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Tiger Woods -- "The most famous athlete on the planet?"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr. X, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Active Member

    Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote Sunday that Tiger Woods is "the most famous athlete on the planet."

    There can be no correct answer to this. I would suggest that several soccer players, including David Beckham, might be the most famous athlete on the planet.

    Here is a link to the story or column (from the Internet, it was unclear which it was) on a niece of Woods who is a top junior golfer where Kroichick makes that claim: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/03/SPG8TKUMNQ1.DTL
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Ali, Jordan, Woods.
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I would think Beckham would have to be included in this. Maybe even Zidane after the head butt.
  4. Mr. X

    Mr. X Active Member

    How about among active athletes? I think that's what Kroichick meant.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Woods, Beckham and Yao Ming would be my top three.
  6. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Ronaldinho is also extremely popular.
  7. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Michael Schumacher?
  8. Kritter47

    Kritter47 Member

    If we're talking all time, I would expect Pele dwarfs Woods in terms of recognition.

    If we're talking right now, it almost has to be a soccer player. Ronaldihno, Beckham, Henry and Zidane jump out.
  9. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    I AGREE.
  10. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    Like I said it's Ali, Jordan, and Woods.
  11. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    How is there even 10 posts on this thread and no mention of Shaquille O'Neal?
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Pele, Maradona, Cruyff...these are athletes which people weep in front of if they meet them.

    Woods plays golf. It does not have the emotional impact soccer has.
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