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Lacrosse should be #1. How is cheerleading very dangerous I mean all you do is move your hands and do hand stands and crap. In lacrosse you have a rubber ball flying at you that is moving anywhere from 90mph-111mph. Also don't make a guy mad in lacrosse cause they have huge metal sticks that can hurt if you make people mad. Who would want a huge metal stick and huge guys smoking then shooting a ball at U.Sorry cheerleading but you deserve #100.
Okay listen, let's back it up and think about the concept of lacrosse. In lacrosse you have a whole bunch of huge crazy guys running around with 6ft metal sticks trying to hit you in the stomach. You have no shin padding ( which are very vulnerable), no neck padding. All the pads are as light as possible. Lacrosse also involves a large rubber ball being flung at 90 miles per hour at you. Another point: the reason lacrosse has less deaths and injuries is because it has less people playing. Cheerleading has a gazillion girls playing and it's all year round so you guys need to stop putting up all these hissy fits; I don't horseback riding but I definitely agree that's it's one of the most dangerous sports, probably more so than lacrosse. Another thing is that, surprisingly, nobodys recorded the amount of deaths strangely enough.
Bottom line: lacrosse is hazardous and very very dangerous
Lax is a tough and very active sport, to win you need to be able to take hits as well as throw them and typically on offense you'll see a 6ft defense man with a 6ft metal or wooden d-pole running by them sucks because if you don't get the shot off or pass off in time you'll get bundee'd either by the defense man or his stick. The padding you wear weighs 5 pounds maybe if you include the helmet. And on defense stepping in front of a shot that moves at 80mph and taking it to the head, chest, arm, or leg sucks! It can break a bone depending on where it lands. Soccer should quiet down, I know kids who have died of cardiac arrest in lax too. They are middies and they run back and forth from defense to offense throwing hits taking shots and playing their hearts out. Lax should be at least number 2 and it will eventually become #1 with the small amount of people playing compared to the millions of people playing soccer who only have to run back and forth kicking a ball and taking dives.
Cheerleading number 1?! Laugh out loud! Base jumping and caving should be number 1 and 2 no question. Lacrosse is probably where it should be at number 3. Our coach tore his rotator cuff playing college lax (which is pretty bad... It ruined his career permanently). 2 friends have broken their legs playing lacrosse in ground ball scuffles just this last season, and our goalie ended up coughing up blood after a taking hard hit. Personally, I haven't had it too bad, but I have taken a 90 mph solid rubber ball to the... Well balls. I was on the sidelines moaning and puking for a good hour. Also I've temporarily lost feeling in my arms after being checked, I've been knocked out, and taken some VERY uncomfortable checks to the stomach. In 2004 a player for Cornell was killed after being hit by a shot.
I play lacrosse and I've never felt truly safe. I play defense and backup goalie, so I know the numerous dangers of lacrosse. Id like to point out that for cheerleading the one girl or guy used the wrong threw she actually used "through". Also no one is going to die in cheerleading its just a bunch of cheerleaders glorifying their activity(notice how the title is " most dangerous sports") and horseback riding is also an activity,
granted people die in horseback riding its still not a sport. Show me one account of someone dieing in cheerleader. And also "gymnastics" a lot of girls are on this site voting because lacrosse is the only thing that makes sense until bullriding. I don't think anything girls do could be considered dangerous( aside from using the hair drier in the bathtub out of sheer stupidity).
Lacrosse is extremely dangerous. My teams goalie got hit in the head 4 times in one game by a head on shot. After a game, I went to a restaurant and got sympathetic looks by the waitresses because of the number of bruises already forming. Plus, we play hard. If you're not ready for it, a metal stick can crush you and pin you to the ground. In one tournament, I got struck blocking a shot (I'm a defender) in the head. I stayed on cause my team needed me. Also, the championship of that tournament, 3 of our players had to come off the field: one with a ball to the skull, one with a broken wrist and fingers, and me with a sprained ankle. Flips and tucks are cool, but we are athletes. We risk our lives every game and practice. So tighten your bows and go cartwheel or something. I am a woman. You are girls.
In Lacrosse you are getting knocked down from another player with their fists or whole body while sprinting full speed which can cause concussions, broken ankles, broken collarbones, and broken leg and arms. Next, defenders are beating the crap out of you with 6 foot metal poles. Last but least lacrosse shots are being flung at 90-111 MPH in college and the MLL that actualy can knock out or possibly kill a man. Lacrosse has been around since the 15th century with physical roughness to this very day.
I play lax it hurts like hell but so fun. After tournaments my arms are bleeding and my legs are cut up from getting slashed up, also my neck is bruised up, and my whole body is just wrecked. Play lax!
Lacrosse all the way man I get at least 5 bruises a game and very tiring because I run double middie lines. You have people with metal stick slashing at your head ankles hands shins EVERYWHERE! If you don't get enough water u could pass out get dehydrated and literally throw up all your insides for getting hit in the stomache with the ball. Lacrosse should and definitely be the number 1 most dangerous sport! And should be the number 1 sport instead of the grass fairy sport
I suffered a level four concussion last season. I was in the emergency room for 4 hours waiting to be evaluated and was out of school for a month straight. I was out of sports for a solid 6 months. And just to refer to the "top remixers of this list" notice the top is "HorsebackCheerleadingGirl". Just an observation. By the way, can we please get rugby up here? The fact that it ends some way in a gash or compound fracture should at least earn it some points.
I love this sport. It is amazing but it is really really dangerous. I broke my arm, leg, and a couple other bones. For I say this sport is a bone-breaking sport. You get hit with a fast ball. I play defense. Wanna try? then you better be pretty strong to play this. And if you're not, DO NOT SIGN UP! YOU WILL BE HURT! This is my opinion. I'm sorry if you don't think this is dangerous because you don't know what you're talking about. Watch it on youtube and see for yourself!
Lacrosse should be #1 because the goalies are putting there lives on the line because they have hard rubber balls being flung at them at them at 100 mph midfielders are running full speed with defenders doing whatever they can to keep them away from the goal by whacking them with 6ft metal rods in the gut with no gut protection my friend almost got killed by a cheap shot in the gut
The only reason I keep playing Is because I'm the one who does the hitting
Just like one of the guys said on here, huge guys, getting hit by 6ft sticks in the stomach, chest, head, legs, and neck is pretty bad. But the worst part is a 90 mph ball going straight at you. My friend just shattered his left jaw blocking a shot, no offense cheerleaders, but quit complaining, there's really no reason to complain about breaking a finger nail every time you do a hand stand.
You wear lest pads then football, hit harder then other sports, and you have a weapon. When you play lacrosse, you hit as hard as you can, and you barely wear any pads. Also, players have stick which you can hit each other with. Lacrosse also takes a bunch of skills that other sports ont have, you try scooping, running, and cradling while getting tackled and smacked with metal poles...
I play lacrosse and I almost died. I'm a gollie and we were playing a team and my neck pad came off and the ball hit me in the neck! When the sport gets more popular the more dangerous it is and another note. When checks are getting thrown you can get seriously injured. I saw on youtube someone die of a check.
Lacrosse shouldn't be messed with.
I have played tons of sports for an extensive period of time and lacrosse is by far the most intense sport I have played. In soccer you run and everything and you sure do need endurance and speed, but you also do in lacrosse. In football, there isn't nearly as much running but there is tons of hits which there is also in lacrosse. Lacrosse in my opinion is the most skill required sport in the book. It's like adding a new limb to your body combined with running, hitting, and the plain knowlege of the game and how offense/defense works.
In 3 years of lax I've had:
2 sprained ankles
1 sprained wrist
1 severe bone contusion
And I'm covered in bumps and bruises and cuts after every game
Lax is really fun, but getting hit with a shot going seventy miles per hour or getting slammed with 6 foot sticks is very painful
Lacrosse players use almost zero padding an are being beatin with metal sticks I have been playing for 4 years an I can't think of another sport that hurts more I have played hockey and foot ball and this hurts the most! In two minutes of our game the other day one of our guys got a bad head injurie and and dislocate shoulder all in one
The most exciting sport(in my opinion) but also very dangerous, especially at higher levels, after coming out of an easy game, bruises are inevitable and sometimes there are minor injuries... From a more laid back lax game, in a more official one the injuries can be more severe.
I lax, and more or less its a damn hard sport, gotta work hard, gotta have a quality conditioning which leaves injuries, and well not many poeple play it... But getting hit anywhere not padded by a stick or the damn ball hurts a lot. Without padding is just almost insane haha
I'm a goalie and there is nothing worse than having to stand up to a solid ball flying at you at 80+ MPH. Lacrosse doesn't get a lot of injuries but when you do get them they're bad and it is definitely dangerous with all the checking and body checks and cheap shots people take.
If you play in a league which is physical, which is basically all of them, you are going to get seriously hurt. I play LSM and I've been cracked upside the head and had to sit out for a while. And I'v brought a woody to practice and cracked some guys ribs... Pretty brutal
I've been playing lacrosse for a couple years now, each year we have had to call 5 times each year. All for broken necks or somebody got knocked out. MOST of the guys on my team (including me) have all broken some time of a bone and played through it. Our very game was made by the natives and they used it for war, usually not to kill their rival, but occasionally the game became lethal.
With the ball, flying sticks, and sometimes flying people combined with the body checks its hard to believe that most people don't just get killed... But just a little hurt
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