Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Illustration for article titled The Worlds Smartest Athletes

So let's say, hypothetically, that someone were to walk up to you right now — or, say, type something you might be happening to read on their sports blog — and say that there was a sport whose players are, consistently, across the board, not just more intelligent than other sports' players, but in fact the general population.

Even: This sport's players are so smart that their participation in that sport is a great predictor of academic success than high school grades or even SAT scores. Wouldn't you be curious about what that sport is? Wouldn't you also be a little scared?


Well, folks: That sport is ultimate frisbee. Seriously: A new study at the University of Washington claims to prove it. You might learn this information, and it might depress you. Because it kind of depressed us a little.

Fortunately, ultimate frisbee isn't really a sport. Whew.

Ultimate Frisbee Gets High Marks [Ivy Gate Blog]

(UPDATE: "You can, like, make rope with it.")

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