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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. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    I will vote for LT, but man I can't believe you didn't put my boy Kobe up there.
  2. statrat

    statrat Member

    I can't go with anyone on this list. I cast my vote for Champ Bailey. The guy simply shuts down a whole half of the field. Quarterbacks don't bother throwing anywhere near him unless he is camped out in a cover-2 with a 10 yard cushion between him and the receiver.
  3. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Even then if I was QBing I would still be worried he would jump the route and pick 6.
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Johan Santana belongs on the list. Who is the 2nd best SP?
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Okay, I added Rivera, Nash, Santana and Bailey to the list. Any others?
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And the answer is still none of the above.
    I don't believe there is a a truly dominant player --Jordan, Gretzky, Chamberlain, Jim Brown, Koufax etc. -- in any team sport right now
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    For now, I voted Santana. In 2-3 years I think it will be LeBron, and not that close.
  8. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    I voted for LT, but agree with Guy on this one. LeBron has the potential, if they ever put it all together in Cleveland, to lead a dynasty that makes Michael Jordan's run with the Bulls look average.
  9. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    True dat. If he stayed in college, he'd be a senior right now. Wow.
    But for now, I'd have to go with Ronaldinho.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I voted Pujols, but the more I think about I might still say Johan or Rivera. Rivera is pretty damn consistent still and Johan is definitely one of those players that makes you want to watch everyone of his starts.
  11. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    I'm sure that the investigation into my omission is forthcoming.
  12. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    What about some love for Mariano Rivera? I mean, the guy has been one of the top three closers in baseball for the last eight seasons using basically only one pitch every single time. It should have either been him or Santana should have one the '05 Cy Young and not Colon. Yes, he pitches in just the last inning or so of games that the Yankees are either winning or tied, but most other closers would have a few more losses or blown saves to their credit. Another point: the highest batting average he has allowed since his first full season in 1996 was just .237 (1997). That and he hasn't posted an ERA over 2.00 since 2002. Not bad for a guy who should be on the decline.
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