who is the greatest?

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  1. iceni60

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    who is the greatest living sportsman? i think its this guy. michael schumaker's done alright for himself too.
     

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    No contest. It's gotta be Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards.

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  3. iceni60

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    thats not fair. im being serious, this is valentino rossi(not British, but Italian).rossi is 5 times world champ at motorbike racing. last year he was on the best bike in the best team, everyone said he only wins because of that. this year he is on a bike that got one podium finish last year. the bike is slow, they all over-take him on the straights, and guess what, hes on his way to be a 6 times world champ
     
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    Sorry about that!

    Ok I'll be serious. Pele comes to mind and Gretsky and Lemieux and Cryuff and Arnie Palmer and Ted Williams/Joe Dimaggio and Roberto Baggio and Ali and Magic Johnson/Larry Bird and Jim Thorpe and Babe Didrickson and Vladimir Vashin Etc, Etc, Etc. I got more!

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    yah, sorry. that was my point, we all know who schumaker is, but outside some european countries, including here, no one really knows who he is. well i think hes the best, maybe you should watch the next motogp, make sure its motogp though and not superbikes or something else, then you might see what i mean :eek:
    heres a link just to show i havent made this up :D
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/3553071.stm
     
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    Hey, Iceni60

    I guess I should have mentioned previously that I am not really a Motor Sports fan. After having lived and worked at least a year or more in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston; driving on a track w/rules and against other Pros is child's play. If Andretti or Schumacher ever attempted to give Boston a try on a normal weekday they would be changing their shorts quite often. If it happened to be a snowy day I would advise them to stay at home. What was even more fun was that many times I would find myself walking across a ten lane hwy, taking measurements as I went, doing my job.

    If you ever get to visit the Colonies either avoid the above cities or take a cab!

    If Motor Sports are your thing, go for it!! Regards, big ed
     
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    ill take your advice big ed :D . and lynchknot, i agree king kenny is ... well king. i like to get his name muddled up with kenny rogers after he beat barry sheene. but, yep agreed he is great too
     
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    Valentino Rossi took victory in the Australian MotoGP to claim the world title for the fourth year in a row.

    he is now a 6 times world champion at just 25. Rossi won the championship earier today. he is the greasest living sportsman

    Rossi now has 41 wins from 79 starts for a winning percentage of 51.8%, far superior to that of Australian five-times world champion Mick Doohan (39.4%).

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/motorsport/motorbikes/3750434.stm
     
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    I'd say.........(That's NOT Michael Jackson)
     
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    european countries HAVE THE BEST RACERS IN THE WORLD I KNOW WHEN ARE GUYS GO THERE LOL THEY GET SQUISHED

    they had no ideal what they were in for lol
     
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    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     

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    didnt he take up golf, then make a comeback just afew years ago? now he has stopped playing BB hasnt he?
     
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    Lance Armstrong
     
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    i like Lance Armstrong alot and isnt he 5 or is it 6 times tour winner, and we have VR 6 times world champ too.

    how about an 11 times world champion :eek: not my vote for greatest living, but still pretty impressive
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/sport/2004/01/phil_taylor_040104.shtml
     

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    Lance armstrong impressed me winning the three thousand mile tour de france bicycle race six times,and that is after recovering from cancer. It is a pretty great accomplishment
     
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    Baseball I think.....
    Pretty sure he's retired now....but he WAS better than Bird, Johnson et al.

    Cheers.
     
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    The GREATEST you said? Ranulph Fiennes is the GREATEST to me!
     
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    #23-MJ-Jumpman (black-cat to his friends)

    However you refer to him, he's the greatest sportsman in my mind
     
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    Bill Gates? Plays a mean game of Monopoly....
     
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    :cool: Wilt the stilt! or Dr. J. MJ ain't no slouch either. Perhaps not the MJ you think. (The other Laker)!

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    I'd forgotten about Julius....He was SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH!!

    Cheers,
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    :p The greatest! He told you so!

    He floated like a butterfly and he stung like a bee. He lite the flame in Atlanta for all to see. He made a sport announcer at ABC. He took home gold in Rome for all to see. Come on folks say it with me. It's___________________?

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    How about this guy? I just bought yesterday .....:magna cum laude
     

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