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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Saturday morning silliness

Has anyone noticed that the average weight, in pounds, of an NFL offensive lineman correlates closely to the average length, in yards, that a PGA pro can hit a driver? And that both have climbed to their present figure, about 300, by about the same amount, 40, over the past few decades?

Posted by Terry O'Neill on October 15, 2005 in Sports | Permalink


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Posted by: Great Walls of Fire | 2005-10-15 10:05:15 AM

Not only that, NFL players are now larger than the average Japanese sumo wrestler.

I was surprised to discover several years ago, when I was invited to a reception for the visiting Dallas Cowboys at the American Ambassador's residence in Tokyo, that the NFL players were all larger than the sumo wrestlers that were invited. After returning home I did some quick research on the stats for each and discovered that the NFL players were about 20 lbs heavier on average than the 40 largest sumo wrestlers at the time, even taking into account several of the huge Hawaiian wrestlers (Konishiki) active at the time.

Posted by: Two Cents | 2005-10-15 10:48:07 AM

I shudder to think of the life expectancy of NFL linemen after they retire (average career length three/four years) and stop regular serious exercise. And how long before they need knee replacements.


Posted by: Mark Collins | 2005-10-15 1:07:08 PM

Gee, I was just noticing that the other day...................

Horny Toad

Posted by: Horny Toad | 2005-10-15 11:20:57 PM

That's fascinating. Golfers don't look anywhere near 300 lbs. I guess it's because they're not wearing all that equipment like the linemen are.

Posted by: Raging Ranter | 2005-10-16 5:28:47 AM

This is WHY the average taxpayer doesn't even know WHO his MP, MLA, Alderman is.

Bread and Circuses, citizen.....bread and circuses...

Like,.... who cares HOW we're governed,

HE SHOOTS,.....HE ...SCORESS$$$$$$


Sports are the OPIUM of the Masses.

Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-17 10:57:01 PM

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