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Which Professional Sport Would You Play?
In our weekly Q&A installment, we asked The Greatist Team and readers which professional sports they'd play. Here’s what they had to say:
Hockey! I grew up going to Islander games, and played my fair share of roller hockey as a youngin'. I would love to go pro— perhaps I could help out the Islanders. (They sure need it.) — Laura Schwecherl
I desperately want to be good at basketball, however I'm afraid I'm more genetically inclined to be a writer. If I had the necessary fast-twitch muscles, though, I'd totally be a pro baller. (I mean, I'm already a baller...) — Kelly Fitzpatrick
If I could be a professional athlete, I would definitely be a tennis player. I am in awe of the strength, power, coordination, and endurance that is required during every minute of play. It’s always fun to be part of a team, but to be in a sport where your success or failure is completely dependent on your own abilities, hard work, and dedication would be very rewarding. And they have the cutest outfits. — Kristine Lockwood
Football, for sure, but only if I get to play for the Green Bay Packers. What could be better than celebrating my (inevitable) touchdowns in style with a Lambeau Leap?! Not to mention, their fans are some of the coolest (literally, it's super cold in Green Bay) fans around. —Kelli Kerkman
Growing up I wanted to be Kristi Yamaguchi. The year she won Olympic gold I secretly tore out her spread from my dad's Sports Illustrated, and signed her name with a big black sharpie (fortunately I learned cursive that year). Now I just look up to my mom, who competes with Gotham City Synchro, an adult synchronized skating team in NYC. — Jordan Shakeshaft
As a kid on the playground, I used to imagine the monkey bars were high bars and the swings a trapeze, hoping that one day I'd perform gymnastic feats for a live audience. Though my attempts at cartwheels better resemble frog-like flailing, part of me still thinks I'll somersault my way to global fame. Or at least pick up one of those snazzy leotards and pretend. — Shana Lebowitz
A pro tennis player needs to be a versatile master of mental and physical fitness, with explosive serves, lightning reaction speeds, jumping, squatting, forward and lateral movement, swinging, and no set match time. Mahut and Isner played an 11-hour 5-minute match at Wimbledon in 2010— a testament to the strong endurance aspect to the game as well. I would love to play at that level. — Cris Magliozzi