult championship to win is...

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  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    There are several different formats - the Test matches are the ones that last for 5 days (England are currently playing The Convicts in The Ashes series right now) but there are ones that are much shorter (one day - each side gets 50 overs and 20/20) which are more dynamic. The shorter formats are more akin to baseball.
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  2. ricplayer

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    Yes, but only covers the front of your body and doesn’t really help when you are being forced into a wall by a 220lb player going 20mph. Concussions are common, not from impact to the head, but from the jolt the brain takes from impact. It’s the fastest team sport in the world and the puck is frozen solid. Top shooters in the nhl have slapshots in the 90-100mph. Seriously, players regularly play with broken bones in there feet and hands and face. Broken noses are very common and so are broken teeth. It’s a tough sport and injuries are more common than we know. I’m not saying it’s the toughest championship to win, but it’s damn close. My son just finished his minor hockey career and thankfully only broke one finger blocking a snapshot, chipped a bone in his ankle from blocking a shot and bruised his spine from getting hit from behind into the boards.
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  3. inline4

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    Any sport where anyone in the world can compete.
    Marathon?

    what percentage of humans ever have the opportunity to alpine ski?
    Surf..F1 race?
    Dressage..... :dunno
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  4. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I am going to go with Tour de France. In what other sport do you have to void your bladder while competing, even void your bowels. No break.

    Your previous days time continues, get 3 seconds behind and you have to make that up.

    Rod
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  5. FolsomTony

    FolsomTony Fat Tony

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    Interesting, and I like watching the event when possible. It's unique in the fact that it's a team sport, that an individual wins.
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  6. motorhead748

    motorhead748 Been here awhile

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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    The most difficult championship to win is...

    The Dakar Rally, because it can kill you if you get it wrong.
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  8. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I agree that it's dangerous, but ... so is a baseball to the head. A cricket ball to the head. A punch from a pugilist. A tackle in rugby or football. A dunk. A marathon. Swimming. Horseshoes. Tennis. Waterpolo. Squash. Weightlifting. etc etc etc.
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  9. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I'm not saying i'm right! I'm just biased against those two sports (baseball and golf) :lol3

    And of course i'm against competitive eating too. Whats next, competitive shitting?
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  10. bassogap

    bassogap Kids in sports makes me an athletic... Supporter

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    If it's the day after the Coney Island championships, I'll bet on Joey Chestnut for the win...
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  11. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    Olympics and world championships in freestyle wrestling. .....NCAA wrestling championship is close behind.
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  12. theloop

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    Yea, but I had 6 balls hit towards me in that last game and I had to catch 3 time and I had to rin 3 of them down and throw it 3 times to the inflied, and on top of that 3 of the times at bat I didnt strike out and had to run towards 1st. base and one time I made it, I'm sure glad the batter flyed out after me so I didn't have to run to sevond base.
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  13. devo2002

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    Uhh, what? :photog
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  14. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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  15. bassogap

    bassogap Kids in sports makes me an athletic... Supporter

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    See...with the Olympics or NCAA or MLB or NFL or World Cup...we don't know who's going to win. But you can damn sure bet that someone will. Every time. Sometimes the favorite, sometimes the underdog.

    Some take inhuman amounts of training for decades. Some are won by folks who look like Nature designed them for the task.

    What do you do when the best of all time is your opponent? When they're undefeated for nearly a decade and might not yet be at their peak? When just for fun, they take on a new game and win that, too? I'll argue that's the hardest to win, because if you're not that champ, you will not win. All the others are playing for 2nd place.
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  16. stevie99

    stevie99 That's gotta hurt Super Supporter

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  17. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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  18. NuckaMan

    NuckaMan Space Available

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    Good topic-

    Individual sports: Ironman World Champ in Kona, HI

    Team sports: Stanley Cup in the NHL

    Both are pretty unhealthy to achieve
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  19. devo2002

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    The most difficult championship to win is the ones that aren't played, which may be all of them. :(
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    Prison fighting?