10-14-2001, 05:32 PM #1Anabolic Member
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tough one?POLL:pick 5 athletes that combined would create the perfect athlete
mine would be:
1.) Mike Tyson(in his 20's): psychologically intimidating to his opponents
2.)Tony Gwynn: true student of his game and will be an excellent teacher at San Diego State University next year.
3.)Lance Armstrong:heart and perserevance to over come testicular cancer and win the tour de france
4.)Micheal Jordan: excellent business man and worldwide marketability
5.)Roger Clemens: post season approach to conditioning
just my thoughts.there are alot of options and i just thougth it migth spark so new discussion
10-15-2001, 06:21 AM #2
Bo Jackson, Wayne Gretzky, Micheal Jordan, Muhamed Ali, **Terry Fox
** Terry Fox lost his right leg to cancer when he was 17. In 1981 when he was 19 he began the "Marathon of Hope". On a prosthetic leg he attempted to run across Canada in hopes of raising money for Cancer research. Though his stump was bloodied and blistered he ran 15-20 miles everyday. Just before the halfway point he was forced to stop because of chest pains. After a medical examination it was discovered that the cancer had spread to his lungs. He was flown home to under go chimotherapy but sadly he died several months later. Every September Millions of Canadians participate in the "Terry Fox Fun Run" and all proceeds (pledges) go to Cancer research. I chose Terry over Lance Armstrong because, even though their stories of sheer will and determination in facing this horrible disease are similar, Terry Fox is a hero to all Canadians (I know Lance is a hero to people world wide) and I wanted to bring his story to the board.
10-15-2001, 12:26 PM #3Anabolic Member
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wasn't there a movie about him in the 80's.i knwo exactly who you are talkign about.i remember him when i was younger.i can't remember where i learned about his story but i could swear they made movie.
10-15-2001, 12:31 PM #4
Yeah...PBNYC there was a low budget made for TV movie in the late 80's. It's a great human interest story. He was a very brave kid...it was so sad when he passed because he had become a cultural icon so we had up to the minute reports of his progress and eventual death.
10-15-2001, 12:34 PM #5
10-15-2001, 12:34 PM #6
See... I don't even need a 5th.
10-15-2001, 01:03 PM #7Mike Guest
Good question bro
(BTW - I saw the tyson fight the other night - I was impressed - he did very well, very controlled)
I would pick -
Sugar (definitely over Muhammed)
10-15-2001, 08:04 PM #8
Michael Jordan(NBA)- Dedication
Wayne Gretzky(NHL)- Love for the game
Steve Nash(NBA)- No one has more heart than this kid.
Alex Rodriguez(MLB)- Conditioning(Like you wouldn't believe)
Cal Ripken Jr.(MLB)- Endurance, lasts forever
Ohhhh....I forgot to mention PaPaPumP just because. ...
10-18-2001, 09:18 AM #9Mike Guest
wow - I cant believe this post died..thought it was a pretty good one - and the only poll i really answered LOL
10-18-2001, 09:39 AM #10
1. Muhamed Ali- Size and speed with a mouth to boot
2. Dick Butkus- Controlled and intense anger and intimidation
3. Michael Jordan- An intelligent atheletes athelete who hates to lose. And a proven winner.
4. Cal Ripken - Day in day out 100% consistant,and durable.
5. Kurt Angle- Conditioning, intelligence, and the imense size of his testicles. The man won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling in the Olympic games with a broken neck he had for over a month. Well maybe he isn't that smart. Only American to ever win a gold medal in this event in the Olympics...Nuff said. I just wish he didn't wrestle pro now. I am not a fan of pro wrestling.
10-18-2001, 10:16 AM #11Mike Guest
careful saying that here - there are a SCARY amount of pro wrestling fans here! LOL
luckily I am NOT one of them as I share your sentiments....
10-18-2001, 07:41 PM #12
Great post Pete!!! I can definitely say that I am inspired by what Terry Fox did. He was (and still is) a true Canadian hero.
09-28-2003, 12:07 AM #13
[Yah yah, i know this thread is dead and long gone, but I was bored tonite and wanted to drop my thoughts anyway.
1. Cael Sanderson
2. Michael Jordan
4. Mark Millon(had to add the lax boys)
5. Jevon Kearse
09-28-2003, 12:49 PM #14
wayne (need some finesse)
09-28-2003, 01:53 PM #15Originally Posted by PaPaPumP
i should be one of the last people to talk......cause i'm really not into sports......but i must say that most professional athletes today.......lack true love for their game............seems like they are all in it for the money now.........
09-29-2003, 08:13 PM #16New Member
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Lavar Arrington (size power speed)
Micheal Jordan (will to win)
Mike Tyson (mental sickness)
Red Grange (overall athletecism)
Babe Ruth (legendary aire)
09-29-2003, 08:38 PM #17
Deion sanders - if not limited by injury, could have been one of the greatest football players ever. Speed, reflexes, attitude. he was basically just gifted, both genetically and talent wise. He lacked discipline though.
Andre agasi- one word: tenacity
Lance armstrong - work ethic, badassedness
That's all you need. A physical gift, the work ethic to cultivate it, and the competitive drive to follow through.
10-04-2003, 06:53 PM #18
Scott Steiner-Dude is fuckin huge.
Muhammad Ali-Strength and speed like no other.
I dunno if this counts , but my Grand Master Craig Kollars( 9th degree black belt in TKD.) Strenght, speed, and precision.
Dan Guebel- Worlds greatest wrestler, lost only one match.
Lou Ferrigno- Okay, he was SLIGHTLY bigger then arnold for awhile and never took juice like arnold (not that its a bad thing!).
10-05-2003, 10:45 AM #19
Bruce lee for his reflexes
Johnson for his speed
Cutler for his built
Jordan for his dedication
no_genetics for his looks
ok fine.. beckham... not his voice, only his looks
BTW, is scott steiner considered an athlete?
10-05-2003, 11:19 AM #20
Pheedno - for his wisdom
BigOl'Legs - need I say more
Big Texan - Diet and nutrition
bdtr - Huge upperbody and incredible smile
Arnold - The Legend
....Can u just imagine all these wrapped in one...
10-05-2003, 03:44 PM #21
bornbad71...if that was considered to be one person , and someone had to fight that person...all i can say is prepare to face the wrath of God!
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