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Who's the toughest person in professional sports?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Who was/is the toughest person (since it may be a woman) to ever play professional sports?
    Concrete Charlie?
    Ray Nitschke?
    Bob Probert?
    The Japanese Olympian who competed on the rings with a broken leg?
    Eric Lindros? ;)
    Jack Lambert?
    Ben Hogan?
    Brian Boitano?

    If all the world's pro athletes (excluding MMA and UFC guys) were gathered together for a Battle Royal, which guy would you bet on to win?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Charles Oakley belongs in the conversation.
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    In their primes, I'd put money on Gordie Howe, Joey Kocur and Bob Probert.
  4. You have no love for Bill Laimbeer?
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hell no. He was a cheap-shotting punk.
  6. rube

    rube Active Member

    I think they both belong, Oakley more so maybe. Rick Mahorn could kick both their asses.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Joe Greene
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It depends what you mean by tough?

    Like Brett Favre, Cal Ripken never-miss-a-game tough

    or Bill Laimbeer, Charles Barkley, Chris Simon (I don't want to mess with that SOB tough)
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    On the latter, in terms of hoops, Michael Graham of Georgetown seemed like the baddest of bad asses.
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Here's a blast from the past:

    Glenn Hall played 502 consecutive games in a no-mask, flimsy, crappy goalie equipment era.

    And he threw up before every game and sometimes between periods.

    That record is about as untouchable as DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak.
  11. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Once Psycho-T is drafted the conversation ends.
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Who dat?
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