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Is football more physically challenging than motocross?

There is controversy over which sport is more physically demanding. In motocross you sit on a vehicle for 30 minutes or less....then you run out of gas. In football, people are constantly smashing you into the ground, even though there are breaks for football people are always working at there positions. Whcih sport is more physically demanding?

football

Side Score: 44
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motocross

Side Score: 232
2 points

I think any team sport is more challenging than an individual sport because you must work well with your teammates. As an individual, it is all riding on you so you don't really need to try your hardest for the sake of others.

Side: football
278278278278(7) Disputed
2 points

Not true actually. You do in fact have a team. I have done both sports and frankly football is not more challenging i mean sure youre memorizing plays but those plot where u coarse is headed. The track which after the track has been riden a lap it is hell. It is never the same. Imagine

Side: motocross
2 points

Heck yeah football is SUPER hard. if you think motocross is more phisicly challenging then your just as weak as a freakin fly like " my back herts"!!!! idiot freakin workout and be a man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: football
MXDude911(4) Disputed
6 points

Im sorry but ur a meat head and u obviously dont know anything about motocross. i could guarantee that if u step on a dirtbike and do the shit that pros do, u wouldnt even finish a 2min lap. And u think football workouts are hard? omfg if u ever seen a MX pro practice u would shit urself. oh and if u see one fat guy on a dirtbike let me know ok. learn facts before u can talk.

Side: motocross
julianperine Disputed
2 points

everybody who's arguing for football is giving valid points but they're leaving out important stuff. And everybody arguing for mx is also giving equally valid points. One thing supporters of mx are doing though, is they are simply thinking of the conditioning aspect. They are saying mx is more physically demanding because they have to be able to participate at high levels of endurance. While physical condition is part of what it means to be physical demanding it's not the only thing. In football you have to be quick, strong, and fast. You need agility, great eye hand coordination, a willingness to hit and get hit. You need to be fearless and be able to concentrate and remember plays and coverages and routes after you've exerted all you've got physically and mentally. I am going to give the upper hand to football but only slightly

Side: football
1 point

I agree with you very much. My uncle races pro supercross and motocross and when he tells you his routine you would never believe it. And seeing a fat guy on a dirt bike is dangerous to everyone else on the track.

Side: motocross
1 point

motocross is hard. these guys just jump in the air no problem your a little bitch if you say its easy.

Side: motocross
bobby2580(1) Disputed
1 point

How can some people say soccer is more physically demanding when some bike riders have to ride with broken bones I have never seen a soccer player do that and they say that riders ride for themselves and don't have to push it to the limit for their team but they have to do it for their sponsor so motocross Is by far more demanding and if you still don't think so I would like to see you do it coz anyone can play soccer but only a hand full of people can ride a motocross bike

Side: motocross
278278278278(7) Disputed
1 point

U are very ignorant. U dont know what a race is like look i have something for you.

Side: motocross
aarnold16(2) Disputed
1 point

You apparently have never raced or even rode a dirt bike... You should realize that there is a lot more to motocross or supercross than there is to football. My uncle races supercross for a living and it is definitely more dangerous than football.

Side: motocross
ljr888(1) Disputed
1 point

Un an idiot. Try going out there one time you little puss bag. Motocross is more money too.

Side: motocross
kactacmac(1) Disputed
1 point

In football, you only need a good cardio, if you'd race a motocross race you would discover muscle in your body that you never knew existed before.

Side: motocross
bailey(2) Disputed
1 point

BULL I would like to see your a out on the track going full out where the track is different every lap. and tell me your not sore. ive done both sports and football is a walk in the park compared to motocross. Yeah football you need to take a hit but no where near the mental and physical expectations for motocross. All you see is people going fast around a dirt track on bicycles with motors jumping jumps and looking cool but im hear to tell you if it was easy why arnt you doing it why isnt everyone doing it?

Side: motocross
CalebPEndurp(1) Disputed
1 point

You are saying football is hard and all that BS. But, did you know that every year around 12 people die playing football, but I bet you didn't notice that about 7 times that amount of people die a year racing dirt bikes that is about 80 people a year. And you know people that race motocross aren't easy to give up, they can be a lap behind the leader and ride their hearts out. In football people tend to give up easier, like at the end of the game the losing team that has the ball knees it for the last bit of the game.( Not saying all teams do but a majority of them do ) And you know even a lot more people die from motocross we still don't give up we still love our sport it is not a hobby it is much more it takes emense concentration, skill, strength, endurance, independence, courage, faith and much more the list goes on and on. I'm not saying the following doesn't apply to football just not as much. Can you explain when half of your football teams weigh over 200 pounds (the line men) how you guys call that being fit or healthy. The pro racers that wiegh the most are only about 175 lbs. and most of their weight is muscle. I just don't get how people have the nerve to say that motocross is easy just because it is not as popular. I have just had it with people saying that motocross is easy, all the time people underestimate it, all I gotta say is get on a bike and do what we do and we'll see how "easy" it is then!

Side: motocross
yutyt(1) Disputed
1 point

First of all you spelled hurts wrong LOL: And second of all Motocross is harder than football because the field is the same way and in motocross the track gets ridden every time you cross the finish line so when you come up on a turn you have to think what line you have to take. You probably dont know but motocross riders have to work out in order to lift the bike stupid you think they run around the track?. Hey by the way let's see how long you can survive on a track (Beastman)

Side: motocross
2 points

everybody who's arguing for football is giving valid points but they're leaving out important stuff. And everybody arguing for mx is also giving equally valid points. One thing supporters of mx are doing though, is they are simply thinking of the conditioning aspect. They are saying mx is more physically demanding because they have to be able to participate at high levels of endurance. While physical condition is part of what it means to be physical demanding it's not the only thing. In football you have to be quick, strong, and fast. You need agility, great eye hand coordination, a willingness to hit and get hit. You need to be fearless and be able to concentrate and remember plays and coverages and routes after you've exerted all you've got physically and mentally. I am going to give the upper hand to football but only slightly

Side: football
278278278278(7) Disputed
2 points

I play football i love it i want to be pro one day. I have also raced a motorcycle. Yes I agree I have trouble remembering my place in football and where to go but and motocross there is so much more. For instance where t where to squeeze where to put you where to put your feet w where to position your body but remembering wha right wha your bike set set up is like suspension tires tire pressure engine set up rebound and clutch and brake position. thinking 1 turn I I head while concentrating on wha on what obstacle yo you are crossing and body positioning but back to thinking 1 turn a head. You must up 4 the nex the next turn complete it the fastest you can. Sometimes so you you must take of at an angl thinking quickl reactin reacting quickly is need mo is needed more so if 1 mistake is made it can be fatal because off you are are traveling there i is more then just sitting an and twisting the throttle. i is hard no no doubt I have almost quit because I w was hit so hard. The physical insurance is extremely difficult and strenuous but people let le because the they pushed their their bodies too too far for too long on motorcycle.

Side: motocross
278278278278(7) Disputed
1 point

I play football i love it i want to be pro one day. I have also raced a motorcycle. Yes I agree I have trouble remembering my place in football and where to go but in motocross there is so much more. For instance where to squeeze where to put you where to put your feet where to position your body and remembering what your bike set set up is like suspension tires tire pressure engine set up rebound and clutch and brake position. You must be thinking 1 turn ahead while concentrating on what obstacle you are crossing and body positioning but back to thinking 1 turn a head. You must set up 4 the next turn to complete it the fastest you can. Sometimes jumps are curved so you you must take of at an angle. thinking quickly and reacting quickly is needed more so because if 1 mistake is made it can be fatal because of the speed in which you are traveling (up to 70). there is more then just sitting an and twisting the throttle. Football is hard no doubt, I have almost quit because I was hit so hard. The physical indurance is extremely difficult and strenuous but i know people who have died because the they pushed their their bodies too too far for too long on motorcycle. Plus the falling from +10 feet is hard on the body.

Side: motocross
Jkumitis15(1) Clarified
1 point

Ok u dont need to be fearless in Motocross?. being committed to jump a 100 foot double or a 120 foot table doesn't take a fearless personality? I play both and the training and Detacation to Motocross is way more challenging than Football. I even play Offensive Tackle so thats a big guy hitting me and me hitting a Big guy. I argue trying to control a 200-+ pound bike going 50-+ and trying to jump 100 or more feet for 30 minutes 4 times which is 2 hours with a half an hoour break inbetween is tougher. Sorry to say. In my books, Motocross wins

Side: football
wp105(1) Disputed
1 point

1st off, even though your trying to be nice you are way off base, and forgetting to add all the other side, I'll do my best to address them. And I'll say the topic itself is biased, the way it hypes football and states in motocross we simply "run out of gas". 1st you say you have to be Quick strong and fast. In motocross, you have to be quick, on the bike and in your movements on the bike at high levels of speed, you also have to think fast, you have to stay one step ahead of the track things are coming at you fast, you have to react and think fast or you gonna be a mangled, broken, pile bones. You say you have to be strong, the stronger you are in mx, the better, you have man handle a 200+ pound piece of machinery with moving parts around a track for 30+ 2 laps, or 20mins full tilt, with the laws of physics working aginst you. Then you say you have to be fast, well again we sort of coverd that. No for agility, and hand eye coordination, well you are constantly looking ahead of the track you have to quick with your hands, eyes, and feet, to control you foot brake, hand brake lever, handle bars to stir the machine, and oh yes, your clutch lever and throttle. So yeah, hand eye and foot coordination are mandatory. Along with the agility to perform all of that, and to kkep loose on the bike, elbows up leg out, stand up, sit down for corners, up on the tank, stand back up, shift your weight, for different obstacles and track conditions. Now the willingness to hit and get hit, well, how about the willingness to case a 108ft tripe and hit the ground, and the willingness to have so.e guy come into your line, and clean you out with a 200+ lb machine traveling at 40mph, with sharp pegs and parts, over a 90ft double, the willingness to hit the ground and just take it, they do not make you sign a waver to go play a game of football, and if you play a backyard game there id not a high chance you will go home in a streacher. Courage, and commitment ........like ball players can't imagine. Fearleness, you put your LIFE on the line every single time you step foot, or wheel on a track. When you go to game, you never think, well, this may be my last. Or even have to worry about that. You have no clue about fearlessness. And finally you talk about remebering plays, well lets talk about technique, and the 1000's of hrs. it takes to prfect them, and try to remeber them when your riding something that is hurling you towards an object at 40+ mph, ready to launch your ass 90-100+ ft. down the track, oh yeah, with 40 other dudes all around you doing the same thing. Worring about your rear gyro, front brake, clutch control, throttle, rear brakes, dragging them, there is soooooo much technique, go watch hrs. of Gary Semics videos, and you will see what I mean, and remeber all that, lile I said while blasting down a track into your certain doom, if you don't. So yeah advantage mx. On top of all the endurance. Sorry guys, you just don't understand it, and thats whats aggravating. I get football, and love it, but I dont disrespect it. But so many teamsports people look at mx lile its not even a sport and it gets 0 inderstanding from you guys, but i can hang out play some backyard ball with my friends and watch a good game and respect it, but some people who I know that are big team sport supporters, not only dont understand mx, but don't give ots due respect. Even the family, and bonding aspect. Its unreal how family oriented it is.

Side: motocross
1 point

Oh my god. Couldn't have said it better myself. Yes I'm a girl but my dad dies mx and got me into it, never been in so much pain. My dad also does football. He say riding is way harder than football on so many levels.

Side: motocross
2 points

okay so ive read all of these and ive played football for 9 years and raced moto for 4 ive always thought motocross was easy cause id only go to the dunes but on a track people dont realize how hard is really is you do have to stay focused and control your breathing now im not saying moto isnt hard cause it took me forever to breathe get rid of arm pump all of that i thing there equally as physically challenging but talent wise i think football is alot more challening mentally than anything. also i would love a "pro" moto rider thats probly 5 11 160 lbs to go get hit by a middle line backer or lineman that is 6 5 280 its not fun... skill wise there pretty equal, i think it personally thought it was alot harder learning to play football compared to learning how to ride. so im gonna give football the upper hand on all around harder sport but physically demanding i think there pretty equal, one thing i will give moto over football i like that you cant blame anyone but yourself if you loose.

Side: football
1 point

football is more challenging, because of the fact that when you are on the field you are working 100% to make your team have the advantage

Side: football
MXDude911(4) Disputed
4 points

On the MX track the riders endure many obstacles that they have to constantly do for 30min. and from the beginning of the race to the end they have a max heart rate between 177-185 ( THROUGHOUT THE WHORE RACE) and its trully not just sitting down or twisting the throttle, in fact most of the race the riders stand up and have to deal with pressure going throughout every muscle in their body. if u were doing what pros do u wouldnt even last one 2min lap.

Side: motocross
278278278278(7) Disputed
2 points

Are u saying riders arent giving 100%? The average heart rate is +177 in a race for 30 minutes straight. U obviously have too much pride in football with no experience in motocross.

Side: motocross
footballsgay(2) Disputed
1 point

your drunk! indervidual sports you can not rely on other players what do you do when your teamates on the othert side of the feild have the ball? stand there? and motocross you cant give up becuse you have sponsors pushing you to win!

Side: motocross
bailey(2) Disputed
1 point

yeah working a 100% for maybe 5 seconds try working 100% for 30 minutes or more while on a rough terrain going 50 mph plus

Side: motocross
1 point

NRL is the most challenging out there, I dont know about American Football though.....

Side: football
1 point

football is more physical challenging whats so hard about sitting on a motorbike and driving around a track

Side: football
moanmeg000(1) Clarified
1 point

it is MUCH more than that. id like to see you race for 30 minutes straight. We have to physically turn our bikes and handle them so we dont crash and die. A dirt bike is easily 230 lbs.

Side: football
278278278278(7) Disputed
1 point

This is one of the many reasons you must be tough. Have you ever jumped of a roof? What about three stories? He has...

Side: motocross
278278278278(7) Disputed
1 point

This is one of the many reasons you must be tough. Have you ever jumped of a roof? What about three stories? He has............,......

Side: motocross
1 point

Okay guys, let's be completly honest here. It's obvious that both sides have never tried (or even know much about) the other sport. While I have never played either sport or even taken intrest in them, I think this is pretty un-biased. With all honesty, if you switched sports, all of you would get destroyed. Both sports require a specific set of skills, strengths, and endurances. I am certain that both sides have a passion for thier sport, and might get a bit of a 'swollen head', for lack of a better saying. And maybe I might throw my two-cents in. I don't think it's really good for you to be breaking bones on any given day, let alone keep on racing. You may think football players have no endurance and are wusses, but they are just trying to not destroy thier bodies. All I'm saying is that you shouldn't kill yourself for a sport. It doesn't get you the ladies. Women don't like dead guys.

Side: football
Duble(2) Disputed
1 point

I'll tell you what. If you put a motocross racer on a football field and a football player on a motocross track, I can guarantee 100% that the motocross racer will do 10x better at football than the football player would at motocross. Depending on what position you are playing in football, you don't actually need a ton of strength, cardio can be more important, and cardio is what the motocross racer excels at. To play football on an average level you only need a set of basic skills, such as running, throwing and catching, and tackling/pushing. If you have not learned to do these things, I don't see how you are matured enough to ride a motorcycle. Racing motocross at an average level requires a set of skills only learned through riding motocross, which take a very long time to develop and can't be imitated any where else. Sure, riding a motorcycle on the street is similar in ways, but it will certainly not make a big difference on how fast you are on the track. I bet it would take most football players 10 minutes just to start a bike up, let alone leaving first gear within hours. It generally takes weeks if not months of riding just to be good enough to race in the beginner class. Also, not all riders are skinny guys like you might think, hell, I can't think of 1 good rider who is not extremely toned in the legs and arms. I do DH-MTB and motocross as my only sports and occasional mass workouts, but at my age I outclass 99% of local football players in raw strength and cardio. This is why in wrestling in gym I had to face the biggest guy in the class who just happened to play football, and weighed over 240lbs, compared to my 150lbs and I still threw him around like he was my weight. Then in the weight room, I just happened to be able to do the heaviest weights in the grade. Whoever started this Football vs Motocross debate really should have chosen a sport that is more comparable to motocross in a physically demanding way, oh wait, I really don't think there is one within it's popularity and practicality.

Side: motocross

In my opinion, Football is more physically challenging because of the strenuous training involved.

Side: football
1 point

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Side: football
0 points

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Side: football
Motoforlife(1) Disputed
1 point

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Side: motocross
17 points

Im going to argue for motocross because nobody has. obviously none of you have tried motocross. It is a lot more physically challenging than just sitting on the bike for 30 minutes. Your on your feet most of the time, and you have to constantly manipulate the bike with your body, which can weigh up to 250 pounds, depending on the bike. Its hard to be able to yank that thing around nonstop for the entire race. around every corner, off every jump, you are never just sitting there and twisting the throttle. You never get a break while offense is out, or while you sit out on the bench.

Side: motocross
julianperine Disputed
4 points

everybody who's arguing for football is giving valid points but they're leaving out important stuff. And everybody arguing for mx is also giving equally valid points. One thing supporters of mx are doing though, is they are simply thinking of the conditioning aspect. They are saying mx is more physically demanding because they have to be able to participate at high levels of endurance. While physical condition is part of what it means to be physical demanding it's not the only thing. In football you have to be quick, strong, and fast. You need agility, great eye hand coordination, a willingness to hit and get hit. You need to be fearless and be able to concentrate and remember plays and coverages and routes after you've exerted all you've got physically and mentally. I am going to give the upper hand to football but only slightly

Side: football
vannuil86(1) Disputed
4 points

"In football you have to be quick, strong, and fast. You need agility, great eye hand coordination, a willingness to hit and get hit. You need to be fearless and be able to concentrate and remember plays and coverages and routes after you've exerted all you've got physically and mentally." That is what a motorcrosser acquires after his first ever ride. Than he starts to learn motocrossing.

Side: motocross
Conor(1) Disputed
3 points

While you are right. That is true. The majority of people arguing for mx have only taken physical conditioning into account. There are other factors. Such as mental conditioning as you mentioned. That is a factor as the track tends to change every lap due to the number of riders going through it and tearing up the track. E.g. Ruts are getting deeper. Bumps are getting bigger e.t.c. You also need to be strong, co-irdinated, agile, fast, and stable to control the bike. And yes. As you mentioned. Fearless. You need a big set of balls to hit some of the jumps you will find on your average motocross track. I don't know for sure whether motocross is harder than football or vice versa. Personally I think it would be but I'm assuming this thread is about motocross vs American football and I have never played American football so I don't know for sure

Side: motocross
1 point

im going for motocross because its just all around the hardes and most demanding sport

Side: motocross
12 points

Motocross is hands down the most physically demanding sport. 30 min. motos, 100 degree heat, punishing terrain, mud, rutted corners, whooped out straights, jump faces with holes in them, up to 125 foot leaps. If any one who is voting for football is willing to try this on a 450cc dirt bike, I will gladly loan you mine. a riders heart rate is constantly hovering around 180 bpm, you are dressed from head to toe in protective gear that adds 15 pounds or more to your body, while trying to manuever a 200 pound machine through rough terrain, and over obstacles that most people would walk around rather than over, all while trying to go as fast as possible. you tell me which is tougher !!!

Side: motocross
10 points

This argument is hands down a no brainer. Not to mention it has already been proven that the physical endurance needed to race a 30 minute moto is far above that which is required for football.

Anyone who says that Motocross is a "sit-down" sport, has obviously never been to a race.

Side: motocross
julianperine Disputed
3 points

everybody who's arguing for football is giving valid points but they're leaving out important stuff. And everybody arguing for mx is also giving equally valid points. One thing supporters of mx are doing though, is they are simply thinking of the conditioning aspect. They are saying mx is more physically demanding because they have to be able to participate at high levels of endurance. While physical condition is part of what it means to be physical demanding it's not the only thing. In football you have to be quick, strong, and fast. You need agility, great eye hand coordination, a willingness to hit and get hit. You need to be fearless and be able to concentrate and remember plays and coverages and routes after you've exerted all you've got physically and mentally. I am going to give the upper hand to football but only slightly

Side: football
10 points

It really frustrates me when peopel say motocross is for lazy people, all u do is sit there and go around, but people havnt experiance what its really like, inmageine riding flat out for 30 mins hitting jumps bumbs corners trying to get the bike down low. sure football may be hard but it doesnt compare to motocross

Side: motocross
9 points

Motocross is by far harder than football along with 95% of any other sports. In all team sports, if a player is playing bad, or get tired they get a sub and the game goes on. in motocross its a one man show. if you get tired or arent doing well you have to tough it out unlike all those other sports.

Side: motocross
9 points

I don't race motocross, but my 15 year old son does. I have walked several of his the tracks and I would have to say that most football players would not be able to walk it. Every sport has it's challenges, but the overall conditioning that a rider needs in this sport is far more than football. They have to be well rounded in strenght and conditioning, not just the legs or upperbody as some football players are. As someone else mentioned, it is a one man sport, if they miss a shift or are too tired to race up to their best ability, they loose! It’s phyically and emotionally challenging!

Side: motocross
7 points

Motocross is much harder than football. Alot of people think that motocross is just sitting on a dirt bike and ridding, but its much more harder than that. You are constantely moving yourself and a several hundred pound dirt bike, but the hardest part is the training. You can ask any professional racer and they will tell you that from the time you get up to the time you go to sleep you are either in the gym or on the bike.

Side: motocross
Julian255(35) Disputed
2 points

Ur just plain lazy if u think motocross is harder, u don't need mussle, speed, or even in shape for motocross, when you see one of those races u don't see people panting, they don't even break a sweat. Golf is more physical dimanding than motocross . Who cares if there are 250 ft jumps, that's not u jumping or moveing around the track it's all the dirtbike or ATV. Key word moto doesn't that sound a little like motor. Court agurned FOOTBALL WINS

Side: football
8 points

Football may be involving risk but the risk involved in the motocross is far more than this one. As we know;

More Risk=More Excitements = More Pleasure of success.

The stunts in this sport is more awesome and cool and s dangerous that sometimes it all seems so unreal!

I like motocross.

But this don't mean football sucks

Side: motocross
5 points

motocross by far i ride a 200 pound suzuki rm 125 and im 14 football is for a bunch of little preppy school kids

Side: motocross
4 points

How can you say that your foot ball players are giving 100%? Look at what they do in between plays. They have time to relax and get their breath. They spend more time on the bench checking out the cheer leaders. Both girls and guys lol. I would like to see someone call time out. On a 30min plus 2 lap moto. (wait I need to catch my breath TIME-OUT). That does not work in motocross or supercross.!! Lets do a test, lets put a heart rate monitor on a top ranking football player for one whole game. Then do the same for a motocross racer. Compair the results you will see that the motocross racer's heart beat is maxxed out the whole race. Even when at the starting gate. The football player is not even close to matching that... (FACT)... Motocross and supercross racers take life and death chances that a football player would not even consider.. What do football players do in between seasons, oh watch baseball.. What do motocross racers do in between seasons oh work out and stay inshape to get ready for supercross. No breaks. "LET'S ASK JOE GIBBS"

He was the coach for the Washington Red Skins. Now he is the owner of JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing). He has his own motocross team.

Side: motocross
4 points

Another thing to remember is that a motocross race is non stop. A football player spends a lot of time on the bench or standing around in between plays, while in motocross there is no breaks, time-outs, or half times. In motocross your fully committed and focused 100% of the time, and that makes it both more physically and mentally challenging.

Side: motocross
2 points

In football you run at most twenty yards before getting tackled. Yes you do get hit very hard. And the punishment towards your body is great. But in motocross you enter a turn about ten feet wide with forty other riders going up to speeds of 50 plus. Racing for thirty plus minutes in the roughest conditions trying to muscle around a 230 pound plus machine of a bike with loads of power that most people would shit their pants trying to ride. So yes motocross is much more physically demanding than football, and all you people who say football is tougher, go race at pro level then tell me which is tougher, that's is you can go their speed

Side: motocross
4 points

Motocross 100%. When you say in football ow you have to work with your teammates and thats hard, well in motocross you have to constantly overcome fear and self-doubts hoping that whatever you do will not kill you. Try sitting at a starting gate with 39 people to the sides of you knowing that it could be your last race. Try battling with 39 other people who want to take you out, and you don't just fall to the ground with a bruise, you crash, and you crash hard and you will most likely break bones. You gotta be physically fit because you race for 30 minutes straight. One race is the equivalent of sprinting 5 miles. If you say football, you obviously haven't raced. And if you have raced, you obviously didn't win unless you were racing with yourself.

Side: motocross
4 points

By the way you are completely wrong on sitting down for 30 minutes. the only place is sit down are corners unless you get tired, and most corners that are sweeped out you stand up. just keep blaming your team for loosing. everything a rider does wrong is on his part. thats why football players are whinney getting hit by another player is nothing to a motocross rider. you try swapping out going 30 to 40 miles and our onto dirt that's prolly 4 times the hurt than getting hit by a linebacker. You guys are stupid and fanboys at the most. we controll a over 200 pound bike. and you guys can't dodge a fat ass? pretty sad in my opinion.

Side: motocross
4 points

Motocross is waaay more physically challenging than football! All you face in football is a load of sweaty men in tight shorts kicking at your chins and pushing you out the way for their 10 seconds with the ball! In motocross you face huge heavy machines being hurdled towards you in every direction, you have to fight for the line and everyone is trying to be the best, get the holeshot and come in 1st place! Motocross is a very male heavy sport and being a female like myself that makes it 10X scarier! But i must say, i have never seen any motocrosser place a fake blood pellet in their mouth to symbalise injury. If anyone done that at motocross they would be the laughing stock of the club! In football noo they get seen to imidiatly by paramedics and their team gets a free kick, nice one(Y). Some of you football pussys fall not even a meter and you're led on the floor in agony! Ty falling the height Chad Reed did and get back up and carry on another 15 or so mins of hard core riding. Enough said!

Chad Reed's HUGE crash at Millville 2011 falling from 35 ft.
Side: motocross
3 points

Motocross is the secong most physically demanding sport out there hands down. World champiuonship soccer is the first in a FAMOUS study. a motocross work out compared to a football workout is hands down unequal. Motocross work outs consist of everyday work outs (if your a pro/ national amateur rider) such as cardiovascular, endurance, mental strength, physical strength, and HEART. You have to have heart to be a motocross rider. let alone a professional. Football, i can pllay football right now because in motocross you dont have time to figure out your strategy or play if someone is pressuring you. it's insticnt. I've had my friends THAT PLAY FOOTBALL do cardio workouts and go to the gym with me and say that can't keep up with me in the workouts. everytime i go to the track i do 4 30 minute motos straight to be the best. Football is a joke. Everyone on the football side look at the points. Enough Said.

Side: motocross
3 points

motocross fo sho!!! i was playing football maybe 1 year and I was pretty good actually, but it was so fucking boring, so i started to ride motocross, and holy fuck!!! it was so extremly hard, and i was training much much more than i did when i was playing football, you cant even compare football to motocross.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP1A8xydXtE //nuff said

sry for bad english xDD

Side: motocross
3 points

I support motocross for the obvious reason. Its harder. This isnt to say football players arent in great shape also, but at the age of 14 I was racing Sportsman, Open A, 250A, and winning. These are three of the most difficult classes to race ever. Keep in mind I was 14 and beeting 20-24 year old men who had grown up riding. I could run a sub 6 minute mile, do at least 50 pull ups with easeand bench over 150 pounds. At that age I was in better shape then most football players were at 14. I had what most racers endure, a life changing crash. That bike you sit on for 30 minutes or less before you run out of gas? Yeah it broke 5 of my ribs, myfemur, gave me a severe concussion causing damage that gives me nightmares I still wake up screaming to, and stopped my heart for 38 seconds. How many football players can say that? Not even this but the amount of endurance it takes to race a 20 lap race on a bike that weighs AT LEAST double you takes way more endurence then it takes to play a football game. Anyone who thinks motocross is twisting a throttle and sitting on a bike has clearly never raced before. Mind you all of those things I was phsyically capable of I could do at 14. And I'm a girl. Both sports require physical skill, but motocross takes more. Period the end.

Side: motocross
3 points

i race motocross and play football i can say for a fact motocross is way more demanding than football!

Side: motocross
3 points

Does anybody remember Dean Wilson riding with a broken wrist???? So football players back of!

Side: motocross
3 points

MX at the pro-level (Race duration: 30-minutes plus 2 laps) is an endurance sport, like soccer or medium distance running. This is apparent by the medium to very low amount of muscle mass the competitors can "preserve". Football is an explosive sport that does require a certain and very specific type of endurance, but the participants can, obviously, maintain a high degree of body weight and muscle mass that no MX athlete could ever keep, or even use because it requires too much aerobic capacity to support. Obviously the MX athlete is an endurance type of athlete. Being a "winning" pro MX athlete requires the same aerobic capacity as running for 30-36 minutes at approximately a 6-minute per mile pace and stopping to do a few push ups, pulls ups and squats at intervals along the way. In football only a few of the receivers, (skinnier guys) could ever do that. Endurance athletes are required to be skinny, even if they don't start out that way, and explosive athletes do not have to be, but can be. Its a different challenge, both are specialized. MX is more challenging for one reason; there are many times fewer people in the world that are genetically able to perform to the levels needed to be successful in MX, unlike football that has thousands of excellent athletes. So, MX is the most challenging, by far.

Side: motocross
3 points

I am a motocross racer myself . there are a lot of people out there that think football is harder than motocross . well im not trying to push football down but in motocross you do a lot of physical demanding stuff . believe me , its not hard to move a bike around that is bigger than you . so MOTOCROSS IS HARDER

Side: motocross
3 points

Alright I've played both and motocross is harder. It is so much stress on your body and physically demanding. People saying football takes more mental strength then motocross but how do you figure. In football you have plays and the conditions won't change. Motocross there are no plays and track conditions change every moto not to mention it takes years to learn what to do in each situation you will get into during each moto. Lets see a football player throw a whip and bring it back that takes some thought. Also there is much more of a risk every race can be your last. I broke my shoulder in a race once and got up and kept racing did tend to my broken shoulder and torn labrum until my moto was over let's see a football player do that.

Side: motocross
3 points

I dont race, first of all. I have played football. I can end this whole arguement by saying that motocross is by far a more challenging sport. I do ride, on trail. I do drag race. I wouldnt even want to race on a track. The level of danger there is on that track during a race is FAR BEYOND any other sport. There are so many variables. The Bike, the rider, other bikes, other riders, your condition, track condition, weather, temperature. Plus, if you put a football player on a bike for the first time, they wouldnt even know were to begin. They wouldnt know how to shift. A MX racer had to learn how to use a clutch. And now, that is the easiest thing to him about racing, were a football player would be in a whole other world. Trust me, if motocross was easy, everyone would do it, because flying through the air with that machine and passing up someone faster than you on a track is about the best feeling in the world.

Side: motocross
3 points

OK, First of all whoever created this topic does not know anything about MX as they said "In motocross you sit on a vehicle for 30 minutes or less....then you run out of gas." 1000000% NOT TRUE. I have done MX most of my life but before MX, i played football...SOOOOO Boring and i know you do have to sprint alot but in MX you have to stand, sit, stand, sit its a constant battle with your bike. Fall of in MX...IT WILL HURT and i know you can brake a leg in football but you can brake your neck and back instantly in MX. This would happen in most races...NOT FOOTBALL. My last point would be the wimpiness of football. If you fall over/get tackled then you sit on the floor,crying like a baby without bottle, in Mx your straight back on your bike!!!!! People who disagree with this please feel free to comment.

Side: motocross
3 points

Football is typically a physical sports that every casualties or injury in this sports is just normal as it is part of physical movement that is need in this sport, while motocross is more dangerous and extreme sports that is not only involves physical but also your mental awareness to every obstacle to pass out in the track.

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Side: motocross
3 points

so, you people who think football is better and harder you are so very wrong. It takes no skill to run a football up and down a field, you haven't had pain if you haven't rode a dirt bike. Motocross, you get so tired you just want to rip your own arms off. When you ride you have the fear of jumping into the air and coming back down on your back. I never see anyone get hurt playing football, motocross, ever race there is broken bones. So its best for you to stay with football because if you think football is hard you would never servive on a dirt bike.

Side: motocross
2 points

Football may be tough but racing motocross is a lot harder. In motocross you are starting on line with 40 other riders starting at the Same time going 40 mph into a tight corner and people saying you have to remember plays in football in motocross you have to remember which lines are the bestowed to take and if you don't remember you can go down with a few other rider and you have to be able to take some big hits because you can make one little mistake and fly off your bike and not land on grass but hard packed dirt from a great distance.

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Side: motocross
2 points

i play foot ball and ride motocross and i know how hard football can be but motocross is hands down more physicaly demanding

Side: motocross
Cartman(18192) Disputed
2 points

What about professional football? We are trying to compare the physicality of professional sports.

Side: football
2 points

you say that you sit on a bike for 30 minuets then run out of gas i dont know what bike your ridineg but if you run out of gas in 30 minutes you have a hole in your tank

Side: motocross

I'm going to go with motocross here.

If you look at all of the skills involved in playing football, one might believe that football is the more physically challenging of the two- but also consider that few, if any, football players emphasize all of the skillset and conditioning required to play football. Football players tend to specialize, and focus on their role. A receiver, for example, has a larger emphasis on speed, agility, and hand eye coordination. Raw physical strength, while beneficial, isn't generally a huge requirement for a receiver, and a particularly high level of endurance isn't particularly needed either- if a receiver can maintain full speed long enough to cover the entire field, he has all the endurance he needs given the breaks between plays. A lineman, on the other hand, benefits from speed and agility, and to a lesser extent hand eye coordination, but these aren't as firm a requirement for the position as is raw strength, endurance, and mass. Players can be benched and replaced in football as well; individual performance is important, but it is the team that plays, and a players ability to coordinate well with his or her team outstrips individual athletic ability, generally speaking.

Motocross, while more limited in overall skill and athletic requirements generally speaking, does not allow for 'specialization.' You don't get a 'dump stat' in Motocross, you don't get frequent breaks, you don't generally get to bench yourself and let someone else win for you. Motocross also requires significantly more physical endurance as well as the ability to endure harsher conditions.

TLDR: If every football player had to be able to play every position at a professional level, football would outstrip motocross in terms of physical challenge in my opinion- but as they do not, I feel that Motocross comes out ahead.

Side: motocross
2 points

motocross is hand down harder. I want to see your fifteen year old bench-press more than some 8 year olds I know, I am not saying football is easy anything classified as a sport is hard but mx is just way harder, the training the endurance the list just goes on and on football is basically running around throwing and catching a ball, you do need endurance but most plays last about 4-8 seconds MAX then its another break and a drink of water almost, moto is just hands down harder

Side: motocross
2 points

You fucking football faggots don't know what the fuck your talking about even if you rode dirt bikes you can't just put around and think your lazy asses are gonna get a work out you need to be actually menouvering around and going hard on a track to get a work out and I garruntee that none of you dumb fucks could do that most pro football players are playing at a lot older age than pro dirt bike riders because dirt bike racing is so much harder on your body than football and at a certain age your body just won't take it anymore on dirt bikes you fucking football people don't know what those rider go through but you fucking pussies are to fucking stupid to realize it.

Side: motocross
2 points

O.k first of all this guy is obviously on drugs because if you think that all you do in motocross is sit down and twist the throttle and you think kicking a ball around and by the way before professional pussy soccer players play they take 12 kind of medicine which are kind of like steroids in motocross you don't you work hard you train hard and you get what you get from the results, and please before you say soccer is a harder sport than motocross please first grow some balls actually get a bike and ride it but like the professionals do it and I'm 100% sure that you will understand that motocross is not just sitting and twisting the throttle.

the greatest and toughest sport in the world. motocross is a sport for real men and thin lean sexy women. a sport that is done by BRAVE people as it is very dangerous. while real men and the nice ladies race motocross other little boys play soccer

ok so now you little pussy's grow some balls. and go on youtube and look at how hard they trained and how people have actually died and also there was a guy called Jeffrey Herlings (MX2 was about to win a championship) he lost a championship because he broke his femur but he did one of the bravest things in the world he picked up his ass and he rode the last race with a broken femur, of course he didn't win but that is what growing some balls means.

Side: motocross
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

He is talking about American football, not pussy soccer.

Side: football
1 point

When a Football player pulls a muscle they have cry, but when a motorcross rider falls of their bike and is riden over by other riders and get back on their bike. That is determination and is not being a little pussy. Motorcross is a lot more physical demanding and mental. Pro motorcross riders need to have a lot of endurance to keep on going for 20 min hitting every single bump, rut, burm and jump that is on the track and to have agility to dodge other riders. Yeah you need to be strong, fast and agile in football but when you do motorcross you need to be a lot more than what you have to be in football. Motorcross is not as easy as just sitting down and turning the throttle, you need to standing and trying to control a 250 pound bike that is bouncing around every where. If you do not have fast reactions in motorcross you are gonna have broken bones and punctured organs. When a motorcross rider breaks their bones they just get back on their bike to finish the race. They don't just fuck this I'm done, they just keep going and try their best. Very recently in the Australian Finke desert race KTM Fatory racer Toby Price broke his foot halfway through the race, did he stop, no he pushed on and finished the race 1st place. What does that tell. I know football players are weak as piss. Motorcross is a lot more physically challenging. Pro riders don't just kick a ball around for a couple of hours, no they have to train the assses of tell their are nearly dead so that when it comes to a race their body is prepared to absorb every bump and hits. If you don't think that Motorcross is the most physically challenging sport your a Cockhead

Side: motocross
1 point

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Side: motocross
1 point

Motocross is a lot harder than people say it is. People think that it is just sitting on a bike and twisting the throttle to make it go. If you guys are not tough enough to go out and try it yourself then don't have an opinion. No bike, No opinion.

Side: motocross
1 point

I am voting for motocross because I race motocross and play football. When I'm racing it is so much more physical than when I'm out on the field. When I finish a moto I am normally sweating so much that i have to go and take a freezing cold shower to cool myself off. In football you may have other people to worry about on your team but you get breaks every time you come off from defense or offense. Even if you were to play for the Broncos and come off and immediately need oxygen. It's the same for Pro Motocross racers at Thunder Valley except they don't get oxygen till the race is over. Plus the heat of the track the amount of fitness going into moving the bike around definitely would beat the fitness it takes for football.

Side: motocross
1 point

motocross is so much harder and wayy more physically demanding than football i have done both football for 7 years and motocross for 9 years and riding for 13 years and i'm only 16. During my 1st year during A squad i was in the entire game every game and going as hard as i could with difficulty but i was able to do it but after 1 motocross race (I race a yz250f 2011) i'm controlling a somewhere around 200 lbs (i don't know exactly) bike in head to toe gear in blazing heat with more limited vision than football with 20 other riders on the track taking up the same space as you and you're constantly pushing yourself to the limit for 10-15 minutes straight with no breaks (unless you crash) but even then all that energy that you were feeling is like gone all of a sudden your dead beat tired picking up a 200 lbs bike after crashing so you're in pain and getting up and going as fast as you can so u dont fall to far behind to extremely rough so its not exactly a break and you're 5x more tired after you fall than before. after a race i just want to go to my trailer drop the bike fall on the ground and just lay there but with football i can just walk off the field and stay upright and i can still walk around. with football you get like a 10 second break for every 10 seconds oh you go all out for 5 seconds holding back a guy is not that hard at all so no football is not more physically demanding that motocross.

Side: motocross
1 point

manouvering a 230lb bike around a track, with your heavy protection on, sweating inside of your helmet, pushing through arm pump while going as fast as you can over bumps and ruts and jumps and getting pelted with huge rocks, whilst looking out for other riders around you, the track gets more difficult each lap.

motocross wins by a landslide in all aspects

Side: motocross