#1
Alright, my friend and i are having this discussion. Who has a less chance of getting big? A scholarship to college football and eventually going into the NFL. which only 1536 people are good enough for. Orrrrrr my side of things. Getting signed, or basically being successful in music. Sports in general is even a hard place to get big in, a small percentage can only be the best. Also, everything starts on a highschool level, so highschool sports vs. a highschool band kinda thing. Alright i have to leave for the night and ill be back in the morning soo discuss please.
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Last edited by IbanezRG2EX1 at Jun 16, 2010,
#2
Depends... which one gives you erectile dysfunction?
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#3
Statistically, he is less likely...

But based on your favorite bands, you are less likely.

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jk, I woulda said that no matter who's on your list
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#5
except you dont have to be in a highschool band to get signed. ever heard of the ramones
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#7
its hard to compare the two, because their are different levels of success in music. And with the right people to exploit the **** out of you like they do with justin beiber, all you have to do is be really lucky. But the basis of getting famous musically is based much more on luck than the basis of becoming a professional athlete. In other words, if your a talentless piece of shit, then your not getting into the NFL. But you can get into music, and be very successful...and for the record, I'm not directly calling justin beiber a talentless piece of shit.
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Alright, my friend and i are having this discussion. Who has a less chance of getting big? A scholarship to college football and eventually going into the NFL. which only 1536 people are good enough for. Orrrrrr my side of things. Getting signed, or basically being successful in music. Sports in general is even a hard place to get big in, a small percentage can only be the best. Also, everything starts on a highschool level, so highschool sports vs. a highschool band kinda thing. Alright i have to leave for the night and ill be back in the morning soo discuss please.



and music isn't...honestly if he is amazingly superbly good he probably has a better chance. If you are a prodigy you probably have a better chance, if you both are average-good or worse you probably have around equally awful chances
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Depends... which one gives you erectile dysfunction?

My wife wasn't in the equation.
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#10
I'd say you have more of a chance in music...but not much. Success in sports is more directly related to talent. You can't become a star quarterback just because you have a good publicist.
#11
If you're asking which career pathway is more difficult to become famous with, I would say that of becoming a musician.

If you're asking which career pathway is more difficult to become successful with, I would say that of becoming a professional football player.

But really, the question is terrible worded and not very clear, so I have no idea what you are asking.
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#12
It depends on how good he is at football. If you really do have the talent to play in the NFL, then you stand a pretty decent chance of making it there, but most people don't have that talent. As a musician though, you can be very talented and still slip through the cracks easily.

If he is just a good but not great football player, he has literally 0% chance of going to the NFL.

To be quite frank though, most likely neither of you have a snowball's chance in hell at getting big doing either of those things.
#13
Sports is much harder because it is extremely competitive, you must be good otherwise you're off the roster. In Music there can be as many stars as there need to be. For modern professional sports you must be a physical freak AND work hard. In Music if you work hard you can succeed no matter what.

My grandmother lived in Arkansas in 1898 to a poor family. She grew up to be a world class Musician. Because she worked and worked and worked. And you can always pull a "Miley Cirus" And moan, very sexily, into a mic and have two personalities and make tons of money. Cant do that in sports. Unless your a cheerleader or a diva WR.
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and music isn't...honestly if he is amazingly superbly good he probably has a better chance. If you are a prodigy you probably have a better chance, if you both are average-good or worse you probably have around equally awful chances

Pretty much. It all depends on how good he is at sports/you are at music. Theres no way to really tell who has better chances, other than see how things play out.
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#15
With music, you can still make a decent living even without making it famous.

Sports, there isn't a huge potential for $$$ outside of the major league shit.
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#16
to chime in, getting signed doesn't guarantee success wheres getting a sports contract in the pros gets at least a few 100k a year.
#17
I think the people that really try to get famous are the ones that end up overdosing or breaking up the band over stupid bullshit. discuss...
#18
Depends who is less talented.
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#19
On a side note, even if you are amazing become famous still relies very heavily on luck
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#20
I'd say getting a signed as a band is less likely than being a professional athlete...I mean, look at it this way, if the guy is actually good at football and is willing to put a LOT of time practicing then he has a pretty decent shot of making it. Sports are more of a on your own time kinda deal, meaning you don't have to rely on other people--you practice, you train, you play, you get noticed...

With a band there are way more variables...you all have to get along, be willing to practice your instrument, be creative enough to write good songs, have enough time to practice consistently and play gigs consistently, and hopefully get signed (assuming other people like your music too)
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and music isn't...honestly if he is amazingly superbly good he probably has a better chance. If you are a prodigy you probably have a better chance, if you both are average-good or worse you probably have around equally awful chances


I think the question was not whether he personally could make it big, but rather which industry has a higher rate of success
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With music, you can still make a decent living even without making it famous.

Sports, there isn't a huge potential for $$$ outside of the major league shit.

^This
Most people fail to realize that you can make a descent amount of money even if you're only on a indie label, where as on a minor league in sports you don't have that.
I say it just depends on how well you market yourself, and how good you are at what you do.
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#23
i wouldnt call it luck. its more of a driving force. cause my friends sister is an amazing songwritier/singer and she was offered a possible contract but sh turned it down cause she didnt want to miss prom. but someone less talented than her could now take her spot just because they want it more
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#25
this is silly, it totally depends on individual skills and/or luck.
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#26
Also, atheletes can lose it all with one injury. Granted so can musicians, but you're far less likely to get a career ending injury in music than sports.

I'd say music is easier. All it takes is persistence and dropping lucky with a band that's willing to work and is fairly competent. While sportsmen must play at the top of their game individually and work their way up all the minor leagues etc.
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#28
Alright, thanks everyone for the responses. I just wanted too see peoples opinions on this.
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