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mount rushmore of sports

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by ivo610, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    who would you put on the mount rushmore of sports?

    Babe Ruth
    Michael Jordan
    Ali
    Lombardi


    I had a hard time leaving off Greztky or a golfer.
     
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  2. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    LeBron James
    Sidney Crosby
    Michael Jordan
    Tiger Woods?
     
  3. PackersRS

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    Pelé
    Jordan
    Ruth
    Gretzky

    I can't define a clear #1 for Football, and there can only be 4.
    Those are the CLEAR best in their respective games.
     
  4. Boy Scout

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    Jordan
    Lombardi
    Diego Maradonna (really good soccer player)
    Babe Ruth

    Maybe not the nicest thing on earth to look at ;)
     
  5. PackersRS

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    Yes. Not even close to Pelé, though.
    /sorry to diverge from topic, needed to be said.
     
  6. CheeseHeadInCanada

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    Lemieux (contrary to what most people think, Lemieux was a way better player than Gretzky was)
    Jordan
    Mays (not a Ruth fan)
    Lombardi
    Pele
     
  7. The Drew

    The Drew #packergang

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    :icon_mrgreen:
     
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  8. mhnessie

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    Football: Lombardi
    Baseball: Ruth
    Basketball: Jordan
    Hockey: Gretzky

    ...and maybe interesting for Europeans like me ;) :
    Soccer: Pelé
    Formula 1: Senna
     
  9. packerstl101

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    gretzky
    jackie robinson
    jordan
    lombardi
     
  10. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Bart Starr
    Vince Lombardi
    Reggie White (the Minister of Defense)
    Paul Hornung

    Oh, too many Packers?

    Lombardi
    Starr
    Lou Gehrig
    Michael Jordan
     
  11. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    Maradona is often considered the greatest soccer player of all-time.

    Jordan and Gretzky are the only two obvious choices for me.
     
  12. bubbahotep

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    Walter Camp
    James Naismith
    Abner Doubleday
    Bobby Jones
     
  13. PackersRS

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    By ignorants.

    Putting it in NFL's terms, Maradona won 1 World Cup. That's it. Okay, he won 1 scudetto and 1 Uefa Eurocup (Europe's 2nd class trophy).

    Pelé won 2 Libertadores de América (South America's greatest championship), 2 Club World Championships, and 3 World Cups, the first at the age 17. He had more than 1000 goals, which only Romário was able to do after him. He is still the all time scorer with 1087 goals.

    Look at his resumé:
    Pelé - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    He was elected player of the century by FIFA. The guy is knighted for crying out loud.

    And that's only in accomplishments. As a player per se, Pelé was much better. He could play with both legs equally good, he was an excellent header, he was a very good defender. He even played goalie! While Maradona could only use his left leg.

    EVERYONE that saw him says he was better than Maradona. Only Argentinians and people who didn't see him play say Maradona was better.

    In reality, Maradona wasn't even better than Garrincha...

    Personally, I couldn't care less for Pelé. He's a scumbag who only cares about himself, while Maradona, despite being an addicted and doing tons of **** in his life, always stayed loyal to his team and nation. But the fact still is Maradona never even came close to Pelé.
     
  14. YoKramer

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    Senna over Schumacher?



    But I would agree with the rest of your list.
     
  15. PackersRS

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    While Senna was running, Schumacher didn't win a single title...
    A better contestant would be Fangio IMHO, but are from very different eras,
     
  16. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    Everyone? I stopped reading there. I personally do believe Pele was better but it is far from a overwhelming majority. Many soccer fans make a strong case for Maradona.
     
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    Sure, Pele was good, but without Stallone he'd be nothing! (I'm sure there are one or two who might get it).
     
  18. PackersRS

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    Everyone I've ever talked to and has commented on the subject (except for argentinians, again).
    Too bad for you that you stopped reading.
    It's not debatable. If you had read it, you would know why.
    We're comparing Andre Johnson with Jerry Rice. Ladainian Tomlinson with Jim Brown. Payton Manning with Montana or Starr.
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  19. Archangel

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    My mount rushmore wouldn't have people but the team it self.

    Broncos logo, Packers logo, Red Wings logo, and the Michigan Wolverines logo.

    Thats my rushmore.
     

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