There are a lot of superheroes.  There are a lot of sports.  And nearly every sport has a super using their skill-set: Surfing has the Silver Surfer, hockey has the The Islander, jai alai has Overthrow.  Heck, even the Silver Surfer is technically repping a sport, and the Sportsmaster is good at them all.  Well, except jarts.  Only Flaming Carrot is any good at jarts.  Be that as it may, it does raise the question of which sport makes for the best super-powers, leading to today’s intramural query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would love to read the adventures of The Curler and his cosmic laser-broom, asking: What sport would make for the WORST superhuman sports master abilities?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

3 Comments

  1. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Super ski jumper would be pretty bad. One, you need a suitable snowy hill to be able to do it and unless its like interstellar range jumping, I don’t see how super pole vaulter, triple jumper or hang glider couldn’t do the same thing but with less restrictions.

  2. as close to home as this’ll probably hit for many a reader round these parts, an e-sports superhero would be pretty underwhelming.

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