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Old 01-28-2007, 07:40 PM   #106
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Jim Thorpe was a Native American gridiron player right, who developed his abilities at the school (or now, army barracks) in Carlisle?

What was so great about him?
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Jim Thorpe was a Native American gridiron player right, who developed his abilities at the school (or now, army barracks) in Carlisle?

What was so great about him?
"Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox Nation: Wa-Tho-Huk) (May 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) is considered one of the most versatile athletes in modern sports. He won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, starred in college and professional football, played Major League Baseball and also had a career in basketball. He subsequently lost his Olympic titles when it was found he had played two seasons of minor league baseball prior to competing in the games (thus violating the amateur status rules). In 1983, thirty years after his death, his medals were restored.
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Rocky could be second if he had 300 plus matches a year for 14 year period. The outcomes of the matches maybe scripted and the moves maybe choreographed, but the pain and the ahleticism of pro wrestling is very real.
Excuse my naivity but the impression some people give is that they think wrestling is real...please please tell me that is not the case. 300 matches. 300 x 20mins of preening, dancing, lubing make up distorting, humour and farce does not amount to any form of Sportsman in any sense whatsoever.
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Wayne Gretzky has the record for having the most records. He has 61 of them. If you removed every one of his goals, of which he was the all time leader, he still the all time scoring leader based on his assists alone. Four 200 point seasons. 13 straight 100 point seasons or more. 50 goals in 39 games in 1982. 163 assists in 1986. All time playoff scoring leader as well. Highest points per game average - and he did it over a 20 year career. 4 Stanley Cups. 9 MVPs (8 consecutive).....you could go on and on and on.....
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:41 PM   #111
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Pelé is in need of some love here! 1200+ goals, 3 World Cups, first one when he was 17, the most amazing goals ever. And I could go on and on. All this in the most competitive and popular sport in the world.
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Hey we've moved onto the 'sports entertainers' of pro wrestling. Can I nominate He Hate Me, next?
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The greatest player in the storied history of the XFL.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:26 PM   #115
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Well, Tommy Maddox was their only MVP.
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Gretzky, easy.
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