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PostPosted: 10/18/17 12:07 pm    ::: 50 Greatest Living Athletes Reply Reply with quote

https://www.gq.com/story/fifty-greatest-living-athlete

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“You can go the famous route, have all the Instagram friends, go to every damn club and pop bottles,” Diana Taurasi says about her approach to personal-brand management. “I gave a big middle finger to the brand and just played basketball.”



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 12:53 pm    ::: Re: 50 Greatest Living Athletes Reply Reply with quote

That list is kind of baffling.


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PostPosted: 10/18/17 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It is a really good list. In fact, there was *only one* person on the list of fifty whose accomplishments do not merit inclusion.

(See if anyone can guess)


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PostPosted: 10/18/17 5:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
It is a really good list. In fact, there was *only one* person on the list of fifty whose accomplishments do not merit inclusion.

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JJ Watt would be the obvious one. How is he on the list instead of Lawrence Taylor?



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 7:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
It is a really good list. In fact, there was *only one* person on the list of fifty whose accomplishments do not merit inclusion.

(See if anyone can guess)


JJ Watt would be the obvious one. How is he on the list instead of Lawrence Taylor?

My guess is the same reason Mike Tyson isn't on this list. Or Floyd Mayweather.



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 7:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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pilight wrote:
CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
It is a really good list. In fact, there was *only one* person on the list of fifty whose accomplishments do not merit inclusion.

(See if anyone can guess)


JJ Watt would be the obvious one. How is he on the list instead of Lawrence Taylor?

My guess is the same reason Mike Tyson isn't on this list. Or Floyd Mayweather.


They also left out athletes who are widely believed to be steroid users. No Barry Bonds, for example.

Ray Leonard as the only boxer is also puzzling.



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 8:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's also wildly biased towards Americans and American sports, as these things invariably are when US publications put them together.



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
It's also wildly biased towards Americans and American sports, as these things invariably are when US publications put them together.


And athletes who are still active.


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PostPosted: 10/18/17 8:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Cheryl Miller
Why her: Because Miller—a three-time national player of the year at USC—was the best athlete, by far, in a family that also contains former MLB catcher Darrell and ex-NBA assassin (and Hall of Famer) Reggie.
Amazing true fact: Once scored 105 points in a high school game.
By the way: Cheryl's in the Hall of Fame, too.



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PostPosted: 10/19/17 1:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For me, Allen Iverson. Not a good shooter. Not a good team player.


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PostPosted: 10/19/17 9:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There is no argument to be made for Aaron Rodgers over Peyton Manning, for example.


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PostPosted: 10/22/17 12:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
For me, Allen Iverson. Not a good shooter. Not a good team player.


That was my thought as well.



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