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Date: 05/12/11 03:20 PM

33 Responses to 25 Sports Legends Who Aren`t Really That Great

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    Link: 25 Sports Legends Who Aren`t Really That Great - Controversial for sure, but think about these names: Bradshaw, Ronaldo, Pippen, Beckham. Aren`t they just all hype?
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    pdjr Male 40-49
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    whoever put that article together is just a bitter fool
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    tomspotley Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Ronaldo was world player of the year, he has had an insane goal return for about 4 seasons now. That page on him looks like it was written about him and 5 or 6 seasons ago.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    It just seems like this guy`s whole argument is based on stats. There`s more to greatness than stats, bro.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    While I don`t agree too much with Ronaldo on this list, I never saw what the big deal with Beckham was.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    I can`t comment on the American sports legends because I don`t watch their sports, but as soon as I saw the first footballer I lost respect for this list. Cristiano Ronaldo "really that great"? The man has 50 goals this season alone!!! Thats not even including internationals.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    I have to agree with fancylad on atleast one account, Beckham has far too much hype surrounding him. He wouldn`t have become as popular as he is solely for his ability as a soccer player; he is totally Hollywood.

    On the other hand, Ronaldo is worth his weight in gold and then some!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Beckham does what Beckham is paid to do... Bring people into buy tickets and/or merchandice.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    OK, read on and a lot more of these are just ridiculous. David Beckham is arguably the greatest ever crosser of the ball, one of the greatest passers in general and has one of the best free kicks in the history of the game. he also captained his country for a long time and is one of the best players in Premier League history, the fact the article quotes a fat cheating druggy scumbag and a sleazy French pervert as sources only discredits it further. Pretty boy Floyd`s arguably p4p the worlds greatest, going by their reasons for him Manny Pacquaio should also be on the list. And the reason Andy Roddick dpesn`t have more Grand Slam victories is because he peaked at the same time as the best player ever. Theres no shame being second best to Roger Federer.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Bullsh*t on the Bradshaw assertion. Hell I`m a Cowboys fan, and have deep respect for him. He is a 1070`s all decade team QB, 1978 NFL MVP, and 2x Superbowl MVP. He won 4 Superbowls as quarterback and no others can make that claim, and with different players. The only reason his stats are not padded like some dinosaurs is his elbow injury forced him into retirement at an early age. He was a leader on the field and a great general in making the right audibles and throwing decisions.

    Crap I wish the Cowboys had him on coaching staff to teach Romo how to lead. I can`t believe I`m defending a Steeler. However respect is respect. He earned it period and all others can STFU!
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    Glad to see Gretz wasn`t on the actual list. It really wouldn`t have made sense if you look at all of his numbers and records.
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    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
    180 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    This article made me rage like no other. This is a KID whose most favorable memory in basketball history was LAST YEAR.

    Also, I am very much in love with the way Aikman played and I was severely butthurt.
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    Garu Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Refrigerator Perry or Spud Web, maybe? I just watch football (best sport on the planet) I don`t do trivia.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    i have never even heard of 99% of these people
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    alk3v Male 18-29
    341 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Agree with Beckham being overrated. He only had that reputation since he is English. No more.

    Oh and Cristiano Ronaldo? He`s 26 FFS. He has at least 6 more years before he retires. He`s won the UEFA champions league, Premier League, FA Cup and countless individual awards (Premier league player of the year, ballon d`Or, scoring leader,...).
    Pippen: Complete bullpoo. Pippen can hold his own, and made the all defensive team consistently and won the Allstar MVP the year Jordan was out.
    Seriously, this is a such a bad article.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    25 - 20 are 100% correct!
    21 Bradshaw? He`s a legit great, IMO. (and @Handys, apparently)
    The rest? Yup, they`re over rated for sure. Either their TEAM was great or they never faced real, top-rate opponents.
    Good list. IDK about the baskeballers really, but those here sound pretty lame (compared to Hall Of Fame status and such I mean)
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    Eh, I thought it was a crap list.

    The only one I`ll comment on is Beckham though: the man has ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN CAPS! You don`t captain England for 6-odd years by looking pretty.

    In fact, considering what a crappy coach/talent evaluator Maradona turned out to be, I`d say his criticism works in Beckham`s favor ;)
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Stats shouldn`t be the end-all-be-all that so many in sports tend to take them as now-a-days. The kid who compiled the list wants to be a sports columnist writer. I hope he learns that when playing next to another great, both stats are more likely to decline in different ways. There`s so much more going on in sports than what raw statistics project.
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    cnsocialist Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Oh youve got to be pooting me.if ronaldo is poo for not playing well in big games, then messi, kaka and rooney should also be in the list(when was the last time you saw those four fckers score in the world cup?). and for beckham, yea, hes overrated, but look at the english national team without him...
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    ScrapaNater Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    i agree, pippen could hold his own, if u took him off the bulls, then the overall team defence wouldve sucked, cuz god knows jordan wasnt all that great defensively, jordan was offence, pippen was defence, who had some offensive capabilities... those 2 guys made the bulls great for quite a few years... look at dennis rodman... he definitely didnt add much to the team
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    nnotdead Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    Jordan did win defensive player of the year
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Beckham was possibly the most over-rated sportsman of this generation. Never saw him do anything even vaguely notable. Sure, he could pass the ball. He`s a midfielder, that`s what he`s supposed to do. Hell, I can wipe my own arse after I have a poo, but there`s no accolade out there for great arse-wiping skills. Sorry, never saw the attraction. He was better than average, that`s all. Give me George Best any day, thank you.

    I`m sure I`ll be berated that I missed those games in which he called down the wrath of heaven and performed individual miraculous feats worthy of Jesus himself, but I`m afraid I missed the vid on those. They`re probably out there on Youtube somewhere.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    unlike most of the lists that call certain people overrated, this list actually uses facts instead of anger and personal opinion. 4 stars
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1175 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    I have to argue with his inclusion of some of the older quarterbacks in his list. It was a different game back then. Most offenses until the 80`s were run based. If you use his criteria, you`d probably have to add Bart Starr to the list, since Lombardi used to mainly run sweep plays. Let`s not also forget: Bradshaw, Namath, and Blanda all called their own plays! There were no headphones in the helmet back then. That has to count for something.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2011 at 2:51 am
    but, but, but...
    but shhh all of you! David Becham was awesome and you know it
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am
    This man uses maths to find fault with sportsmen. Fail.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2011 at 11:10 am
    At least they accomplished more than we did, so they are better
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 12:01 am
    BLEACHER REPORT HAS THE WORST WRITING EVER. Seriously, do they just take whatever garbage freelancers email them? Every single one of their articles is a bunch of uninteresting, biased BS
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    Fojos Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 12:12 am
    "David Becham was awesome and you know it" I hope you`re trying to be funny.
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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 8:48 am
    I know about 3 of those :/
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    M5000 Male 13-17
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    May 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    "I don`t know who any of those people are."
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    ImaComputer Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Pippen was a defensive juggernaut, 10 time all defensive team, won the All Star game MVP in 94 and 2 olympic gold medals....bad reporting is bad

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