Growing up as a kid we all wanted super powers. Maybe you wanted to have the ability to fly with grace, yet possess the strength to throw around a mid-sized sedan. Or, maybe you wanted to be able to sling yourself throughout the city, saving damsels in distress and beating down crooks. Whatever super power you wanted, Saturday morning cartoons and comic books helped you get as close to being a super hero as possible.
Beginning in the 1930s and 1940s, comic book superheroes began to dominate American pop-culture. Beginning with the rise of Superman in 1938, the comic book industry offered a form of entertainment to a generation that had suffered through the First World War, the Great Depression, and the impending doom from Hitler’s Nazi empire. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America were all hailed as the rag tag bunch of characters that millions of children idolized and wanted to help fight evil.
What began as a somewhat modest industry during the interwar years boomed into a multi-million-dollar industry by the end of WWII. With the massive growth in consumerism, millions of kids began to soar off their couches and back yard picnic tables into the heavens, only to realize they were still just another Midwestern kid from Ohio.
There is no doubt that even by adding just one of your favorite superheroes to your favorite team would make them instant championship contenders. As a kid, we would have loved to see the Hulk play football or the Flash play outfield for the New York Yankees. Hell, most of them would be amazing at any sport they suited up for (except Wolverine playing volleyball for obvious reasons). Have you ever thought about who you’d want on your team? Here is a list of the top 10 superheroes and what sports they would be best suited for.
11 Thor - Baseball
10 Daredevil - Mixed Martial Arts
9 The Flash - Baseball Outfield/Football Wide Receiver
8 Wolverine - MMA
7 Green Lantern - Basketball
6 Captain America - Hockey
5 The Hulk - American Football
4 Iron Man - Golf
3 Spiderman - Basketball
2 Batman - American Football (Coach)
1 Superman - Every Sport
There probably isn’t one sport that Superman would excel more at than any other. He is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and he can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Seriously, those skills translate to success in anything requiring physical abilities. He could shoot a hockey puck or soccer ball with rocket speed, bulldoze over any defender on the football field, and use his jumping ability to block any shot in basketball. As long as the opposing team doesn’t keep green kryptonite in the Gatorade cooler, Superman will lead any team to a championship.
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