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Who is the best athlete from this list?

Tiger Woods
5
12%
Lance Armstrong
31
76%
Shaq
3
7%
Kurt Busch
2
5%
 
Total votes : 41

Postby blankman » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:01 pm

Amazinz wrote:And Blankman, I'm no fan of Nascar but I'm not sure how you can say those guys aren't athletes. Their coordination and endurance skills are on par with any athletes in the world. They undergo tremendous physical strain for 3-4 hours straight and doing it in incredible heat. On top of that every time they go through a turn (nearly half the race) they have to fight off the G-Force which takes alot of strength.


I just don't see driving- something where something else is mechanically propelling you as much of a sport.

Its a huge skill and something not many people could do well no doubt, but a sport? I don't think so.

Its like saying the pilots of the Blue Angels are athletes. They undergo immense forces and have incredible abilities but pilots, just like drivers aren't athletes. That doesn't make anything they do less impressive, its just not what they are.
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Postby Pacman » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:43 pm

I didn't even know Kate Bush was an athlete.

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I have a Peter Gabriel album she sang on. It was pretty good... but I never bought any of her.... Huh? What? KURT Busch? Oh... that's very different.



Never mind. :-]
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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:10 am

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The best athlete I've ever seen, by far. Tecmo Bowl or otherwise.


I've got that baseball card boxed up somewhere too ;-D . :-D
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Postby AT » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:56 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
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You want a pole? Try this one...

Jim Brown
Bo Jackson
Jim Thorpe
Lance Armstrong
Carl Lewis
Wilt Chamberlain
Michael Jordan
Danny Ainge

Those are the best male athletes of all time IMO, In order. (I'm sure I forgot someone and probably short changed several guys from back in the day).


Danny Ainge?? LOL


An All-American and winner of the Wooden Award as college basketball player of the year in 1981, Ainge was a member of Boston's NBA Championship teams in 1984 and 1986. Ainge was the second player in NBA history to hit 900 three-point shots and the fourth to reach 1,000. On June 5, 1992, he tied the NBA playoff record by scoring 9 points in one overtime period vs. Chicago Bulls.

Ainge also played professional baseball while attending Brigham Young University and in parts of three seasons with the AL's Toronto Blue Jays. Ainge is also a scratch golfer and many say he could've made the pro tour had he dedicated himself to it.

I know it looks funny up against these guys but anyone who can be pro in those 3 sports is an absolute beast IMO. A lot of guys have done 2, but 3?
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:58 pm

AT id agree with you fully on that list.
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Postby AT » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:02 pm

I was just doing more Ainge reading and apparently he starred in high school football as well. Knibb High Football Rules!
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Postby WharfRat » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:02 pm

Ted Williams was one of the greatest hitters of all-time, a world-class fly fisherman, and an outstanding fighter pilot. I don't know if that makes him one of the greatest athletes, but I know it beats Kurt Busch. :-D

Tank Abbott's name deserves to be mentioned somewhere on here too. ;-D
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Postby AT » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:13 pm

Dave Winfield should probably get some love here. I also used to have a quote from my friend Choad on Secretariat, his favorite athlete of all time...

"When he was out to stud, the other horses would wait for him to finish eating before approaching their food. Now that's a horse."
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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:47 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:Knibb High Football Rules!


Gotta love Adam Sandler quotes ;-D . Billy Madison for this one. :-D
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Postby Tavish » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:13 am

Madison wrote:
Atrophying Testicles wrote:Knibb High Football Rules!


Gotta love Adam Sandler quotes ;-D . Billy Madison for this one. :-D


Stolen from Keanu Reeves aka Ted Theodore Logan though:

"San Dimas High School Football Rules!"
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