Saturday, March 1, 2008

Question of the Week

Chad, Atlanta, GA
Subj: Taking your licks
What’s the most dangerous of the “Big Four” sports of basketball, football, baseball and hockey?

Great question Chad! That dubious honor belongs to football. According to a new study, playing in the NFL is the fourth most hazardous occupation in America behind only firefighting, race-car driving, and fishing. In fact the career expectancy of an NFL player is less than four years, although sadly, Chicago Bears fans may be stuck with Rex Grossman for a little longer than that. Below is a breakdown of the average career duration by position.

Running back - 2.57 years
Wide receiver - 2.81 years
Quarterback - 4.44 years
punter/kicker - 4.87 years