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Top 2005 Draft Picks

Will Crosby be the next NHL superstar? Will Bogut step up or flop out? Will Alex Smith get a chance to play? Kidzworld looks at the number one picks from the 2005 pro drafts.

Top NHL Pick - Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby had hockey scouts drooling with anticipation for more than a year before he was picked first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The center from Nova Scotia scored over 300 points in his two years as a star with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior League and helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. Crosby is being hyped as the biggest NHL star since Mario Lemieux, who will also be his teammate with the Penguins. Don't expect Crosby to set any scoring records in his rookie year but he should be an NHL superstar for years to come.

Top NBA Pick - Andrew Bogut

Australia has long been the home of unique creatures like the kangaroo, platypus and koala bear. But until 2005, it had never been the home of a first overall NBA draft pick. That changed when the Milwaukee Bucks selected seven-foot Australian center, Andrew Bogut, with the first pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. Bogut, who averaged 20.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game playing for the University of Utah also played b-ball for Australia at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Bogut is tall and athletic and should have no problems adjusting to the NBA - but he's no Shaq or Yao Ming. He'll be a solid NBA player but it's unlikely you'll ever see him playing in an All-Star game.

Top NFL Pick - Alex Smith

Quarterback Alex Smith was selected by the San Francisco 49ers, with the first pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. The 49ers believe Smith will be their quarterback of the future, after two outstanding seasons with the University of Utah. But despite being a top pick, Smith is likely to spend more time on the sidelines than on the playing field in 2005, after losing the starting QB job to Tim Rattay. Alex Smith's long term future still looks good (he signed a 60 million dollar contract before the season started), but don't expect to see him on any NFL highlight reels for at least a couple of years.

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    F1126631063843

    Biggest Impact Player in 2005 - 2006?

    • Andrew Bogut.
    • Sidney Crosby.
    • Alex Smith.
    • None. They'll all suck.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
    reply about 17 hours
    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
    reply about 19 hours
    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 19 hours
    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 19 hours