ESPN ran a poll on the greatest clutch performer ever. The 4 in poll were Jordan, Reggie, Tiger, Montana. Not that it means anything, since clutch is just a hyped word, but the results were kind of funny.
Reggie didn't fair too well did he?
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As much as I dis-like Tiger, mostly because he is the greatest golfer in the world and lands a top babe, and yet is still a bore. Loosen up Eldrick. Sorry, where was I. Oh yeah. The one thing that makes him the greatest golfer is that he is clutch. Just watch the other golfers continuously choking in tournaments and appreciate how little it happens to Tiger. He should've been much higher, maybe top.
Jordan was great in the clutch too, but what about Magic, Bird, Kobe...okay, forget Kobe.
Being Reggie Miller's #1 fan, I'd have loved to see him fair better, but I think they got the order pretty much right. Though shaving Jordan down to about 50% and distributing the other points around would make it more accurate, maybe. However, if the question was, "Who was the most clutch performer ever?" you'd have to think that about 3/4 people are going to pick his Airness, so at least the poll appears to be accurate in that respect.
Was the Reggie in the poll Reggie Miller? I didn't see the poll but when I saw the post, I assumed they meant "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson.
In Tim McCarver's world, Derek Jeter gets 100% of the vote for greatest clutch performer ever.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'