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Which athlete fell furthest and fastest off the talent cliff?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Apr 12, 2009.


Which athlete fell furthest and fastest off the talent cliff?

  1. Chuck Knoblauch

    1 vote(s)
  2. David Duval

    20 vote(s)
  3. Mike Tyson

    5 vote(s)
  4. Steve Blass

    3 vote(s)
  5. Andruw Jones

    7 vote(s)
  6. Jim Carey - NHL

    2 vote(s)
  7. Other

    4 vote(s)
  8. David Ortiz

    4 vote(s)
  1. Who was the biggest star to suddenly lose it? If you have an "other" choice don't vote for other - instead post your choice and I'll alter the poll accordingly (if I feel your choice merits changing the poll).

    Len Bias jokes aren't funny.
  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Has to be Duval. He was No. 1 in the world one day, and damn near out of golf the next.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    They call it "Steve Blass Disease" for a reason.
  4. Fair enough.

    Before my time but do you think the death of Clemente really caused his fall off the cliff?
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The fact mini Ditka is an answer means this is a trick question! You can't fool us, Chris.
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I could offer a list of dozens, nay hundreds, of the next sure thing high school prospect, who didn't play a second of college ball.
    But in the spirit of the question, I instead offer up John Daly.
    The thing about Daly is that he is still surrounded by fans, even down in the abyss that sits beside the cliff of fail.
  7. Look at me Headbutt. Look at me.

    I command you to vote for Mini Ditka.

    Mini Ditka, Mini Ditka

  8. Felipe Lopez comes to mind.

    I don't think I can add John Daly because he seems to be a slow roll off the cliff while Duval was a Mexican cliff diver like plunge.
  9. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Not that he's necessarily No. 1, but should Andruw Jones be in this conversation? Mark Prior and Kerry Wood come to mind too, but I'm not sure how much of that was just injuries. Plus, Wood is still pitching somewhat effectively.

    As far as No. 1 goes, I'm going with Duval. It was stunning how quickly he went from No. 1 to basically non-existent.
  10. Andruw Jones is a good one
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Justin Verlander is not fooling anyone.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    There are some tennis players who could make this list.
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