"Sportscentury" discovers soccer!

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by bigtw64, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. bigtw64

    bigtw64 Member+

    Aug 16, 2003
    florida
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  2. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The key piece of info:
    "Pele, who scored 1,281 goals in his 22-year career and is the only player to be on three World Cup champions, will be profiled on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET."
     
  3. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish they would do a Maradona "SportsCentury". That would be alot more interesting.
     
  4. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They may do that one on Court TV.. :)
     
  5. Greddy

    Greddy Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn, beat me to it:)
     
  6. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC

    Actually, it was already covered here . . .

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  7. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    The SportsCentury project was supposed to have the 100 greatest athletes (originally way back in 1999). It seemed to be amended to "North American" athletes just to get Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in there, mind you.

    Now, SportsCentury does profiles of everyone from Dennis Rodman to Ray Lewis.

    If there was a TRUE SportsCentury, it would have included Pele, Cruyff, Don Bradman, Juan Fangio, Dawn Fraser, Paavo Nurmi, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and a jillion other athletes from other nations.
     
  8. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Pele was included in the original 100, based on his time with the Cosmos. If I remember correctly, they put him lower on the list than perhaps warranted, but used the (almost-legitimate) excuse that, by the time he played here in North America, he was on the downside of his career, and his skills were somewhat diminished.

    By the way, who's Don Bradman?
     
  9. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    So how long until SportsCentury: Freddie Adu, Brought To You By Nike?
     
  10. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Australian cricket player, generally considered to be the greatest player of the sport in the 20th Century. Possibly of all time, but since there's not much film footage of the 18th and 19th century greats, one can't be sure.
     
  11. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks. Too bad ESPN hates 18th-Century cricket. :)
     
  12. CarlosE

    CarlosE Member

    Dec 13, 2000
    Calvert County, MD
    Does anyone know if this will be shown again? I'd love to tape it.
     

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