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    Re: Favorite players ever

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    Re: Favorite players ever

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    Tim Krumrie/Joe Green
    Bjorn Borg
    Erik Heiden
    Franz Klammer - if you are too young to remember his gold medal run in 1976, check it out on Youtube. Best ski run of all time and it inspired me to ski like a raging idiot when I was ten.
    I can remember watching Klammer's run in the 76 Olympics. It was spectatcular. It never inspired me to ski though.

    I forgot about tennis. Used to watch it a lot back in the 70's and 80's. Borg was my favorite too. He was as dominate as anyone back in his time.
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    Nice Thread.
    My favorites are Old-school and pretty conventional. I'm a front-runner I guess.

    Baseball: Johnny Bench
    non-Red: George Brett
    Football: Peyton Manning
    Basketball: Michael Jordan
    Golf: Chi-Chi Rodriguez
    Hockey: Gretzky
    Tennis: Jimmy Connors
    Olympics: Nadia Comaneci/Sebastian Coe
    Soccer: Johan Cruyff


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    Baseball: Barry Larkin
    Non-Red: Josh Hamilton
    College Football: Troy Smith and Will Allen
    College Basketball: JJ Sullinger and Evan Turner
    Football: Boomer
    Olympics: Tommy Moe and Bode Miller
    Golf: David Duval and Freddie Couples

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    Re: Favorite players ever

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    I worked as a line judge in an EPIC Borg-Connors battle in Caracas. Five amazing sets IIRC.
    Wow, what an experience that must have been.
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    Wow, what an experience that must have been.
    My sentiments exactly. Connors give you any grief over a line call?
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    My sentiments exactly. Connors give you any grief over a line call?
    He's my favorite player, isn't he? So no.

    I was lucky 'cause I had the center service line. So I basically had the best seat in the house for free! I was 15. Didn't quite get how cool it was at the time.
    BTW looked it up. It was a 3-set deal. Connors took the first and last. The rallies lasted seemingly forever.
    6-4 5-7 6-3.
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    Re: Favorite players ever

    Red---------Johnny Bench
    Non Red-----George Herman Ruth....No I didn't see him but I like him.
    NFL.............Peyton Manning
    NBA............Larry Joe Bird
    NCAA BB......Calbert Cheaney/Steve Alford
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    MLB: Nearly all the of the 1990 Reds but specifically Eric and Barry.
    Non Red: Greg Maddux.
    NBA: Reggie Miller
    NFL: Peyton Manning
    PGA: Tiger
    NCAA BB: Calbert Cheaney
    Tennis: Pete Sampras
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    Re: Favorite players ever

    Who is the guy that makes no sense for you to love, but you do? For example, it could be an average or even below average player with a strange style (Javy Valentin), someone whose character is bigger than life (John Salley with the ladies), or for no reason at all.

    My guys are Art Long (just an epically questionable dude), Kent Mercker, and Sam Perkins.
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    Re: Favorite players ever

    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    Who is the guy that makes no sense for you to love, but you do? For example, it could be an average or even below average player with a strange style (Javy Valentin), someone whose character is bigger than life (John Salley with the ladies), or for no reason at all.

    My guys are Art Long (just an epically questionable dude), Kent Mercker, and Sam Perkins.
    When I was a kid... Garth and Dane Iorg. Loved those names.
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    When I was a kid... Garth and Dane Iorg. Loved those names.
    Wonder if Dane ever had a show called "Dane's World."
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    When I was a kid... Garth and Dane Iorg. Loved those names.
    I remember so many more guys from the 80's because I collected baseball cards. For example, I remember Garth Iorg because his Blue Jays 1986 Topps card was unusually bright (or at least the one I had was). It's weird the types of things that stick in your head for no real reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    I remember so many more guys from the 80's because I collected baseball cards. For example, I remember Garth Iorg because his Blue Jays 1986 Topps card was unusually bright (or at least the one I had was). It's weird the types of things that stick in your head for no real reason.
    I remember those cards. Every pack I seemed to get at least a couple Blue Jays' cards. I think I ended up with 5 or 6 Rance Mulliniks and 10 Buck Martinez. My brother and I had a long standing inside joke using the name "Buck Martinez" as an expression of disappointment, like "not again!"
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Favorite players ever

    MLB - Johnny Bench.....non-Red - Roberto Clemente
    NFL - Willie Lanier and Otis Taylor
    NBA - John Hovlachek and Larry Bird.......... non-Celtic - The Doctor and Mike
    CBB - Kyle Macy and quite a few Cats.......non-Cat - Len Bias(he was an unbelievalbe talent)
    CFB - Vincent Bo Jackson(argueably the greatest athlete of my time)
    NHL - Bobby Orr and Phil Espisito


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