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 big pacific
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Hell, if it's about exciting, you are absolutely right.

Then again i'd take Roddick for more exciting, or Macenroe
 Sandbagger
Joined: 2/17/2007
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Posted: 1/22/2010 6:02:46 AM

Boxing would have to be Rocky Marciano. He is the only undefeated heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, and probably the most underrated boxer/ sports legend in modern history. He stands alone.


Good as Marciano was, it is a well know fact that a lot of his opponents were handpicked simply to gain his record.


Ali for as good as he was is probably one of the most overrated athletes ever.


You have GOT to be kidding! The most amazing athlete ever IMO. He was bigger than the sport, & was an icon the world over. It is doubtful we shall see his like again.
 WKuna
Joined: 1/18/2010
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Posted: 1/23/2010 10:09:11 PM
The #1 Sporting legend .... Soccer- Pele Football- Jerry Rice Hockey- Wayne Baseball- Ruth Basketball- MJ Extreme- Tony Hawk Boxing- Ali
 SolticeCookie
Joined: 12/22/2009
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Posted: 2/9/2010 2:50:01 PM
To me..a sporting legend is someone who does not use steroids or other performance enchancing drugs - my choice this week would be Wilma Rudolph who ran like no woman before and set the standards for others to follow..and for her determination to keep on keeping on..
 CChauncey
Joined: 5/22/2009
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Posted: 2/12/2010 1:11:28 PM
Mohammed Ali.

But as people get older, it's changing. Probably Jordan at this point, and in a few more years, Tiger Woods...
 MrLove45
Joined: 1/31/2010
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Posted: 2/12/2010 3:16:05 PM
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington.

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.


I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident,****; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”

“I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a .”

Muhammad Ali is the greatest....the #1 sporting legend still

2. Micheal Jordan
 frankster_p
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 2/13/2010 8:33:51 AM
has to be between Michael Schumacher and Pele.
I mean 7 formula 1 world drivers titles, will never be matched.
and playing in 3 world cups. first one at 17. Pele.
3 world cup winners medals.
 How am I feeling.....
Joined: 10/23/2009
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Posted: 2/13/2010 1:49:13 PM
Hard to pick one...so I'll pick a couple..

Wayne Gretzky.....#99 The Great One!

Ali....
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
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Posted: 2/13/2010 7:48:47 PM
Nobody is going to know who Ali was, or Gretzky or Jordan in 2000 years. Or even 200 years.

So the answer is Spartacus.
 SolticeCookie
Joined: 12/22/2009
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Posted: 2/14/2010 3:49:20 AM
and Spartacus..can be discovered thru the study of Greek history. As we know, much of Greek history was indeed based on legend and fables. How much of it was true is left to ponder. Modern day athletes numbers are based on facts...unless of course The National Enquirer is a source of information.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
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Posted: 2/14/2010 7:57:28 AM
Spartacus was a Roman gladiator. You can study Greek history for a long time and never learn anything about Spartacus.

My point was that admiration for an athlete seldom outlives the people who saw him. John L Sullivan was the greatest boxing champion of all time according to those who saw him box. But he doesn't enter these discussions. Ty Cobb would have been on the discussion list if those who saw him play weren't all dead. Spartacus on the other hand has remained a legend over millenia.
 sum1reel
Joined: 6/5/2005
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Posted: 2/14/2010 9:00:11 PM
I could be mistaken but i don't think that spartacus was immortalized because of his 'athletic' achievements.......i think its more because he led a fairly successful revolt against his captors.
 grandhusker
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Posted: 2/14/2010 10:06:02 PM

So the answer is Spartacus.


I don't remember Kirk Douglas playing any sport?
 lookingnate10
Joined: 1/9/2010
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Posted: 2/24/2010 7:30:28 AM
I'm not a hockey fan but while there will be another Jordan, its hard to imagine there being another Gretzky...
I don't see how anyone can ever touch his career points record, its just absurd and in 300 less games than the other the other places. To me easily the most untouchable record in sports when you consider if 2nd place had played for another decade at the same pace, still would have come up short.
1 Wayne Gretzky 2857
2 Mark Messier 1887
3 Gordie Howe 1850
4 Ron Francis 1798
 Tall2012
Joined: 7/13/2009
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Posted: 2/24/2010 7:43:07 AM
Jesse Owens

for the look on Hitlers face !!
 cartim10000
Joined: 1/24/2008
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Posted: 2/26/2010 1:56:38 PM
The number one sporting legend is richard petty he never got in any trouble in nascar he is the true king with his wins
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
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Posted: 2/26/2010 6:28:56 PM
Um, this thread is about sports. Unless Petty played a sport, he shouldn't be mentioned.
 frankster_p
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Posted: 2/27/2010 7:19:21 AM
Motor racing is a sport mate
takes intense training, strategy.
setting up of the car, pitwork.
Yes,Nascar leaves me cold too, but Formala one, Sports car racing, Drag racing, are cool.

cheers.
F.P.
 HalftimeDad
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Posted: 2/27/2010 7:33:10 AM
Lots of things that aren't sports involve intense training and strategy. Chess isn't a sport. Neither is competitive Pacman, soldiering, piloting a space shuttle or Iron Chef.

Pushing a car around a track would be a sport; driving one isn't.
 frankster_p
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 2/27/2010 8:51:58 AM
Lots of things that aren't sports involve intense training and strategy. Chess isn't a sport. Neither is competitive Pacman, soldiering, piloting a space shuttle or Iron Chef.

Pushing a car around a track would be a sport; driving one isn't.
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Well agree to disagree then.
Why they call it motorsport then.

cheers mate.
 justnancy
Joined: 7/22/2008
Msg: 496
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Posted: 2/27/2010 12:58:22 PM
Frankster, I would tend to agree more on the side of Halftime, when I think of a "sporting legend" I think of someone that has sporting "athleticism". Even though car racing is a sport it does not require "athleticism" of a person.

JMO, but I wouldn't count a race car driver as a "sporting" legend, rather a "car racer legend"
 JackDiamond312
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Posted: 2/27/2010 1:44:08 PM
This thread is about sporting legends, and peoples views of who they think is #1. There is a thread that discusses wether a sport is a sport or not? But in this topic a race car driver can be a sports legend to those who like that sport.

What is a legend, someone who has accomplished greatness in their sport? That could be Wayne in hockey, MJ in Basketball, Ali in Boxing, pele is soccer, Tiger in Golf and even someone like Shumacher in racing. It has to do with what people are into and what sports they follow. I'm sure there might even be a ping pong player in China who is legendary in their culture? who knows?

Jesse Owens, now, his athletic achievements are legendary in my book. And it isn't only what he achieved on the track field, but what he accomplished from those achievements, off the track field.
 MelbWazza
Joined: 5/28/2009
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Posted: 2/27/2010 6:07:07 PM
Sir Donald Bradman is the greatest sporting legend of all-time.

Compare his accomplishments to everybody else that has ever played his sport and nobody compares. If cricket were played in the United States as dominantly as it is in a great number of high populated countries (the UK, India, etc.) there would be no doubting his greatness.

His records and accolades will never be broken. Most of those that you mention have had their records broken or are comparable to others. Bradman nearly 60-70-80 years on is without peer.
 How am I feeling.....
Joined: 10/23/2009
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Posted: 2/28/2010 7:05:57 AM
With out a doubt it's #99, Wayne Gretzky....can you name ANY sport where one guy/girl was so heads and tails ahead of anyone else in the sport...

When Gretzky was getting 200+ points a season the closest guy was getting a 100...

Nobody on the planet had dominated his or her sport like Gretzky has done with Professional NHL Hockey....

If you don't believe me, Google his career stats and then the career stats of someone you think dominated their sport to the same degree.....there is no one even close!!

On that note for todays Gold medal game (hockey) Go Canada Go....
 pleasureseeker44
Joined: 2/15/2010
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Posted: 3/1/2010 10:56:06 AM
For everyone who says Jordan is the number 1 legend in sports let me just remind you that statitically, Jordan will be passed in points scored by both Kobe Bryant and Lebron James so, now who is your legend?
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