Top 10 Greatest Athletes

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  1. deemar325 Registered

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    The word you used seems kinda 'Ofay' couple that with your avy it made me laugh.
     
  2. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    When it comes to racing no one is better than the late great Dale Earnhardt.
     
  3. Incrediblejeff Still Incredible

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    LOL,I know i'm kind of bored right now.so I'm just having fun.

    I actually like Kelis Though.
     
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    I think she's hot!!

    Kelis is damn sexy if a little weird.
     
  5. Equinox Nerazzurri

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    Was he Nascar?

    Then you can't really compare Nascar and Formula1..They are so much different..
     
  6. Incrediblejeff Still Incredible

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    The Weirdness is what turns me on to her.I really miss the fro though.:(
     
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    Jackie Robinson
    Rafier Johnson
    Jackie Hoyner-Kersee
    Jim Thorpe
    Troy Aikman
    Ali
    Lance Armstrong
    Joe Montana
    Cade Mcnown
     
  8. SuGarRush The praetor of prattle

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    A nice list to be sure, but this is no joking matter. We have to take this seriously. That being said, I would switch Hulk and Savage. I'd move Bret Hart up one. And lastly, I'd throw the Rock in there instead of Koko Beware, because the younger athletes also need to be represented and the Rock has a charisma that is hard to beat today.
     
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    Jocky Wilson, get in!

    He's big enough to take up my entire top 10.
     
  10. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    The problem with these lists is that they are kinda disparate given the international divide,if we are talking an overview of all countries i would suggest that Babe Routh,Michael Jordan and Pele are the only ones who would make it from the national Fav sports
    Haile Gebrselassie would be in it as the greatest distance runner of all time
    Roger Federer most likely would make the list
    Carl Lewis and Sergi Bubka as well as Daley Thompson wwould be included
    Muhammed Ali is a cert
    Martina Navratilova would most likely also be included
     
  11. Dangerous Registered

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    This thread is interesting.

    You see Ali and Jordan might be considered the greatest ever combatants of their respective sports,
    but the term 'Athlete' as a stand alone concept actually has different connotations.

    Greatest athlete would mean who had the most efficient bodies, or who were the fittest people ever.
    Not who has the greatest ever skills in their chosen sport. Do you see what I'm saying?

    So while Jordan is definitely the greatest basketball player ever, and Ali perhaps the greatest heavyweight boxer ever, If I were to compose a list of who I would consider the top 10 greatest trained, fittest athletes ever w/ the most efficient bodies, which is what I consider by the term 'Athlete' it would go something like this-

    (In no order)

    1-Carl Lewis
    2-Sebastian Coe
    3-mario pudzianowski
    4-Maurice Green
    5-Evander Holyfield
    6-Linford Christie
    7-Wilson Kipketa
    8-Michael Johnson
    9-Sugar Ray Leonard
    10-Bruce Lee
     
  12. Superman79 Superman79 Returns

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    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Muhammad Ali
    3. Michael Jordan
    4. Barry Sanders
    5. Ted Williams
    6. Walter Payton
    7. Wayne Gretzsky
    8. Willie Mays
    9. Jim Thorpe
    10. Cy Young
     
  13. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Not a Yankee in sight. LOL

    Off the top of my head based on the sport.
    Baseball: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron
    Basketball: Michael Jordon
    Hockey: Wayne Gretzky
    Football: Joe Montana (even though I'm a Giants fan)
    Golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus
    Boxing: Muhammad Ali
     
  14. Incrediblejeff Still Incredible

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    I was just joking with that list my serious list is:

    1.)Kurt Angle
    2.)Bret Hart
    3.)Chris Benoit
    4.)British Bulldogg
    5.)Ricky Steamboat
    6.)Sting
    7.)Chris Jericho
    8.)Ric Flair
    9.)Rob Van Dam
    10.)Jerry Lynn
     
  15. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    If your talking about athletic wrestlers then Rey,Eddie,HBK and AJ Styles should be in the top 10
     
  16. Incrediblejeff Still Incredible

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    I know I'm forgetting ppl,I'll be back later with a top 20.
     
  17. Superman79 Superman79 Returns

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    actually, looking back I should have included the Babe or Dimaggio...might have to edit that
     
  18. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    You have to consider endurance combined with strength as far as that goes. They have to excel in not only their element, but others as well.
     
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  20. supzfan Registered

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    no order:
    1) Jim Thorpe
    2) Johnny Weismuller
    3) Babe Ruth
    4) Jim Brown
    5) Rocky Marciano
    6) Wilt Chamberlin
    7) Jack Nicklaus
    8) Secretariat
    9) Rod Laver
    10) Bobby Orr
     
  21. Spider-Nerd Bring on the pressure

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    well, if you wanna talk wrestlers as athletes, then you don't put andre or koko on there, nor do i put warrior. As far as the pure athletes go, it's something like this,

    1. Ric Flair
    2. Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart
    3. Curt Hennig
    4. Randy Savage
    5. Ricky Steamboat
    6. Harley Race
    7. Bruno Sammartino
    8. Undertaker
    9. Dusty Rhodes
    10. Bob Backlund/Rick Rude.
     
  22. RogueLDN Registered

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    Baseball: dont care
    Basketball: Michael Jordon agreed
    Hockey: don't care
    Football: Geoff Hurst
    Golf: don't care
    Boxing: Muhammad Ali agreed
    NFL: sucks dont care


    What about some european sportsmen, Martin Johnson, Carl Lewis, Paula Radcliffe, Denise Lewis, Keith Wood.
     
  23. reggiebar Registered

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    North American Athletes (BTW, some of yoru lists that are supposed to be serious are pretty funny)

    1) ALI
    2) BABE RUTH
    3) MICHAEL JORDON
    4) WAYNE GRETZKY
    5) JIM BROWN
    6) JIM THORPE
    7) JACK NICKLAUS
    8) BABE DIDRIKSON
    9) JESSE OWENS
    10) WILLIE MAYS
     
  24. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Golf? You better care. -

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    6ft. tall, and all wiry muscle.
     
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    ok, to all those writing Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer, NOPE, "Sugar" Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer ever.
     

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