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07-31-2012, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
Go play football and then tell me a lineman is not an athlete. Yeah, a lot of them are fat, but they need that weight. Same with sumo wrestlers. They are great athletes who eat specifically to put on weight. There's a big difference between fat and out of shape.
I played football at Milton College and a linemen is not an athlete. My teammates admitted it. They threw up if the coach made them run 100 yards. They and their wives are struggling with serious health related issues from gaining 100 extra pounds that their bodies were not meant to carry. I'll pm you their info if you'd like to tell them that heart problems and knee replacements are a good thing. I'm not kidding. What Canadian college or university did you play American football at?

Sumo wrestlers can't even wipe their own butts. They have to have people do it for them. Seriously, look it up and the life expectancy of a sumo wrestler while you're at it. Admire them if you want to, but I don't. My friend Rob was a 2 time NCAA champ in wrestling and you think a sumo is as good an athlete as him, an Olympic champion, or someone like Bobby Orr? I disagree.

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