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Who are the most famous man and woman in the world?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    That's the same reason why Ronaldinho would rank above Jordan and Woods. He's Nike, too.
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    There is no way Ronaldinho ranks above Jordan.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    He probably does. Soccer is far more popular than the NBA in most places outside the States. Don't confuse who's well-known in the United States with who's well-known worldwide.
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    We're talking about Michael Jordan here. We're not talking about the U.S. [channeling Iverson]

    I would bet that if you asked any number of kids in the world, over the age of about 7, they would know who Jordan is. Not because of his basketball skills, but because of his shoes. Also show kids in Asia a picture of Ronaldinho and Jordan. I would wager 9 out of 10 know who Jordan is before they mention Ronaldinho.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think you're confusing popularity here with popularity elsewhere. Most Americans do.
  6. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Ronaldinho though? Seriously now. Show a picture with both Jordan and Ronaldinho in their uniforms and I bet Jordan is picked out first (Jordan in his Bulls 23 of course).
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Overseas, probably not. Here, sure. Again, you're confusing popularity here with popularity elsewhere.

    Ronaldinho is one of the best soccer players in the world. He's sponsored by Nike (I believe) and he's in ads everywhere. Oh, and he's still playing.
  8. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Kids in Africa and Asia aren't wearing "Ronaldinho's" around.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You can keep your narrow worldview and keep mine alright. I think you're wrong, and we'll agree to disagree.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    How many people watched the World Cup and how many watched the NBA Finals?
  11. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

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  12. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Are you saying this year's NBA Finals and the last World Cup?
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