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Can Bonds become another Ali?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by creamora, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    There will never be another Ali.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

    Coming from the world's biggest Bonds apologist, of course, it is no surprise.
  3. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Ding ding ding
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member


    she begs to differ
  5. Born to Run

    Born to Run Member

    What a silly question.
    Oops, am I allowed to say that as a newbie?
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    You're more than allowed. Now fetch me a Bud Select (I know, I like macrobrew).
  7. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    At best Bonds can become Ted Williams in retirement. Their relationship with fans and the media track pretty closely together. In fact Bonds might be more adored by his hometown fans.
  9. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    Maybe if Bonds was a war hero and not a cheater.
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Do steroids freeze?
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The comparison between Bonds and Ali is insane. Other than both being great athletes who are black, what else is there?

    Ali had tremendous charisma. He may have pissed a lot of people off, but he also had a lot more people that loved him during his career. He is an interesting guy who became more likeable in retirement.

    Bonds is a self-centered asshole. I have always been a fan of his as a player, but he has gone far out of his way to be a prick his entire career and I doubt he can ever reverse all that bad PR.
  12. bomani jones

    bomani jones Member

    Teddy Ballgame was always the most comparable figure to me. The only thing--I got the feeling that the sports media became loaded with guys that grew up loving Ted Williams (I could be wrong, though). There will not be a media ever that grew up loving Barry Bonds, so I don't know if there can be a significant image shift down the line.
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