Other Sports Thread XIV
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01-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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What's Yao Ming's talent other than being freakishly tall? Of course they're a talent as well.
Same question about throwballl whats the talent in the defensive/offensive lines being overwieght and throwing their bodies around like miny sumo wrestlers.
As someone who played both sports quite a bit, the skills needed to be an effective interior defender in association football in a lot of situations aren't all that different from the skills needed to be an effective pass-blocking OT for example. Not the way you use your hands/feet obviously, but your mindset and how you read the play and react.
Same with wide receivers and strikers that play in sort of a reactive counter-strike system. Also there's the obvious similarity between the QB and a playmaking center-midfielder. Those read-react instincts are what innate talent is, the ball skills are 99% practice.
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