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Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Posted on: September 19, 2008 10:56 pm
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So here it is, the top twenty as voted by you. This is the final round to arrive at the top ten of all time. When this round ends I will re-seed the top ten and we will then find the TOP ATHLETE of ALL TIME. Thank you to every one who is voting and taking part. I have really enjoyed reading the reasons for the votes. This will last two weeks and then we will round the list out.

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth

John Elway VS Deion Sanders

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano

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Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2009 5:19 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Man these are tough to decide.

1.  Babe Zaharias, I am a little bias because I live in her hometown.  We have a Babe Zaharias golf course and Museum.  She was a gifted athelete that competed in more than one sport at the highest level.  Armstrong dominated just one sport and overcame great odds with cancer but i will say "The Babe".

2.  Jim Thorpe, the same reason.

3.  Bo Jackson,  if he wouldn't have gotten hurt he would have gone down in the history books.  Hershel was more of a college stud.  His pro career was decent.  He's better known for getting traded to Minnesota Vikings for about 12 players to the Cowboys.  Thank you Hershel you made it possible for my Cowboys to dominate the mid 90's.

4.  Wow this is tough.  I'll have to go Jim Brown.  If he would have played more years he would have had the rushing title for sure.  I love Walter but Jim was the man.  A little before my time, but he dominated.

5.  Jackie Robinson  this is a coin flip for me.

6.  Kareem is definitely better.  When I see clips of Wilt. I really beleive Kareems skill set was tremendously better.  He's college and pro career were awesome.  Wilt was just so much taller than he's competition.  I think Kareem would have dominated Wilt.  The sky hook changed the game.

7.  Jesse Owens

8.  The Babe, he is and always will be known as the best baseball player of all time.  He dominated he's era.  Joe was great but the Babe was the shiznit.

9.  Deion changed the cornerback position as well as returning kicks.  He also was a very good baseball player.  John could have played baseball too, but chose football.  If you talk about best cornerbacks in history Deion is at the top.  If you talk QB, John is up there, but he is not the best.  Deion was blessed with unworldly talent.

10.  This is my upset.  Dave Winfield, was a gifted athelete, could have played basketball too.  I really don't know a whole lot about Marciano.  I know he was great but overall I think Dave takes him.

 

I missed the first two rounds.  Surely, this is not the top 10 of all time.  Because, there are several athelets that come to mind that are not on the list.  For example, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus,  Barry Sanders, Larry Bird to name a few.

Great debate though.

 




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 8:43 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Oh,  Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice too!



Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 8:40 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

This is the first time I caught this blog, I voted, but aren't there some names that have been left out.  Michael Jordan beats out both Wilt and Kareem and Ali beats out Marciano hands down.  Also Mickey Mantle was by far the toughest and most talented baseball player to play the game.  And until this year I would have never voted for it, but Michael Phelps has to be on the list.  He has won more Gold Medals than anyone in history.  And Babe Zaharias, come on, Tiger would f_ck her up! 

I am sure that these names may have come up in previous discussion, I just don't see how they were left out. 

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth

John Elway VS Deion Sanders

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano




Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2008 12:48 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

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Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 2:49 am
 

your mama vs. barry sanders




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 11:14 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Since you haven't started the next round yet, I hope my votes will still be taken under consideration.

 

Babe Zaharias VS  Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton   I really hate voting against sweetness here.  I don't like Jim Brown, but he was a world class athlete

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth  Easest one to decide on except maybe the very first one. 

John Elway VS Deion Sanders

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano




Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2008 4:54 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

  • Lance armstrong
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Bo Jackson
  • Walter Payton
  • Hank Aaron
  • Kareem Abdul Jabar NOT!!!!!!!!  Wilt the Stilt
  • Jesse Owens
  • Babe Ruth
  • John Elway
  • Rocky Marciano
Where is Michael Jordan And Larry Bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They are some of the best Ever!!



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2008 9:14 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

They used to do that Met-Rx AllStars competition where they got guys from a variety of sports and let them duke it out, what would be interesting if some seriously rich person or group (Richard Branson??) was able to land ten or so world-class athletes from a variety of sports and let them have at it. Give each participant $3 million for a week (they'd probably have to give Tiger 5mil), and have them run, jump, throw, catch, test aim and accuracy, swim, row, whatever.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 7:46 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

I don't mean to be a jerk, but Bo Jackson is easily the best athlete of all time. I don't know how the votes will go, but as far as the actual correct answer, this one was over before it began.



Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 9:57 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Hey everyone and Sad how are you doing long time no see find me when you are back around my friend.

anyways here is my list:

1. Lance(don't like him but he was great at his sport)
2. Willie Mays (the catch enough said)
3. Bo Jackson (if not injured would have been amazing)
4. Sweetness (hands down one of the best I have ever seen at making people miss)
5. Jackie Robinson ( Multi Sport Legend)
6. Wilt( scored 100 points in one game only person to come close is Kobe Bryant)
7. Kersey( she was exceptional)
8. Babe Ruth( hitting, pitching, drinking and smoking all at the same time enough said.)
9. Prime Time(Deion sanders was the better athlete and that is what the question is)
10. Dave Winfield ( sorry rock but Winfield might have been able to go the distance with you)

so there you have it I am looking forward to the results keep up the great work sad!


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