June 15, 2006

Momma don't let your babies grow up to play...: Surprising. Figured a few others would have been ranked higher - rugby for example.

posted by Stealth_72 to general at 08:34 AM - 22 comments

The more popular the sport, the bigger chance you have to make it on this list. Lesser known sports aren't going to make the list because fewer people play them. I'd like to see a stat on injuries per number of players. I'm sure rugby would be up there on that list.

posted by wingnut4life at 08:42 AM on June 15

Doctors and lawyers and such must be loving this list.

posted by forrestv at 08:55 AM on June 15

Keep in mind the list is also based on ER visits. In my 16 yrs of skateboarding, only twice have I had to go to the ER (severely sprained ankle, broken finger), but I have hurt myself plenty of times (sprains, roadrash, etc.). Maybe rugby players go to the pub instead of the ER.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:19 AM on June 15

Oh yeah, and you think football has its share of scrapes, bruises, strains and twists. Many of those injuries are just shaken off. Nowadays everyone cares about only the ACL tears, the Achilles tendon getting torn or the head/concussions that happen.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 09:30 AM on June 15

Golf's only on there for the DOAs that turn up every day straight from the golf course (having spent 90% of their retirment on the links, the odds of them actually dying there are pretty high). Of course, there are also the aging idiots who watch a Nike commercial and think they can swing like Tiger so turn up in A&E with a slipped disk.

posted by JJ at 10:04 AM on June 15

When did Trampolines become a recognized sport? And, what wingnut said.

posted by MW12 at 10:22 AM on June 15

I would much rather get hurt playing than working. Have severely sprained my left ankle more times than I can count playing sports of all kinds. Go big or go home. Chicks dig scars.

posted by GoBirds at 10:30 AM on June 15

When did Trampolines become a recognized sport? It's been an Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Games.

posted by afx237vi at 10:38 AM on June 15

You know all of those 47,360 golf accidents were at the end of 18, involving an empty cooler and a golf cart. http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060610-062410-4754r

posted by steelcityguy at 10:50 AM on June 15

Golf: 47,360 Wrestling: 33,734 Wow- thats amazing. As pissed I have gotten at the course, ive never managed to hurt myself. Maybe its because alot of elderly people play golf? But- thats still astonishing to me.

posted by redsoxrgay at 11:59 AM on June 15

So does this count as trampoline or basketball? And what wingnut said about rate stats.

posted by holden at 12:30 PM on June 15

Yeah!!! & what wingnut said! :)

posted by zippinglou at 12:36 PM on June 15

What. No tennis elbows on the list?

posted by chrisly13 at 03:46 PM on June 15

And what about Tiddlywinks with manhole covers? Snipe hunting?

posted by MrFrisby at 03:56 PM on June 15

I didn't see anything about sports including idiot quarterbacks without helmets riding motorbikes. I wonder what the stats are on that?

posted by tommytrump at 07:24 PM on June 15

What. No tennis elbows on the list? "Tape it and play on it...freeze it and go back into the game." Tennis isn't like baseball, basketball, football or other team sports. If an individual is hurt, they play on or they take the loss.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:41 PM on June 15

Obviously, hockey is the safest sport to play.

posted by mkn at 07:17 AM on June 16

Tennis isn't like baseball, basketball, football or other team sports Your absolutly right, tennis players are tough SOB's. *sarcasm*

posted by steelcityguy at 07:34 AM on June 16

Like wingnut4life I'd like to see some stats based on percentages of participants rather than the raw numbers.

posted by Fence at 07:42 AM on June 16

Your absolutly right, tennis players are tough SOB's. *sarcasm* You know, you could have saved a few bytes by just typing, "I've never seen a tennis match in my life."

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:08 AM on June 16

Basketball is the most popular pick-up game sport, so it figures. Have been hurt and seen more people hurt than I can remember.

posted by bob a. at 09:11 AM on June 16

Yea, it's all about the number of participants. I once played in a basketball game after work that sent 4 players to the ER. 23 stiches and two twisted ankles. How tough can tennis players be? The word "love" is used in the scoring??? I'll bet half the golf injuries are from throwing their backs out trying to pick up the ball after it goes in the hole.

posted by dviking at 11:26 PM on June 17

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