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Michael Phelps-Greatest Athlete of All Time?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  4. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Not quite.
  5. Mmac

    Mmac Guest

    Not even close.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Is that a U that his outstretched, Nazi-styled arm is obscuring?

    Because that is where that opinion belongs, in a urinal.
  7. IU90

    IU90 Member

    Yes, for starters, because he is a swimmer. You are not eligible for "greatest athlete of all time" consideration if the only sport you've ever shown proficiency at is swimming. And you must, at some point in your life, have demonstrated proficiency in either hitting, kicking, throwing, catching, or shooting something.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Junk, the "um, no" response is reserved for D_B, not for the question.

    But to sum it up quickly, um, no. Phelps is not the greatest athlete of all time.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Mark Spitz is better than him.
  11. IU90

    IU90 Member

    Yet another reason he's ineligible for GAOAT consideration.
  12. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Is Phelps the best male swimmer of all time? Better than Spitz or Biondi. I don't think so.
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