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Old 11-27-2005, 07:49 PM   #46
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I haven't read the whole thread but I'll be appalled if Daniel Vettori has not been mentioned.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:13 AM   #47
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it's not just north american athletes... but it is for athletes in the past 20 years. Pele was at the tail end of his career by the early 80s, so not really relevant in this category. But of all time, pele would deffinetly be one to consider.
And where is Maradona here? Or Ronaldinho? Or Zidane? Or any other soccer star, of what happens to be the most popular sport in the world?

This is way too U.S. / Canada focused.

No one gives a damn about Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky or Barry Bonds outside of the U.S. / Canada.
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Maybe it's a US focused thread because that's where most of the posters are from and tend not to care about soccer, much like non-North Americans don't care about Bonds and Montana.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:14 PM   #51
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Maybe it's a US focused thread because that's where most of the posters are from and tend not to care about soccer, much like non-North Americans don't care about Bonds and Montana.
Well, someone asked Headache and he argued to include Pele so this does not make sense.
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Here is my list - tough to do because many "athletes" didn't win crap. My definition of an athelete is someone who excels at his sport and wins - wins a lot w/ both body and brains. I also don't follow hockey.....

1. Jordan
2. Montana
3. Ken Griffey Jr (although he hasn't won crap) he was a stud throughout the 90s
4. Barry Sanders - pure talent and he didn't win crap either
5.Bird - tenacious, knew the game....made up for his lack of speed w/ hustle, quick thinking, trash talking, and a KILLER jumper.


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And where is Maradona here? Or Ronaldinho? Or Zidane? Or any other soccer star, of what happens to be the most popular sport in the world?

This is way too U.S. / Canada focused.

No one gives a damn about Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky or Barry Bonds outside of the U.S. / Canada.
No-one gives a damn about what's outside the US/Canada.

The basic ignorance of rugby union on this thread is criminal considering the fact rugby requires arguably the most physical toughness and athleticism of any popular sport. Your typical rugby forward could steamroller most of the people mentioned here.

Oh, and where's the respect for Sir Peter Blake, one of the greatest yachtsmen to take to the seas?
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I cant believe no one's mentioned Warrick Capper!!!!!! You Americans are missing out@!!1111111

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King Carey!!!! Dermie!!!! Sammy!!!!!1
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king carey!! sydney almost went into meltdown when it was hinted he might slink his nasty arse up our way we were happy you got him.
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these people are just FREAKS
ian thorpe
kieren perkins
michael klim
alexander popov
michael phelps
maurice greene
asafa powell
marion jones

ball sports

australian rules football
tony lockett
wayne carey
michael voss

cricket
shane warne
glenn mcgrath
matthew hayden - arms like tree trunks, reflexes like a cat, the perfect sportsman
ricky ponting
adam gilchrist
andrew symonds
andrew flintoff

basketball
michael jordan
shaquille o'neal
yao ming
tim duncan
vince carter
magic johnson
kevin garnett
lebron james

tennis
roger federer
pete sampras - yup hes SECOND(!)
patrick rafter - the ultimate sports hero
boris becker
stefan edberg
steffi graf
venus + serena williams

soccer
diego maradona
ronaldo - the barcelona days
rivaldo
cafu
thierry henry
patrick viera
david beckham
eric cantona
petr schmeichel
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No-one gives a damn about what's outside the US/Canada.

The basic ignorance of rugby union on this thread is criminal considering the fact rugby requires arguably the most physical toughness and athleticism of any popular sport. Your typical rugby forward could steamroller most of the people mentioned here.

i'd agree with this, i don't know enough about rugby to say who should go in a top 5 sporting list but it's definitely a very popular world sport with some incredible athlete's.
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Yeah, I wish I knew more about worldwide sports, but I'm in the US where it focuses on the 4 major North American sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Hockey

(maybe talk about soccer, but that's more euro/south american than anything)

Rugby does sound like it's kickass though
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by CrashedCarDriver
these people are just FREAKS
ian thorpe
kieren perkins
michael klim
alexander popov
michael phelps
maurice greene
asafa powell
marion jones

ball sports

australian rules football
tony lockett
wayne carey
michael voss

cricket
shane warne
glenn mcgrath
matthew hayden - arms like tree trunks, reflexes like a cat, the perfect sportsman
ricky ponting
adam gilchrist
andrew symonds
andrew flintoff

basketball
michael jordan
shaquille o'neal
yao ming
tim duncan
vince carter
magic johnson
kevin garnett
lebron james

tennis
roger federer
pete sampras - yup hes SECOND(!)
patrick rafter - the ultimate sports hero
boris becker
stefan edberg
steffi graf
venus + serena williams

soccer
diego maradona
ronaldo - the barcelona days
rivaldo
cafu
thierry henry
patrick viera
david beckham
eric cantona
petr schmeichel
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