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Old 10-28-02, 02:34 PM
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Who are your favorite players?

The title says it all. Current, all-time, pro, college, whatever.

Baseball: Retired: Mike Schmidt was my first ever sports idol, but I think Jose Canseco is my favorite player ever. I think it's because he was the first 40/40 player and he played for my favorite team...the A's. Current: Jason Giambi. He plays for the NYY now, but he used to be an Athletic.

NCAA basketball: Since I'm a Kentucky fan, I think I have to go with Jamal Mashburn. Too bad he never won a title, though.

NBA: Retired: Larry Bird. I was too young to watch him at Indiana State, but I wasn't too young to watch him play for the Celtics. Baddest white boy ever. Current: Tie between Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker. Pierce because he's the man for the Celtics now and 'Toine because he's a UK alum and has handled Pierce's emergence with grace (or so I'm led to believe).

NCAA football: Former: Marshall Faulk. He tore up my alma mater, the University of Hawaii, and ever since I saw him play, he's been my favorite player. Current: Willis McGahee. I love multidimensional backs and Miami has had some good RBs. He has a chance to be special in the NFL.

NFL: Retired: Joe Montana. Arguably the greatest QB ever. Also, he was a class act. Current: Marshall Faulk.

NHL: I'm not a hockey fan, but I've always liked Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr for some reason. I don't know why.

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Old 10-28-02, 03:33 PM
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My favorite player of all time is Ronnie Lott

growing up near the practice facility, I would hangout while they leave seeking autographs.. he was always friendly and occasionally even stopped and talked with us for several minutes. Now Joe Montana can be put on the opposite end, as not only did he never stop for an autograph, he always ignored us or gave a dirty look. Roger Craig was cool too as were Bubba Paris and many linemen.

Also on my list of retired favorites are
Will Clark
Mike Krukow
Keena Turner
Roger Craig

Basketball.. its always changing.. aside from the guys on the Cal squad that I used to play pickup games with... I liked stackhouse when he was at UNC... kinda faded since joining the NBA. Jason Richardson is starting to make a good impression on me now.. Why did I just trade him away???
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Originally posted by grrrah
My favorite player of all time is Ronnie Lott

growing up near the practice facility, I would hangout while they leave seeking autographs.. he was always friendly and occasionally even stopped and talked with us for several minutes. Now Joe Montana can be put on the opposite end, as not only did he never stop for an autograph, he always ignored us or gave a dirty look. Roger Craig was cool too as were Bubba Paris and many linemen.

Also on my list of retired favorites are
Will Clark
Mike Krukow
Keena Turner
Roger Craig

Basketball.. its always changing.. aside from the guys on the Cal squad that I used to play pickup games with... I liked stackhouse when he was at UNC... kinda faded since joining the NBA. Jason Richardson is starting to make a good impression on me now.. Why did I just trade him away???
Montana never gave you guys autographs? That sucks. I guess he was too good for you.

Did you see that commercial for that computer store with Bubba Paris? That's some funny stuff. He must be hard up for money.

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I used to hate Montana as a 49er, but once he became a Chiefs, I went crazy for him. When I was like 14 i sent out a BUNCH of cards to have the players sign them. I didnt want to send out a Montana card because they were worth more, and i didnt think such a big star would ever send it back.

WELLLLL...

The first card I got back was from Joe! I checked it for fingerprints a million times
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Originally posted by namrufmot
I used to hate Montana as a 49er, but once he became a Chiefs, I went crazy for him. When I was like 14 i sent out a BUNCH of cards to have the players sign them. I didnt want to send out a Montana card because they were worth more, and i didnt think such a big star would ever send it back.

WELLLLL...

The first card I got back was from Joe! I checked it for fingerprints a million times
Autopen or secretary signed, I'm sure.
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When Latrell Sprewell was a rookie and I was living in Hawaii, I sent him a card to sign because he was one of my favorite players at the time. I don't remember if I got the card back or not (it was unsigned if so), but I got a letter from Golden State that thanked me for being a fan or whatever and I got some light switch sticker thing that you stick on over the light switch. I think I got a GSW bumper sticker, too.

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Originally posted by cdollaz
Autopen or secretary signed, I'm sure.
I have a will clark one that I am pretty sure its autopen.. perfectly uniform throughout the signature, and constant pen width..
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Originally posted by cdollaz
Autopen or secretary signed, I'm sure.
ya never know...it doesnt have uniform width, and the M kinda fades in the middle. It was during the off season, and it came from San Fransisco even though I mailed it to KC.
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Re: Who are your favorite players?

Mine will be odd because I don't like a player just because they have talent. I like players because of the kind of people they are, and how hard they play the game.

Baseball:
Retired: Too many to name. Top ones are Roberto Clemente, Josh Gibson, Willie Stargell.

Current: Curt Schilling, Jason Kendall

NBA:
Retired: Connie Hawkins. Watched him growing up a Suns season ticket holder.

Current: Don't have one. I like watching Vince Carter and Shane Battier, I guess.

NFL:
Retired: LeRoy Kelly (Browns) and Ronnie Lott.

current: Bret Favre

NHL:
Retired: Bobby Orr

current: Martin St. Louis.
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NCAA Basketball:
All time: Ed Cota of UNC and Earl Boykins of Eastern Michigan (short points are awesome, baby!!)
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NBA
Chris Mullin (gosh, I miss Run TMC), Andre Miller (gotta love a guy who refuses to dunk and run a team like nobody's business), Gary Payton (best trashtalker in the world)
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Marshall, Marshall, Marshall...

Marshall Faulk
Roger Staubach
Drew Pearson
Walter Payton
Wes Chandler
James Brooks
Emmitt Smith
(That's just off the top of my head..)


College Football:

Marshall, Marshall, Marshall...

Marshall Faulk
Billy Blanton (check his stats - the pros blew it by not taking a chance on this guy)
Will Blackwell
Darnay Scott
J.R. Tolver
Kassim Osgood


Baseball (active and retired):

Tony Gwynn
Steve Garvey

(I may have to think a little more about this one...)


Basketball (retired or active):

Magic Johnson (The epitome of a TEAM player.)


Now, the guys on my lists are guys who I actually saw play. I'd love to name guys like Jim Brown, but I never saw him play because he retired a couple years before I was born. I've seen footage, but it isn't the same as watching plaers live as it happens, either in person or on TV.

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No Michael Jordan? The greatest professional athlete ever?
Greatest pro athelete???????????????????

I wouldn't even list him as greatest basketball player.
I will put up Kareem Abdul Jabbars stats against him any day. He didn't have to shoot more than anybody else in basketballl to score all of his points. He just didn't miss as often as Michael.
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Well, it damn sure ain't Willie Mays.
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