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Champs and Chumps - Randy Johnson & Jose Hernandez

In sports, there are always teams and players who rise to greatness and perform their best under pressure... these are the champs. There are also teams and players who fold under pressure or who don't show enough energy or desire to win big games... these are the chumps.

For example, The LA Lakers and the Williams sisters are usually always champs, while the LA Clippers and Phil Mickelson are almost always chumps.

Tell Kidzworld what you think about this week's sports chumps and champs then vote in our online poll above.

The Champ
The Chump
Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks is a favorite to win his fourth straight Cy Young Award.
Jose Hernandez has set a new record for strikeouts in a season.

The Champ - Randy Johnson
Yeah, I know this guy looks like a piece of Alabama trailer trash, with his greasy mullet and string bean frame, but Randy Johnson can definitely throw some heat (just ask the bird Randy killed with one of his fastballs a couple of seasons ago.) On September 19, 2002, the Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher struck out nine to pick up his 23rd victory of the season in a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres. The win means Randy Johnson leads the National League in wins, strikeouts and E.R.A. and makes him a favorite to win his fourth straight Cy Young Award for the League's best pitcher. More importantly, it means Randy is this week's Champ.

The Chumps - Jose Hernandez
If you've ever felt the humiliation of striking out in a baseball game (or at a school dance,) well cheer up, because Jose Hernandez, the shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers, has you beat. In 2002, Jose is on the verge of setting a new record for strikeouts in a season - not exactly the kind of record that players hope to break. Jose has heard umpires yell, "Strike Three, You're Out!", 188 times during the 2002 season (the record is 189,) and there's still a handful of games left. Not only is Jose the new King of Striking Out, his Brewers are in last place in the National League and he's this week's Chump.

What do you think about this week's champs and chumps? and vote in the online poll above.

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    LUCYQWERTY123
    well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
    reply 5 days
    1PhanTrash
    It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
    reply 5 days
    1PhanTrash
    "Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
    reply 5 days
    Wolf74
    Wolf74 posted in Dance:
    use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
    reply 6 days
    Enki
    Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
    reply 8 days