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Date: 07/26/08 08:32 AM

37 Responses to Top 10 World Sports Athletes of 2008

  1. Profile photo of herouk87
    herouk87 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 2:26 am
    Link: Top 10 World Sports Athletes of 2008 - Read the intro to this list: It`ll explain why the #1 guy is #1. Good to see #4 in there though.
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:39 am
    didn`t think ronaldinho would be on there


    that number one guy is CRAZY though!

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    petey112 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:48 am
    sidney crosby is a puss
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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:52 am
    lol. why have they got a baseball player and an american football player in the list? surely you can`t be classed as a top world athlete if your game is only played in one country!
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    jhe394 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:55 am
    i dont see why a lacrosse player isnt on there it is definitely one of the most physically demanding sports
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:58 am
    TheNineXXX

    Male, 18-29, Europe
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    Saturday, July 26, 2008 8:52:37 AM

    lol. why have they got a baseball player and an american football player in the list? surely you can`t be classed as a top world athlete if your game is only played in one country!

    + + + + + + + +

    Baseball and American football are only played in one country? Wow, didn`t know that.

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    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 8:59 am
    jhe394, you obviously have never tried romanian dragon seducing.

    now THAT is physically demanding, those dragons dont just take every peasant that comes strolling on down their way

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    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:01 am
    I`d say MMA is pretty demanding

    as is rugby

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    waath1 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:03 am
    I`d say that they`d take that into consideration. Versatility, skill, power, size, stamina and just plain toughness is all taken into consideration and I guess that there wasn`t any stand out rugby or mixed martial artists that topped these guys.
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    waath1 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:04 am
    oh and The Nine XXX it doesn`t matter if your sport is played across the world or in just one town, a great athlete is a great athlete.

    You wouldn`t say a tiger isn`t one of the great hunters of the world because it`s confined to Asia, would you?

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    TruJuggalo Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:08 am
    fancyclad, thanks for saying what i was thinking, cause i sure never heard of the european football league, or of baseball being played in other countries, Nine XX know what your talking about before you speak next time

    and about the list i`m happy to see crosby on there, i reside in pittsburgh and love the penguins and the steelers.

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    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:20 am
    why is ronaldiniho on there? he didnt play half the season as he was overweight.
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    net_surfer Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:24 am
    Not taking anything away from the "Athletes" on this list, but something sure looks strange.
    Get rid of Fed put in Nadal
    Also looks like they got the wrong Ronaldo...

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    jcbball0012 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:32 am
    He is cooler than you!
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    EIN1 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Agreed Nadal and CR should be there
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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:49 am
    Yay! Abuse from Fancylad! I`m in the circle now! Point taken.
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    moosekid Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:58 am
    Well Lebron James IS amazing, Kobe Bryant has achieved more, but still a pretty good list.
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    Stentorian Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 10:42 am
    This list sucks ass. Roger Federer? Ronaldinho? Alex Rodriguez? LeBron James?

    Surely there are better choices.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 11:16 am
    I hate this list. I hate this list... I hate it I hate it I hate it.

    10. A-rod isnt even the best athlete in terms of Baseball. The Soriano`s of baseball are more athletic. He is the best player, but not most athletic
    9. Im fine with it, maybe I had him a bit lower.
    8.Sprinters can only sprint, should never make list
    7.Hurdlers can only hurdle
    6. Crosby deserved his spot
    5.Federer cant even beat Nadal.
    4. LT, deserved that if not higher
    3.He is my vote for 1, one of the fastest boxers i`ve seen.
    2. I thought it was too high but as an athlete it would make sense.

    1. The only reason he made the list is because of tradition to name the decathalon winner the best athlete in the world.
    It should be noted he doesnt dominate his sport, he will get beaten

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 11:16 am
    And Christiano Ronaldo can suck my balls, he dives too much.
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    hairyharryli Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 11:33 am
    wow, primtimekin, stop being so naive. you should only insult the sports that youve played. you trying sprinting 400 meters in less than 44 secs then tell me its just sprinting. you try sprinting through hurdles and see if you can clear them without clipping your pubescent nuts or looking like an awkward duck. why dont you do a decathalon and tell us that its overrated. stop being a sophomoric prick.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 11:39 am
    ^^^^
    For best athlete in the world, just being able to run and jump isn`t enough. Its power, speed, agility, creativeness, etc.

    And once The decathalon guy becomes dominate in his sport, he should be at 1

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    lghjhgcd Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    ^^
    and do you have any of those qualities? i dont think so.
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    jmh31 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Lebron James should NOT be #2. And A-Rod should be higher on the list...
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    CheeseCar Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    Hmm, no girls. I guess this proves once and for all that men are better athletes.
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    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    Well, I know f*ck all about sports and athletics in general, and I`ve only heard of/seen Federer and Ronaldo...so my opinion is void.
    The Roman bloke seems good, but he`s 33 and probably only going to go downhill from now.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    No, CheeseCar, it just proves that you didn`t read the intro.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    A. Tell that to Sidney Crosby`s face Petey.

    I got the over/under on how many teeth he`s picking up at 6. Any takers?


    B. This should be called the Top 10 FAMOUS World Sports Athletes of 2008. If you wanna get into raw athleticism I think Antonio Cromartie deserves a spot on this list.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    "lol. why have they got a baseball player and an american football player in the list? surely you can`t be classed as a top world athlete if your game is only played in one country!"

    First, like fancylad said....they`re not just played in the US. American Football is played in Europe and Canada. Baseball is played in Japan, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, and more.

    Second, I admit I was surprised that there were so many American athletes on the list. I thought it would be more even or maybe just one or two Americans on it.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    "and do you have any of those qualities? i dont think so."

    neither do those 2

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    Paelos Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    Not having Tiger Woods on there seems to be a bit of an oversight, being that he is the most dominant player in his game in the world.

    Also, Crosby makes no sense at all. He was 28th in points last year. He had a terrible individual season despite the team going to the Cup Finals. This is a 2008 list, and it should take that into account.

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    JohneyQ Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    what the drat? ronaldinho over cristiano ronaldo those guys are dumbasses
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2008 at 12:14 am
    Paelos, it`s kinda hard to score points when you`re hurt for most of the year. That doesn`t take anything away from how good he is.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2008 at 12:56 am
    Haven`t posted for a long time, but can`t keep my mouth shut on this one:

    Alex Ovechkin was NHL MVP, not Sidney Crosby, and thus Ovechkin is the NHL`s greatest athlete.

    Cristiano Ronaldo was Footballer of the Year, not Ronaldinho, and thus Cristiano Ronaldo is the best athlete in soccer. In fact, Kaka might have something to say about Ronaldinho even being the best Brazilian soccer player this year.

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    rubberducki1 Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2008 at 11:33 am
    No girls. Seriously? How about Shawn Johnson? I mean, she is only the reigning world champion for Women`s Gymnastics...
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    lfcok Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    No American sports should be in this list as they are not world sports and are not known by the majority of the world population.
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    lfcok Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    Soccer is the most watched/played/popular sport in the world, and David Beckham is the most recognized soccer player, therefore he must surely be the biggest name in sport!

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