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Who was your favorite athlete as a kid?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I mean, as a kid, not as a teenager. Who is the first player who really got you interested in a sport?

    Here's the shell

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Baseball: George Brett
    Football: Joe Montana
    Basketball: Julius Erving
    Hockey: Wayne Gretzky
    Soccer: Pele
    Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard
    Tennis: John McEnroe
    Golf: Tom Watson
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Rickey Henderson
    Darrell Green/Art Monk
    Magic Johnson
    Mike Tyson
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Baseball: Pops Stargell, Jim Bibby and Kent Tekulve
    Football: Jack Lambert
    Basketball: Dr. J
    Hockey: The Pens in the 1970s? C'mon man.
    Soccer: Please
    Boxing: Ali
    Tennis: Borg
    Golf: I was a kid for Christ's sake.
    and ... Jimmy Snuka and Ivan Putski
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Baseball: Ron Hunt/Harmon Killebrew/Dave Concepcion
    Football: Roman Gabriel
    Basketball: Dave DeBusschere/Julius Erving/Pete Maravich
    Hockey: Brad Park
    Soccer: Pele (only one I knew of)
    Boxing: Muhammad Ali
    Tennis: Evonne Goolagong
    Golf: Jack Nicklaus
    Track: Kip Keino
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Baseball: Jody Davis
    Football: Deion Sanders
    Basketball: still waiting
    Hockey: Wayne Gretzky
    Soccer: It was a game rather than a player (3-0 over Portugal at 2002 WC), so I'll say Brian McBride, who had the best play of the game
    Boxing: Absolutely can't stand to watch it.
    Tennis: N/A
    Golf: Count me in the "I'll watch if it's Sunday and a major and Tiger might win" crowd.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My family knows Watson's family, that's the only reason I paid any attention to golf as a kid.
  8. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Baseball: Alvis Woods
    Football: Terry Bradshaw/Jim Plunkett
    Basketball: Larry Bird
    Hockey: Rick Vaive
    Soccer: Absolutely nobody
    Boxing: Larry Holmes
    Tennis: Bjorn Borg

    I was born in 1974 and grew up in a Toronto suburb.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Alvis Woods?
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Baseball: George Brett
    Football: Joe Montana
    Basketball: Scott Wedman - hey, he was the most complete NBA player in the town I grew up in. Phil Ford a close second.
    Hockey: Mike Liut
    Tennis: John McEnroe
    Soccer: Steve Zungul, the King of All Indoors!
    Golf: Danny Noonan
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    this elder statesman's list:

    baseball: "the mick"

    football: tucker frederickson

    basketball: bill bradley

    hockey: bobby orr
  12. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    Baseball: Gary Carter, after he very nicely posed for a picture with me at spring training when I was about 8
    Football: Tim Green (graduated from my high school)
    Basketball: Larry Bird
    Hockey: n/a
    Soccer: n/a
    Boxing: n/a
    Tennis: Andre Agassi
    Golf: n/a
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