View Full Version : Favorite all time athletes of ANY sport....

Capt. Dick
06-19-2003, 12:19 PM
Mine are.....in no particular order:

1. Mohamed Ali
2. Jim Brown
3. Dan Marino
4. Pele
5. Dick Buctus
6. Fred Couples
7. Whitey Ford
8. Dwight Stephenson
9. Sugar Ray Leonard.
10. Michael Jordon

umm....and of course some others.....name as many, or as few as you want.

06-19-2003, 12:37 PM
Well, I'll stick with my current favorite.

It's obvious...... Ricky Williams ;)

06-19-2003, 01:16 PM
how much bigger would Bo Jackson have been if he didn't get injured? I always liked him.

favorite all time is tough.

these come to mind in no particular order:

Bruce Smith
Jim Kelly
Brett Favre
John Elway
Dan Marino
Magic Johnson
Kareem Abdul Jabar
George Brett
Mark McGuire
Michael Jordon
Don B.B.
Steve Tasker
Kurt Warner
Eric Dickerson

06-19-2003, 01:21 PM
All time favorite:
baseball player-Joe Carter
football player-Dan Marino
Hockey player-Hasek

06-19-2003, 01:44 PM
I don't really like any any sports other than football. Somtimes I will watch them from time to time to pass the time.

Well I do like the X-games but I like all of those guys. Not just one

06-19-2003, 02:06 PM
1. Dan Marino
2. Ricky Williams
3. Ichiro
4. Jason Taylor
5. Dirk Nowitzki
6. Brad Friedel
7. Sam Madison
8. Edgar Martinez
9. Patrick Surtain
10. Landon Donovan

Honorable Mention:
Steve Nash
Latrell Sprewell
Clint Mathis
John Olerud
Zach Thomas
Tim Bowens
Allen Iverson
Freddy Adu

Prime Time
06-19-2003, 03:14 PM
Dan Marino
Gabriel Batistuta
Diego Maradona

06-19-2003, 03:43 PM
Football player - Dan Marino
Hockey player - Wendel Clark

those are the only sports I care about

06-19-2003, 11:49 PM
As an athlete (not as a person) I liked Tyson in his prime.He was a knock out machine.Sure Ali could float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee, but I still think Tyson would have hurt him if they were matched up (prime to prime).Go ahead and flame me now.

Barry Sanders deserves to be on the list also, and I can't leave out Marino.

But the top athlete for me would have to be Lance Armstrong. The man has overcome quite a bit to rule his sport.

06-20-2003, 12:35 AM
Lance Amstrong the bike guy? What did he overcome? I don't know.

06-20-2003, 12:42 AM

Bobby Humphrey
06-20-2003, 01:17 AM
genx23, i met Wendel Clark once near his home town in saskatchewan. i see u are from canada, saskatchewan by any chance? anyways the girl he was with was, well lets just say wow.

06-20-2003, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Bobby Humphrey
genx23, i met Wendel Clark once near his home town in saskatchewan. i see u are from canada, saskatchewan by any chance? anyways the girl he was with was, well lets just say wow.

Nope, not Saskatchewan...from just outside Toronto and am a die-hard Leafs fan...grew up watching Wendel (one of the only good thing about some very bad teams) and have idolized him ever since

06-20-2003, 03:34 PM
Football -Csonka for sure power
Baseball - Yaz
Hockey- Guy Laufler
Basketball -Larry Bird

06-20-2003, 03:38 PM
Baseball - Reggie Jackson (He was the reason why I played little league baseball.)

Football - Duper and Clayton

06-20-2003, 03:39 PM
Dan Marino
Ricky Williams
Derrick Thomas (RIP)
Ronnie Lott
Howie Long
The Marks Bros.

Johnny Bench #5 (I stole his # for my uni)
Steve Yeager
Pudge Rodriguez
Troy Percival
Reggie Smith

"The Great One" (Gretzky)
Marty McSorley
Patrick Roy
and currently J.S. Giguerre

What's Soccer?

Magic Johnson
Charles Barkley
Michael Cooper
Tim Hardaway

Fred Couples
Tiger Woods
Arnold Palmer
Lee Trevino

06-21-2003, 10:47 PM
Willie Mays.
He's the reason I got interested in sports at all. All the rest followed.

06-23-2003, 01:17 AM
I have 3.

Jackie Robinson-He was way before my time, but you have to have the utmost respect for the guy. No athlete had to endure what that man went thru.

Dan Marino and Larry Bird for the same reason. They both were great, and singlehandedly made me fall in love with their team. The quality I respected most about both of them is they didn't care about the money, fame, or how they came across. They just whole heartedly couldn't stand losing. They gave 110% at all times and when they fell short it wasn't something they could take lightly. I am the same way. Just like them I can lose with grace, but it tears me up inside.

06-23-2003, 02:18 AM
FOOTBALL - Scott Miller, Earthquake Eddie Blake, Jim Druckenmiller
BASEBALL - Bob Horner, Dick Groat, Gaylord Perry
BASKETBALL - Harold Minor, Manute Bol, Gheorghe Muresan
BOXING - Hurricane Peter McNeely, Gerry Cooney
RACING - Dick Trickle, IP Freely

06-28-2003, 05:12 PM
MJ and E-Mo

06-28-2003, 08:36 PM
All time fave: My childhood hero, Mario Andretti. I have pics of me tugging at his coattails when I was 10.

Least fave: Dale Earnhardt (Sr.)