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Is this the most dangerous sport in America?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    This sport has had about 50 people participate, and millions of Americans watch...and of the 50, these injuries have been documented:

    Torn Meniscus requiring replacement
    Fractured Tibias in both legs
    Fractured Toe
    Foot injury requiring hospitalization
    High-ankle Sprain
    Ruptured Achilles
    Scratched Cornea
    Cut foot
    Ruptured Biceps
    Food poisoning

    Yep, I'm talking about Dancing with the Stars!

    Alas, too bad for Jewel -- she broke her legs instead of chipping her teeth.

  2. jps

    jps Active Member

    pgysical activity, I suppose. sport, though? seriously? not. a. sport.
  3. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    I know it's not a sport but, dancing is hard on the body.

    In fact, ballet is taxing. Ballerinas get all kinds of fucked up. People probably think that’s amusing, but ballet really is very hard on the body.

    Well, so I’ve heard anyway.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Are you suggesting she needs her peg lateral fixed?
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I had an aunt who did ballet until she got pregnant when she was about 20. Her feet are all kinds of messed up. She's had to have multiple surgeries and has to wear weird specially made shoes, all because of her toe shoes.
  6. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    You're right. It's not near on par with sports like cheerleading.
  7. jps

    jps Active Member

    sure it is. right on par with many of the physically taxing, non-sport activities.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    No ball
    Scoring done subjectively
    Cannot be traced to an activity done by Greek soldiers to aid in battle

    Not a sport.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Jewel ... these guys call BS.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Subjective scoring? So gymnastics, ice skating these are not sports?
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Not surprised there are that many injuries, they go from zero to four to six hours of training a day working in dancing shoes and straining joints and ligaments that haven't been strained like that before.
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's far more dangerous than, say, curling.
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