Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by modninerfan:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by global_nomad:Originally posted by modninerfan:
1. Michael Jordan
2. Jerry Rice
3. Michael Phelps
4. Muhammed Ali
5. Carl Lewis
6. Jim Thorpe (this dude did everything)
7. Diego Maradonna
8. Wayne Gretzky
10. Mark Spitz
how could you put Phelps above Ali? Ali's #1 for me, and Jordan #2.
What did Ali do to rate the #1 greatest athlete of all time? He lost on more than one occasion to guys he was favored to beat. Now I am not saying Ali wasnt a great figher but # 1 all time among all athletes ever? I dont see that.
What is wrong about this list is that there isnt a baseball player on it. A bit of a bias dont you think? Babe Ruth and Willie Mays should absolutley be on a list over a boxer and 2 swimmers.
When you look at everything that goes into being a great athlete Jim Thorpe probably should be #1.
An olympic swimmer is a far superior athlete than a baseball player... Willie Mays probably wouldnt even show up till the 20's on my list and considering how there are thousands of terrific athletes around the world its really not a big deal that he didnt crack my top ten. You wont see Mario Andretti, Tiger Woods or any cricket players on my top ten list either.
The problem with a poll like this, is that its all a matter of opinion. You could ask this question in Austria and I doubt Jerry Rice or Jim Brown would even come up in the discussion.
However, nothing beats Adam Dale's catch. I have fond memories of seeing it as a kid.
That's one hell of a catch.