What professional sport has more deaths? Rugby or American Football?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: jkoch2000-ga
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26 Sep 2006 23:04 PDT
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Question ID: 768755
Looking for 10 years of statistics comparing the death rate of Professional Rugby versus Professional American Football, for the years 1995 - 2005. An excel spreadsheet would be perfect For each year, the following data points are needed: 0) Year 1) Total number of deaths in Rugby 2) Total number of man hours on the rugby field (see calculation below) 3) Total number of games used for the man hour calculation for Rugby 4) Total number of deaths in American Football 5) Total number of man hours on the American Football field (see calculation below) 6) Total number of games used for the man hour calculation for American Football Constraints: 1) For Rugby, please only use full sided Rugby League in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, and the English league. DO NOT COUNT sevens. 2) For American Football, only count the NFL (not Canada) 3) Feel free to include all playoff and World Cup games 4) Please cite references where applicable Man-hours calculation: Man-hours on the field should be = Total Number of Games X Total Number of Hours per game X Total Number of Players on the field. i.e. If all of rugby had 1000 games with 26 players on the field for a one hour game = 26,000 total man hours
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Re: What professional sport has more deaths? Rugby or American Football?
From: badger75-ga on 02 Oct 2006 13:57 PDT
Just a hint on fatalities in American football. At the professional level it is highly unlikely. A few have occured due to improper medical/training regime and personnel in very hot-humid Summer weather in training camps. Not directly related to the game. Most players susceptible to fatigue/injury have been weeded out at every level from early school years through college. The hidden data is the impact on later years. Most pro football players are at risk for earlier death and dementia by a full decade over others in their demographic. Rugby, with almost no protective gear, requires more protective skill than the reckless abandon of American pro football with heavy body armor.
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