2 Cent Tuesday: Bigger NOT Always Better in Sports

Best About Sports is another book I penned entirely about undersized athletes. The book allows me to refute a common misconception that “bigger is always better.”

It’s not always true – especially in sports. That’s why I wrote the book specifically touting my all-time favorite Undersized Athletes.

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Undersized World Cup Stars Prove Bigger Not Always Better

The extraordinary play in this year’s World Cup of some of international football’s best players refutes a timeless adage.

On the soccer pitch of Brazil’s stadiums, Lilliputians like 5’6″ Lionel Messi of Argentina, 5’7″ Philipp Lahm of Germany, 5’7″ Alexis Sanchez of Chile, 5’7″ Dries Martens of Belgium, 5’8″ Giovani dos Santos of Mexico and 5’9″ Neymar da Silva Santos of Brazil have made a mockery of the common misconception in sports that “bigger is always better.”

These scintillating stars have proven that if we used the same logic that “bigger is always better,” then we’d want bigger headaches, bigger holes in our pockets and even bigger cases of jock rash.

This weekend’s World Cup games showed that you can never measure the indomitable spirit that drives athletes, regardless of their physical size.

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