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Flying Tiger
04-10-2001, 11:15 PM
My favorite athlete of all time has got to be Barry Sanders. The guy was GREAT! I could go on and on about his numerous accomplishments, but I won't. It does suck that he was that great and never won a super bowl and came so close to the all time rushing title but retired just short.

LonestarROB
04-10-2001, 11:18 PM
Hmmm, Good topic. I don't really have a all-time favorite athelete but I'd say Micheal Johnson(the sprinter) and Lance Armstrong would be at the top. Doesn't hurt that there both local guys either.

Hales233
04-10-2001, 11:30 PM
I'd go with Michael Jordan and Steve Young. Class acts on and off the field.

turbo.mav
04-10-2001, 11:35 PM
Jeff Huson-- if anyone knows who this is, i'll buy them a jolly rancher

LonestarROB
04-10-2001, 11:37 PM
i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif Is he a former Baseball player? For the Rangers. Name sounds familiar.

turbo.mav
04-11-2001, 12:03 AM
holy crap rob, you have earned my respect for like the next 2 months

Flying Tiger
04-11-2001, 12:08 AM
haha... lucky guess! Why do you like Jeff Huson so much anyways?

turbo.mav
04-11-2001, 12:14 AM
he is possibly the coolest person alive on earth... one time.. in a game.. He fouled off 3 pitches in a row RIGHT TO WHERE THE OTHER TEAMS MANAGER WAS SITTING IN THE DUGOUT... so then on the 4th pitch.. the manager moved to the toehr side of the dugout and jeff smashed a homer..

possibly the highlight of my pre-teen years.
i mean just look at this guy-- he knows where the partys are at.
http://members.aol.com/edijkelly/index./dugout.jpg

Hales233
04-11-2001, 12:18 AM
YES!!! That guy is definitely a PARTY ANIMAL

turbo.mav
04-11-2001, 12:21 AM
oh you know it hales heheh

LonestarROB
04-11-2001, 11:01 AM
One time.. in a game.. He fouled off 3 pitches in a row RIGHT TO WHERE THE OTHER TEAMS MANAGER WAS SITTING IN THE DUGOUT... so then on the 4th pitch.. the manager moved to the toehr side of the dugout and jeff smashed a homer.."

lol i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif . I remember that. It was pretty funny.

Flying Tiger
04-11-2001, 03:17 PM
When did this guy play? I'm a baseball fan, but I don't remember him.

turbo.mav
04-11-2001, 06:01 PM
he had a stint with the rangers back in 94

scooterj5
04-11-2001, 06:21 PM
Anyone heard of Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest sportsman of all time?

Hales233
04-11-2001, 07:11 PM
do tell, scooter

scooterj5
04-11-2001, 07:53 PM
He played cricket for Australia in the 1920's, and averaged 99.94 runs per game. He would have averaged 100 if he had only scored 1 in his ast game, but he got 0 (a 'duck')

Anyway, an average of 99 is double the next greatest player of all time. Most serious international players average 35-40. The greats 40-50. Bradman 99.

It's hard to find an equivalent, but in basketball it would be like averaging 60-70 points per game.

He was awesome.

turbo.mav
04-12-2001, 06:03 PM
wow, thats pretty amazing

Flying Tiger
04-12-2001, 06:52 PM
Wow! That's pretty crazy, but how did you know that?i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif

Evilmav2
04-12-2001, 06:58 PM
Bill Lambier, Mark Eaton, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Shawn Bradley...

Flying Tiger
04-12-2001, 07:02 PM
I was approving until that last name. i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif Just teasing, just because I hate him doesn't mean every one else has to.

scooterj5
04-16-2001, 03:54 AM
How did I know what?

horserangler
04-16-2001, 05:16 PM
I would have to go with Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett and Randy White

Flying Tiger
04-20-2001, 07:22 PM
scooter...how did you know all that crap about cricket?

scooterj5
04-20-2001, 11:15 PM
Well I'm an Australian, it's one of major sports. We have AFL (like tougher gridian) and cricket (mo interesting version of baseball).

scooterj5
04-20-2001, 11:17 PM
You're all going to hate me now ahahaha.

Flying Tiger
04-20-2001, 11:21 PM
Oh...I didn't know you were from Australia.i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif

Murphy3
05-02-2001, 09:13 AM
favorite athlete..
each sport
Dale Murphy
Troy Aikman
Andre Agassi
Dirk
Mike Modano

ReggieThetaChi
05-03-2001, 04:20 PM
Marino
Jordan
Reggie Miller
Shoeless Joe
Ty Cobb
Greg LeMond
Miguel Indurain (both cyclists)
Roger Bannister (4 minute Mile)
SPURRIER (come on, I'm at Florida. You know I have to include him)

Murphy3
11-07-2008, 12:11 PM
bump..interesting topic

Murphy3
11-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Jeff Huson-- if anyone knows who this is, i'll buy them a jolly rancher

I'm still waiting on that Jolly Rancher. He was one of my favorite Rangers of his time.

Rhylan
11-07-2008, 02:59 PM
I'd hope more people would know who Jeff Huson is. I never liked him, though. I always thought he tried too hard to cover pop ups WAY out into left field.

rabbitproof
11-07-2008, 03:20 PM
Of all time, Steve Young.

Over the years, TO, Dirk and now Patrick Willis is on the up and up..

Underdog
11-07-2008, 03:45 PM
4) Bill "the Great White Hate" Laimbeer

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Bill_Laimbeer's_Combat_Basketball_Coverart.png



3) Emmitt "I don't take games off for a broken pinkie" Smith

http://www.dallascowboys.com/images/smith_072005_150.jpg



2) Dirk "Underdog's man-crush" Nowitzki (that's my hand at the bottom of the pic!)

http://www.shupee.com/entertainment_images/47_dirk-nowitzki-home1.JPG



1) Jesse "Hitler can kiss the blackest part of my ass" Owens

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/0/02/275px-JesseOwens_1936Olympics.jpg

fluid.forty.one
11-07-2008, 04:50 PM
I kinda like Dirk.

MavsX
11-08-2008, 03:15 PM
dirk, lebron, jordan. i always liked aikman.

Dirkadirkastan
11-08-2008, 03:24 PM
http://byerly.org/images/cskull.jpg

LonghornDub
11-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Peyton.

Kirobaito
11-08-2008, 04:35 PM
Barack Obama.

Usually Lurkin
11-09-2008, 12:42 AM
It's gotta be Felix Carvajal.
1904 Olympic marathon. Some people say he might have won the race if he hadn't taken a detour through an orchard. The apples he stopped to eat gave him stomach cramps that sidelined him for several minutes. He got 4th.

Fred Lorz is a close 2nd
Same race, same year. Fred ran 9 miles, then got a lift from his manager the rest of the way. His ride dropped him off near the finish line and Fred walked in and broke the tape as winner. He 'fessed up when they were about to hand him the gold medal.

I think I read about them in a book when I was a kid. To this day Felix Carvajal (and Emil Zatopek) are images I carry around when I think of 'athlete.'

dirt_dobber
11-09-2008, 08:25 AM
Jim Thorpe
Arthur Ashe
Roger Staubach
Bob Lilly
Mickey Mantle
Roberto Duran

MavsX
11-09-2008, 10:49 AM
prefontaine

GermanDunk
11-13-2008, 10:15 AM
They are

Diego Ribas da Cunha
Diego Armando Maradona
Rudolf "Rudi" Völler as a player - all soccer players

Ayrton Senna - Formula 1 Champion +
Dikembe

and i also like

Ernest Alfred Stautner + , former coach of NFL Europe´s Frankfurt Galaxy team. I attended their games in the first season. My first live football games and also first steps in a foreign language. The first words i learned were "incomplete", "holding" "penalty" and "false start"

Nash13
11-13-2008, 10:45 AM
Baseball- Ichiro

Basketball- Dirk

Football- Tom Brady

Hockey- Rod Brind'Amor

mnmpeanut
11-13-2008, 11:41 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1337/1259177562_ff27849b73.jpg?v=0

ty
11-19-2008, 02:21 AM
Football- Tom Brady


Oh, barf.

LonghornDub
11-19-2008, 03:21 AM
How can anybody not love this guy?

http://www.hulu.com/watch/1603/saturday-night-live-united-way

Nash13
11-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Oh, barf.

People hate him b/c he's good. The Pats are my 2nd favorite team after the Texans. My dad's side of the family is from Boston.

nikeball
11-24-2008, 12:21 PM
Ken Jennings

alexamenos
11-24-2008, 04:04 PM
emmitt freaking smith. nobody else is close. the guy never put the ball on the ground and nobody finished off runs like emmitt. every freaking run he'd pick up a half or a whole yard going down -- that's the difference between being somewhere down the list and the all-time leading rusher.

the dislocated shoulder game against the giants -- all time heroic freaking game in the history of ever. remember what barber did in the 4th quarter against the 'skins? emmitt did the same thing against the giants....for four quarters....with a dislocated shoulder.

sike
11-24-2008, 04:53 PM
was it dislocated or separated?

alexamenos
11-24-2008, 05:06 PM
was it dislocated or separated?

I guess it was separated.

whatever it was, it was the most painful game i've ever watched. gotta dig up his stats from that game....

92bDad
11-24-2008, 06:35 PM
There are so many...but I will stick to players that I have actually seen play.

Earl Campbell was one of my favorites as a kid...so was Tony Dorsett.

In the 90's it had to be Irvin!!!

NBA for me was Rolando Blackman

Funny on the same note, I was always a fan of Dennis Rodman, I think too many people just don't understand the guy...similar to Terrell Owens...I just happen to like these two guys and don't have an issue with their antics.

Today it's Tony Romo, the guy is nothing but class and although he has superstar hype, he gives us a glimpse of how down to earth he really is.

This is a cool list...of course there is the opposite, such as players we despise the most:

Donovan McNabb, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Steve Nash, Charles Barkley

Pretty cool topic and great for fans to debate.

Oh I almost forgot...my favorite of all time that I actually got to see play (TV Only) was Walter Payton!!! Don't get me wrong, I liked Smith and was glad he was a Cowboy...but dang he was and is a bit arrogant, which annoys the heck out of me.

I put Walter Payton and Tony Romo in the same group in terms of class act...I can only hope that Romo will get to experience what only a team can bring...a Championship!!!

Murphy3
11-24-2008, 07:22 PM
baseball - Dale Murphy followed by Juan Gonzalez
basketball - Dirk followed by no one
football - Aikman, Danny White, Ed Jones
Hockey - Modano
Tennis - Agassi
Golf - Bob Estes and Mike Standly
soccer - Pele

MavsX
11-24-2008, 07:33 PM
i think charles barkley is a character

BGMaverick9
11-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Dirk and Tom Brady are my guys.

alexamenos
11-24-2008, 08:41 PM
Earl Campbell was one of my favorites as a kid...

yeah, Earl Campbell is a long-time fav of mine. One of my favorite Bum Williams quotes....when asked about Earl's inability, or unwillingness, to finish a mile run at the end of a practice session in training camp, Bum says something to the effect of --

"If it's 4th and a yard, there's nobody better than Earl. If it's 4th and a mile I guess we'll just have to pass."