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    Worlds best athlete

    With Michael Phelps winning another 6 Olympic medals, media is making comparisons as to whether he is the greatest athlete of all times. Perhaps in swimming he is like Serena Williams might be the best ever in tennis or Tiger Woods in golf but there are many sports ignored by the media for various reasons but the participants are outstanding athletes. 3 ignored sports come to mind, those being Free rock climbers(no ropes), professional motocross riders and..........wait for it..........pro rasslers!
    Winning tournaments, or medals, or championships are important, but are the participants necessarily more athletic? Look at rock climbers and what they do. Magnificent bodies, incredible strength, and outstanding endurance to go non stop for hours up a 3000' wall where any mistake kills them. Impressive!
    Pro motocrossers, not only incredible skills handling a 240 lb machine on the roughest terrain imaginable, doing 70-100 foot jumps twice or three times a lap for 15 laps, and do it for 35 minutes twice a day full tilt, no pacing it. 15 time national Champion Ricky Carmichael is twice the athlete of Serena Williams but rarely a mention as being a top athlete. He has my vote!
    Now pro rasslers, yes we all know it's fixed and really not a sport but nevertheless these guys are tremendous athletes. The things they do in the ring, the moves, the jumping off top ropes, flips, falls, and taking a lot of abuse, often while injured for as long as 45 minutes in big matches, takes a top athlete. Phony as it might be, these guys have to be in great shape to do this!
    To me boxers are sub par athletes because they dont fight very often. Basketball players are great but don't go full tilt for the whole game and get lots of rest during it. Football...great skills and no endurance. Too much bench time to get my attention.
    Anyway, who do you consider the best athlete ever?
    Screw diplomacy...........bring it!

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    I nominate Brock Glover. After all Ricky Carmichael needed someone to worship.
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      #3
      Originally posted by dudeman View Post
      I nominate Brock Glover. After all Ricky Carmichael needed someone to worship.
      Ummm no. I still remember the sign to Hannah "Let broc by". Hannah should have won that one!
      Screw diplomacy...........bring it!

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        #4
        "Virtute et armis"

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          #5
          There are thousands of great athletes, but the title comes from competition, that on it's own is a big deal. They don't just wake up great, they are committed and trained. Let Michael Phelps have the greatest athlete of all time title without bitching. He's earned it for sure.

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            #6
            People measure greatness in so many ways, but dominance in your field is the given.

            For that reason, Pete Rose is it for me. Player of the DECADE for the 1970's. He made his team better, and inspired thousands of kids to play.

            As to the coaching aspect, this is something I am intrigued with.

            I often ask if Michael Jordan would be a name we remembered if Phil Jackson hadn't been his coach.
            He dominated, scoring almost 100 points alone in a single game, but he didn't play "team" and they lost that game.
            It was Red Auerbach's triangle offense as implemented by Jackson that made Michael successful.

            Anyway....... Pete Rose for the win.


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              #7
              Originally posted by Sky View Post
              Let Michael Phelps have the greatest athlete of all time title without bitching. He's earned it for sure.
              I disagree. He's a great swimmer, for sure, but the only reason he has all those medals is because they give out so many medals for swimming every Olympics. So he can win 6 gold medals for being able to do the same thing. The greatest basketball player in the world can only win one medal, the greatest soccer player in the world can only win one medal. Hell, if the greatest basketball or soccer player in the world is over 23 they can't even compete.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mayaca View Post
                Anyway....... Pete Rose for the win.

                Wayne Gretzky. Dominated for decades and retired holding 61 NHL records.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Steve28 View Post

                  Wayne Gretzky. Dominated for decades and retired holding 61 NHL records.
                  Yeah he would have to be in the running.


                  I like honoring cool accomplishments like Nolan Ryan's work ethic.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mayaca View Post
                    People measure greatness in so many ways, but dominance in your field is the given.

                    For that reason, Pete Rose is it for me. Player of the DECADE for the 1970's. He made his team better, and inspired thousands of kids to play.

                    As to the coaching aspect, this is something I am intrigued with.

                    I often ask if Michael Jordan would be a name we remembered if Phil Jackson hadn't been his coach.
                    He dominated, scoring almost 100 points alone in a single game, but he didn't play "team" and they lost that game.
                    It was Red Auerbach's triangle offense as implemented by Jackson that made Michael successful.

                    Anyway....... Pete Rose for the win.
                    "Charlie Hustle"

                    I agree, he bee da #1 man.......

                    my HS and little league coaches usta call me lil hustle.........lil did they know how much that motivated me....well mayhaps they did cum ta thunk about it.......

                    "Virtute et armis"

                    Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                    https://www.uso.org

                    Islam is right about women

                    sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                    #learn2code

                    Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                    Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                      #11
                      Jim Thorpe.

                      Dan Gable was pretty good.
                      I don't know.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by swampbilly View Post

                        "Charlie Hustle"

                        I agree, he bee da #1 man.......

                        my HS and little league coaches usta call me lil hustle.........lil did they know how much that motivated me....well mayhaps they did cum ta thunk about it.......
                        I was so jealous of my cousin. He had the officially licensed Pete Rose Pitchback machine. I showed him though. I got the edition of Boy's Life with Pete on the cover captioned "Pete Rose slides head first in to the Hall of Fame" (I still have it.)
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                          #13
                          Bob Cousy and Kareem Abdul Jabaar.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Steve28 View Post

                            I disagree. He's a great swimmer, for sure, but the only reason he has all those medals is because they give out so many medals for swimming every Olympics. So he can win 6 gold medals for being able to do the same thing. The greatest basketball player in the world can only win one medal, the greatest soccer player in the world can only win one medal. Hell, if the greatest basketball or soccer player in the world is over 23 they can't even compete.
                            Soccer and basketball are team sports. How can one person be the best? it takes a whole team to be great. A swimmer swims for himself against the best swimmers in the world.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Sky View Post

                              Soccer and basketball are team sports. How can one person be the best? it takes a whole team to be great. A swimmer swims for himself against the best swimmers in the world.
                              Chuck Norris. (in his competing days, not as an actor.)

                              And Joe Lewis (karate champion)

                              And maybe Bill Wallace (superfoot)
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