You Are So Wrong
Your comments on how football requires much less "skill" than basketball is ignorant. You're comparison of vertical jumps of NFL players being superior to NBA players strictly because all football players have to worry about is training their bodies to achieve a high vertical jump.
The specific positions in football that have those superior verticals are WR's, DB's, and RB's... And those three positions require just as much "skill" as a basketball player, and perhaps more.
It seems you reference "football" players as a bunch of guys that just run into each other.. Who are you ? And my guess is that you didn't have much of an athletic career. Did you ever see some of the catches that Larry Fitzgerald makes, did you ever Jerry Rice or Deion Sanders or Randy Moss highlights ??? Or Barry Sanders.. Did you see Jerome Simpson this year literally flip over a guy 8 feet in the air and land on his feet for a TD this year??
Is that because he trained his body specifically to score well on the Vertical Jump test ??? You're silly.
VerticalJumping.com Response: Hi Jason, I don't believe that the statement of football being a game of less skill is really that wrong. A basketball player needs to shoot in a variety of ways such as layups, jumpers, hook shots etc, dribble, pass in a number of different ways such as chest pass, bounce pass, baseball outlet pass, etc, catch and so on.
This is a much wider variety of skills required to play football which are for a quarterback throw and for a receiver catch, and for pretty much everyone else block and tackle. Don't get me wrong, I am not dismissing the athletic talents of Moss, Sanders, Rice and co, and you are right, some of the things these guys have done are jaw droppingly amazing.
What I am saying is that on the whole success in football has a significantly higher correlation with athletic capabilities than in basketball. And this is obvious to anyone who has played both sports.
Also for what it is worth, NFL players are hands down some of the most amazing, powerful people on the planet. I have nothing but the highest level of respect for them and their sport.