In the world of sports, it is clear that there are certain sports that take more athleticism, skill, and fundamentals then other sports. In the argument that hockey is better than football, it is clear that hockey takes more athleticism, skill, and fundamentals than football, overall and in general.
football is a rich game and is one of the most, if not, the most popular sport there is to play. Given this fact, the atheltism that is used in hockey and football are two completely different skill sets and have nothing to do with eachother. Also, you have to have a fire inside your stomach and the desire to want to be a good football player and be fearless because once an opposing playe senses fear in your eyes thats when you have lost the batte on the field. Thats why not many people are lucky enough to play the game of football because they dont have those traits. Also, you have to be able to react on your feet in a matter of seconds. One false step can be the difference between a good play or a bad one, or a win or a loss for your team.
Given the fact that hockey and football are two different sports, there are still core factors involved in being an "athletic" sports player in order to before at the highest level of any given sport. So, to stay that these are two have nothing to do with each other is correct in one sense, but also incorrect in the other. Such skills such as stamina, endurance, and strength are all key factors to athleticism that all sports players need, regardless of which sports they play. In both hockey and football, endurance and stamina are two very important skills, however, I believe that there is more endurance and stamina needed in hockey then there is in football. For example, in football there is a stoppage of play almost every few seconds after the ball is hiked. During this stoppage of play, players have more time to rest and regain their strength. In hockey, play is constant (unless stopped by the whistle, which indubitably never happens unless a penalty is called). Being that play is constant in hockey, I therefore believe that you need to have better endurance in hockey then you do in football. Also, with the more endurance needed for hockey, stamina is also needed. Stamina is the energy that you have over the entire course of the game which allows you to keep playing. You need a lot of stamina in order to keep playing at a constant rate. You do not need as much stamina for football because play is stopped almost constantly.