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  • Jack Daniels
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    Should've been at least 10.

    And now, for lounge comic relief, I saw "Carl Lewis", but thought it said "Carl Weathers."

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  • B.A.
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    Jesse Owens
    Muhammad Ali
    Jim Brown
    Jackie Robinson
    Joe Louis

    I just realized I have two boxers on the list. God, I'm stupid.

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  • Johnny H
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    It is my opinion that Carl Lewis' butchering of the National Anthem should immediately omit him from the poll.

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  • Bleacher Creature
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    Originally posted by blue zone View Post
    I consider Tiger to be Asian, so he can't make my list.
    Soul Patrolist!!!

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  • Schwahalala
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    Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
    No Willie O'Ree?

    Racist.

    Just don't like Hockey - but I will consider it next time.

    In the meantime -

    Oliver Lewis made honorable mention -

    One of 15 Black Jockeys in the First Kentucky Derby race - he won.

    Isaac Murphy should have been on the list.

    http://horseracing.about.com/library...y/aa012499.htm

    Most famous of the black jockeys by far is Isaac Murphy who is considered one of the greatest riders in American history. He was the first jockey to win three Kentucky Derbys and won an astonishing 44% of all races he rode. That record has not been approached by any other jockey since. He was the first jockey to be inducted into the Jockey Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Racing. Sadly, his career was cut short at the age of 34 when he died of pneumonia. He always had trouble staying at the light weight demanded of a jockey and was known to binge and purge. It has been speculated that it was vomit backing up in his lungs that caused the pneumonia which led to his death. He is buried next to Man O' War in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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  • Schwahalala
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    Originally posted by lazydaze View Post
    I did not meet Wilma. This list of mine is from the head. I took folks that obviously excelled in one area, but had some exploits that proved they were well rounded. I did not consider character or length of a "professional" career. Jesse might be on the short end of that straw, but I couldn't not include him.

    I think Bo has to be on any "top" athlete list.
    Bo was a great athlete but when compared to OJ he comes in a little short.

    At one point OJ had the a share of the 4 by 100 meter world record at USC.

    Bo was fast - but never as fast compartively.

    Also Bo vs Jim Brown would be good - Jim Brown excelled in Lacrosse also.

    Lastly Bo vs Prime Time - probably goes to prime time who had a better career in both sports.

    Although at his peak Bo did things no one ever thought they would see.

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  • Hollywood
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    No Willie O'Ree?

    Racist.

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  • blue zone
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    I consider Tiger to be Asian, so he can't make my list.

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  • lazydaze
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    Originally posted by Schwahalala View Post
    Did you ever meet Wilma Rudolph - I meet her when she was in her 40's and I was a young 20' something - I would have begged her to marry me if I thought it would have worked.

    Anyway - I like your list - because of its heavy speed emphasis -

    Did you know that Wilt was a very good 400 meter man?

    I digress -
    Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker were pretty much the same speed power guys in my book - except for Bo being able to hit a baseball a lot better.
    Both didn't make my cut because of Jackson very short career and Herschel not being better than Jim Brown or don't throw stuff - OJ as a Running back. Indeed - I probably should have had OJ on this list.
    I did not meet Wilma. This list of mine is from the head. I took folks that obviously excelled in one area, but had some exploits that proved they were well rounded. I did not consider character or length of a "professional" career. Jesse might be on the short end of that straw, but I couldn't not include him.

    I think Bo has to be on any "top" athlete list.

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  • Schwahalala
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    Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
    Eldrick "Tiger" Woods.
    Just an oversight on my part - should have been on the list.

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  • Schwahalala
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    Originally posted by cardinalgirl View Post
    I love Buck O Neil.
    Just missed the list -

    Outside of Satchel Paige and right were Josh Gibson would have been.

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  • Schwahalala
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    Originally posted by lazydaze View Post
    Athletes?

    Wilma Rudolph
    Jesse Owens
    Michael Jordan
    Bo Jackson
    Deion Sanders
    Did you ever meet Wilma Rudolph - I meet her when she was in her 40's and I was a young 20' something - I would have begged her to marry me if I thought it would have worked.

    Anyway - I like your list - because of its heavy speed emphasis -

    Did you know that Wilt was a very good 400 meter man?

    I digress -
    Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker were pretty much the same speed power guys in my book - except for Bo being able to hit a baseball a lot better.
    Both didn't make my cut because of Jackson very short career and Herschel not being better than Jim Brown or don't throw stuff - OJ as a Running back. Indeed - I probably should have had OJ on this list.

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  • El Establishment 1
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    Owens
    Robinson
    Joe Louis
    Ali
    Satchel Paige

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  • lazydaze
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    Athletes?

    Wilma Rudolph
    Jesse Owens
    Michael Jordan
    Bo Jackson
    Deion Sanders

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  • hkyfan
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    How about Bo Jackson?

    That guy would have been a player in any sport he decided to play.

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