Non football sports heroes.

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Doctor Stamen, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Cricket
    1. Nasser Hussain, current England captain.
    2. Ian Botham, the greatest.
    3. Courtney Walsh, record wicket taker.

    Rugby
    1. Neil Jenkins, Welsh kicking genius.
    2. Laurence Dallialigo, dynamic forward.
    3. Jonny Wilkinson, Peledre in disguise.

    Athletics
    1. Jonothan Edwards, triple jump record holder.
    2. Halle Gabrisallasie, awesome.
    3. Michael Johnson, roadrunner on speed.
     
  2. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    lance armstrong...

    'nuff said :D
     
  3. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    michael johnson
    steve prefontaine
    greg lemond
    lance armstrong
     
  4. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mike Piazza
    Al Leiter
    Gary Carter

    Adam Graves
    Mark Messier
    Wayne Gretzky

    Patrick Ewing (don't laugh)
     
  5. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Cricket:
    1. Ian Botham
    2. Sir Viv Richards
    3. Shane Warne

    Rugby:
    1. Serge Blanco
    2. David Campese
    3. Zinzan Brooke

    Athletics:
    1. Michael Johnson
    2. Colin Jackson
    3. Carl Lewis
     
  6. benine

    benine New Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Chicago
    Marcelo Rios, Nicolas Kiefer and Pete.

    Ivan Rodriguez, Barry Zito, Craig Biggio and Randy mudafuckin Johnson.

    reDirkolous (or 'irk', no D), Stevie Nash, the Fin, Eduardo 'The Mexican Corn Ball' Najera, Raef (no nickname needed), Van-Ex, Shawn the poster child, Wanger, Neeewman! (ala Seinfeld), 'Riq, Evan Injury; Don, Donnie and Del; the best franchise owner in the world, Mr Mark Cuban. oh, and Desmond Masson.

    Theo Fleury, Pavel Bure and Peter Foresberg...gotta love the nut cases in the NHL.

    Taj Mihelich and Ruben Alcentera.

    and the great Iron Mike Tyson.
     
  7. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    I'll add Lance Armstrong, Lennox Lewis, Steve Collins(boxing), Joe Calzaghe (you Americans may hear more of this super-middleweight soon), Scott Quinnell, Ronnie O'Sullivan (snooker), Phil 'the power' Taylor (10 times darts champion :)) and eric Rush.
     
  8. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    AAAAAAALLIIIIIIIII!!!

    The rest, in no particular order:

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Chris Evert. Tennis' toughest mental athlete, period, and possibly the toughest in all of sport.
    Mark Spitz
    Daley Thompson
    Wayne Gretzky
    Hank Aaron
    Michael Jordan
    Kerri Strug (but not Mary Lou Retton)
    Arthur Ashe
    John McEnroe (don't laugh- he refused to play in South Africa)
    BJORN BORG. The greatest ever, when the men's game had talent from 1 to 128.
    Tiger Woods
    John Havlicek
    John Wooden
    Patrick Roy- impeccable pedigree (Habs and Avs), and another greatest ever.
     
  9. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Everyone who likes Tennis in Britain loves McEnroe, and he's a very good commentator on the sport as well. Burahmi would be another Tennis player I really think highly of.
     
  10. Khansingh

    Khansingh New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    The Luton Palace
    Are you kidding? I'm actually asking because I figured they hate him. Any list such as this isn't complete without Ted Williams. He flew for the Marines in two wars while horse-face DiMaggio played baseball for the Army, flew with John Glenn in Korea, where he nursed his wounded Saber to the ground where it promptly exploded, almost single-handedly started the Jimmy Fund to fight leukemia, used his Hall of Fame Induction speech to campaign for the recognition of Negro League ballplayers when no other prominent player of his race concerned himself. There's so much more but you get the point.
     
  11. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Tennis fans here remember John's efforts with fondness because he was such a good player, and they all loved his tantrums. He's seen as a great player who had a strong personality.

    That's partially why we're split 50/50 over Tim-he doesn't seem to have any such fire and guts that the likes of John had. Being from such a strongly middle-class background doesn't help his image either.
     
  12. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I just can't believe that Henman means it when he does the fist pumping stuff. It's not really him is it? When McEnroe was pumped up you knew that the emotions you were seeing were really him.
     
  13. Glenwood Lane United

    Apr 28, 2001
    Hanover Park, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's popular to rip American Football on Big Soccer, but the athlete that I always was the most admirable, both on and off the field, was Walter Payton.
     
  14. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    John Elway. First sports hero I ever had, and probably the last. Best QB of all time.
     
  15. Mr. Cam

    Mr. Cam Red Card

    Jun 28, 2001
    Listen here MORON

    A recent publication ranked a number of quarterbacks from 1 to 10.

    1. Otto Graham Ten Championships in twelve years.

    and

    2. Joe Montana 4 SB rings baby

    finished AHEAD of Elway - 2 SB rings.
     
  16. Red_Gunner

    Red_Gunner New Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    London
    All is Bullshi*!
    just Footie, Footie, Footie!
     
  17. Khansingh

    Khansingh New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    The Luton Palace
    Well that list, though I do like Notre Dame Alumnus Joe Montana, is in error. To me, Dan Marino has to be considered the best quarterback of all time. If you're only going by championships, then you might as well try to claim that Andy Petitte is a better pitcher than Pedro Martinez.
     
  18. Raj

    Raj New Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    East Kilbride, Scotl
    In no particular order:

    Kapil Dev (Probably the best all rounder India has ever produced)

    Daley Thompson (Incredible all round ability combined with drive & competitiveness)
    Jonathon Edwards (Combination of sporting excellence and religious belief)
    Sebastian Coe (I grew up watching him run)
    John Mackenroe (The most inspiring tennis player ever)
    Martina Navratilova ( Again in my opinion the best womens player over a long period of time ever)
    Linford Christie (Consistently showed the US that they could not expect to dominate in sprints. Every british sprinter since , and even at the same time as him, owes him a dept for the attitude he took that we were the best.)
     
  19. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Troy Aikman has as many (World Championship)rings as Starr and Unitas combined. Would you pick him over either of these two? Montana's results were better, no doubt, but he had a supporting cast Elway couldn't even dream about.
     
  20. aguilas #1

    aguilas #1 New Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Michael Jeffrey Jordan-Brought basketball to the main stage along with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in the 80's and 90's.He's probably made billions for the league,David Stern should kiss the ground Jordan walks on.The guy is almost 40 years old and he still sells out stadiums all across the league.Without Jordan,basketball players would not have any major shoe deals or big endorsements contracts like they do now.Not to mention this guy is the greatest basketball player ever,and one of the toughest competitors in sports history.Nuff' said!
     
  21. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA

    RIP Sweetness.
     
  22. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    NFL:
    Walter Payton
    Dick Butkus
    Barry Sanders
    John Elway
    Jerry Rice
    coming soon: Brian Urlacher

    Cycling:
    Lance Armstrong

    NHL:
    Steve Yzerman
    Mario Lemieux
    Saku Koivu

    MLB:
    Sammy Sosa
    Jim Abbott

    Multi-sport:
    Bo Jackson

    NBA:
    nobody I can think of.
     
  23. PSU92

    PSU92 Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Annandale VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NFL
    Joe Namath
    Bruce Harper
    Wesley Walker
    Mark Gastineau
    Lance Mehl
    Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
    Earl Campbell
    Walter Payton

    Baseball
    Mookie Wilson
    Keith Hernandez

    Hockey
    Tomas Jonsson
    Denis Potvin
    John Tonelli
    Mike Bossy
    Pat LaFontaine

    Tennis
    John McEnroe
    Martina Hingis

    Cycling
    Greg Lemond
    Lance Armstrong

    Olympics
    1980 Us Hockey Team
    Kerri Strug
    Sarah Hughes
     
  24. MyHouse!

    MyHouse! Member

    Mar 12, 2000
    Tallahassee
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Muhammad Ali
    Julius Erving
    Magic Johnson
    Ivan Lendl (though McEnroe was the best ever)
    Martina Navratilova
    Jim Rice
    Barry Bonds (back when I cared about baseball)
    Grant Fuhr
    Lynn Swann
    John Stallworth
    Carl Lewis
    Iron Mike Tyson pre 1988
     

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