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Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

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#41 frankgrimes



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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:36 AM

I'd say so yes, its a long long grind and you have to be in absolutely tremendous shape and lucky to not have your key keys injured for a long stretch.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

Also, would it be fair to say the NFL has the most rampant drug abuse of any sport anywhere in the world?

What about cycling, someone mentioned Tour de France?

#43 Dabura



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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Beating Nadal @ Roland Garros = Patently impossible

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#44 Nev



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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:22 AM

What about cycling, someone mentioned Tour de France?

The difference is cycling actually has a drug testing program in place, and cyclists actually fail them. You can also see the last 10 years how times have started to come down from where they were when doping was more common.

The NFL on the other hand.....when was the last time someone failed a drugs test for a performance enhancing substance? Or are we supposed to believe that linemen have gone from ~250lbs to ~330lbs purely through improvements in nutrition? And that of the thousnads of players in a sport based on speed, size and strength, where you can be cut in the blink of an eye, not one of them has ever been tempted to use doping? Its the NFLs dirty secret, the elephant in the room that no-one talks about.

Edited by Nev, 17 June 2012 - 03:23 AM.

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