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Michael Phelps-Greatest Athlete of All Time?

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

  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    Now THAT's funny.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The greatest athlete of all time, bar none - Lionel Conacher. A world-class lacrosse, football, hockey and baseball player, boxer, wrestler and rower.

    He won the Mann Cup, the Grey Cup, the Stanley Cup, the Little World Series (AAA), the Canadian light-heavyweight boxing championship and was undefeated as a professional wrestler, back in the days before it was scripted. A member of our national lacrosse, football and hockey halls of fame. Oh yeah, he later became a federal politician and, after legging out a triple in a parliamentary softball game, dropped dead on third base of a heart attack - an athlete to the end.

    Speaking of the end, this thread is hereby over, thank you all for coming out. :)
  3. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    you see kids throwing or catching balls every day. It comes pretty naturally
    But ask them to do a good butterfly stroke
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  5. ralph wiggum

    ralph wiggum Member

    Didn't USA Today once do a story calling extreme sports athlete Shaun Palmer the world's greatest athlete?
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Lionel Conacher, my ass. Canada's greatest athlete is Gene Kiniski or Iron Mike Sharpe, take your pick.

    End o' thread.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Especially when Iron Mike's forearm was healthy.

    God, wresting used to be so great.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    To quote Jeff Spicoli, "those guys are fags!"
  9. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Greatest single performance at the Olympics: Emil Zatopek at the 1952 Games in Helsinki where he won gold in the 5k, 10k AND marathon. That's damn impressive on so many levels.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    No love for the Fabulous Rougeaus? And Iron Mike Sharpe had the slowest-healing injury in history.
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Pam Anderson was a helluva swimmer -- thanks to the flotation devices.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    It's a nonsensical mutation of what they are already doing.

    Butterfly stroke... give me a fucking break.
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