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« on: March 09, 2007, 07:48:46 AM »

Well, for all that he contributed to the sport, what he achieved and what he stands for today I would say Arnold!
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 07:59:34 AM »

Bo Jackson!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 08:00:59 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 08:06:26 AM »

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER!!!!!!!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 08:07:16 AM »

Jim Thorpe

Thorpe by far or Paul Robeson
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007, 08:07:45 AM »

Thorpe by far or Paul Roberson
Arnold hands down
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007, 08:09:00 AM »

Bo knows it's Bo Jackson. He was a monster and all-star in two leagues.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2007, 08:11:41 AM »

Tiger Woods yall.  Tiger Woods yall.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 08:12:40 AM »

No Neion Deion?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007, 08:13:21 AM »

No Neion Deion?
We all know Arnold would win!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007, 08:13:38 AM »

No Neion Deion?


He was def great but no Bo Jackson. Deion was not nearly as good at baseball as he was in football.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2007, 08:13:57 AM »

AHNULLLLDDDD!!!!!!!

7 time Mr. Olympia, box office movie star, Gov. of California. Doesn't get much bigger than that. Next stop, the White house.
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2007, 08:14:53 AM »

AHNULLLLDDDD!!!!!!!

7 time Mr. Olympia, box office movie star, Gov. of California. Doesn't get much bigger than that. Next stop, the White house.
Agreed.... mucho atheltic talent required to hold down 7 olympia titles. Plus he is a God.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2007, 08:15:02 AM »

Randy Couture, Skill, accomplishments and longevity.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2007, 08:16:54 AM »

Andre The Giant (cuz nobody could slam him til Hogan partially did)
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2007, 08:17:49 AM »

Andre The Giant (cuz nobody could slam him til Hogan did)
Wrong, Arnold could slam him im sure.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2007, 08:18:39 AM »

a few contenders, muhammad ali, jack nicklaus, tiger woods, arnold, then all round athletes like carl lewis, daley thompson etc
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2007, 08:19:27 AM »

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Yup, this has been agreed upon by numerous commissions, polls and just plain opinion. It is all but fact.

/those who said ahnold. you just outed yourself as idiots.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2007, 08:21:56 AM »

Yup, this has been agreed upon by numerous commissions, polls and just plain opinion. It is all but fact.

/those who said ahnold. you just outed yourself as idiots.  Roll Eyes
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!?? ARNOLD DAMN IT!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2007, 08:30:50 AM »

Trying to compare athletes from different sports is pointless.

That said, there were some atheletes that were so far "above the norm" that they are widely recognized as "best" in their sport by many.

For basketball, it was Michael Jordan, for hockey Wayne Gretzsky, and for golf Tiger Woods. Arnold could be said to be that superstar for bodybuilding, but his status is as much the result of his personality as his physique.

Baseball and Football really don't seem to have any single individual that is their one "Superstar" the way the above sports do.
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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2007, 08:32:11 AM »

Trying to compare athletes from different sports is pointless.

That said, there were some atheletes that were so far "above the norm" that they are widely recognized as "best" in their sport by many.

For basketball, it was Michael Jordan, for hockey Wayne Gretzsky, and for golf Tiger Woods. Arnold could be said to be that superstar for bodybuilding, but his status is as much the result of his personality as his physique.

Baseball and Football really don't seem to have any single individual that is their one "Superstar" the way the above sports do.

Basketball is Wilt. They didnt' change the rules for jordan (although they bent them)
Baseball I'd go with Ted Williams or Ty Cobb
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2007, 08:32:53 AM »

/those who said ahnold. you just outed yourself as idiots.  Roll Eyes

Why?

He's considered THE best BBer of alltime. He's worked with the President on fitness projects, been involved in the Special Olympics and still stands for fitness this very day.
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2007, 08:34:26 AM »

Basketball is Wilt. They didnt' change the rules for jordan (although they bent them)
Baseball I'd go with Ted Williams or Ty Cobb
YOU THINK ARNOLD CAN't SHOOT A BASKETBALL!!!???!?!
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2007, 08:37:51 AM »


 Dan Gable. Ali. Jordan.
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2007, 08:50:04 AM »

a few contenders, muhammad ali, jack nicklaus, tiger woods, arnold, then all round athletes like carl lewis, daley thompson etc

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Ali. Jordan.

None of these excelled in more than one "sport" except the track guys.
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