Football dont even make the list..
Football dont even make the list..
Retarded. Most of these aren't sports, they are hobbies (Fishing, BASE Jumping, Rock Climbing).
And there is no sport more dangerous than football.
... that list is bogus !!! ... they don't even have human cannonball!!! ...
The article is a goof....besides, everybody knows that Gaelic Hurling is the roughest sport around.Forget those UFC pussies, lawn bowls is for REAL men (and women!). Going off the number of deaths per player, it is the world’s most dangerous sport, killing literally thousands worldwide every year. Its hardcore competitors will stop at nothing in pursuit of victory. If you’re one of the lucky ones that escapes death, there are thousands more who end up with dislocated ankles, broken hips, torn knees or who simply keel over with a heart attack or a stroke due to the incredibly stressful nature of the game. Either that or it’s down to most of the competitors being over 85 and lugging great big balls around.
Most dangerous sport in the world is attempting to summit K2.....20% chance of dying(even more dangerous than BASE Jumping)
Not great odds
Boxing is absolutely dangerous. I would argue American football is far and away the most dangerous based on the # of injuries every year and the fact that the average life span of ex-NFL players is in the. The llist in the link has got to be a joke. Cheerleading? Golf? Lawn bowling?
Agree with the comments here about the non-sports included in this list.
Saying that lawn bowls is the most dangerous just because so many old people play it is just ridiculous. OK, a lot of people die playing it, but that's because they are elderly. That doesn't mean it is inherently dangerous, then you have the fact that lawn bowls could hardly be described as a sport.
It's also clear the author has never played nor watched much rugby (of both varieties, League or Union), because if they did they would realise that all the contact in the two types of the sport is almost always front on. There are virtually no hits from behind, as happens when a wide reciever catches the ball facing his quarterback, and then gets slammed from behind by a safety or whomever. In rugby you can brace yourself for the hit because you can see it coming about 98% of the time - you can't say that about what happens in American football. OK, they have a lot of injuries among recreational players, but if you see any of these lower level games you'll note that most of those come down to poor tackling technique and the fact that a lot of them are overweight slobs.
Stupid list. Golf? Cause people got struck by lightning? Those people aren't dying because they're playing golf; they're dying because they're ****ing idiots holding metal rods in the middle of a thunderstorm.
"Catastrophic sports injuries are rare but tragic events. Direct (traumatic) catastrophic injury results from participating in the skills of a sport, such as a collision in football. Football is associated with the greatest number of direct catastrophic injuries for all major team sports in the United States. Pole vaulting, gymnastics, ice hockey, and football have the highest incidence of direct catastrophic injuries for sports in which males participate. In most sports, the rate of catastrophic injury is higher at the collegiate than at the high school level. Cheerleading is associated with the highest number of direct catastrophic injuries for all sports in which females participate. Indirect (nontraumatic) injury is caused by systemic failure as a result of exertion while participating in a sport. Cardiovascular conditions, heat illness, exertional hyponatremia, and dehydration can cause indirect catastrophic injury. Understanding the common mechanisms of injury and prevention strategies for direct catastrophic injuries is critical in caring for athletes."
Makes sense, football and hockey. I knew about pole vaulting, as there was actually a debate about mandating helmets back when I was in high school.