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Muhammed Ali 5 12.82%
Michael Jordan 7 17.95%
Pele 3 7.69%
Lionel Messi 7 17.95%
Babe Ruth 1 2.56%
Don Bradman 4 10.26%
Wayne Gretzky 3 7.69%
Michael Phelps 9 23.08%
Carl Lewis 0 0%
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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 07-27-2015, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?

Who was the greatest in their respective sport?

(tennis has been left out intentionally)

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Michael Phelps, complete domination over numerous events, and the greatest Olympian of all time - 22 medals, including 18 Gold.
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Re: Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?

The great Matthew Upson.

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Tempted to say Phelps, but went for Ali.

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Bo Jackson

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Dirk Nowitzki
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TIGER WOODS. You think doing the GRANDSLAM in tennis is hard. NOBODY has ever done it in golf. The only man to ever even hold all four majors at the same time is TIGER ELDRICK WOODS. That's the greatest right there.

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Maradona and Tiger Woods deserve to at least be in the poll.

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Jordan.

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Michael Phelps' 18 gold medals says it all really. It's hard to really choose at the end of the day though. Too many great sportsmen and all do vastly different things.

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Bo Jackson
This isn't about pure athletic ability.

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TIGER WOODS. You think doing the GRANDSLAM in tennis is hard. NOBODY has ever done it in golf. The only man to ever even hold all four majors at the same time is TIGER ELDRICK WOODS. That's the greatest right there.

Nicklaus got the nib over Woods because he has 17 majors vs 14. But the real kicker is that Nicklaus finshed 2nd at 19 majors! He was in the top two 36 times vs 6 2nd place Woods finishes and 20 times in the top two.

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This isn't about pure athletic ability.
Then we need a definition of "sportsman"

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