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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: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 9:46 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Nice Blog


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




Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 3:27 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Some very good "athletes" in this group. Good job! I was fearing a list of great "one sport" guys.

Thanks!

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong - Babe's versatility/ multi-talented background wins this one.

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays - Jim Thorpe is one of the first names that comes to mind when "athlete" is spoken.

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker - Tough because of the similarity. Bo wins because of football AND baseball greatness.

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron - Jackie -- Excellent at everything he did!

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar - Kareem was a great basketball player. Wilt could do much more.

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth

John Elway VS Deion Sanders - both are very talented athletes. Tough match-up.

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano




Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 2:27 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Babe Zaharias - The more I learn about Babe, the more I recognize her incredible accomplishments.  Lance accomplished more than anyone in his sport... but that was truly only one sport.  Babe did it all.

Jim Thorpe -  said it best... "No Brainer, Jim Thorpe the Greatest of all time"

Bo Jackson

Walter Payton - tough pick

Jackie Robinson

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Jesse Owens

Babe Ruth - Run, pitch, hit AND cursed an entire town for 8 decades

John Elway - My hometown boy... can't go against him... besides, Neon was an ass.

Rocky Marciano -  makes a great case... Rocky won EVERY fight in his professional career with an 88% ko rate... does Winfield have the same dominance in any sport... not even close.




Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 11:42 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Lance Armstrong -dude is still riding

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker Bo knows football and baseball.

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton  Brown is one bad azz dude.

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar - Best laker on the team. 

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth  Mr Coffee what else is it to say.

John Elway VS Deion Sanders  Finished his career in style.

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano  Great movie.

Sorry sadur no comments on the other ones.




Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 11:30 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Lance Armstrong

JIm Thorpe

Jim Brown

Bo Jackson

Hank Aaron

Wilt Chamberlin

Jesse Owens

Babe Ruth

John Elway

Dave Winfeild




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 11:13 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Thanks for taking on this onerous task.

Babe Zaharias lances the bicycliste

Jim Thorpe - Too many tools, too many sports

Hershel Walker - Longevity...If Bo hangs around a few more years He maybe wins it all.

Jim Brown - No Sweetness in this man.

Hank Aaron - I saw Hank swing a bat. I only have Jackie stories.

Wilt Chamberlain - I don't really like either of these freaks of nature.

Jesse Owens

Babe Ruth - Can't vote for Joe when I voted for Babe in the other pool.

John Elway - No Neon here. Go Orange Crush. (How many used cars has Deoin sold???)

Rocky Marciano - Rocky would've hit the seagull with a combination left and right cross.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 9:41 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Hello Sadur. Great blog,  as usual.

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong    Lance's achievements and bouts with cancer are inspiring and may never be duplicated. Babe is probably the best athlete of all time, male or female, that nobody remembers. Gotta bive it up as she didn't have Title 10 to assist her.

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays   Willie was the ultimate 5 tool player. Jim Thorpe played multiple sports almost 100 years ago and people still remember him despite having many of his records lifted because of his professional status.

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker   Bo knows, but Herschel had more longevity and beats Bo by at least 8 personalities.

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton    Only one person is in the College Hall of Fame for both football and lacrosse, the game he may have been best at. If he were to play today, he would probably break every rushing record imaginable(OOPS, he al;ready did that once.)

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron    Each player did extraordinary things under tremendous pressure. I just don't think you can balance the social pressures and changes the Jackie endured against anybody. He changed the face of every major professional sport, not just baseball.

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar     !00 points in a game, 50.4 ppg average for an entire season. Had Wilt not had to watch the Celtics win all those championships instead of him, he would be better compared to Bill Russell that Kareem, no disrepect to Kareem intended.

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens  Sorry JJ, but the historical importance of what Jesse did is immeasurable. How many track stars have won as many gold medals in a single Olympic in history?

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth    Joe was consumate smooth, but without what Babe did for baseball and the legacy he started with the Yankees, DiMaggio would not have gotten the attention he did. My father always told me that Dom was a better ballplayer than Joe. Historically, I don't think you can underestimate how Ruth changed the game of baseball forever. Besides, he mighjt have been a better pitcher than right fielder.

John Elway VS Deion Sanders   Deion deserves consideration for his 2 sport status and maybe the best shut down corner ever, but Elway brought a dimension to QB that is as high as has ever been achieved. He carried the Broncos when they didn't have much and then led them when they were loaded, and as a Raider fan this is definitely not a homer pick.

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano    Winfield was a tremendous talent and athlete who deserves great consideration for his baseball accomplishments, but 48-0 lifetime when boxing was still king elevates Rocky into that elite level of athlete who holds a unique record in his sport that has yet to be equaled.




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 6:55 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

1. Lance Armstrong

2. Willie Mays

3. Bo Jackson

4.Jim Brown

5. Hank Aaron

6. Wilt Chamberlain

7. Jesse Owens

8. Babe Ruth

9. John Elway

10. Dave Winfield




Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 12:34 pm
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Babe Zaharias VS Lance Armstrong - Female Babe all the way...

Jim Thorpe VS Willie Mays - Say Hey Kid is great but from what I have read over the years and heard/ watched, Thorpe gets the nod.

Bo Jackson VS Hershel Walker - Hershel because he rode a sleigh for awhile

Jim Brown VS Walter Payton - I hated to do this because Walter is probably mmy most favorite and admired athlete of All-Time.

Jackie Robinson VS Hank Aaron - Never a huge fan of Hank's although I respect his accomplishments and happy that he stonewalled Bonds.

Wilt Chamberlain VS Kareem Abdul Jabbar - Wow, great athletes but I wish I could do a switch-a-roo with Payton here...

Jackie Joyner-Kersey VS Jesse Owens - I know Jesse was awesome, but I think Jackie's accomplishments were just as good and hell, we need another female in there (you know all that politically correct crap...) 

Joe DiMaggio VS Babe Ruth - Baby Root! 

John Elway VS Deion Sanders - Neon Deion - he's faster.

Dave Winfield VS Rocky Marciano - This one wasn't hard...




Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 11:33 am
 

Top ten greatest Athlete of All Time round 3

Ouch, just noticed that all the non-Americans got eliminated... well it's to be expected, I guess, so anyway:

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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