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Most dominant athlete in a professional team sport

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Jan 28, 2007.


Which current athlete is the most dominant in his or her professional team sport?

  1. LaDanian Tomlinson

    12 vote(s)
  2. Albert Pujols

    5 vote(s)
  3. Martin Brodeur

    4 vote(s)
  4. LeBron James

    1 vote(s)
  5. Jimmie Johnson

    0 vote(s)
  6. Ronaldinho

    2 vote(s)
  7. Tony Stewart

    1 vote(s)
  8. Peyton Manning

    3 vote(s)
  9. Sidney Crosby

    4 vote(s)
  10. Mariano Rivera

    0 vote(s)
  11. Steve Nash

    0 vote(s)
  12. Johan Santana

    3 vote(s)
  13. Champ Bailey

    0 vote(s)
  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I'll admit to being ignorant about Nascar. I'm not sure which team driver is the most dominant, so I thought I'd thow Gordon up there. If posters want me to change it to Johnson or Stewart, I will.
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Peyton Manning seems like a glaring omission. Quarterbacks dictate more of a game's outcome than running backs.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member


    Last night's performance in the desert certainly didn't hurt, either. Wow.
  4. How does he qualify as dominant? He only has 10 more points than Ovechkin.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Tricky question, this one. Is mere individual excellence enough, or must it also be translated into titles (the old Marino/Montana paradox)?
    In terms of both statistical excellence AND a demonstrable role in helping his team win consistently, there's one glaring omission from this list, the guy who would get my vote.
    Mariano Rivera.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ryan Sonner
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Michael Schumacher
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Any reason why Steve Nash isn't on the list?
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    The rumor is he's gay.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And Canadian
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Yes, he's Canadian, as are the current/defending MVPS in the NHL and MBL's AL.

    Sucks to be Canadian these days.

    Let's see, right now:

    Justin Morneau - AL MVP
    Steve Nash - two-time defending NBA MVP
    Joe Thornton - current NHL MVP

    Last five years:

    Eric Gagne - 2003 Cy Young Winner
    Mike Weir - 2003 Masters champ

    Just for kicks:
    Ryan Gosling - 2007 Oscar nominee for Best Actor

    Canada's population: 32,960,359 (roughly)
    America's population: 298,535,107 (roughly 10 times that of Canada's)
  12. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Lisa Leslie is OVER-RATED! :p
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