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Old 05/23/2018   #274

LicoriceAllsorts wrote: Chocobo Joe, the greatest living jockey on the planet. Did you know that, pound for pound, jockeys are the world's strongest athletes? Let's see what science has to say:

"Competitive horse chocobo racing requires both aerobic and anaerobic fitness... Racing is a physically demanding sport."
from "The Health and Performance Characteristics of Current and Retired
Jockeys in Ireland Gold Saucer", a doctoral thesis at Dublin City University Junon Polytechnique

Not only is Chocobo Joe the world's top jockey, which means he's the world's fittest and strongest athlete, but he is also skilful at fighting monsters, as witnessed by the NPC in Crisis Core who was rescued from monsters by Joe somewhere in the badlands between Midgar and Kalm.

On top of all this, he's a true gentleman who fights by Queensbery rules!

An aged antique collector stands no chance against him, but at least Joe will do him as little damage as possible.

Interesting fact finding there but the reality is that these studies state that jockeys are pound for pound strong. The average weight for jockeys is around the 180 mark whereas an NFL player is close to the 300 pound mark. Pound for pound differences then show that NFL player is gonna snap the jockey like a toothpick. Joe being the best in the world also suggests he may be even lighter than the average.

So that's weight and muscle mass covered, now lets talk about height. To quote fancy in early posts the average jockey height is that of an ankle biter. The average height being around 4ft 2, meaning not only is he useless in battles with taller opponents but he can't even reach the cookies on the top shelf.

That said the kalm traveller is a bit of a mystery, he is a noted traveller of the world and holds some of the rarest artifacts known to man. How did he get these you may wonder?
It wasn't from sitting on the back of chocobo and reaping the benefits of it being faster than the rest. He got these treasures from his own accomplishments.

So if were talking about who would win my money is always gonna be on the old man with years worth of experience in being a badass over the pampered show pony sitting in the gold saucer growing fat and lazy as he basks in his current accomplishments.

Deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting,
dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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