I have to believe that most of the people on the Ibang that say "soccer is not a sport" are trolling or trying to prove how American they are. But if you are serious, for some reason I picture you giving someone (maybe your wife or eldest son) a high five after you type that.
Greatest Moments in Sports
Shouldn't they remove the Lance Armstrong and Paterno win clips since since they tell us now those never happened.
I got a life boat for everyone... Most influential athlete all time. You can only bring two with you. 1. Ali 2. Jackie Robinson 3. Michael Jordan
3 things: Jordan was one hell of a basketball player huh. Football used to be much tougher/better. Human beings are amazing amazing machines.
Down goes Frazier! I would have liked to have seen a triumphant Mark Messier in there... sigh I miss hockey. The way those soccer players can handle the ball is mesmerizing.
@BadNewsJeff 45 minutes of continuos play, times 2 if you are good. Using anything but your hands, That takes incredible skill & stamina, you have to really watch to appreciate the beauty of the worlds game...
@XL XTall It's always been big business
@mightyhorserox Michael Jordan was not an athlete. He was only good in one sport. Do some reading on a guy named Jim Thorpe. Yes Jackie Robinson was a great athlete. Baseball was his weakest sport...
@mightyhorserox It's got to be four
@mightyhorserox Ali transcended his sport, so did Jackie Robinson, Jordan's out.
@mightyhorserox why Jackie Robinson? He wasn't even the first black player (contrary to popular belief)
@Yuuuck Football players have never been as tough as they are now. Current players are so much stronger and faster it's scary.
@Binary Daoist Agreed, don't think I saw a Gretsky clip either but Ovechkins goal may be sickest ever!! Sigh, I miss Hockey too
@TSheehan my greatest sports moment
@Cletus from Brooklyn Michael Jordan played baseball and golf at a higher level than 95 percent of the population can dream about. I'm not here to discredit the accolades of Jim Thorpe. The guys was an amazing athlete, but the question wasn't about pure athleticism. The question relates to transcending ones sport and becoming more than an athlete. I think Jordan, Ali, Robinson, and Pele all did that. People who didn't watch the sport knew who these guys were. Having sad all that, I'm still throwing MJ the Fuck off the boat.
@HummusMagnate whether or not he was the first black player in the majors is a moot point. The question is about influential athletes... thus then Jackie should and could be included. Just thought a little discussion on the topic would be cool. Not trying to change the world or anything here.
@Cletus from Brooklyn Just a catch that kept the drive going so self inflicted gun shot wound could get the touchdown pass to ruin the pats perfect season. You're right, it was just a catch!?
@K Dubya @mightyhorserox Being good in one sport means you are gifted in one discipline of Competitve sports/exercise. Jackie Robinson was a track & field star & a great basketball player in college. Multiple disciplines makes you an athlete, most scouts didn't consider Jordan a baseball prospect (never could hit that curve) & he's not even good enough to get a PGA card, no matter how mucho net he throws their way.
@Cletus from Brooklyn You are correct he got cut the next season, but according to the title it just had to be a moment. I won't saying thing else. You being a Jets fan is punishment enough.
@Toin Coss is You might have a point. I didn't watch that Super Bowl (I root for the loser team in Town) but is Tyree even in the league anymore...