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  • Most Entertaining Athlete of All Time

    I didn't want to hijack the other similar thread... Who's the most entertaining athlete of all time?

    As a US football fan, Barry Sanders
    As a real football fan, Maradona
    As a throws fan, Jan Zelezny
    As a basketball fan, Magic Johnson
    As a track fan, Evelyn Ashford
    As a jumps fan, Patrik Sjoberg
    As a gymnastics fan, Nadia C.
    As a weightlifting fan, Alexiev
    As a tennis fan, Martina Navratilova
    As fan of clutch performances, regardless of sport, Tiger Woods

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    Re: Most Entertaining Athlete of All Time

    Don't forget Daley Thompson

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    • #3
      Fun to Watch

      El Hajji Muhammad Ali '64-'71
      Gale Sayers
      Carl Lewis
      Pete Maravich
      Willie Mays
      Edson Arantes di Nascimento

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      • #4
        Babe Ruth
        Muhammad Ali
        Seabiscuit

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        • #5
          Baseball: Norm Cash

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          • #6
            For consideration I'll add King Carl and Willie Banks.

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            • #7
              Re: Most Entertaining Athlete of All Time

              In real football, I think Ronaldo is on his way to surpassing Maradona in entertainment value. Some of the goals he's scored in the past two seasons have been remarkable, never mind his dribbling skills.

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              • #8
                Re: Most Entertaining Athlete of All Time

                Originally posted by balzonia
                I didn't want to hijack the other similar thread... Who's the most entertaining athlete of all time?

                As a US football fan, Barry Sanders
                As a real football fan, Maradona
                As a throws fan, Jan Zelezny
                As a basketball fan, Magic Johnson
                As a track fan, Evelyn Ashford
                As a jumps fan, Patrik Sjoberg
                As a gymnastics fan, Nadia C.
                As a weightlifting fan, Alexiev
                As a tennis fan, Martina Navratilova
                As fan of clutch performances, regardless of sport, Tiger Woods
                i love evelyn but entertaining :?
                i deserve extra credit

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                • #9
                  Throws fan - Vili, Nelson, Hoffa, Rosa
                  Jumps fan - Vlasic, Holm, Isinbayeva, Lebedeva, Slesarenko
                  Track fan - Bolt, Borzakovskiy
                  Tennis fan - men's tour (Tsonga, Murray), women's tour (Schnyder, Mauresmo, Schiavone, Serena Williams)
                  http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nevetsllim
                    Track fan - Borzakovskiy
                    Entertainment? Reminds me of the dentist scene in Marathon Man.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mighty Favog
                      Baseball: Norm Cash
                      A tad obscure for this thread, but OK.

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                      • #12
                        I think "entertaining" needs to be defined. It seems to me "amusement" enters into it. Also are we talking about "off" the field?

                        If so then:

                        BB: "Sir" Charles Barkley.
                        FB: Jim McMahon
                        Track: Daley Thompson/ Lolo Jones.

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                        • #13
                          So many candidates to choose from!

                          In BbalI, I nominate Dr. J and World B. Free.

                          The legendary Joe Don Looney barely played football, but every time he stepped on the field he was the center of attention. Even when he was on the sidelines he was liable to get into a fight at any moment. I also loved to watch Lance Dwight "Bambi" Alworth go airborne to catch the football.

                          And then there was Brian Oldfield in his kilts, and one-piece stars & stripes throwing outfits pacing the field chain smoking between throws and declaring after a WR toss, "I had a throw-gasm!" Want entertainment? Watch the first 30 seconds of this video:
                          http://liftbig.blogspot.com/2007/09/...f-week_12.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Most Entertaining Athlete of All Time

                            Originally posted by balzonia
                            I didn't want to hijack the other similar thread... Who's the most entertaining athlete of all time?

                            As a gymnastics fan, Nadia C.

                            Ah, a kindred spirit!

                            Also, Ali. 'Nuff said.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jhc68
                              And then there was Brian Oldfield in his kilts, and one-piece stars & stripes throwing outfits pacing the field chain smoking between throws and declaring after a WR toss, "I had a throw-gasm!" Want entertainment? Watch the first 30 seconds of this video:
                              http://liftbig.blogspot.com/2007/09/...f-week_12.html

                              That was fun. Thank you.

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