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The 30 Freakiest Athletes in Sports Today

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You hear it all the time in the world of sports, 'that guy is a freak.' It's a term used to describe the extraordinary athletes that we see every week across the globe. While the word freak can have negative connotations, in this slideshow it's a positive term.

An interesting debate in the sports world is of course the use of PEDs. Some people will say that everyone is using them on some level and that if you're not, you're at a disadvantage. These people will argue that if everyone used PEDs, then we'd truly have an even playing field.

Others will say that the number of performance enhancers is decreasing and that we should be striving to completely eliminate the use of PEDs from sports all together. This camp is obviously the most popular.

Where it gets unfair, is when people assume athletes are on something because of how they look. While this is no doubt the case in a lot of situations, you can't just lump everyone into the cheater category because they have a freakish physique. Some athletes are simply born in better shape.

Because some athletes have a natural advantage, it adds fuel to the fire for those who argue that PEDs should be legal. They'll say, 'if some people are born as better athletes, what's the harm in those who aren't as naturally gifted using PEDs to close the gap?'

It's certainly an interesting debate. But in this slideshow we'll be recognizing the most naturally gifted athletes (we hope). Here's a look at the top 20 'freaks' in sports today:

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Albert Pujols

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Kenneth Faried

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Mike Trout

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Mike Trout

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Russell Westbrook

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Marshawn Lynch

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Nate Robinson

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Nate Robinson

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Larry Fitzgerald

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Larry Fitzgerald

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Clay Matthews

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A.J. Green

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A.J. Green

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Andrew McCutchen

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Andrew McCutchen

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Paul George

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Paul George

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Dwight Howard

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Jadeveon Clowney

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Jadeveon Clowney

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Yasiel Puig

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Richard Sherman

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Colin Kaepernick

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Jimmy Graham

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Jimmy Graham

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Cam Newton

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Cam Newton

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Dez Bryant

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Dez Bryant

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Blake Griffin

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JJ Watt

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Vernon Davis

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Michael Phelps

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Usain Bolt

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Jon Jones

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LeBron James

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LeBron James

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Brock Lesnar

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Calvin Johnson

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  • Dwayne_Chapman

    Someone needs to watch more sports. Look up what Jorge Lorenzo did at Assen 2013 and tell me that any of these “freak athletes” have that in them. I doubt it.

  • Tom Murphy

    This is a terrible article. You have no context and its mainly American football……..

    • Marty Bowman

      Agreed. As well as no stats, and presented in the “continual click-wait- surrounded by ads” format.

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  • charles L.

    No hockey players ?Where is Zdeno Chara ?

    • blob blobby

      Why would Chara be on there? He is huge, sure, but if you want to see a huge man on skates look at JJ Watt skate around, it is on youtube somewhere. Now that is impressive.

  • Kajeel Grant

    How do you have Westbrook but no D Rose?

  • Alan Parker

    Next time try to talk about athletes in sports that actually matter to people outside the US, Because I know next to nothing about those people since I would barely even classify American football as a sport since it’s just 10 seconds of scripted action(Plays) followed by 5 minutes rest for out of shape players to get told exactly what to do for the next play with little chance to show independent skill.

    • peteairmech

      Are you blind? You must be to make such a stupid uninformed comment of a sport that you obviously know nothing about. I know you like soccer or what ever they call that boring stuff that ends in a tie score of 0 to 0.

      So you sit for what 2 to 3 hrs and watch some guys run up and down a field kicking a ball around, but no one scores and at the end of the game everyone go’s home happy because no one won the game ya that sounds like a great sport to watch!!!!!

      Soccer is a great sport for kids to play, because it gives kids a chance to get some exercise from all the running, but other then that it has no purpose. If this was not true then why is it that professional soccer can not compete with any of the major sports in the US?

      Not to mention where do all the great athletes in the world come if they want to make money playing a sport? I will give you 3 guess and the first two do not count.

      You want to talk about sports outside of the US sure that is OK if you want to talk about long, boring, uninteresting, ways of falling asleep or maybe synchronized swimming is more your speed!

      • The Oracle

        “Soccer or what ever they call that boring stuff”???

        U Must be from US :D so ignorant and so incredible uninformed person Must have gone trough The US school system! :D

        Football as it,s called, (except in 1 country with The most obese people…wont mention name but I guess everyone knows who we are takling about…) Is The most popular sport IN THE WORLD !

        Before u rant of what 3. Word country i am from, you should know I am from Norway, The richest country in the World. ( google it, since U prob. Didnt learn that in school) AND we are The happiest :D <— see?

        So The The thing u call fotball, with all The padding and droid….for more simple minds….

        • peteairmech

          HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!

          Ignorant my a$$ I played the both of these sports so I am anything but ignorant. Just go’s to show you how stupid you people in Europe are talking about someone you know nothing about. By the way if it were not for the USA your country would still be under Nazi control.

          You people think that just because soccer is popular in your country that it is the most popular sport! LOL Well it may be popular for you guys because you can take a nap at the beginning of the game and wake up at the end and not miss a thing!! The score would be the same 0 to 0!!! SOCCER IS BORING BORING BORING BORING PERIOD!

          • Alan Parker

            You are the perfect example of where they say that the longer any discussion goes on the more chance someone brings the Nazis into the discussion, And it always seems that the lower the IQ of the person who brings up the Nazis the faster they use it.

          • peteairmech

            Look Alan I was willing to just let this go and chalk it up to two people who do not agree on something, but now you want to try and insult my intelligence??

            You sound so dam ignorant it’s funny. You know nothing about me, you have no clue what I do for a living, you have no clue what I know or do not know! You have no clue what my IQ is, but yet you want to try and say it is low based on what facts Alan?

            I will ask you this can you fix and fly a multi-million dollar Aircraft? I can and I have been doing that for over 30 years. Now you probably can do something that I cannot, but that is what makes all of us worth something. We are not the same, nor do we know how to do what the other one does, but that does NOT mean that one of us has a lower IQ or that they are dumb!!

            So who is being ignorant here Alan? You have this low opinion of Americans so you think that anyone from there has a low IQ! How stupid is that????

            All of your comments are ignorant because you know nothing about American FOOTBALL (The Real FOOTBALL), but yet you want to say that it takes no skill to play it. How do you know what skill it takes or doesn’t take if you have never played the game??

            After reading what you have said and how you want to try and put me down when you know NOTHING about me, just tells me that you SOUND like a person who thinks they are smarter than everyone else, but as soon as you open your mouth the truth shines through like a bright light and shows how ignorant you can be.

          • The Oracle

            Stop!! U,re killing me :D :D

            I cant stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Tnx for the comic !!! :D

            Lol lol lol

          • I am Bob

            To be fair he is only pointing out that you are an ignorant fool.

          • peteairmech

            To be ignorant Bob you need to not know what you are talking about!! Like you Bob!!! You know, just plain stupid and ignorant.

            Bob; you know nothing about me, but yet you want to say I am a ignorant fool??

            Just that statement alone shows how much of a stupid and ignorant fool you are Boob oh I mean Bob!!

            You must be a Soccer fan, that explains it. I am sorry I will need to excuse your ignorance, because you are a soccer fan!!

            You know like the ones that go to a game just to see the game end in a 0 to 0 tie and say wow what a match they played!! They played the game and no one won!!

            How fun is that!! WOW WOW I cannot wait for the next match!! Maybe they will score 1 point, wouldn’t that be something to write home about!!! That would be so exciting to see!!!

            Soccer is boring, boring, boring, period. It is a great sport for kids to play because the kids get to run all the time and get good exercise. So soccer is great for kids, but as a professional sport it is Boring, Boring, Boring period!!

            Just so you know Boob, I played both sports for a vary long time so I know how to play both sports and what it takes to be good in both sports and which one requires the most skill.

            So ignorant I am not. How can I be ignorant when I know how to play both sports and know the rules for both sports. Like I said to be ignorant you need to NOT know what you are talking about!! Like you Boob not like me I know what I am talking about!

            Just because a lot of countries play the game of soccer does not mean that it takes no skill to play American football like the other guy was trying to say.

            That was my whole point you ignorant fool Boob!!!!!!!!!!

          • I am Bob

            The only skill you got down is surfing the internet one handed

          • peteairmech

            There you go again Bob showing how stupid and ignorant you are! You do not know anything about me, but yet you want to make a comment about me.

            Think about it you sound like an ignorant fool. You do not like my opinion on something so instead of backing your opinion with some real facts, you try to talk about real Football like you know about it. Have you ever played the game Bob? I would bet the answer is no. I have played both Real Football and soccer so I know what skills it takes to play both sports. Can you say the same Bob? I bet you can not.

            Look Bob when you grow up and learn a few more things we can have an adult conversation on things, until then you really should try conversing with people of your own kind, you know the ones that make stupid, ignorant comments like yours.

          • tslateone

            Parker, Germany has exported more chemical weapons than any other country combined, with their support of Iraq and Syrian stockpiles and chemical weapons infrastructure. At this point they’ve probably surpassed WWII atrocities if you count they are directly responsible for arming the terrorists and lunatics of the world. Not exactly a great track record by any stretch. I could really care less if you want a conversation, you attacked football knowing full well the reaction you’d get and then you wish to apologize for Germany and Nazism in the same breath, what do you also condone the PLO, terrorism and burning people alive, stuff it..

          • The Oracle

            ” HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!! “???
            Wow :D I really hurt your feelings I see :)
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            Look here : ( ps: if you cant read, ask an adult to help u)
            http://www.sporteology.com/top-10-popular-sports-world/

          • peteairmech

            Your intelligence, is beyond my comprehension to understand. So I guess all of us Americans need to bow down to the big bad, meaningless, country of Norway and all of her people!! I will get right on that after I stop laughing my A$$ off!!!!

            Well loo key there a guy from Norway found something on the internet that agrees with what he is saying!! WOW my God if it is on the internet it must be true, because they can’t put it on the internet if it is not true!! Right Oracle!! At least that is what my mommy says!

            HA HA HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL LOL

            You need to actually mean something to me for you to be able to hurt my feelings, so no you did not. It would be impossible for you to be able to do that, because to hurt my feelings you would need to be a real person and not the laughable jerk that you are showing yourself to be!

            I know this. Even with all it’s faults and short comings The USA is still the best country in the world to live in! I know you do not agree, but guess who your leaders will turn to if your country is attacked by some group or other country. I will give 3 guess’s and the first two do not count.

            I will leave you with this. If America is so bad then why is it that so many people from your part of the world try to move here?

          • The Oracle

            Lol :D you prove me case :D

            Its like taking to a caveman :D lol

            “If it is on The internet it Must be true”
            Wow ! Lol you dont need internet to know this, Krusty! :D

            Everyone on The world knows this :D lol

            And why do you talk about war everytime you try to prove that your bankrobbed country is a Nice place to live? :D

            That Also prove my case:D but The funny thing is that you dont see that :D lol

            Some reading for you ( or your mom )

            Sport: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_most_popular_sport_in_the_world

            Us poor: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

            Unemployment Rate: 6.70%

            literacy rate: you are below Cuba and Armenia plus many more:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

          • tslateone

            Hey stud Oracle man what part did you play in having oil, without which you’d be another mid-east desert third world country unless you consider exports of sardines and cod liver oil big industry. Stop flagellating all over yourself it’s embarrassing for your country.

          • The Oracle

            -) awww .. did I hurt your feeling cutie ;)

            cod liver u say? :o) so not : Oil, technology, natural gas, salmon etc etc :) ?

            Who do u think makes the missiles US uses ? :D

            You need to have knowledge before you speak, if not then you are just making a shit out yourself my little friend.

            AND we are really pretty :-D sucks hugh? :)

            Come on over to Norway, and see if my fellow countrymen will put you or me in embarrassment! ;)

            ps: yes..we are all studs here in Norway.

          • peteairmech

            Whatever!!!!!!LOL LOL LOL I will tell my mommy on you!!! You are in trouble now!!!!!!!!!!LOL LOL LOL This is fun!!!! Please keep going I have not laughed this hard in a long time!!! LOL LOL LOL

          • The Oracle

            OK, now I notice that you have nothing more to say…..

            so I hope you got some new knowledge sweetie. Take care Krusty

          • Michael Ramsay

            Norway’s a fantastic country. I wish I could afford to live there :(

        • Guest

          Hey just to be clear, (since you obviously seemed so proud of yourself in the general tone of your post) YOU CANT EVEN SPELL! So just because your country is “the richest in the world” OR “it has a better school system” doesn’t mean you or rich or smart, because your dumbass couldn’t even spell correctly to give your ignorant argument have any merit. Just shut up and go back to playing World of Warcraft or whatever u ferries do over there. The article was about FREAKISH ATHLETES! Has nothing to do with the sports they played, just the ATHLETIC ABILITY of the people they chose to highlight! If you had more athletic ability you wouldn’t have been so butt hurt about the article to begin with. People like you are what make the internet so sad and entertaining at the same time. Any dumbass can post anything they want and pretend to have some sort of intelligence when im sure even the people closest to you in life wish you would just shut up sometimes and keep that arrogant, ignorant, crap that comes out of your mouth inside your head instead of polluting the minds of others with your stupidity. I lost 5 IQ points just by reading and trying to comprehend where your stupid comments even come from. MORON

          • The Oracle

            Lol

            There there sweetie. I,m sorry i hurt your feeling;)

            Lol

          • Guest

            Don’t flatter yourself, you didn’t hurt my feelings. I just get tired of ignorant people boasting about how great they are for some ridiculous reason. You weren’t even smart enough to catch the concept that the article was talking about freakish athletic ability. So please next time you have something to say, use spellcheck n make sure you have some clue what the hell ur talking about

          • The Oracle

            awwww.. sorry cutie. Suuure, I,ll sure use spellcheck next time.

            Anything u say darling ;)

            and ps: next time you type in my language, make sure u use spellcheck too, ok ? ah..sorry. forgot. U prob dont have 2. or 3. language…ops..forgot…us school system…

            I,ll type slowly: I AM SORRY I HURT YOUR FEELINGS! YOU ARE A BOY.

            ps: Nickelodeon shows starts at 8

      • Alan Parker

        I like sports that involve skill, and I’m not a big fan of football(Soccer) but I can appreciate the levels of skill and teamwork of players out there on the pitch having to constantly think for theirselves.
        Unlike American football where you do little more than bash your way around the field for 10 seconds carefully following a play.

        • peteairmech

          You like sports that involve skill you say? Then why do you like soccer?? It does not take much skill to kick a ball up and down a field and then try to kick it past someone! I will give the players who play this sport this. They do need to be in good shape because of all the running they do, but skill no not really.

          Now before you go off you should know that I played both of these sports so I know what it takes to play both and I know for a FACT it takes way more SKILL to play FOOTBALL then it does to play soccer.

          I would love to have an opportunity to introduce you to some of my friends who played professional football for the Oakland Raiders. I would love to see you tell my friend Sam (Who is 6′ 5″ 265 lbs and played Linebacker) that he has no athletic skill!

          LOL LOL LOL that would be fun to see.

          • Alan Parker

            It’s sad that like a huge amount of people in every country that you’ve been blinded by the cultural support of your country’s national sport meaning you incapable of seeing the massive lack of skill it takes to play American football.
            And then using some kind of veiled threat against me using players that just lift a lot of weights but aren’t actually fit and all they have to do is follow their small part of the play without needing to use much of their own brain power to think how to deal with other players.

          • peteairmech

            Alan you are so out of touch with reality it is sad to hear! You have no clue what you are talking about. You are letting your bias attitude towards America blind you of any common sense. I actually feel sorry for you.

            To be honest your comments make you sound like a fool. Do you honestly think it takes no skill to play real FOOTBALL?? Are you kidding!!!

            Lets just leave it at this. You go on thinking that your sport is the greatest sport in the world and I will go on thinking the my sport is. I know this if I wanted to make a lot of money playing a sport it dam sure would not be soccer that I would be playing!

            As far as the threat you spoke of it was not a threat. I have friends that played professional football and I would like to see you explain to someone who not only works out with weights, but also spends hours in a film room learning their opponents play’s so that they will be ready for their next game. Then they go on the practice field for hours perfecting their SKILL’S. These guys go to work at 7 AM and do not leave work until 5 or 6 PM everyday of the week except one.

            I would like to see you explain to them how what they do for a living requires no skill? You have no clue what you are talking about when you make such an ignorant statement!

            We will never agree on this subject so lets just agree to disagree and let it go!

          • Alan Parker

            The problem is I actually said I’m not a fan of real FOOTball(Soccer) since it actually uses feet and was created first, and just because I can’t see the kind of skill you need in American football that you need in the world’s best team sports doesn’t mean I have to be from Europe since a lot of honest Americans also see through the bashem, crashem, follow exactly what you told for 10 seconds ethos of American football.

          • tslateone

            You hardly made your case. Cross-country skiing is a highly skilled sport of endurance, not sure how much “brain” power it requires but it’s very low level in terms of popularity. Ice skating is very high and very popular because of it’s beauty not brains. While most people would assume bicycling is highly skilled it’s not a great spectator sport. Likewise, speed skating is probably very skilled but not all that entertaining. I’m sure Daytona is very highly skilled in terms of driver capability but can be boring to watch a car go in endless circles. Now chess may be more your speed with highly skilled, excruciatingly painful moves that destroys kingdoms, a very vicious highly skilled sport.

          • peteairmech

            You are correct tslateone there are many sports that require a high amount of skill to perform, but the athletes of those sports were left of this list just because their sport is not all the popular.

            I am not saying that it takes more or less skill to play American Football I am just saying it takes skill to play both sports!

            Hell it takes athletic skill to be a professional wrestler. Even though what these guys do is planed out and staged. It still takes athletic skill to move like they do and do the holds they perform and all the jumping off the ropes they do. They need to be able to land correctly or they will get hurt. So even pro wresting requires some athletic skill.

            You are also right when it comes to NASCAR racing. The drivers must have skill and must be in shape, both physically and mentally.

            Just think about what they are doing for a minute. They are taking a 3500 lb car and driving it at speeds close to 200 mph for sometimes up to 5 hours, all while being only inches away from each other. When I think about that it just blows me away!!

            Could you imagine the amount of concentration and mental fortitude it takes to do that. Yes there is a lot more to NASCAR then just cars going around in circles.

            On the surface that is what it looks like, but the reality is that there is strategy going on all the time. Each team trying to adjust the car to go faster, and deciding when to pit so that they would be in a better position to win the race.

            So ya this list is not a complete list. They could have added a lot of different athletes from other sports.It is too bad that they didn’t, but it has made for good conversation between people.

          • The Oracle

            and Norway rules… Again ! ! !

            Rank # Men Career World Cup Stage World Cup
            Bjørn Dæhlie 1989–1999 46 wins

          • peteairmech

            Who cares?? World cup?? SO what!!

          • The Oracle

            Lol and the biggest Winter Olympian of all times :D does that help my little friend?

            Ops…and Also winter World Champions all time :D

            Lol

          • peteairmech

            LOL WHO F”ING CARES LOL LOL PLEASE STOP YOU ARE MAKING ME LAUGH SO HARD IT HURTS!!! LOL LOL MY LITTLE FRIEND THAT IS FUNNY LOL LOL HA HA HA !!!! ORACLE YOU ARE ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER RUN INTO ON THE NET. YOU ARE SO IGNORANT AND STUPID IT IS FUNNY HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL

          • The Oracle

            Wow… U reall need help.

            Ps: u really cant write text yourself? I see u just copying my laughing , but in a crazy way. I guess that mean that really hurt u? Awwww… Soooo sorry Krusty.

            Kiss kiss

          • peteairmech

            Help with what? Understanding a fool like you, NO I do not need any help Thank You!! LOL Coping?? Coping what?? I did not copy anything especially anything you said.

            I would not want to lower myself to your immature, ignorant level. I think I am done here I have had enough play time with this lower form of human life!!

            Good Luck in your world cup!! Like anyone actually cares about that thing!!!LOL LOL HA HA

          • The Oracle

            I really hurt The little girls feelings now Hugh?

            I,m so sorry! Really….

            Kiss kiss

          • peteairmech

            What are f’ing talking about? Little girl? What little girl? Hurt my feelings?? LOL HA HA How are you hurting my feelings when I am laughing my ass off at your ignorant stupid comments??

            Dude stop sending kisses my way, people will start thinking you are a fa??ot or something! Ah hell for I know you may be one of those type!!

            Like I said I am done with playing with you!! I will give you this, you sure did make me laugh a lot so for that I say Thank You and See YA!!!!!!

          • The Oracle

            bye now cutie ;)

            sorry that i hurt your feelings..

            it,s not hard to see that I did , when I look at your comments…u rant of…

            well. no,, i,m a huge Viking, and not “on of thoose”

            but i think u are, thats why I call u that ;)

            but, siince we are old friends, I will call U by your real name, Krusty ;9

            take care now…. ,-)

          • The Oracle

            Hmmmm.. chess? Who is The world champ again??

            Lol

          • Saint Heretic

            what soccer player in the history of soccer has ever had to study, lift weights, learn about 3500 plays divided up between 23 formations, on top of that has to be able to walk up to a line of scrimmage and not only know all the fore mentioned but also has to be able to read a defense, and call audibles……………..an NFL play may only last between 3-15 seconds, but with in those 3-15 seconds is about 4 hours of classroom prep,and 12 hours of practice!! a lot more mental capacity and physical prep goes into a single play of any NFL game then does in an entire soccer game, atleast football players dont spend the entire game kicking a ball outa bounds. Lets be honest, how much has soccer evolved since it was invented? how much could it possibly evolve? now ask those questions to NFL football, im not talking bad on soccer, im just speaking the truth without bias towards an entire nation fueling it, i mean you all hate america but who gets the call to come save you from some other country kicking your ass?

          • Alan Parker

            No wonder the US education system is among the worst in the world if people think learning American football plays is a form of education or significantly mentally taxing.

          • Jeremiah Johnson

            You sound more like your jealous you can’r do what they do. Sour grapes ?

          • Alan Parker

            I used to play Rugby and that is a proper man’s sport because you don’t wear body armour like a little pussy because in Rugby you have to calculate how much you can injure yourself when you tackle another player just like in the days of bare knuckle boxing.
            And the difference between the 2 is you need to be relatively fit to play Rugby, but obesity is fine in American football since you only need to move for a 10 second play.

          • I am Bob

            Rubbish list – only Usain Bolt would be on a world list.

            American Sumo – all that’s needed is a big dude plus some training to play at the highest level – this guy has never played before
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Okoye

            Only sport in the world he could slot into like that as it clearly requires minimal skill.

            QED

            If money is your judge top football players make 10million plus a year in salary.

          • luis manuel

            More skills .? Jajajaaj to play football u only need to be fast and strong and to play soccer u need skills

          • peter laes

            you claim you played soccer, at what level – under 7. I don’t watch soccer and to me it is a little boring but I have to admit it requires more skill and athlecticism then football (American style).

          • mfactor

            I’ve played both, hate to say it. Soccer takes more skill. After you run up and down a soccer field, using nothing but foot skill you will realize it too. Football is great but the only skilled positions is the kicker, qtrback and receiver. The rest of the guys are just out there.

      • Mainah

        Well, I don’t follow soccer, but it is WAY more popular than American Football will ever be. The original poster is right more or less on the scope of American Football you have scripted plays, packages with different players for this and that, and No one regularly plays both ways any more.

        As someone who has played rugby for a long time, I will flat out say that most football players can’t handle it. Yes, the hits aren’t as violent, but its 80 minutes per match and no subs unless someone is carted off the field or if someone is subbed, that’s it because there is only 22 per side, not 53 and 4 deep at each position.

        On another note, there should be a hockey player on here as they are some of the best athletes out there.

        • rwalker2006

          You know why soccer is the most popuar? It takes a ball,and a field……which third world country has neither?

          • Mainah

            Actually many countries don’t even have fields. Kind of hard to grow grass in a drought or the desert. However, that is not why soccer is more popular. Soccer has also been around about 100 years longer than American Football. That coupled with European imperialism (specifically French and British) are why soccer is more popular than American Football.

  • Pete

    Not 1 Hockey player??? Lick Hockey or not – they take a give NFL sized hits, while skating a breakneck speed – all on an almost firctionless surface

    • peteairmech

      I agree there should have been at least one hockey player on this list. I personally do not follow the sport, mainly because I have never taken the time to learn the rules and how the game should be played.

      Even I will admit that the guys that play this sport are some of the toughest athletes in the world. These guys are not only tough but graceful at the same time. To be able to do what they do on a pair of skates on ice is just incredible!

  • Clint Myers

    Brock Lesnar??? Big, soft belly….plus a glass jaw!

  • The Oracle

    Is this a who,s who is Droid world ? :

  • WAKE THE F UP

    ALL muscular people abuse performance enhancing drugs. NOONE is naturally gifted.

  • tslateone

    “Born” in better shape in the context of talking about someone who clearly has rage issues and 20 inch biceps? Grow up boy, time to face reality, even Arnold admitted he took roids back in the day. Was not the Armstrong 20 year denial and turning out to be a habitual liar and coward not enough for you? Well some people can still joy athletic pursuits just not be so naïve about it.

  • Ryan

    That was a pathetic article.

  • Matthew Hall

    Sherman is not a freak athlete, thats why he was drafted in the 5th round. He’s the best CB in the elague because he’s smarter than most, can read receivers, and has good instincts.

    • Factorade

      It helps to be surrounded by a great defense like Sherman is too.

  • Nanar

    And What about women ? How come the only sports you picked are baseball, basketball, football + Usain Bolt ?

    Let me introduce you to dance or gymnastics, and you’ll see what a “freak athlete” is!

  • Some Body

    Julio Jones is more a freak athlete than AJ Green. Dude ran a 4.3 40 with a broken foot.

  • Dcbos

    best athlete Lebron James followed by the top p60 contest winners.

    • Mainah

      Hardly…He maybe the best athlete in the NBA but not even close in the world.

  • rwalker2006

    Miguel Cabrerra?

  • luis manuel

    What about cain Velasquez his cardio I much better than most of the athletes on this list plus he bet that shhiii.m.ndkd out a lesnar

  • blob blobby

    I too could randomly pick 30 athletes and put them on a list. Just remember for someone like Clay Mathews he was the 4th best player taken from his position on the SAME team. PED’s will do a hell of a wonder for a career

  • Momus

    Mike Trout is not “arguably baseball’s brightest young star”. He is unarguably baseball’s best all-around player. He is also not a “prototypical 5 tool player” because he only has an average arm for a CF. You managed to make 2 statements about him and have both of them be wrong for different reasons.

  • Chris Wyman

    Sherman is the product of a great defense that covers for his below average speed. This became even more when he went nutso and raised eyebrows against a 2nd rate talent such as Michael Crabtree during the NFC Championship game.

  • Greg Carmichael

    You named off nothing but a bunch of pansy NFL players pretty much… The author of this article clearly has never seen a real athlete of any kind. I doubt any of those named off on this list besides maybe Lesnar could compete in the NHL, or any other physical sport.

  • Farzan1World

    Nedal?!

    Federer?!

    No mention?

  • wlt911

    What a crappy site.
    Good bye forever.

  • Steve

    I love how this turned from a discussion on freak athletes to the on going argument about which sport is the best. There are amazing athletes in both American football and soccer, but this article only focused on American athletes who are “freaks”. There are a multitude of athletes around the world who would be more imposing and “freakish” than several guys on this list. Start with Tendai Mtawariia, a rugby player for South Africa. The man is physically a monster and not to mention fast and athletic. Look him up and tell me he wouldn’t look good with a set of football pads. Manny Pacquiao, I’m twice his size but I would never want to go toe to toe with the man, and like many other comment how is there no respect to hockey players? And lastly no respect to the women, one in particular I can think of is Olympic shot putter Valerie Adams. She has been the best in the sport for the last several years and her overall size and athletic skill has not been rivaled. And to the author Mr. Fisher, next time before you write an article like this, don’t just limit your search to sports that are highlighted on sports illustrated.

  • SWF

    Laird Hamilton. Check him out for a true freak athlete.

    • SWF

      He’s done things no other person on the planet can do or would try to do, in deep water and giant waves, and still doing them at 50.

  • Vj Escamilla

    No Cain Velasquez or Miguel Cabrera?!

  • Cucksmasher_14

    Horrible article and the screen does not even properly navigate. Also too much emphasis on football, aka, future concussion victim survivors.

  • Scott Henry

    Jordan Burroughs…Now that guy’s a freak.

  • Val’s Venis

    Garbage article. Just a popularity list.

  • Gordie Howe

    Where are the hockey players you moron? Good writers have depth and cover all sports….you my friend, have no depth and are a terrible writer. Congratulations on your picture book! I m sure your grade 4 class made sure you were capable of completing this project

  • McBeetle

    And so much of this is thanks to PED’s, not genetics, work ethic, etc.

  • McBeetle

    A REAL freak athlete is a guy like Rafael Nadal who can run, stop, run, swing, run, swing some more, jump, dive, slide, run… for 5+ hours and not be breathing heavy at the end of the match.

  • EVHappy

    Ugh! The interface on this website is horrible! The ads jump into the subtitles and you have to check them out just to read the content. If you wonder off by a bit, the other boxes jump into life and it feels like navigating a minefield, just so you don’t activate the other crazy side shows. Just trying to scroll down made me angry. Please, use Google’s or Apple’s “simplicity” concept. More is definitely not better in most cases. Reminds me of old school NetScape. Just crappy, old design.

  • Phil Cervelli

    This article is stupid. It should be called “Brock Lesnar is a Freak Athlete and here are some decent NFL and MLB Stars for you to look at too…”