- Jul 23, 2017
Who are these random Nigerians who failed at other sports that made it in American football? Name 5, I'll wait.Yeah, football is a popular, truly international sport.
So popular in fact, that the Olympics were determined to include it despite it not really belonging there, and there being significant opposition from within football.
No one wants to include Gridiron because it's a minority sport that's only really played in America. Plus, half the competitors would fail drugs tests.
I do understand that you take some pride in the fact that people can fail at long jump, or discus, or other niche, poorly paid sports, yet instantly become a success at nfl.
Most people would find it shameful and embarrassing that random Nigerians who failed at football, then failed at discus, were able to take up nfl in their 20's and become a legend.
Imagine some failed Frisbee thrower trying to make it in football despite never even having seen the sport. It just couldn't happen. The sport is too skilled and competitive, unlike gridiron.
Usain Bolt tried it, and he'd played football his whole life. Guy was terrible. Didn't have enough skill or athletic ability. Shame.