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02-11-2013, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by PensFan68 View Post
This is something that gets battled back and forth and is something that'll never be settled. I, personally, feel hockey is more physical. Maybe the running backs take a bigger beating or a WR that get's the majority of the passes, but hockey players are also getting hit left and right. football players are bigger though, so I will say they hit harder. Top it off with hockey players playing 3/4 times a week to footballs once (and only 16 games to 82), I think that gives the overwhelming edge to hockey in overall toughness/physicality of the sport.
Everyone on the DL/OL is hit on every single play. There's also at least one hit (the ball carrying) on every non-TD.

Almost everyone gets hit on special teams plays.

Football is way harder on your body. Outside of a QB, how many guys make it more than 10 years? Now how many hockey players make it more than 10 years? Exactly.

I'd like to see the season one week longer though. Add a second bye week and use exclusively for Thursday games.

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