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Old 12-20-02, 03:53 PM
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who is the best 'athelete' right now?

who is the best athelete overall right now.. any sport..

and also.. who is the best athlete, in each sport?


overall... vick?
baseball... bonds?
football... vick?
basketball... mcgrady?
etc....
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Old 12-20-02, 05:27 PM
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Define athelete.
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Originally posted by BoatDrinks
Define athelete.
you define athlete
and give an arguement to define your reasoning

could be the person that dominates their sport the most
could be the person you think is most multi demonsioned (Bo Jackson type)
could be the person you think just has the most athlete ability (this is where vick will get alot of votes)
could be the most exciting.. etc..


same thing for each individual sport.. for those that take the time to list some.
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Overall: Michael Vick
Football: Michael Vick
Baseball: Barry Bonds
Basketball: Yao Ming
Other: Lance Armstrong
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Originally posted by J-Dubya
Lance Armstrong


No one in a major US sport can compare to this guy.
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Yeah, I'd have to go with Armstrong on first thought. Or Oliver Kahn? Or Jeremy McGrath?

could be the person you think just has the most athlete ability (this is where vick will get alot of votes)

Vick isn't even the best athelete in his own sport, is he? How is he a better athelete than Faulk or McNaab or Rice or McNair or Holmes or Seau?

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Timothy Deboom.....winner of the 2002 Ironman World Championshis. Ok, not necessarily him, but anyone who competes in triathalon's at a world class level. That's an insane event!!
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Originally posted by BoatDrinks

Vick isn't even the best athelete in his own sport, is he? How is he a better athelete than Faulk or McNaab or Rice or McNair or Holmes or Seau?
he can do more things for the team than any of these players.. he can carry a team better.. and he has alot more weapons than any of these guys..
faulk is a better running back.. favre is a better quarterback... but neither one is as big of a single weapon.
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Bonds isn't best in baseball. His defense sucks.
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Originally posted by McHawkson
Bonds isn't best in baseball. His defense sucks.
doesnt matter when you offense is that dominating
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Originally posted by twikoff
he can do more things for the team than any of these players.. he can carry a team better.. and he has alot more weapons than any of these guys..
faulk is a better running back.. favre is a better quarterback... but neither one is as big of a single weapon.
What is this based on?

I'm not trying to start anything I'm just asking. Is it based on stats? The 3 or 4 great games he's had a s a pro? What evidence is there that he can carry a team better, is a bigger single weapon, can do more things than any of the other guys?
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Originally posted by twikoff
doesnt matter when you offense is that dominating
Spoken like a true fan of the 90's - when the media made folks believe the game is only about making the highlight reel.

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Originally posted by twikoff
doesnt matter when you offense is that dominating
You asked us who is the best athlete, I don't think Bonds is. My opinion.
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Originally posted by BoatDrinks
Spoken like a true fan of the 90's - when the media made folks believe the game is only about making the highlight reel.

dont you mean spoken like a true baseball fan that follows the game close enough to know when one person stands out among everyone else in most offensive catagories, while putting up a couple of the greatest seasons in the history of the game?
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Originally posted by Shadow Ace
Timothy Deboom.....winner of the 2002 Ironman World Championshis. Ok, not necessarily him, but anyone who competes in triathalon's at a world class level. That's an insane event!!
Deboom is good, but word is that Lance Armstrong might be going back into triathlons after he retires from cycling. Lance was a pro triathlete as a teenager racing with the likes of Mark Allen and Dave Scott.

I'd have to say Lance is the best athlete right now. He may not be able to knock around a 300lb lineman, but fitness wise, he's tops.

And like previous times I've mentioned it... I beat him in a time-trial once.

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Originally posted by twikoff
dont you mean spoken like a true baseball fan that follows the game close enough to know when one person stands out among everyone else in most offensive catagories, while putting up a couple of the greatest seasons in the history of the game?
Apparently not close to know that you can't realistically compare any season of the past decade with anything prior.

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Originally posted by McHawkson
Bonds isn't best in baseball. His defense sucks.
And who would you suggest is the most dominating/best Baseball player right now??
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Originally posted by BoatDrinks
Apparently not close to know that you can't realistically compare any season of the past decade with anything prior.

As the title says... Best right now...
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I believe men's gymnastics is considered the "sport"* with the most physically strongest athletes pound for pound. A healthy magazine did a study of all sports to determine this.

*- of course many probably don't consider it a sport, but when you measure it against all real and fake sports, they are still the most strongest pound for pound.

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BTW: athlete isn't spelled "athelete.
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Originally posted by Gallant Pig
BTW: athlete isn't spelled "athelete.
and "most strongest" is improper english
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