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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. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


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  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Only one mention of R-Fed, the Tiger of men's tennis. And men's tennis is not dead, as Andre Agassi proved in his farewell.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    She's not currently active, but Anna Kournikova is very recognizable worldwide. For her tennis game, of course. ::)
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'm not kidding about this: If you put Federer in a lineup with Michael Chang, Jim Courier and Agassi...I MIGHT be able to pick Federer out.
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Sad to say, I was channel surfing and noticed Oprah talking to Jordan and Sir Charles. According to Charles, when he's out, nobody gets the following the Jordan does. Barkley said "even when I'm out with Tiger," it's not like when he's out with Jordan.
    And that was all the Oprah I need for the year.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Jordan and Ali might be the two most famous FORMER athletes, but since Tiger is still playing, he would be an athlete.
    Semantics? Maybe, but still true.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I would ... but only through the process of elimination. I would recognize the other three.

    The Agassi moment -- AND the Agassi/Blake moment -- were not an indication that tennis is back. They transcended the game.
  8. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Pele was the world's most famous into the 70s and 80s just because of soccer's global reach. Ali close to him.

    Jordan probably passing Pele and Ali as their public ages and dies.

    Yao for sure in the mix. Maradona would be in there, though.

    YHS, etc
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I just wonder how Tiger plays in South America and Central/Northern Africa, soccer crazy expanses with little use for golf.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If we're talking active athletes, (in no specific order) it's Beckham, Woods and Schumacher...

    It's certainly not an absurd statement...
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    The Google breakdown ten minutes ago, using whole names. Completely unscientific.

    Maradona: 1.28 million hits

    Yao Ming: 1.68 million hits

    Federer: 3.95 million hits

    Kournikova: 4.7 million hits

    Schumacher: 5.9 million hits

    Muhammad Ali: 6.28M

    Z. Zidane: 6.89M

    Beckham: 7.61M

    Jordan: 8.5M

    Pele: 15.2M

    Tiger: 15.9M

    Ronaldinho: 16.8M

    Google 'Ali' alone? 186,000,000 hits

    Again, for conversational purposes only.


    Sadly, there's almost no way to Google 'Ronaldo' without getting a lot of errant hits; as is the case with 'Ali'. Even sadder, perhaps, this: Oprah?

    64,000,000 hits.
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