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Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Posted on: September 19, 2008 10:56 pm
 
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 2, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2008 11:04 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Zaharias, Thorpe, Jackson , Brown, Robinson, Chamberlain, Owens, The Bambino, Elway, Winfield.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2008 3:17 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Hey crashdvis:

 

Winfield did get drafted by the Vikings, but didn't they have like 70 rounds back then! Also he was drafted as a sports agent stunt since he a stud at Univ. of Minnesota




Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2008 3:10 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong : Personal opinnon, If this BAbe were alive today, she would be the Tiger Woods of the LPGA

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton:  I'm from Chicago and bleed orange and blue, but JB reinvented the modern RB position as we know it...and is considered one of the greatest lacrosse players of all-time ( Syracuse Univ. All-American)

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron: Besides his historical significance, Mr. Robinson was a stand-out track and basketball star At UCLA

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar Same hoilds true for Chamberlain, The NBA changed its basket height and lane size to limit his productivity. Plus, he did score a 100 pts  

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens : Probally the greatest American female athlete of all-time. Would be a WNBA all-star AFTER her hall-of-fame track career. Met her girls high school bball coach, said easily "the greatest single athlete I've ever coached" (anyone from IL can tell you that East St. Louis has produced many a NBA, NFL and MLB talent) 

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth: Chicks dig the long ball......

John Elway VS Deion Sanders  Are you serious......    Deion's wife is hotter, but that's all............

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano    Love Rocky, but Dave Winfield was a legit two-sports star during his time ( no Mark Hendrickson CRAP either)




Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: October 2, 2008 2:18 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe

Bo Jackson

Jim Brown

Jackie Robinson

Wilt Chamberlain

Babe Ruth

John Elway

Rocky Marciano




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2008 7:47 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Sorry it took so long for me to vote. I still can't believe some of the choices made here.

Babe Zaharias  No contest a one sport wonder against an athlete who dominated multiple sports

Jim Thorpe    see above comment

Hershel Walker  A tough call I gave the edge, a slight one, to Walker. Bo a 2 sport monster but injuries cut his careers short.

Jim Brown    Brown was at least as good a football player, then add in track, honorable mention All America in Basketball and probably the best Lacrosse player ever  

Jackie Robinson  A multi sport star

Wilt Chamberlain  The only thing that Jabbar was better at athletically than Wilt was shooting free throws. Wilt was stronger, faster and could jump higher and that's just for starters

Jesse Owens  flipped a coin

Babe Ruth   tough match up Gave Babe the edge due to his pitching

John Elway  Another tough call. I just like Elway more than Sanders

Dave Winfield   Drafted by the NBA, NFL, and Soccer team in addition to Hall of Fame Baseball Career makes this an easy call

Thanks for the work and efforts here my friend.




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2008 8:20 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe

Bo Jackson

Jim Brown (though I think Barry Sanders is the best running back of all time)

Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlain

Jesse Owens

Babe Ruth (out of shape more than any athelete on this list, but the greatest baseball player of all time)

Deion Sanders (it is hard to vote against Elway, but Deion was a better baseball player)

Dave Winfield

By the way, what happened to Michael Jordan?  I would pick him over most everybody on this list.




Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2008 12:58 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays  Thorpe may be the greatest athlete of all time, in any sport, imho

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker   Bo knows baseball, bo knows football, bo knows Diddley. Bo.

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron  Funny one here. I think Aaron was the better baseball player, but Jackie was the better athlete

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar   
  Kareem fought Bruce Lee and almost won! lol. But really, he was more athletic, I think.

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens   Not even close.

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth  Another weird one for me. Athlete? DiMaggio, I would think. But like the "old Elvis or young Elvis" argument, you could make a case that a young Babe Ruth, Lefty pitching ace, slugger extraordinaire....hmmm

John Elway VS Deion Sanders    "Don't hit me, I'm a QB, Waaaa" lol....Deion often backed up his diarea of the mouth on the field.

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano     Not even close here. Winfield was talented, but Rocky, come on!




Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2008 3:06 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Babe-did it all basketball,olympic medalist in track and feild and was still winning golf tournaments whiling dying of cancer,sorry Lance you were cancer free when winning the tour

Jim Thorpe-olympic medalist in decathalon and pentathalon(look up the break down of events in bot,got tired reading it!) played both professional baseball and football. Played professional football into his fortys, rare today unheard of 80 years ago

Bo Jackson-the man is a freak of nature

Jim Brown-considered one of the best in 2 sports,football and lacrosse

Wilt-volleyball gives him the edge

Jackie-winning medals in three seperate olympics gives her an edge

Babe-joltin joe didn't pitch in the World Series or out homer the league during his playing days

Deion-his speed was the tie breaker

Rocky-can't see Dave floating round the ring while getting his head bashed in




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 12:47 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

jackie , without him there would be no hank

kareem (wilt's acting career doesn't help him)

Owens (inspiration to millions)

Ruth (multi positional player)

Dieon (Elway might have those rings, Deion multi sport and position)

Marciano

 




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 12:42 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

zaharias

thorpe

brown



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