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08-10-2012, 12:17 AM
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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by alanschu View Post
This isn't true. Frequently people postulate what it would be like to transplant modern players into games from back in the day. Across all sports.
Just speaking from my experience, for example points made in this thread. That older players wouldn't be able to play in today's game, etc.

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Originally Posted by alanschu View Post
Because of this, the general state of the athletes playing the game today, and the game itself, is considered to be the sum of the prior evolution.
But we're not talking about the game itself. We're talking about evaluating individual players in history.

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