Most Dangerous Sports

Sports were you are very likely to get hurt (or killed) while playing! Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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Horseback Riding
There are so many fatal riding accidents that it is near impossible to keep count. Working around on with any living, thinking animal immediately presents obvious risks. Jade South, Jessica Forsyth and Emma Jonathan are just some names of promising young riders who have lost their lives doing the thing they loved most in the last 3 years. The first two names were girls of 14 years.
It should be horse riding! People are risking there lives! If you can't see that then your just a very stupid person! There are more deaths from horse riding each year compared to other sports!

" you play football? That's cute"
Most athletes get injured a lot more often than horseback riders. But when it comes down to the horror of the injuries, horseback riding has a ten furlong lead. We're talking about people balancing their assbones [Contrary to popular belief, you can't hold on with your hands or legs, because you're using those to communicate with your horse. For that matter, you've got to do the assbone-balancing in a very specific way, too. ] on the backs of extremely well-conditioned, high-strung twelve-thousand pound animals with a flight instinct, and then asking said animal to gallop at speeds in the vicinity of sixty or seventy kilometers per hour over terrain that a traceur would gasp at, stopping and turning on a dime [mind--a thousand pounds and sixty kph is a lot of intertia, ] or to vault over two meter high, four meter wide fences, many of which are solid wood, brick, and earth, with nice three-meter-drop ditches on the other side. Current statistics say that horse riders can expect a serious injury for every 350 hours of riding. We're talking about people getting their skulls smashed in, their spinal cords snapped clean in two, having their livers chopped in half by a horse's hoof, their rib cages crushed flat when a thousand-pound animal lands on them coming off a ten foot fall. Does that happen often in cheerleading? Lacrosse? Maybe sometimes when people get really drunk before a game of rugby union. And let's not talk about the equine casualties. No, let's talk about them. Globally we've got about fifteen hundred horses dying each year from racing related injuries, about a thousand dying at polio, a few hundred dying in the jumping disciplines, a few hundred in cross-country disciplines, and unknown thousands of pleasure horses dying of injuries. Generally for every fatal injury to a horse, there are another four to six permanently crippling injuries, and unfortunately permanently crippled horses, being extremely expensive and difficult to maintain, have this awful habit of ending up euthanized or shipped off to slaughterhouses. But I don't think that I've ever seen a footballer get euthanized.
The first time I was bucked off I fractured my arm, sprained my neck, pulled a muscle in my leg, and dislocated my knee. When my cousin was a toddler she walked behind a horse and got kicked so hard she flew ten feet, became cross-eyed and since she hit a fence, she became paralyzed from the neck down. So yeah, horseback riding is VERY dangerous on and off the horse...
[Newest]Horse riding is really difficult and also dangerous. I am a part of the equine community and I can not begin to tell you how scared I am when ether me or my friends fall. It's' one of the worst feelings in the world.
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2Bull Riding
Bull riding is a amazing sport. Also a dangerous. You could break a lot of bones and be in bed for a long time. Bull rider's are risking their lives for everyone that thinks it's a fun sport it's not. What if when you fall down the bull steps on your guts hm, that would be kind of pain full. This list is kind of messed up
I totally agree with you this should be I the top of the list and you can have back broken as easy as that, the people who created bull riding or. Even do it are idiots wanting to kill themselves
For the bullrider this has got to be the toughest 8 seconds to endure, if you're successful, particularly in the short round with the bulls like Bushwacker, Bones, or Voodoo Child. But there is little danger to the audience as in other sports such as baseball. Baseball, to me, has the highest potential for serious injury... Not only to a batter, infielder or pitcher, but to spectators in the stands. If it isn't a super fast ball coming at you, it could be a splintered bat!
I play soccer, volleyball, and swim. I've personally never done bull riding. If bull-riding is a sport, (which it really shouldn't be included with soccer, football (like motor cross and NASCAR), you're not doing anything the object is) even though I don't do the sport, I can easily agree that bull-riding would have to be the most dangerous sport on the planet. "Eight seconds isn't a long time! " Say that when your riding a two ton bull. It's a pretty stupid sport (in my opinion), but it's the worst. You have no sort of protection, just your clothes. No one to catch you if you fall, cheer leaders. Now add crazy rampaging bull to that. Don't get you face stomp on.

More people die in bull riding than cheering. Really think this logically, even if you don't play the sport.

Cheer leading the " MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD? " No, really, I don't even think it's a sport. Sure, it hard work, but your mostly just cheering for my team. Whats the point to that? You're the half time entertainment, or the hot chicks during the football half time. Sure, you do flips and you can fall and get hurt, but another other sport can get just as much (or even more) injured. Your practices? I'm pretty sure there a harder practices than your cheer leading practices. If it is to be a sport, it should not be the top. They should make a new list that can be made by professionals not by which-ever amount of people who play a certain sport that are online.

Also, for those who say soccer shouldn't be on the list, its just as aggressive as any other sport. We don't have any protection besides shin guards. There is a lot of more rough contact trying to get that ball. Believe me. And Rugby shouldn't be last, its like football with out padding!

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Cheer leading is not what would most people think. We have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to show off some impressive skills. You try competing in our shoes. I have literally broken a bone at the beginning of the routine and had to keep going threw all of the pain. It does hurt, but you gotta do it for the team. I agree that this sport should be higher ranked (bull riding), but I also believe cheer is also one of the most dangerous sports. We also have absolutely no padding. we throw some girls 30 feet in the air and you are trying to tell me it's not a sport? Try spending one day at a competitive cheer practice, then have the nerve to tell me it's not a sport.
[Newest]Bull riding is way more dangerous than horseback riding! People are risking there lives to get on an angry bull, and are told to just try to stay on! And also riding a horse you are not always racing them! You could just be on a simple trail ride enjoying the great out doors! So that is why bull riding is more dangerous than horseback riding!

You don't have a connection with a bull. Horses aren't trying to kill you, yet 600 people die each year and over 1,000,000 get severely injured. Horseback isn't more dangerous than bull riding, it is just breaking even. Bull riding is pretty dumb if you ask me, I know the adrenaline feeling. We get it too. You don't have to be a bull rider to be a cowboy. You need to know the "trade". You could be a roper, or steer wrestler, or do cutting, bronc riding, or even bull riding. It doesn't matter. And yes I know, we stick with our horses and study and learn them, we know their movements and how they usually react to things. But you still never know, they are nearly unpredictable. On a bull, you know they are going to buck and spin, hop, box out and such. But you are prepared for it. We aren't it comes out of nowhere. But yes, bull riding is very dangerous. All RODEO sports are.

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3Cheerleading
Here's to the people who say cheerleading isn't a sport and that cheerleaders aren't athletes. The very definition of sport is, and I quote, "an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. We practice just as much as you do. Every day of the week, 2 hours. We condition, We run, We do ab workouts and pushups and planks. No, we don't lift weights, we lift our athletes-and we hold them 10-15 feet in the air until our arms shake. Until our legs quiver. Don't doubt the flyers either. We have more muscle than you seem to think. The amount of balance, leg muscle, and core tightness it takes to stay in the air is unbelievable to someone who has never done it before. We run full speed at nothing, then flip in the air, twist, and land on our feet. We jump. We jump high-without a trampoline. Concentrating on pointed toes, extended legs, tight arms, jump height, facials, and smiling Ever based a basket toss? You get blood blisters on your hands. Softball sized bruises start to appear like magic. As for the flyers, if you're not tight, expect to have your back jammed into your bases knee. Don't forget about the backspots. We are the lifeguards of cheerleading. We save lives everyday. We get concussions, hit, and rammed into the ground. Without us, your flyers would be injured. Sprained ankles, broken fingers, and pulled muscles don't slow us down. You practice like it doesn't hurt. Now you have 2.5 minutes on a paneled mat. You have 1000 people in the crowd every time you go on that floor. 4 judges. 2.5 minutes of horrendous physical activity and we make it look easy. Perfection doesn't exist, but here we go reaching for it anyways. You hit or you miss. Toes weren't pointed? Deduction. Didn't stick your tumbling? Deduction. Stunt didn't hit? Deduction. You all think were the prissy girls who always have to have perfect hair and makeup. You're wrong. At practice, we have messy buns and running makeup. Competitions? Sweats until we absolutely have to get ready. Do you think that cheer uniform is comfortable? Its not Sure the hair and make up is fun and gets us in the mood to perform, but ultimately its to unite us as a team. To be uniformed and have the same look. Think we don't eat & are obsessed with being skinny? Good joke. We love food. Not all cheerleaders are mean girls who think they rule the school. We have really good grades and don't hang out with the cool kids and go parties every weekend. We don't all have starting quarterback football boyfriends or even any boyfriends at all. People see us as stereo types. Its wrong. Cheerleading is in the top 5 most dangerous sports in the world. Did you catch that? Sport. Proven to be in the Top 5 most dangerous, and you still have the nerve to say its not a sport? You've got to be joking. Cheerleading is something you have to want and work for. You have to love it and have a passion for it. So you doubt us? Fine. Well prove you wrong. Say were not athletes? Okay. Come to a practice. Compete with us. You'll think differently. Say what we do is easy? Try it. I dare you.
This is seriously perfect. My guy friend tried telling me today that cheerleading is not a sport. I really took offense to it. Yeah he plays football so he doesn't exactly see how hard we work. But the nerve that he had to say that made me sick. I told him that it is the most dangerous contact sport and he still continues to tell me that it is not a sport. All of these people dissing cheerleading need to take a step in our shoes if they really say that cheerleading is not a sport.
Okay so first of all to everyone who says cheer leading isn't a sport or its not dangerous. Think again. Football they have padding. Most other sports have padding because they are all scared to get hurt. Cheerleaders like me are fierce and we never give up. Football players have a broken toe and they let their coach know and then can't play until its better but cheerleaders could have a broken wrist and will keep it from the coach so they could finish the seasons. We cheer for months straight. Football players just go for one season. We go for multiple. We don't all date football players. That's a stereo type. That crap is in movies. My boyfriend is going to do football next year but I didn't date him because of that. Most of my team is single. We have great personalities and we're not rude or snotty. We work as a team because we have to put our lives at risk with each other. To the motorcross guy who said which is more dangerous being thrown about 60 feet in the air and falling or going like 40 mph on a motorcross and falling? Me, being a base and knowing how this all works, when we throw our flyers up in the air about 60 feet, they come down into our arms at aprox the speed your motorcross vehicle goes over those bumps at. So think about it. I'm a freshman and I do high school cheer. I'm a base. I've tried being a flyer as well. It's fun. Yes. But football and soccer where you throw or kick the ball and get it to your goal, if a stunt group doesn't get to our goal of a near perfect stunt, someone could be killed or paralyzed for the rest of their life. Think about it. Football you run. You work out. So do us cheerleaders. We do an work outs. We run laps until our legs shake and we can't move. Then right after that we are expected to pull a near perfect stunt. We get softball sized bruises all over from being kicked or elbowed by our flyers. A base gets screwed up wrists as well as the back girl in the stunt group but we don't complain now do we? No. We don't. Because when it comes down to it, we're finishing that stunt and routine no matter what aches or is broken. Being a back in a stunt group is like being the flyers lifeguard. If you think cheer leading is a popularity sport then think again. We cheer not for the boys or for the glory but we cheer for our teams. We cheer because that's what we love to do. Even on our worst days we have to have a smile. Getting our legs straight and our toes pointed is just part of our hard job. We stretch daily so we could look good and not sloppy. I am a varsity cheerleader. I cheer with only 9-12th graders and if your coach tells you to do something you better do it because if not then you will fail or get severely injured. We need muscle. Timing. Strength both physically and mentally. We need to be tight with our bodies and if not then we haven't succeeded as a cheerleader. You try pulling a basket toss into a toe touch or even just a full. Try doing the star spangled banner in a stunt group and being a base or a back you'll be having your arms and legs shake. We make it look easy but that's because we have two seasons to perfect it. We do it nonstop. Two hours a day or more then a game. It's not all about being pretty or having your face look good. It's more then that. At practice we have messy hair and we wear shorts and a teeshirt. We get sweaty. We're not perfect. Some are better then others but each of us practice just as much. It's hard sometimes to get a cheer down. You need to practice it time and time again. Try having hundreds of people stare you down during your routines. Try being on MSG varsity and having the whole world see you and if you mess up its the most embarrassing thing in the world. Having MSG varsity call each of your team mates names and having everyone see you. Only some cheerleaders go through that. Like me. But if you mess up you feel like you failed your entire team but you feel like you failed yourself as well. Try having all that pressure on you as well as having the pressure of everything else. I'll continue going through the nasty remarks by others and the pain and broken limbs if it means doing the one thing I love and enjoy the most.
Every single time we (cheerleaders) throw a girl in the air everyone of us are taking a risk of getting killed! One wrong move could make her land on our heads and break our necks! One tiny mistake in cheerleading can leave many injuries! The reason it's so dangerous is because it's 5 different girls working together to accomplish one task and when one thing goes wrong all of them are at risk!
[Newest]In cheer, girls and boys lift other girls and boys over there heads-first of all that's pretty scary, right? Look up Shooting Stars 2014-2015 The Majors on YouTube to see an example of the dangerous flips and lifts cheerleaders to. we throw people, not footballs, and we actually CATCH them! 120 pound girls-pretty hard😏but the tumbling is also a major difficulty! Doing flips connected to flips connected to flips! We jump, we dance, we smile, we try our hardest, we cry, we laugh, we preform, we CHEER. yeah, a routine is only 2:30 seconds long, but it take half a season to train, learn, stretch, and practice before we perform on a stage with LOUD music, 100's to 1,000's of people in the crowd depending on which competition your at. difficulty is HIGH! No, this IS NOT gymnastics! It's better. harder. also, you have so much pressure when performing in front of the judges. if you fall in a stunt, tumbling, or forget something, DEDUCTIONS ALL OVER! Deductions are points taken off for falls and other mess-ups during the routine. "cheer isn't a sport" take a step into our beautiful white shoes and I would like to see you TRY to work as hard as we do. HAHA! Just keep in mind how dangerous cheer is, and how hard we work.
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4Gymnastics
The only reason people say that cheerleading is the most "dangerous" is because most cheerleaders are preppy, pretty, snotty girls that guys like to watch... Yeah well that should make it a wimpy sport, because most cheerleaders do cheer for looks and popularity and not to say they are in a grueling sport. I was a level 10/open gymnast when I stopped and picked up my dream as a full time coach, and I live in pain still from the intense means a gymnast must go through. I have watched my friends be rolled out on stretchers and had so man surgeries there families went into debt with the cost of gymnastics. At the same time compared to the difficulty level of gymnastics we have a low number of injuries only because we are literally trained how to fall, we workout and condition so much that we are so strong and used to pain half the time we don't even tell anyone about the constant pain we suffer. I broke my ankle once and I was forced to go to a doctor they told me I would be out for weeks and needed a cast, I wouldn't get a cast, I wore a brace and took about a week off and was back full time in the gym a week and a half after I broke it, I trained on a broken ankle, and was miserable for several months, was that smart, probably not but it paid of in the end and was state vault, bars, floor, and all around champion that year. When you look at a cheerleader, you see painted on abs, bows, and about 12 gallons of make up plastered onto there faces, they are painted to look good, but gymnasts are trained and built and sculpted to look good! I was home schooled and trained about 35 to 40 hours a week depending on the week, that's like a full time job. I would go weeks where moving hurt, coughing hurt, laughing even hurt. I have no fear because gymnastics makes you be fearless or you go to cheer were you can be babied and get more credit than gymnasts who work 100 times are and get no credit. If you go to any cheer gym and ask every person on a level 5 team how many were gymnast, I guarantee you at least 75% of them were former optional level gymnasts, and most will tell you that gymnastics was way harder, they came to cheer because it was easier and a flow off of gymnastics. Cheer is simplified version of gymnastics floor. A double back is illegal on the cheer competition food, yet in is a requirement for a level 8/9 gymnast in order for them to step onto the competition floor. Oh a gymnast can do a standing full on a padded floor, yeah well there are several gymnasts that can do standing fulls on a beam-- a 4-inch, wooden beam.

We all know why cheer is number one, and it is because cheer is the popularity good looks sport, and if anyone took the time to really look at the order of this list, they would see that gymnastics is clearly the HARDEST SPORT BY FAR, AND BY ANY MEANS, and anyone with common sense that puts away there bias towards "hot girls" will see that gymnastics truly is the hardest sport.
We aren't at all "preppy and snobby" and cheer is not up higher on the list because guys like to watch it. It's up there because we put our lives at risk. We throw girls 30 feet into the air and catch them. If you think that cheer is not even dangerous then you can try it yourself. Go ahead and hold someone up in the air while she hits different motions or you can try to be the one being up in the air standing on somebody's hand. Have you ever seen a girl rip a hole through her lip because he got hit in the face with her flyers head. And then continue to perform with a smile on. Have you ever seen someone break a bone and continue to hold her flyer in the air like there is nothing wrong. Probably not. Because we are cheerleaders. We are very tough. Sure gymnastics is hard. I used to be a gymnast. But seeing it from both sides I definitely know that cheer is harder and more dangerous.
Hi I'm a cheerleader and by the way cheerleading is gymnastics except we as more challenging stuff to it. You think we are snobby we are not. As a matter of fact most cheerleaders are straight A students. We don't cheer for the boys we cheer for our team. The boys just choose us to cheer. If you would like to look up pictures of cheerleading stunts go for it because then you will see how hard it is. I know gymnastics is hard too because I have done it for 2 years but I have also cheerleaded for 6 years. We tumble and stunt. When a flyer is being tossed and a base moves their foot one centimeter away… BAM she hits the floor and breaks a bone. I have seen it happen before. It literally happened 1week ago. She broke her arm. Oh and Here's to the people who say cheerleading isn't a sport and that cheerleaders aren't athletes. The very definition of sport is, and I quote, "an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. We practice just as much as you do. Every day of the week, 2 hours. We condition, We run, We do ab workouts and pushups and planks. No, we don't lift weights, we lift our athletes-and we hold them 10-15 feet in the air until our arms shake. Until our legs quiver. Don't doubt the flyers either. We have more muscle than you seem to think. The amount of balance, leg muscle, and core tightness it takes to stay in the air is unbelievable to someone who has never done it before. We run full speed at nothing, then flip in the air, twist, and land on our feet. We jump. We jump high-without a trampoline. Concentrating on pointed toes, extended legs, tight arms, jump height, facials, and smiling Ever based a basket toss? You get blood blisters on your hands. Softball sized bruises start to appear like magic. As for the flyers, if you're not tight, expect to have your back jammed into your bases knee. Don't forget about the backspots. We are the lifeguards of cheerleading. We save lives everyday. We get concussions, hit, and rammed into the ground. Without us, your flyers would be injured. Sprained ankles, broken fingers, and pulled muscles don't slow us down. You practice like it doesn't hurt. Now you have 2.5 minutes on a paneled mat. You have 1000 people in the crowd every time you go on that floor. 4 judges. 2.5 minutes of horrendous physical activity and we make it look easy. Perfection doesn't exist, but here we go reaching for it anyways. You hit or you miss. Toes weren't pointed? Deduction. Didn't stick your tumbling? Deduction. Stunt didn't hit? Deduction. You all think were the prissy girls who always have to have perfect hair and makeup. You're wrong. At practice, we have messy buns and running makeup. Competitions? Sweats until we absolutely have to get ready. Do you think that cheer uniform is comfortable? Its not Sure the hair and make up is fun and gets us in the mood to perform, but ultimately its to unite us as a team. To be uniformed and have the same look. Think we don't eat & are obsessed with being skinny? Good joke. We love food. Not all cheerleaders are mean girls who think they rule the school. We have really good grades and don't hang out with the cool kids and go parties every weekend. We don't all have starting quarterback football boyfriends or even any boyfriends at all. People see us as stereo types. Its wrong. Cheerleading is in the top 5 most dangerous sports in the world. Did you catch that? Sport. Proven to be in the Top 5 most dangerous, and you still have the nerve to say its not a sport? You've got to be joking. Cheerleading is something you have to want and work for. You have to love it and have a passion for it. So you doubt us? Fine. Well prove you wrong. Say were not athletes? Okay. Come to a practice. Compete with us. You'll think differently. Say what we do is easy? Try it. I dare you. One more thing. If cheerleading isn't a sport then how come they have a whole place in Disney reserved for cheerleading. I don't see a reserved place for gymnastics
There isn't just one type of gymnastics you know. There's also something called acrobatic gymnastics. Yes, I do agree it's bull when people think cheerleading is easy and link all of you to the stereotypes. Acrobatic gymnasts do stunts that are as hard as what cheerleaders do, if not harder. There are a few different types of gymnastics and they each have elements that you need to train very hard for. I do agree that cheerleading is hard and is a sport, but then... ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS.
Gymnast... Almost 11 years... Seen kids do double backs off beam and land on their heads and not be able to move. A girl was doing full twisting yurchenkos into the foam pit and broke both bones in her shin. I pulled in on double backs on bars and hit my feet (some serious soft tissue damage) and my head.

DANGEROUS AND PAINFUL ALL THE TIME

Yes my friends mom ripped her vagina doing gymnastics. She was 3 months pregnant at the time. Ouch.
[Newest]A lot of people say cheerleaders are snobby, but that's only in the movies.
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5Football
I find it funny that all of you football players are saying things like "Are you kidding me! Cheer leading and horseback riding arnt even sports! Each week of nfl at least two people get concussions or broken bones" and
"Football is dangerous and horse riding and gymnastics aren't sports! " Then you say "if you have never played football then don't say it's easy! " Like really? Have you ever ridden a horse? And I'm not talking about being lead around on a pony when you were 5! Every time I go to the barn we do conditioning, oh and this is every day and I'm there for up to 5 hours. Conditioning consists of running up a steep hill... 20 times, running across a feild that's about 100 meters holding a hale bail that weighs about 75-100 pounds... 5 times (back and forth). Then we do 100 sit-ups, then we do a wall sit for 10 minutes, then we repeat this 5 times. Also when we ride it looks like we are just sitting there... Yea. No. When we ride we have to flex. Flexing means pulling the horses head one way (which is an indication to go that way) then making it go the other way by putting pressure on the horses side with the strength of one leg. That is pushing 1,500 pounds of muscle with one leg. Oh and then we do 2-points which is a squat while on the horse... For 10 minutes. And what about when this horse spooks. You think it takes no strength to stop it from going completely nuts? Haha. The definition of a sport is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." We have shows that we compete in against others. There for by the definition of sport... Both riding and COMPETITION cheerleading are sports. And I hate cheerleading but if you want to say that throwing a person in the air takes no strength then your just stupid.
Horse back riding is a sport! People spend there lives training for barrel racing or jumping, I'm one of them, so don't say its not a sport.
I played football for around 11 years and this sport is more dangerous than cheerleading. Seriously, at the games the cheer leaders just sit behind us and start signing their cheers and doing what ever they do while there is a game going on. There's halftime when you go out on the field and do the pyramid or whatever, but most of the football guys and team are focused in what their coach is saying about what the heck is going on in the game. If you think doing planks and abs are really that bad, that's a breeze compared to what we do. Try being coached by an ex US Army Ranger, and doing the drills, such as Oklahoma and King of the Pitt. I've seen my fare share of team mates getting hurt, bloody noses and scratches from these drills, and even in the game. I recall a couple time an ambulance would have to come onto the field during a game and help a team-mate or player out. Seriously these injuries the players get put them in the hospital for a good week, concussions are usually the common factor. So, cheer-leading with jumping around and doing a back flip is dangerous, along with getting make up in your eye, and doing your "hard workouts" make cheerleading dangerous, haha I think that's a big joke. How about you not use make up before you cheer if it really causes a performance issues, I do not recall any cheerleader I know complaining about it, the workouts I was told by any cheerleader are pathetic and made them feel like they were out of shape. Football should be ranked higher than 8, and more show cheerleading should not be before football, since without football, where would you cheerleaders be? What point is there to cheerleading if there is no football? I consider this a direct insult, cheerleading would not exist without football.
I'm a cheerleader and this is actually really offensive. First of all you have no idea what you are talking about. Second we do stunts that you wouldn't even know what to do. And I suggest you try doing what we do for a change and maybe you will have more respect for us cheerleaders. The cheers we learn are for you guys out there on the field. If you don't like them go ahead and say something because most of us work hard for what we do. And the girls that do their makeup for the game are ridiculous I agree with that part but I don't understand why you would put that on all of the cheerleaders in the world. And you have to remember there are other sports in this world. Why dis on cheerleaders when they are the ones keeping the boys motivated or at least trying? If anyone disses on all cheerleaders please check yourself you know we aren't all that way.
Horse back riding? Really? That's not even a sport!

Really? Do you know how insulting that is? We work 4 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week every week of every month and Every month of every year. So that 1 or 2 times a month during the summer we could have a chance to win a 20 cent ribbon. If it's not hard why do we have to work everyday of the year for a show, and still have the possibility to get 8th place. Why then, wouldn't we not work all year then go to a show and get 1st place? If it were so easy. And you say a real sport is scored and not judged, and that horse riding is judged. But it's not. Judging is an opinion. Is it an opinion... That I knocked down a rail? That I wasn't on the correct lead? That the horse took a half step before the jump? Are these opinions? No. They are facts. We get scores. Knocked down a rail? 4 faults. Horse refused? 4 faults. Over the time limit? 2 faults for every 5 seconds over. Messed up the pattern? Disqualified. If you mess up a play in a football game are you kicked out? No. You aren't. But if we mess up our course all of that work. All of the hours of practicing are down the drain. Have you ever jumped a horse over a 3 foot jump? Didn't think so. You people think we just sit there but you are so so wrong. Has a horse ever just started jumping around, bucking, and rearing? Have you ever had to hang on for literally your very life? Have you ever had to calm or stop a horse that is bucking and rearing? If it's so easy we would put you on our horse, point you to a 3 foot jump and say go. But we don't want you to ruin our horses, so we try to explain it to you. But all you do is dismiss it, like its easy. And it doesn't change anything. So we don't know why we try. But we do. But know one ever listens. No one can see the physical effort that goes into riding. No one truly understands this sport unless they are a part of it. And that's all I can say. Though this won't change anyone's mind. Like I said we try. But our efforts are always wasted

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HA! You go sit on a horse and them jump a 4 foot jump, see how easy it is buddy! You go do that and then maybe ill believe that FOOTBALL is more dangerous, when you clear a 4 foot jump your first time on a horse, ill believe you.
[Newest]I think foot ball isn't dangerous because they have support on them and padding and helmets on
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6Hockey
Hockey is should definitely be in the top 5 or at least ahead of soccer. You are constantly getting hit into the boards which can lead to broken bones, concussions and more. I broke my arm twice from a slash, lost 2 teeth getting high sticked, and KO some guy in a fight
Come on! WAY more dangerous than soccer! I see only 3 players in a soccer game get knocked down. In hockey, EVERY player gets knocked on their ass at least 3 times per game from what I've seen! I can't even name one NHL player that STILL has all their teeth except for the first year players.. Did I mention you are allowed to fight? AND it's full contact. Face first into glass walls, I'm not even 20 and I lost a tooth ALREADY. Worst impact was ending in a 3 week coma. I slammed another player into the wall, BROKE the glass and his whole face was covered in BLOOD! (it was nasty) slamming a guy on grass is nothing.. You wanna talk about pain, how about HEAD FIRST ON ICE! Let's talk about more pain, how bout a 110mph puck in the face.. Never happened to me... Well not yet but I've seen it plenty of times.. Not pretty! Which is harder? Running or skating? Obviously skating! To play hockey, you need to skate just as well as you can walk and run. Anyone can run backwards. Try skating backwards when your on defense. I know what I'm talking about.. Hockey should be at least 3rd. What else is there to say? Wait I almost forgot.. Solid wooden sticks being swung all over the place. Players use them to help them knock down others. Think about a piece of solid wood being slammed into your arm and landing on your shoulder. How bout on your chest and landing on your back and head.. Not on soft grass or turf. Were talking about HARD, SOLID ICE! Even the padding and helmets don't seem to protect you from pain. Head first with helmet: concussion. Head first without helmet: cracked or broken skull. Broken skull is far more worse than a concussion! If you think soccer is more dangerous than hockey, watch an NHL game, play the NHL video games, go on YouTube and watch some of the hardest hits and worst injuries (mostly head and neck injuries) or how bout play some REAL ice hockey with skilled players that will hurt you!
Alright I've been playing hockey 3 years (now midget) each year was to hospital at least once, broken bone, fracture, sprains, I'm lucky! Coulda had some bad concussions, throat slit by a blade, its rough and some people go out to hurt people, on ice, its hard look what happened just the other week habs vs bruins, chara, that happens more than that, that was just serious, never know what can happen, horseback is dangerous too I do it, not as dangerous, but soccer? Come on seriously? Put some hockey players on the ice with just shin pads you see what happens then! We've broke the glass 3 times this year with pucks, a midget team! They're hard rubber and go fast.. Maybe not number 1, but past soccer? I think so
[Newest]I am a girl hockey player, 14 years old. I've broken 4 fingers, 2 arms, and even cracked my head open (and I was wearing a helmet! ) this may be safer than something like bull riding, but it should definitely should be in the top 5. One of my friends fell on the ice and someone skated over her neck... she's really lucky she even survived.
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7Boxing
Boxing is brutal. Much more dangerous than the other sports on here. Don't get me wrong, I ain't ripping on any of the other sports on here, football, hockey, etc are all still rough, but think about boxing. The pure science behind everything in that sport is brutal.

Boxing is 50% hitting and 50% not getting hit. When you play football, your goal is to run the ball down to the field and score a touchdown. When you play hockey, your goal is to slap the puck into the net. When you play baseball, your goal to to hit the ball outside the field. When you play basketball, your goal is to shoot the ball into the net. When you box, your goal is to physically and intentionally hurt your opponent. You also have to be quick and be able to have the energy to move around just to not get hit. You play football. You play tennis. You play volleyball. You don't "play" boxing. When somebody hits you in the face with the intention to knock you out, break your nose, or give you a black eye, that ain't "playing". There's nothing "playing" about that.

The training is very intense in boxing. Multiple times a week, I have to go jump rope for 10 minutes straight, hit the heavy bag for 8 rounds (3min rounds, 30sec rests), hit the mitts for 4 rounds (3min rounds, 30sec rests), hit the speedbag for a few rounds, and at the end of all that, sometimes I'll have to spar (2min rounds, 1min rests). Sometimes 5 or 6 times in one night. With some big dudes to that outweigh me by 30 pounds. Then when I ain't sparring, I'm usually running the tredmill for a mile at least or doing a few sets of pullups. And when I ain't at the boxing gym, I'm strength training. I have to bench, incline bench, squat, front squat, and deadlift all the same day. Then I do curls, dumbbell curls, military presses, nosebreakers/skullcrushers, and dips another day. Then another day I just work on back muscles (usually just pullups). Then every 2 or 3 days I'll do P90X Ab Ripper. After all this time training, your opponent may still beat the crap out of you, making it feel like you've wasted your time.

And for anybody about to say "what about MMA? ", MMA is brutal and dangerous, but not as brutal and dangerous as boxing. You may think MMA is worse because it mixes many fighting styles like boxing, wrestling, BJJ, kickboxing, etc, but that actually makes it safer. MMA is about 80% grappling and only about 20% striking. And only about 5% of strikes in MMA even go to the head. The usually throw lowkicks because MMA fighters can react to headshot easier. So in MMA, you might get in an armbar or a triangle chock, but you won't be taking as many shots to the head. Boxing is AT LEAST 80% of the shot taken to the head. Boxing is headshot, after headshot, after headshot, after headshot. MMA is a few headshots, a few knees thrown in, and then a bunch of grappling and submission. That's not nearly as damaging as boxing. Another reason why people say MMA is more violent is because it's more bloody. That's because the gloves are a think 4oz, making them cause more cuts, while boxing a heavy 14oz-16oz. The bigger boxing glove causes more damage because it covers a wider area of the head and you're absorbing damage to a bigger area. So the gloves in boxing are more dangerous than to ones in MMA. Another thing that makes boxing is dangerous is the 10-8 count. If you get knocked out in an MMA match, the fight is over. The fighter cannot go on and can't take anymore punishment. The boxer, however, has a chance to recover after being knocked unconscious. After being completely KO'd, getting back up just to take more shots is NOT got for your brain. Your brain needs time to recover. You just got hit so hard in the face it KO'd you, you fall head first onto a hard canvas, and then you get back up to take more hits. That's why the number of brain injuries in boxing are much higher than MMA (that and because MMA is so young, while boxing is hundreds of years old).

Let's look at the damage boxers have from their carers. Muhammad Ali had Alzheimer and Parkinson from taking to many shots to the head. After he fought Frazier, he was pissing blood for a few days from taking to hard of body shots. Look at somebody who's been boxing for a long while, and you'll see that they usually ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.

I love boxing, but is sure has its risks. VERY painful, brutal, intense sport.
One mistake in article... Dude damage is most with smaller gloves because force is distributed in less area ultimately causing more damage
Boxing is dangerous you people say it's just babies hitting each other in the face. REALLY YOUR PUTTING STUFF SUCH AS CHEERLEADING IS MORE DANGEROOUS? Let me ask you one question. Have you ever been hit by a 12 pound mallet in the face going 20mph? I don't think so and that is the average punch by a pro boxer. Imagine getting hit my 500 of those! YOU THINK BOXERS ARE WEAKLINGS? And the training for boxing is brutal. Running 5 miles a day, hitting a 150 pound bag for an hour... If you think boxing is a children's sport imagine fighting Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Nikolai Valuev... You'll probably be dead before round 1 is over. 9 out of 10 pro boxers have concussions that decrease the life expectancy for people like them. Sure you other sports hurts so bad to fall on the ground. Imagine breaking a few ribs, your nose, bruised eyes, severe brain trauma, even death. Sure falling 15 feet, getting rammed by 250 lbs imagine 1000 pounds of force to your face! If you cheerleaders say something like lifting a person in to the air, think about how much a boxer can lift and how much damage they can take. Worst of all you don't know if the next punch you take could be your last. Still don't think it's dangerous? Search up 'Is boxing dangerous' hope you than know how dangerous boxing is.
Dude. This is boxing... Do you realize how much damage is dealt to the brain over the course of time? This is a ridiculously strenuous sport, definitely past the realms of some lame cheering 'sport'. How is that even #1? This voting system is out of whack. Idiots shouldn't be allowed to participate in this. Filter, please. There's no way in hell MMA, Skydiving, etc is less dangerous than cheerleading. Is that even a real sport? I refuse to call it one. I cheer for my teammates at sprinting competitions. Does that mean I'm not only a boxer and a sprinter, but a -cheerleader- as well?! Man, talk about multi-tasking. It's straining on my vocal cords, too. "Go, Ben! GO! YOU CAN DO IT. DO IT FOR THE MEDAL BEN, DO IT FOR THE MEDAL! " Add some backflips in there and bang. I'm a professional cheerleader. Can't die from that lmfao. The only way you can risk death is if you have a retarded team that doesn't know what they're doing.
Cheerleading. you think that cheerleading isn't hard? Well obviously cheering for a team but that isn't the competitive aspect. have you ever been to a cheerleading competition? Its dangerous and people get hurt. people die. if all you think cheerleading is is cheering on other teams and yelling then you are wrong. go to a competitive cheer competition. try one of our practices. maybe you will have some respect for cheerleaders if you see what our training is really like. now I am not judging boxing at all. I mean personally I think that it is dumb but I wont let that cloud my judgement because WHO AM I TO JUDGE SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER TRIED. so who are you to judge something you have never tried and obviously know nothing about!
[Newest]Boxing should be first
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8Wrestling
Cheering I understand. But it's not more dangerous than BULL RIDING! Nor is it more dangerous than Lacrosse... Or Wrestling. Wrestling should definitely be in the top 5 at least! I've been a wrestler for years now and I KNOW how dangerous it is. Hell, I've had 7 practices so far this season (I'm writing this comment 2 weeks into season) and I have already re-injured my busted shoulder and my left leg is almost immobilized from landing on someones arm 50 times in ONE PRACTICE... It hurts. And I'm no softy. To the other posters, fear is inevitable. You must conquer it in order to be a successful anything. I believe that this article is biased... But so is every comment on it. Honestly, a cheerleader probably wrote it BUT... I'm a wrestler - just voicing my opinions. Every sport has it's risk - but there is no way that cheerleading is the MOST dangerous sport. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that wrestling is. I'm just stating my opinion.

P. S. - Lacrosse is probably #1 or #2... Reason: Flying projectile @ 90 mph
I currently wrestle for my highschool and I can say from experience that wrestling is a pretty dangerous sport. luckily, I haven't come across many severe injuries, but I know lots of people (practically my entire team) who have broken bones, injured their backs and knees, injured their necks, received cauliflower ear, received cosmetic injuries come across concussions, dislocated shoulders, and still wrestled the next day after coming across some of these injuries. With this I do believe wrestling is a dangerous sport, but definitely not as dangerous as bull riding, football, or MMA. personally I think mma is the most dangerous sport. even though in my eyes wrestling isn't the most dangerous sport, I still believe that it's the toughest sport, and makes tough individuals. I've never met a successful wrestler who didn't have a killer instinct, a high pain tolerance, and a competitive drive.
Wrestling is VERY dangerous and I know why.. When I was fourteen I started wrestling and at first I felt like I could do it but then my enemy attacked me so angrily I broke my two legs my nose and one of my teeth came out. So from now on I get beaten up a lot and I always injure SOMETHING in my body and yeah cheerleading is dangerous but not dangerous enough to come TOP. The whole point in wrestling is HURTING somebody! So you get beaten up hurt or injured much more in wrestling.
[Newest]People brake their necks wrestling.
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9Rugby League
How is football higher on the list, when rugby is the same sport, just without the padding? Rugby players in pads would kill football players.
In rugby people are intentionally trying to get you down, plus you have no protection. People on the ground getting stepped on by a 180 pound man with cleats doesn't feel good. Yes sports like motocross are dangerous but in moto people aren't trying to hurt you. For every rugby game you play there is a guarantee that you will be sore, and if your lucky you won't be injured. Imagine running at full speed and then having another person running full speed tackling you from the side, the impact on your spine and ribs is brutal, knocks the reach out of you and makes you feel like throwing up, but you have to keep running and keep tackling, rugby is not for the weak and it is dangerous no doubt. Not as dangerous as skydiving but certainly more dangerous than soccer and cheer leading and moto!
Rugby requires no padding and football is based off of it, if boys say football is the most dangerous sport they are wrong
[Newest]Rugby should be higher! No pads, no fakes. Soccer players plat 90 min pretending to get hurt. We play 80 min pretending not to be hurt
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10Lacrosse
Every lacrosse game, your nearly guaranteed to have at least one serious injury. In our last game, we had to stop 12 seconds early when one of the kids on the other team got sandwiched... Hard. Concussion. Dislocated shoulder. The whole shebang. We called in the ambulance and the kid didn't remember half of it the next day. The best part: it was a completely legal hit. Today. Our goalie got knocked unconscious by a hit. A guy got hit in the throat with a cross check (have you ever been hit in the throat by a guy sprinting at you? All we could do watch watch him squirm on the ground, struggling for air. ), and one of the guys on the other team took a shot on goal and hit our teammate straight in the head. That knocked him out for a little bit there too.

THIS IS DANGEROUS! I'm a goalie and I'm putting my life on the line when I step in the cage.
OK so as goalie, you guys are WRONG. I've broken bones three times in the past two years and that isn't even bad. The pain I get from breaking bones isn't even bad, past two times I've broken I haven't gone in for two weeks because shin hits are so much worse and they don't break and I just assume "hm well this is like a 6/10 compared to the 9's I get from shin hits at (as low as) 65mph and (as high as) 88mph (clocked by not even my hardest shooting teammate and I'm only in HS, college and pros is normally 90. Cheerleading really isn't that dangerous in terms of extremes, multiple players have died. Everyday situations, multiple players on each team break bones in a year while everyday situations for cheerleaders is a 10 foot fall onto a padded mat, sprains are what most cheerleaders face. Hockey is just lax with more pads, Horseback riding is pretty dangerous (for extremes only though ie trampling) and football... Well no one really dies in football (sorry to sound extremely blunt) the worst I heard in the past decade is the wedge blocker from the buffalo bills getting paralyzed and he can now walk (yes I know what I'm talking about... ) and the worst normally is a situation like Austin Collie the Colts WR who had 2 concussions. To be brutally honest these rankings are right: Horseback Riding, Bull Riding, and either Lax or Rugby. Sorry everyone else, you're 100% wrong. (yeah I know I sound close-minded and stupid but I don't really care, you guys don't know our extents of pain. )
[Newest]My sister does lacrosse and I would say that it is a dangerous sport because someone could hit them with the stick.
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11Rugby
I come from South Africa. Rugby here is way more tough than in Europe and the USA. It's nothing like NFL, because its meant for men to play. Rugby is a much more quick paced and rough and there are no pads needed because we ain't girls.
I've played rugby for 8 years and I have have my face split open teeth put through my cheeks and lips, sprained ribs dislocated thumbs and shoulder, broken nose (twice) ligament damage in my knee elbow sholder and neck, knocked out roughly 5 times, concussions, muscle tear, and some bruises and cuts, but I still love playing :D because I have done worse injuries to other by running into them when crash balling such as beaking their jaw, other their nose, others I knocked out their teeth, I've broken peoples ribs I've broken peoples legs and wrists

Id say this sport should be number one in the list and its more tough in europe than south africa in my opinion
It has no pads if your hit you can break around 3 to 5 ribs or more!
[Newest]Saw guy snap arm bone pop out
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12Motocross
Definitely the most dangerous. And to all you people that think that cheerleading is the most dangerous, tell me this. Is falling in cheerleading from about 10-15 feet or falling from up to 50 feet going 35 or 40 mph more dangerous? You decide..
We fall from about 60 feet going faster than that. don't diss something you have never tried. why don't you try a senior 5 competitive cheer practice first? Then I will let you judge us
Hah I can't believe motocross is number 9, this is mostly due to the average persons lack of knowledge of the sport and how extremely dangerous it is, there isn't just a possibility of getting hurt but it is guaranteed that at some point you will be injured..
Anyone who's played any other sport knows that moto-cross is by far very very hard
[Newest]I've watched a man die doing motocross don't think football is a killer to be quite honest!

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13Mixed Martial Arts
MMA is a sport that no normal person can handle. Jabs, hooks, uppercuts, and etc, with little to no protective gear. Concussions and bone breakage is a must in this sport. Death at an early age is almost impossible to escape.
UFC fighter are bad asses they could break bone with one punch most dangerous in my book
MMa is for sure on of the most brutal and dangerous sports out there. Imagine getting elbowed and kneed in the face several times than thrown to the ground and getting punched while on the ground until you can't see straight and then expected to do it again. And again. And again. So yeah for all you haters out there that's mixed martial arts. Trust someone who knows what it feels like
[Newest]MMA most dangerous most fun
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14Soccer
Ok for all you haters... Let me just tell you something. To be a soccer player you have to be in amazing physical shape. So listen up cheerleaders and football players, because you seem to be the biggest haters. In cheerleading you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds to go out and dance, jump around, and lift up a girl who weighs around 110 pounds with 3 others helping you. 2 minutes and 30 seconds? Are you kidding me? That's like literally 5% of a soccer game. Plus, you guys get almost 6 months to practice those same 2 minutes and 30 seconds. We get about an hour and a half to practice something that might happen in a game. Soccer is unpredictable. You never know when or what's gonna happen. And you have mats to protect you from "falling". We have dirt and rocks. Lastly, you guys complain about running two laps around a mat the size of a basketball court. We run around a field that's bigger than a football field for 90 minutes, and it's not a jog. Hell no, if you jog you're done. You'll be benched for the season. We don't know the definition of jog and certainly not walk. Sprint is all we do. And I love it. Ok so football players... Let see where do I begin? Oh yeah lets start with offense and defense. As a soccer player, we play both. You win the ball you're offense, you lose it you're defense. In football when the defense loses the ball, the offense goes on the field.. When the offense loses it the defense goes on the field. And every 15 minutes you get a break. Basically you run for maybe 30 seconds a quarter... If the other team is good enough. Just a funny fact for ya.. Haha... We play on a bigger field than you. With less people... For longer. Ouch. Lastly we get tackled too. And we don't have a ref watching our every move. We have 3 and usually the hardest hits come when they aren't looking so now foul comes out of it. We also don't wear padding on every part of our body. I could say more but why bother... I think I proved my point. I respect your sports but obviously soccer is the most dangerous sport. And horse-back riding? Seriously? How is that a sport? Your whole sport is you sitting down. The horse is doing the running. I understand there are bad falls and it is very dangerous but it isn't a sport. Sorry. I think soccer should definitely be above football and cheerleading in this instance. I bet the person who ranked this is probably a cheerleader.. Just saying... They're all haters.
I as well play soccer and horseback ride, and I think that both sport require an incredible amount of focus and dedication. And even if you can be subbed out in soccer some players are in the whole time. Both sports are unpredictable from the horse to the players on the field.
Of course soccer isn't the most dangerous sport on earth (I'm probably the only person with the common sense here) but it is not just a sport that any one could play you know, you have to be super fit to become a professional. Physically and mentally, you have to be smart as well, one mistake can cost the team a lost, that's why soccer players play it safe, you know passing it around until they get to the opponents half then start attacking but there are a lot of players out there that likes to risk it, you know those tricky players that does amazing tricks. If you think it is so easy then go and play a competitive game of soccer, you won't even last a game, you'll probably get way too tired to play. As I said before soccer players are really fit and that's why a lot of soccer players are models, and their body fat percentage are real low (just saying). Another thing, you should know that normal soccer (like high school ones) are not like the professional ones, there aren't cameras every where, and because of that there are always rough tackles and cheats. It seems easy right? , kicking the ball/sprinting at full speed with the ball at your feet, no it ain't! You need loads of practice to be able to kick the ball right or to be able to sprint with the ball with full control and without losing speed. You know back then when soccer balls were made out of leather, professional soccer players gets brain damage from headering it all the time because it soaks water (you probably know already that soccer games are played in every condition; sunny, windy, rainy, snow, anything). Did you know that soccer was once the same sport as rugby? And you guys know how some players act, like pretending to be hurt or something? I honestly don't know why they do that, stupid, they're just embarrassing themselves. You should know; only few players does that (few players that are stupid enough to), I mean I will never do that! Last thing, I just want to tell you guys; if you don't agree with me about soccer don't start an argument (what I've said about soccer is true, face it), don't judge, talk about your own sports how it is dangerous and stuff, did you see me complaining about how your sport isn't good or that it is not even a sport, etc? No, I don't, because I'm not like the people that do that, what do you think judging other sports you don't like will do? Make players from that sport turn to playing your sport? Seriously it does nothing, so just don't. My point is soccer is definitely not the most dangerous sport on earth but its not like it is a sport that anyone could play you know, it uses real skills and fitness is really needed for this sport (you know how long soccer games are right? How know how huge the pitch is right? You know that us soccer players have to train every week, multiple times for at least 3 hours right? ), and it is worth it training so hard to become a professional (you know how much professional players make money right? Yes that's right; an average $100k to $2M per week). And you know how much players are worth right? , if you want to buy them into your team (they can be worth up to $135M). Yes and you can say 'they aren't worth that much! Why so much money running in the soccer business?! ' yea well, you forgotten? , it is the most popular sport in the world. That's all I want to say really, that soccer is a sport, and I don't judge my least favorite sport, after all a sport is a sport and it is not something we should be arguing about over. Yea, that's it, laterz. Peace my bros.
Been playing for over 10 years and in that time I haven't broken a bone but that is only because I have unusually dense bones. I have seen so many broken legs, torn ligaments, broken shoulders, collar bones, twisted ankles are quite easy. In a Under 14 game I witnessed one of my team mates break a oppositions' leg and the bone was poking through the skin and sock. The blood made a puddle on the grass. A lot of damage to the knees particularly the cartilage and ligaments. I have seen the occasional arm break as well from a bad scuffle or a rough shoulder on shoulder contact. But just like any other sport the fights are quite common particularly in a rivalry game. I have also seen the results of a tackle called Studded Tackle. With both studded boots pointing sliding at the player, I have seen legs bend like jelly at those tackles. The victims of those almost never play a game again, and take months and even years to even walk properly. Those types of tackles are instant reds, but that doesn't stop those types of tackles, particularly in a heated game. Add common weather issues that fail to stop a soccer game like hail, heavy rain and high temp. Above 40 degrees. I once got a concussion from a player who kicked the ball from halfway, which I headed back, but in the process got knocked to the ground, and everything was a shade of yellow for about a minute. Shin pads are useless and most players get the smallest pads for "less weight or wind resistance". They only prevent bruising from only the most superficial of hits. I always come home after a day of soccer bleeding and bruised in one way or another. I have been kicked in the face, elbowed, knee in the gut, punched in the back and gut, ankle stepped on and nearly fractured, tackled with studs up, kicked in the balls so many times I most likely have cancer, kicked in the back of leg, shoulder barged (ramming a player in full sprint with shoulder knocking said player to the ground) and regularly come out of a game dealing more pain than I was dealt. So a lot of people say that it is a boring or wimpy game but play a Senior Men's game in club, and expect to be limping home if your not good enough. Not fast enough? Not heavy or strong enough? Lack skill or clearly have too much in comparison to everyone else? Don't expect to last a full game with your legs intact and not be broken. People die in Soccer as well from tackles and hits in the head from the ball.
[Newest]Soccer hurts people, people
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15Parkour
What! Are You kidding me? Has Anyone ever actually seen Parkour? Look up the 'Worlds Biggest Parkour jump', and its across two buildings 20 stories high! Come on Parkour brothers and sisters, VOTE!
Every time Traceurs practice Parkour on a high level, they risk the chance of injury and death. Especially when attempting high jumps and stunts. Can the rest of the sports boast in jumping down 20ft objects and landing unscathed? Definitely more dangerous than cheerleading. Yeah, you sissies can break a bone or get paralyzed if something go wrong. In Parkour, accidents on high levels are non-existence, it's death. Land wrong from a jump- death. Miss a precision jump in heights- death.
I, myself am a Traceur. And I was extremely surprised that parkour is this far down! Come on people! The whole point of parkour... The reason people do parkour, is not to get from point A to point B the fastest (although that's the aim) the reason people do it is for the adrenaline. Knowing that one wrong footing or placing your hand 1 inch off, could kill you. Cheerleading? Are you serious? The only reason it's number 1 is because there are so many girls that do it! I would love to see a cheerleader cat to the edge of a 3 story high building or jump off 2 stories onto concrete (Not having a bunch of people there to catch you) and tell me it's not dangerous! I'm not saying it's the MOST dangerous sport... But under cheerleading. No. It's common sense. Go look up and watch some PK before you vote... Really people!
[Newest]Parkour is as dangerous as you make it...
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16Sky Diving
If the parachute doesn't open then you're pretty much dead
Skydiving needs someone with a strong heart and needs to practice well before diving skydiving is one of the most dangerous games that people above 18 must go and practice it as well as jumping from high places
Not as dangerous as some might think. Certainly no where close to BASE jumping. Look up swooping and now skydiving just got more dangerous
[Newest]If your para shoot doesn't open you are screwed

17Base Jumping
MUCH MUCH harder than it looks, easily #1, you must get a jump, and then steering is super hard to control, but if you don't steer well you will run into the edge of the cliff and die.
You must open the pursuit at the right angle, time and place if you want to stay alive, then, you must control your para-suit so that you land in the right spot.
The landing is also very dangerous as well, you could get seriously injured.
With base jumping, you're jumping of a 500-800 ft structure (sometimes even lower) but with cheerleading you're jumping off your best friend's shoulders? That doesn't really add up.
How is basejumping not in the 3? Never less 5 or 10 haha. This is a sport where you can make no mistakes. Even if you pull your parachute does not mean it will open in time or if you will land in control. The slightest breeze can through you off and kill you
[Newest]One little mistake you die

18Mountaineering
If we consider life or death issues, Mountaineering is up there. Close to 300 people have died attempting to climb the Everest alone. Well over a thousand deaths for 8-thousanders climbs, and plenty of deaths in smaller climbs as well.

As a percentage of people attempting the climb, fatality rates in mountaineering are far far higher than they are in any of the sports listed in the top ten.

And if we compare the seriousness of injuries, one should remember that a broken bone or a trauma of some kind occurring during a climb is made far far worse by the lack of access to medical services. If you break a body part while cheerleading, you get rescued within seconds and minutes later you are in the emergency room.

Cheerleading is tough, it's very challenging and fortunately, it's not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports.
How is this not at #1 or close to that. Ok cheerleaders see you on the mountian. Lets really put you to the test. So basically to start out you save up a few thousand even to start. Then you fly 5000 miles or so to your destination. Then you take a never ending hike up the mountains and through all the villages with 30 pounds on your back the entire way. Finally you make it to the mountain out of breath and sweaty but cold. As time goes on air becomes more and more of a need until your taking 20 steps with one breath. You can't even enjoy yourself once you get to the top because you have to rush back down due to the lack of oxygen. This may sound like its a two or three day trip. Try two or three weeks. Or even months depending on weather. You stick to your competitions, we will stick to our goals to survive.
Pretty sure that statistically this is the most deadly sport. Note that markers for Everest climbers include bodies of previous failed climbers. Close might be other competitions against nature/physics like base jumping or cave diving.

In any case there's no way any sort of game (football, rugby) or fighting sport with rules/referee (boxing, MMA) will be as dangerous. And whoever is voting up cheerleading and gymnastics is just being silly.
[Newest]One time I ate chicken and pooped

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19Free Climbing
Free climbing(rock climbing) can get some one extremely injured or even maybe killed! If you are on belay and something goes wrong and the person accidentally drops you... I went on a few other websites and they said rock climbing was either number 3-5... That doesn't even mention when some one's free solo climbing! That's when you climb with no rope what so ever!... I think this website is completely under estimating free climbing on so many levels
Rick climbing is easily one of the most dangerous sports out there. When your on belay, your relying on your equipment and abilities to stay alive, along with other people, especially your belayer, who literally has your life in their hands. If a piece of equipment breaks, or a rope snaps, your dead. Free soloing is even more dangerous, without any equipment to break your fall. Many companies such as Cliff don't even sponsor many free climbers any more, though many have amazing skills such as Alex Honnold. If you do a rate out of 1/3 between climbing and other sports measuring how dangerous they are, climbing will be sure to surpass the other sports by far. I love climbing and am extremely passionate about it, but it is extremely risky.
Free climbing should easily be #1, most people won't climb a tree to the top let alone a vertical rock. Angles 90 degrees or more, no ropes... Thousands of feet up. How is horseback riding anything compared to this.. You see this should be judged off of the consequence of making a mistake. You make a mistake horseback riding or cheerleading then yes you can get hurt I'm not saying there is no danger, but you make a mistake free climbing and your paralyzed from the neck down, consider yourself lucky.
I agree free climbing is difficult, but with horseback riding you are not in total control. You can also get paralyzed if you have a bad enough fall. You have to remember that when riding horses, the horse has a mind of its own!
[Newest]Only when I grow wing's, an 8' ladder gives me a rush. I can't even look at the pictures.

20Surfing
Ok I will always think cheerleading is dangerous but so is surfing my dad was surfing yesterday and cut his foot open and had to have 8 stitches in his foot(it almost hit his artery and could have killed him) he had to have 12 staples in his head because one of the fins on the board got stuck in his head (long story) he also broke his neck (when he was 16) and many more injuries and seriously I can't believe golf is on the thingy and the comments are so stupid like the one that says your back could give out... That has NOTHING to do with golfing it could happen anytime and yea I mean you could get hit in the head with a golf ball but you would have to be pretty retarded to swing you club the wrong way and aim the ball at your head in cheer you have to throw a 100lb girl in the air and risk your life for her because if she falls from that height SHE could die my friend had to be rushed to the hospital because her stunt group dropped her and she had to have an emergency surgery on her arm and 3 pins in it the same thing happened to me except I was doing a standing back tuck and broke my finger and I only had two pins my other friend had the same thing on her arm but like me only two pins and this other girl I know had to have titanium screws in her finger and my coach broke her back at the age of 13 my other coach had to have metal plates put in her foot and some girl broke her ribs and my friend broke her one foot 3 times this girl had to have almost 12 surgeries because her arms are completely ruined and another girl on my team recently broke her ankle so if you're worried about your back giving out then you are probably just a little whiny baby because my sister sprained her neck and my coach didn't care that she was hurt so he told her to suck it up and keep going and so after practice we took her to urgent care and they told us it was fractured and if he didn't make her keep going it would only be sprained
I've seen numerous amounts of surf injuries including seeing sharks, stingrays, jellyfish etc. Surfing can't be compared with all those you call dangerous sports. You can also get hit by the rocks or the reef and those are fatal or really painful injuries. Surfing those huge waves like mavericks is super dangerous because you got the reef the rocks the cold water the sharks and the wipeout so that's probably the most dangerous or one of the most dangerous sports in this list
It's true that Rugby and Football have concussions, broken ribs, and fractures; however, Surfers such as myself have to deal with Shark attacks, Coral Reefs, and most of all OTHER SURFERS! Surfing is a sport where death is possible and many people around the world do this sport because it's just AMAZING! However more people die in surfing than any other sport.
[Newest]Crazy wipeouts, getting hit by reef or rock and dangerous creatures in the sea. Not even top ten?

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