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Favorite athlete by sport of all time

The Freak
03-16-2007, 10:03 PM
Tennis- James Blake
Football- Gale Sayers
Basketball- Kobe Bryant
Boxing- Muhammad Ali
Baseball- Ken Griffey Jr.
Soccer- Ronaldinho
Cycling- Lance Armstrong

Who are your guys' favorite athletes by sport of all time? Feel free to add other sports if you want.

zicofirol
03-16-2007, 10:10 PM
Tennis- James Blake :worship:
Football- Gale Sayers :worship:

Boxing- Muhammad Ali :worship:

Who are your guys' favorite athletes' by sport of all time? Feel free to add other sports if you want.

times you say either of them play/fight? 0...:rolleyes:

Naide
03-16-2007, 10:22 PM
Tennis- Hingis/Seles/Rios/Kuerten
Football- Zidane
Basketball- Jordan
athletics - Kluft/Isinbayeva
F1- Hakkinen/Alonso/Raikkonen
swimming- Manaudou/De Bruijn /Thorpe/Van den Hoogenband
ice skating- Plushenko/slutskaya
biathlon- Poirée
ski- Paerson/Maier
volleyball- Poland/Brazil

Nathaliia
03-16-2007, 10:28 PM
In tennis it's Rios, in footie it's Chilavert, in volleyball it's Vlad Grbic (as for country, PL of course), in cycling it used to be Escartin, in athletics - Haile Gebreselassie, swimming - Otylia Jędrzejczak :p, biathlon - Frode Andresen, ski-jumping: Małysz :tape: and Tommy Ingebrigtsen, alpine skiing - Herman Maier, cross country - Bjoern Daehlie, I'm not a big Formula 1 fan but since we have a Pole there, so I have to write Kubica :p

I don't care about other sports.

bad gambler
03-17-2007, 01:17 AM
Tennis- Patrick Rafter
Football- Deion Sanders
Basketball- Magic
Boxing- Does Rocky count?
Baseball- Jeter
Cycling- Big Mig

artlinkletter
03-17-2007, 01:59 AM
Who's the hottie in the picture? And wearing leather? Such a fashionista

The only two sports I truly care about:
Tennis-- Roger Federer
Hockey-- Mats Sundin

For other sports, that I don't really follow:
Basketball: Steve Nash
Figure Skating: Kurt Browning
Baseball: Joe Carter or Derek Jeter or David Justice or ARod

Andre♥
03-17-2007, 02:03 AM
Tennis - Andre Agassi
Basketball - Karl Malone
Boxing - Mike Tyson :tape:
Soccer - Higuita
Cycling - Lance Armstrong (my favorite athlete of all time)
Athletics - Stefan Holm
Alpine Skiing - Herman Maier
Biathlon - Raphael Poiree

Voo de Mar
03-17-2007, 02:21 AM
Tennis - Richard Krajicek :worship:
Football - Diego Armando Maradona / Flemming Povlsen :smoke:
Basketball - John Starks :cool:
Volleyball - Gilberto Godoy Filho "Giba" :bounce:
Table tennis - Jörgen Persson ;)
Ski jumping - Adam Małysz :haha:

Grinder
03-17-2007, 03:07 AM
Basketball - Michael Jordan :worship:
Tennis - Andre Agassi or James Blake
Football - Emmitt Smith
Soccer - Kaká
Skateboarding - Bob Burnquist
Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar
Golf - Tiger Woods
Baseball - Hideki Matsui

Voo de Mar
03-17-2007, 03:11 AM
Football - Emmitt Smith
Soccer - Kaká


Which football, NFL?
In Europe "soccer" is more popular as a "football" :D That makes confusion.

Neely
03-17-2007, 02:26 PM
basketball: Allen Iverson
tennis: Michael Stich
soccer: Jean-Pierre Papin
biathlon: Halvard Hanevold
ski jumping: Martin Schmitt

Labamba
03-17-2007, 03:02 PM
Tennis - Jarkko Nieminen/Thomas Muster
Football - Mario Basler
Basketball - Michael Jordan
Cycling - Marco Pantani
Ski Jumping - Janne Ahonen
Biathlon - Raphael Poiree
Hockey - Jeremy Roenick
Athletics - Michael Johnson/Seppo Räty :lol:

HybridTheory
03-17-2007, 05:33 PM
Only 5 sports I really care about

Tennis - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alex Corretja
Football - Xavi, Wesley Sneijder, Jari Litmanen
Badminton - Mia Audina
Cycling - Alessandro Petacchi, Joseba Beloki
Speed Skating - Martina Sabliková, Sven Kramer

Sandra
03-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Tennis - Marat
Football - Raul
F1 - Alonso
Ski-jumping - Thomas Morgenstern
Figure skating - Yagudin/ Joubert
Swimming - Thorpe
Snooker - Paul Hunter :sad:
Speed skating - Sven Kramer
Atlethics - Marian Oprea

Warrior
03-17-2007, 06:57 PM
Tennis: Patrick Rafter
Figure Skating: Alexei Yagudin
Gymnastics: Lilia Podkapaeva
Hockey: Pavel Bure

GlennMirnyi
03-17-2007, 07:09 PM
F1: Michael Schumacher/Nelson Piquet
Football: Zvonimir Boban
Tennis: Max Mirnyi
Volleyball: Ricardo Garcia, also known as Ricardinho
Swimming: Thorpe

Zirconek
03-17-2007, 09:23 PM
Tennis: Pete Sampras, Gustavo Kuerten, Steffi Graf
Football: Pelé and Van Basten
Volleyball: Marcelo Negrão, Fernanda Venturini
Basketball: Michael Jordan, "Magic" Paula
Surf: Kelly Slater
Skate: Bob Burnqist
Athletics: Sergey Bubka, Jan Zelezny, Javier Sottomayor, Roman Sebrle, Emil Zatopek, João do Pulo
Canoeing: Michal Martikan, Estanguet, Hochschorner brothers, Martin Doktor
Swimming: Pieter van den Hoogenband
Motorcycle: Michael Doohan
Ice Hockey: Jaromir Jagr
Gymnastics: Alexei Nemov, Nadia Comaneci

Black Adam
03-17-2007, 09:59 PM
Football- Marco Van Basten
Swimming- Michael Phelps
Basketball- Shaquille O'Neal
Athletism- Morice Greene and Ben Johnson
Boxing- Mohammed Ali and Mike Tyson
Tennis- Andy Roddick
F1- Michael Schumacher
Moto GP- Valentino Rossi
Cycling- Lance Armstrong
Bodybuilding- Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Golf- Rafael Nadal

Jadranka
03-18-2007, 07:34 AM
Tennis: Goran Ivanisevic & Mario Ancic
F1: Kimi Räikkönen
Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Niko Kranjcar
Swimming: Mirna Jukic
Skiing: Janica Kostelic
Boxing: Mirko Filipovic (Cro Cop) :D

Truc
03-18-2007, 10:00 AM
Tennis: Borg
Athletics: Sebrle
Swimmming: Popov
Gymnastics: Nemov

Deathless Mortal
03-18-2007, 10:20 AM
Tennis- Ivan Ljubicic, Goran Ivanisevic, Mario Ancic :cool:
Football- Edgar Davids :banana:
Handball- Ivano Balic :woohoo:
Basketball- Drazen Petrovic :worship: :sad:
skiing- Janica Kostelic :worship:, Ana Jelusic :banana:
table tennis- Zoran Primorac :mad:

Strangelove
03-18-2007, 10:52 AM
Tennis - Federer :cool:
Basketball - Rik Smits (now there's a true athlete :p)
Football - Cruyff :bowdown:
Hockey - Lemieux (will be Crosby soon, me thinks)
F1 - Schumi

And Armstrong used to be my favorite cyclist, but with all the 'dopage' going on, I kind of gave up on that sport :sad:

scarecrows
03-20-2007, 09:23 AM
Football - Maldini
Tennis - Federer
Cycling - Pantani
Basketball - Jordan
Alpine Skiing - Tomba la Bomba
Biathlon - Bjørndalen
Althletics - Michael Johnson
Motorcycling - Rossi

bokehlicious
03-20-2007, 09:57 AM
Tennis: Fed
Soccer: Van Basten
F1: Schumi
Cycling: Merckx
Ski: Zurbriggen
T & F: Lewis
Moto GP: Rossi
Swimming: VDH
Hockey: Gretzky

buddyholly
03-20-2007, 06:19 PM
Does Rocky count?

Only up to 10

ljubicic_
03-20-2007, 06:48 PM
Croatian sporters:
Tennis: Goran Ivanisevic

Swimming: Gordan Kozulj(3 time European Champion and one time WORLD champion)

Football: Luka Modric

Handball: Ivano Balic(One of the best players in history)

Baketball: Drazen Petrovic(The best player of EU and one of the first NBA player)

Boksing: Zeljko Mavrovic: 3 time European Champion

Crossbow: Branka Pereglin (7 time European Champion and 4 time World Champion, best Crosboww female ever)

Skiing: Janica Kostelic

Weightlifting: Nikolay Peschalov (Bulgarian roots)

K1: Branko Cikatic( first K1-tournemant winner)

Kayak: Matija Ljubek (one of the best Kayaker ever)

Other Sportpeople:

Tennis: Fernando Gonzalez

Football: Messi

Darts: van Barneveld

Thanos
10-09-2008, 10:35 AM
marcelo 'chino' rios. He was non caring guy, quite apathetic towards tennis and other people.

Kolya
10-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Tennis - Miloslav Mecir or Mats Wilander
Golf - Niclas Fasth or Padraig Harrington
Soccer - Miroslav Klose
F1 - Robert Kubica
WRC - Francois Duval
Cycling - Haimar Zubeldia
Snooker - Stephen Hendry
Biathlon - Ole Einar Bjorndalen
Cross country skiing - Bjorn Daehlie
Table Tennis - Werner Schlager or Vladimir Samsonov
Squash - Jansher Khan
Badminton - Peter Gade or Lee Chong Wei
Athletics - Hicham El Guerrouj, Noureddine Morceli or Stefano Baldini

adee-gee
10-09-2008, 11:59 AM
Tennis - Rafael Nadal
Golf - Tiger Woods :worship:
Footy - Lionel Messi, David Ginola, Jurgen Klinsmann, Ledley King, Chic Charnley.
Darts - Wayne Mardle
Rugby League - Danny McGuire
Snooker - Stephen Maguire
Formula One - Ayrton Senna

guille&tati4life
10-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Football: Stillian Petrov
Tennis: Tatiana Golovin
Ice-Hockey: Eric Lindros
F1: Jacques Villneuve
Pool: Tony Drago
Snooker: Tony Drago
Darts: Alex Roy
Athletics: Kelly Sotherton

wenty
10-09-2008, 11:17 PM
Cricket: Jacques Kallis
Tennis: Nalbandian/Gaudio/Coria
Swimming: Pieter van den Hoogenband
Rugby League: Billy Slater
Rugby Union: Johnny Wilkinson/Bryan Habana
Formula 1: David Coulthard
Moto GP: Loris Capirossi

Ivanatis
10-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Tennis: Marcos Baghdatis (Federer, Edberg)
Cycling: :worship:Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio:worship: (Armstrong, Zabel)
Soccer: Ronaldinho (Koller, Kohler, Zidane)
Basketball: Nowitzki (Josh Smith, Duncan, Wade)
F1: Michael Schumacher
Icehockey: Mario Lemieux
Boxing: Henry Maske

subject to change..

Machiavelli
10-10-2008, 08:21 AM
Football: Zvonimir Boban


:)

would not have expected that from you Glenn, you chose Zvone over all your fellow brazilians...

:worship:

Machiavelli
10-10-2008, 08:29 AM
Tennis- Ivanisevic/Federer
Football- Maradona/Ronaldo/Boksic
Basketball- Jordan/Petrovic/Bodiroga
athletics - M.Johnson
F1- M.Schumacher
Moto GP- Rossi
swimming- Popov/Van den Hoogenband
ski- Kostelic siblings, Seizinger
Handball- Balic/Richardson/Smajlagic
Tabletennis- Samsonov/Primorac

Becker's Volleys
10-10-2008, 08:54 AM
All-time:

Tennis- Boris Becker and Justine Henin
Football (not the yank version)- Peter Beardsley and Johann Cruyff
Boxing- Pernell Whitaker and Barney Ross


... other fave sportsmen. Not particularly athletes, but hey:

Moto GP (Grand Prix bikes): Kevin Schwantz and Colin Edwards
Motorbike Roadracing: Joey Dunlop and Steve Hislop (both RIP)
F1: Ayrton Senna (RIP)

SloKid
10-10-2008, 11:05 AM
Football: Paolo Maldini, Henrik Larsson
Tennis: Goran Ivanišević, Monika Seleš
Basketball: Michael Jordan, Ray Allen, Marko Milić
Handball: Eduard Koksharov, Dejan Perić, Line Daugaard
Volleyball: Đula Mešter
Track & Field: Michael Johnson, Kajsa Bergqvist, Kim Gevaert
Golf: Tiger Woods
Hockey: Martin Brodeur, Anže Kopitar
Winter sports: Kjetil Andre Aamodt, Jure Košir, Ole Einar Bjorndalen, Bjørn Dæhlie
Motorcycling: Valentino Rossi, Kevin Schwantz
Formula 1: Alain Prost
Rugby: Joe Rokocoko
NFL: Michael Strahan
Baseball: Omar Vizquel, Nomar Garciaparra

dRaGGin loW
10-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Tennis : James Blake
Baseball : Cal Ripken Jr.
Am Football : Joe Flacco
Swimming : Micheal Phelps
BAsketball : Carmello Anthony
Golf : Tiger Woods
Gymnastics : Nastia Liukin


Alot of mine reflect my home state lol.

Turquoise
10-10-2008, 11:55 AM
Tennis: Pete Sampras (for me, he's still the GOAT)
Football (soccer): Gheorghe Hagi (he got me excited about international football in the first place)
Formula 1: Fernando Alonso (he inspired me in the Schumacher era)
Athletics: Michael Johnson (he awed me)

StevoTG
10-10-2008, 12:20 PM
Tennis - Lleyton Hewitt
Football - Dennis Bergkamp
Darts - Dennis Priestley, Phil Taylor
Ice Hockey - Markus Naslund/Jaromir Jagr

guille&tati4life
10-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Hockey: Martin Brodeur

You gotta be just trying to annoy me :lol:

Jaap
10-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Tennis- James Blake :worship:
Football- Gale Sayers :worship:
Basketball- Kobe Bryant :worship:
Boxing- Muhammad Ali :worship:
Baseball- Ken Griffey Jr. :worship:
Soccer- Ronaldinho :worship:
Cycling- Lance Armstrong :worship:

Who are your guys' favorite athletes' by sport of all time? Feel free to add other sports if you want.

Favourite swimmer?

Angle Queen
10-11-2008, 01:02 AM
American Football - Roger Staubach
Baseball - Cal Ripken, Jr.
Basketball - Michael Jordan
Cycling - Lance Amstrong
Hockey - Wayne Gretzky
Ice Skating - Scott Hamilton
Swimming - Michael Phelps
Tennis - John McEnroe

Corey Feldman
10-11-2008, 01:16 AM
Football: Ally McCoist, Paul Scholes, Alan Shearer, Paul Merson
Tennis: Federer, Henman
Snooker: Maguire, Higgins, Dott
Basketball: Kev Garnett
Track & Field: Dean Macey
Golf: Vijay Singh
Rally: Colin McRae
Formula 1: Nigel Mansell
Rugby: Matt Dawson
Baseball: The Unit Randy Johnson
Boxing: Marco A. Barrera, Nigel Benn
Darts: Les Wallace, Richie Burnett, Ted Hankey, Dennis Priestley

Tommy_Vercetti
10-11-2008, 02:18 AM
Football: John Lynch
Tennis: Pete Sampras
Baseball: Nolan Ryan
Basketball: John Stockton
Golf: Fred Funk
Boxing: Jeff Fenech, Joe Frazier
Swimming: Michael Phelps
Hockey: Scott Niedermayer

ChinoRios4Ever
10-11-2008, 03:03 AM
great thread, he we go :D

Football: Ivan Zamorano
Tennis: Marcelo Rios, Fernando González, Nicolas Massú
:worship:

F-1: Ayrton Senna
NBA: Michael Jordan
Cycling: Miguel Indurain
Boxing: Muhammad Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez
Moto GP: Wayne Rainey
Voleyball: Giba
Golf: Tiger Woods
Track and Field: Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson
Swimming: Michael Phelps
NFL: Emmitt Smith
Baseball: Omar Vizquel

:p

LeChuck
10-11-2008, 10:37 AM
Hockey - Trevor Linden
Football - Colin Hendry
Tennis - Thomas Muster
Boxing - Arturo Gatti
Swimming - Susie O'Neill
Basketball - Steve Nash
Athletics - Donovan Bailey
Rugby Union - Gareth Rees

Betty
10-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Football - maradona-ronaldo-ibrahivomic-totti-cannavaro
Tennis - becker-agassi-ivanisevich-safin-nadal-gaudenzi
Swimming - rosolino-Phelps-Popov
Athletics -sara simeoni-bolt
F-1: schumacher-irvine
NBA: Michael Jordan-james lebron
Cycling: chiappucci-pantani- Indurain -tonkov-cipollini
Moto GP: vale rossi
Voleyball: gandini
Snooker: Higgins :p:p
diving despatie
figure skating plushenko
skiing tomba -girardelli-compagnoni

Taz Warrior
10-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Tennis: Edberg, Moya, Henin, Hingis, Kuerten, Seles, Federer.
Football: Gheorge Hagi, Luis Figo, Paolo Maldini, Chris Coleman, Roger Freestone (I know nobody will know who he is but he's a legend to me)
F-1: Hakkinen, Alonso
Athletics: Colin Jackson, Michael Johnson, Stefan Holm, Sergey Bubka, Lars Riedel, Paula Radcliffe, Maria Mutola
Swimming: Ian Thorpe, Alexandr Popov
Cycling: Lance Armstrong

I've probably forgotten a few people so may add some later....

its.like.that
10-14-2008, 01:43 AM
First of all, favourite is spelt with a u in the english language, clown :o.

Ice Hockey: Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Federov, Greg Goldberg
Aussie Rules: Ben Cousins
Waterpolo: Tibor Benedek
Football: Diego Maradona
Cricket: Mark Waugh
American football: Michael Vick, OJ Simpson
Rugby League: Wally Lewis, Mal Meninga, Anthony Mundine
Hurdles: Felix Sanchez
High jump: Javier Sotomayor
Javelin: Jan Zelezny
Distance running: Haile Gebreselassie
Boxing: Cassius Clay

NyGeL
10-14-2008, 05:26 AM
Tennis: Guillermo Vilas
Football: Diego Maradona
Basket: Michael Jordan
Boxing: Vitaly Klitschko
F1: Juan Manuel Fangio
Swimming: Jose Meolans
Volleyball: Papa (from Italy, was that his name?)
Hockey: Vanina Onetto

TNT96
10-19-2008, 03:21 AM
Tennis
Male Player THOMAS MUSTER
Female Player GABRIELA SABATINI
I would have never thought that these two would end up with one slam apiece. But I love them anyway.

Arkulari
10-19-2008, 04:16 AM
Tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles
Boxing: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman
Gymnastics: Nadia Comaneci, Yan Wei
Athletics: Sergei Bubka, Yelena Isinbayeva
Football: Pele, Johan Cruyff, Leonel Messi, Iker Casillas, fave team ever: Brazil National Squad of 1970
Cycling: Miguel Indurain, Fabian Cancellara, Jeannie Longo
Figure Skating: Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin
F1: Raikkonen, Hakkinen, Senna
Moto GP: Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, Alex Crivillé, Sete Gibernau
Basketball: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Manu Ginobili, Paul Gasol, Scotty Pippen
Speed Skating: Colombia National team (World Champion for 5 consecutive years)
Golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Camilo Villegas

its.like.that
10-22-2008, 03:44 AM
surprised Bernard Kohl isn't on anyone's list :lol:

seljanin
10-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Great thread. I follow quite many sports, but will list only the very favorites here.

Tennis: Pete Sampras
Ice-hockey: Teemu Selanne
Football: Peter Schmeichel
Basketball: Michael Jordan
Athletics: Michael Johnson
Badminton: Taufik Hidayat
Snooker: Neil Robertsson
F1: Mika Hakkinen
Ski-jumping: Janne Ahonen
Boxing: Mike Tyson

Figure Skating: Kiira Korpi

Well, yes, I am an old-school supporter in almost every sport :)

rocketassist
10-22-2008, 02:25 PM
Football- Eric Cantona
Tennis- Andre Agassi
F1- Ayrton Senna
Rugby league- Kris Radlinski
Cricket- Muttiah Muralitharan/Dwayne Leverock :lol:
Athletics- Denise Lewis/Kelly Holmes

shotgun
10-22-2008, 04:39 PM
Tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles
Boxing: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman
Gymnastics: Nadia Comaneci, Yan Wei
Athletics: Sergei Bubka, Yelena Isinbayeva
Football: Pele, Johan Cruyff, Leonel Messi, Iker Casillas, fave team ever: Brazil National Squad of 1970
Cycling: Miguel Indurain, Fabian Cancellara, Jeannie Longo
Figure Skating: Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin
F1: Raikkonen, Hakkinen, Senna
Moto GP: Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, Alex Crivillé, Sete Gibernau
Basketball: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Manu Ginobili, Paul Gasol, Scotty Pippen
Speed Skating: Colombia National team (World Champion for 5 consecutive years)
Golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Camilo Villegas

Surprised that you didn't include Schumacher. He was very successful too.

theMEESH
10-22-2008, 04:52 PM
Tennis: Agassi, Nadal, Safin, Ferrero
Surfing: Kelly Slater and Andy Irons
Basketball: Michael Jordan
American Motocross: Travis Pastrana and Chad Reed
Freestyle Motocross: Nate Adams, Travis Pastrana, Jeremy Stenberg
Skateboarding: Bucky Lasek
Moto GP: Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi
Rally: Colin McRae and Travis Pastrana (dang Travis three times!)
Drifiting: Kumakubo, Tanner Foust, Keiichi Tsuchiya, Nadine Hsu

its.like.that
10-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Surprised that you didn't include Schumacher. He was very successful too.

:lol:

Ivanatis
10-22-2008, 08:52 PM
surprised Bernard Kohl isn't on anyone's list :lol:

I was close to including him ;)

but with regard to cycling I seem to have a fable for dopers anyway..

its.like.that
10-22-2008, 09:45 PM
well they're all dopers in that sport.

Richard_from_Cal
10-23-2008, 12:13 AM
Tennis - Bjorn Borg
Track and Field - Jim Ryun
Basketball - Wilt Chamberlain
Boxing - Muhammad Ali
Chess - Bobby Fischer
......(for males only)......

the graduate
10-23-2008, 02:16 AM
atheletics-Usain Bolt
boxing-sugar ray leonard
football-patrick viera
tennis-guga
baseball-manny ramirez
nfl-emitt smith
golf-nick price
basketball-reggie miller
swimming-kirsty coventry

Accidie
10-23-2008, 02:50 AM
Baseball - Ted Williams
Basketball-Bill Russell
Track - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Hockey - Bobby Orr
Winter Sport - Eric Heiden
Football (American) - Walter Payton
Golf - Jack Nicklaus
Diving - Greg Louganis
Swimming - Phelps
Tennis women - Navratilova
Tennis men - Federer
Motorsport - Senna

And so on.

Steelq
10-23-2008, 02:59 AM
Football:Zidane,Batistuta,Mijatovic,Vidic
Tennis:Agassi,Safin
F1:Shumacher
Basketball:Jason Williams,Dejan Bodiroga
Athletics:Ato Boldon
Boxing:Mike Tyson
Swimming: Ian Thorpe
Handball:Jackson Richardson

Bolar Bolabi
10-23-2008, 03:34 AM
I can't believe some of you have Tiger Woods in there. He is an arrogant little sook.

Bolar Bolabi
10-23-2008, 03:35 AM
Cycling: Mark Cavendish
Tennis: Tommy Haas
Golf: Aaron Baddeley
Swimming: Any gorgeous chick

Ivanatis
10-23-2008, 10:48 AM
I can't believe some of you have Tiger Woods in there. He is an arrogant little sook.

Cycling: Mark Cavendish

Wot? Mr. Mark "how dare this nobody sprint against me" Cavendish is reaching new heights in terms of arrogance. :smash:

jmf07
10-23-2008, 12:51 PM
Tennis: Gooch
Speed Skating: Steven Bradbury
Motorsport: Ryan Briscoe
Football: Tim Cahill
Cricket: Mike Hussey
AFL: Fraser Gehrig
NRL: Alan Tongue
Archery: Simon Fairweather
Cycling: Michael Rogers
Rugby: George Smith

ciprianned
10-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Tennis - Andrei Pavel
Basketball- Wade ;)
Boxing- Lucian Bute ;)
Soccer- HAGI
Cycling- Lance Armstrong

Bolar Bolabi
10-24-2008, 02:24 AM
Wot? Mr. Mark "how dare this nobody sprint against me" Cavendish is reaching new heights in terms of arrogance. :smash:

Nothing wrong with Mark.

Bolar Bolabi
10-24-2008, 02:27 AM
well they're all dopers in that sport.

Let them all dope

Sunset of Age
10-24-2008, 02:48 AM
Tennis: Stefan Edberg, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin;
Boxing: eh.... :help: :tape:
Gymnastics: Svetlana_Boguinskaya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Boguinskaya) :worship:
Athletics: Sergei Bubka, Yelena Isinbayeva;
Football: Jürgen Klinsmann :hearts: :worship:, Pele, Johan Cruyff, Jari Litmanen, Frank Rijkaard, Thomas Hässler;
Cycling: Fabian Cancellara, Jeannie Longo, Marco Pantani (El Elefantino! :sad: :hug:)
Speed Skating: Eric Heiden, Shani Davis! :D
Darts: Eric Bristow, Ted 'The Count' Hankey;
Chess: Karpov, Kasparov;
Bridge: Zia Mahmood, Debbie Rosenberg, Bep Vriend, Anton Maas, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness... and yeah, my friend Wubbo de Boer. :worship:

Kolya
10-24-2008, 03:39 AM
Athletics: Sergei Bubka, Yelena Isinbayeva;

You're a pole vault fan. I like Maksim Tarasov :lol:

psichogaucho
10-24-2008, 04:42 AM
Tennis: Guillermo Vilas
Football: Diego Maradona
Boxing: Marvin "Marvelous" Hagler
F1: Ayrton Senna da Silva
Rugby: John Kirwan, Serge Blanco, David Campese
Golf: Nick Faldo
Basketball: Larry Bird

Zirconek
10-24-2008, 02:04 PM
Chess: Karpov, Kasparov;



"Kaspov" fan :worship:
or should be "Karparov" fan? :p

SwiSha
10-24-2008, 02:08 PM
Basketball: Reggie Miller
Tennis: Rafael Nadal, Stefan Edberg, Sergi Bruguera, Felx Mantilla, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Rios, Luis Horna
Football: Romario
Athletics: Haile Gebre... you know his name lol
Table Tennis: Jan Ove Waldner

Zirconek
10-24-2008, 02:12 PM
Tennis: Pete Sampras, Gustavo Kuerten, Steffi Graf
Football: Pelé and Van Basten
Volleyball: Marcelo Negrão, Fernanda Venturini
Basketball: Michael Jordan, "Magic" Paula
Surf: Kelly Slater
Skate: Bob Burnqist
Athletics: Sergey Bubka, Jan Zelezny, Javier Sottomayor, Roman Sebrle, Emil Zatopek, João do Pulo
Canoeing: Michal Martikan, Estanguet, Hochschorner brothers, Martin Doktor
Swimming: Pieter van den Hoogenband
Motorcycle: Michael Doohan
Ice Hockey: Jaromir Jagr
Gymnastics: Alexei Nemov, Nadia Comaneci

van den Hoogeband is retiring :awww:

may I add:

Modern Pentathlon: Michal Michalík, Lena Schoneborn
F-1: Würz, Irvine, Gachot
Bobsled: Jamaica team

its.like.that
10-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Tennis - Stefan Edberg

Basketball - Allen Iverson

Gymnastics - Svetlana Khorkina

Chess - Gary Kasparov

AFL - Daniel Kerr, Shane Crawford, Buddy Franklin, Matthew Pavlich, Chris Judd, Peter Matera, Peter Sumich, Chris Mainwaring, Chris Lewis, Steven Silvagni, John Newman, Robert DiPierdimenico.

its.like.that
10-24-2008, 04:45 PM
Canoeing: Michal Martikan, Hochschorner twins

Kayaking: Clint Robinson

Weightlifting: Matthias Steiner, Andrey Chemerkin

Andi-M
10-24-2008, 08:44 PM
Tennis: Andy Murray, Andre Agassi, Carlos Moya, Steffi Graff, Jennifer Capriati, Serena Williams.

Football: Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Viera, Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Tony Adams, Zidane, Zola.

Athletics: Michael Johnson, Maurice Green, Sally Gunnell, Yelena Isinbayeva, Merlene Ottey, Usain Bolt!

Snooker: Rocket Ronnie, Mark Williams, Steven Maguire

Darts: John Part, Barney

Swimming: Phelps

Figure Skating: Sahsa Cohen, Michelle Kwan

freestyler
10-24-2008, 09:08 PM
Tennis: Roger Federer,Sampras, Venus and Serena
Football:Gianfranco Zola
athletics:M.Johnson, Cathy Freeman
Swimming:Phelps,Rosolino, Popov,Dara Torres
Basket:Jordan, O'Neal

its.like.that
10-25-2008, 03:23 AM
Jockey: L Dettori, R S Dye, D Oliver

Swimming: Tamas Darnyi, Alex Popov, Kristina Egerzegi, Denis Pankratov, Gary Hall Jnr, Massi Rosolino, Kieren Perkins, Scott Miller

Kolya
10-25-2008, 06:48 AM
A lot Kasparov fans here, anyone watching the man who defeated him to be WC get demolished by Anand?

shotgun
10-25-2008, 03:18 PM
Tennis: Guga Kuerten, Alex Corretja, Tomas Berdych.
Football: Rogerio Ceni, Diego Lugano, Romario, Rai, Slaven Bilic, Pavlyuchenko, Caniggia, Erik Mykland, Toto Schilacci, Roberto Baggio, the Netherlands team of '74, the Brazilian team of '82, and many others...
F-1: Ayrton Senna, Felipe Massa, Jos Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen.
Mens Volleyball: Andre Heller, Giba, Tande, Igor Runov, Dmitry Fomin, Smith/Stocklos.
Womens Volleyball: Tatyana Menchova. :drool:
Swimming: Gary Hall Jr., Cesar Cielo.
Basketball: Andres Nocioni.
Gymnastics: Vitaly Tcherbo.

Peta Pan
10-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Cricket: Michael Vaughan, Mark Waugh, Graeme Hick

Football: Dean Whitehead, Michael Gray, Niall Quinn, John Terry, Elano, Adrian Caceres (he plays in Australia).

Tennis: Andrei Pavel, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Stefan Edberg

Gymnastics: Vitaly Scherbo, Alexei Nemov, Marian Dragulescu, Svetlana Khorkina, Andreea Raducan

Swimming: Aleksandr Popov, Susie O'Neill, Petria Thomas, Jessicah Schipper, Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol

F1: Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna

Ice skating: Elvis Stojko, Alexei Yagudin

Sunset of Age
10-25-2008, 09:17 PM
You're a pole vault fan. I like Maksim Tarasov :lol:

Yeah! I *love* that sport, just can't imagine someone jump that high :eek: - I'd get an attack of fear of heights immediately!

"Kaspov" fan :worship:
or should be "Karparov" fan? :p

:lol: :yeah: (liked their rivalry. Both gigantic ego's and not all that nice personalities, to say the least - but fantastic players!)

Bolar Bolabi
10-26-2008, 04:58 AM
Cycling: Kanstantsin Siutsou, Thomas Lovkvist, Linus Gerdemann, Jan Ullrich, Mark Cavendish, Gerard Ciolek, Andre Greipel, Mark Renshaw, Adam Hansen, Michael Rogers, Marcus Burghardt, Bert Grabsch, George Hincapie, Greg Henderson, Kim Kirchen, Bradley Wiggins, Stuart O'Grady, Jens Voigt, Bernard Eisel

Kolya
10-26-2008, 05:13 AM
Gymnastics: Vitaly Scherbo, Alexei Nemov, Marian Dragulescu, Svetlana Khorkina, Andreea Raducan

Ice skating: Elvis Stojko, Alexei Yagudin

Legends :worship:

its.like.that
10-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Moto GP: Vale Rossi

biological
10-26-2008, 10:23 AM
Tennis: Roger Federer
Gymnastics: Marian Dragulescu

fabolous
10-26-2008, 10:34 AM
tennis: albert costa, michael stich, charly steeb, guille coria, gaston gaudio, jaime oncins, steffi graf

football: fredi bobic, carlos valderrama, kalle riedle, gabriel batistuta, claudio caniggia, mario gomez

basketball: hakeem olajuwon, tracy mcgrady, steve francis, penny hardaway

athletics: javier sotomayor, usain bolt, hestrie cloete, tonique williams

random: ronnie o'sullivan, heinz-harald frentzen, alberto tomba, sven hannawald, bode miller, jorge lorenzo

McAlistar
10-26-2008, 11:32 AM
F1-Coulthard and Alonso
Tennis- Andy Murray
Football- Henrik Larsson
Boxing- Lennox Lewis
Golf-Tiger Woods
Snooker-John Higgins
Rugby-Schalk Burger

Richard_from_Cal
10-28-2008, 07:50 AM
Bumped, because the haters (99) are winning...

[...92 posts, above.--]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqPRdzrjWpU
^^--Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins {Slam Dunk contest}--^^
vv--Wilt Chamberlain: The real Superman--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ucfpGWfhDU

VV--Emil Zatopek (1952 Olympics)--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yIbsvMxTgQ

-------------------------------------------------------------------

http://images.beijing-2008.org/20070503/Img214046770.jpg
The Right-Handed Shooter Who Won With His Left Hand

Karoly Takacs was a member of the Hungarian pistol shooting team in 1938 when, while serving as a sergeant in the army, a defective grenade exploded in his right hand - his pistol hand -and shattered it completely.

After spending a month in the hospital, Takacs secretly taught himself to shoot with his left hand. The following year he won the Hungarian pistol shooting championship and was a member of the Hungarian team that won the automatic pistol event at the world championships.
.....
..have to click the link below
..you won't believe it, otherwise...
http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/pastgames/halloffame/t/n214046769.shtml

vv--Dave Wottle's amazing comeback, in the 1972 Olympics--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHid-nC45k

vv--somebody else may have won 2 Olympic Marathons--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGwbZpO1_E
vv--But he didn't run one of them barefoot!--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPj9YGgqJ64

Kolya
10-28-2008, 09:28 AM
Bumped, because the haters (99) are winning...

[...92 posts, above.--]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqPRdzrjWpU
^^--Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins {Slam Dunk contest}--^^
vv--Wilt Chamberlain: The real Superman--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ucfpGWfhDU

VV--Emil Zatopek (1952 Olympics)--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yIbsvMxTgQ

-------------------------------------------------------------------

http://images.beijing-2008.org/20070503/Img214046770.jpg

http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/pastgames/halloffame/t/n214046769.shtml

vv--Dave Wottle's amazing comeback, in the 1972 Olympics--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHid-nC45k

vv--somebody else may have won 2 Olympic Marathons--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGwbZpO1_E
vv--But he didn't run one of them barefoot!--vv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPj9YGgqJ64

Some of the greatest athletes of all time here.

Great selection.

its.like.that
10-28-2008, 12:31 PM
adding:

athletics - Lasse Viren.

Kolya
10-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Athletics: Paavo Nurmi
F1: Niki Lauda, Mika Hakkinen
Squash: Jahangir Khan
Table Tennis: Jan Ove Waldner, Jorgen Persson

Burrow
10-28-2008, 11:34 PM
Tennis Safin
Squash Power
Table tennis Boll
Badminton Hidayat
Football Giggs
Basketball Rodman
Athlete Edwards
Darts (top athletes) Part
Formula 1? Schumacher

Crazy Girl
11-24-2008, 04:33 PM
Frederich Carlton "CARL" LEWIS b. the first of July 1961 in Birmingham (Alabama)..... for sure.... Also Muhammed Alì is a great!!

Richard_from_Cal
11-26-2008, 10:20 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/200-roberto.jpg/150px-200-roberto.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Clemente
.
.
.
...Not many athletes will ever die a martyr...

LinkMage
11-26-2008, 10:25 PM
Tennis: Roger Federer

Women's tennis: Martina Hingis

F1: Michael Schumacher

Football: Gabriel Batistuta

Basketball: Emanuel Ginobili

Mimi
11-27-2008, 08:58 AM
Gymnastics: Olga Korbut :bowdown::hearts::bigclap:

thanks for the youtube, i could watch her beautiful performance, though she is not that pretty, but her big smiles, warm, friendly, outgoing character, super woman's performance on uneven bar, and cute and lovely performance on floor exercise rule, her performances are like a piece of art, moved me to tears too :bigclap::clap2:

samanosuke
06-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Tennis: Goran, Fed and Steffi
Football: Ronaldo(Fenomeno) and Zidane
Basketball: NBA: Jordan and Carter ; Europe: Kukoc and Sabonis
Athletics: Johnson, Riedel, Mo Green, Sotomayor, Gebrselassie
Alpine skiing: Lasse Kjus, Janica Kostelic
Ski Jumping: Peterka, Harada
Table tennis: Waldner
Hockey: Jagr
F1: Schumi
Fighting Sports: Tyson, Badr Hari
Handball: Balic
Swimming: Popov

Vinceremo
06-07-2012, 10:03 PM
Tennis: Federer
Football: Del Piero, Nedved, Buffon, Ronaldo (Brasil)
Rugby: Muliaina, Parisse
F1: Schumacher
MotoGP: Rossi, Dovizioso, Lorenzo
MMA/Kickboxing: Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, Spong

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Gilles Villeneuve

Edda
06-08-2012, 12:23 AM
Men's Tennis-Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero
Women's Tennis-Kim Clijsters
Track-Roger Bannister, Emil Zatopek
Figure Skating-Brian Boitano

Edda
06-08-2012, 12:37 AM
Lots of great choices here. Favorites others named that I didn't: Haile Gebrselassie, Lasse Viren, Paavo Nurmi and many others in track and field.

Commander Data
06-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Michael Jordan

End of story..

rocketassist
06-08-2012, 02:50 PM
Football- Eric Cantona
Tennis- Andre Agassi
F1- Ayrton Senna
Rugby league- Kris Radlinski
Cricket- Muttiah Muralitharan/Dwayne Leverock :lol:
Athletics- Denise Lewis/Kelly Holmes

Football: Ian Goodison, Ronaldo (BRA), Joe Hart, Eric Cantona, John Aldridge, John Morrissey, Kenny Irons, Ivano Bonetti, Romario
Tennis: Andre Agassi, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras
F1: Ayrton Senna
Rugby league: Kris Radlinski, Jason Robinson, Sam Tomkins
Rugby union: Matt Dawson
Cricket: Murali, Adam Gilchrist, Darren Sammy, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Jesse Ryder, Daniel Vettori
Athletics: Denise Lewis, Kelly Holmes, Jessica Ennis, Nelson Evora, Jan Zelezny, Steve Backley, Ato Boldon, Kim Collins
Basketball: Luol Deng, Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Mario Chalmers. Also LeBron pre 'The Decision'
NFL: Peyton Manning
NHL: Wayne Gretzky
Boxing: Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto
Darts: Wayne Mardle, Simon Whitlock, Paul Nicholson

rocketassist
06-08-2012, 02:53 PM
Men's Tennis-Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero
Women's Tennis-Kim Clijsters
Track-Roger Bannister, Emil Zatopek
Figure Skating-Brian Boitano

What would Brian Boitano do? :scratch:

BauerAlmeida
06-08-2012, 08:00 PM
-Pavel Nedved(Football)
-Marat Safin (Tennis)
-Magic Johnson(Basquet)
-Shaun White(Snowboard)
-Ayrton Senna(F1)
-Andy Irons(Surf)RIP :tears:

Burrow
06-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Tennis - Safin
Boxing - Foreman/Holyfield/Golota/Bowe/Vitali Klitschko
Badminton - Hidayat
Squash - Power
Pool - Reyes/Drago
Snooker - Drago
Bodybuilding - Schwarzenegger/Zane/Nubret

Lee
06-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Tennis: Guga/Lindsay Davenport
NHL: Mark Messier
Figure Skating: Kurt Browning/Michelle Kwan

tripwires
06-10-2012, 09:59 AM
Tennis: Roger

I don't watch any other sports.

Echoes
06-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Road cycling: Roger De Vlaeminck

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tmCXlTvwjkY/TSPCxZOSJEI/AAAAAAAABns/569btBGKKNc/s1600/dscn0077.jpg

Cyclocross: Kevin Pauwels

http://images17.fotki.com/v374/photos/1/1292031/8241763/007KevinPauwels-vi.jpg

Mountainbike: Julien Absalon

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Track cycling: Patrick Sercu http://www.cardiffgp.com/Cardiff_Cycling_Club/images/club/sercu_p2.jpg

Speed Skating: Eric Heiden. I've never seen him skate but when you make such a career as a skater, allegedly the greatest skater of all time, stop your career to resume your medical studies (and become a physician and surgeon), and then become a professional cyclist, finishing the Giro as a nobody, you have to be an ATHLETE. You gotta have a great competitive spirit to achieve this. Hats off Mr Heiden ! :hatoff: (Dutchman Jaap Eden also did well in the two sports but in the 19th century)

http://www.chainedrevolution.com/discuss/content/binary/heiden7eleven81-thumb.JPG



Tennis: Richard Krajicek
Basketball: Dejan Bodiroga
Alpine Skiing: Kjetil Andre Aamodt
Cross-country Skiing: Björn Dhaelie
Biathlon: Sven Fischer
Snooker: Stephen Hendry
Ice Hockey: Jaroslav Drobny. Again because of the cross-over aspect. Great ice-hockey player, defect to the West and go on to winning Wimbledon and RG ! :worship:
Table Tennis: Fred Perry. Just another cross-over athlete. Table Tennis World Champion in 1929. And multiple tennis GS winner.



I have respect for chess player Kasparov but not the politician. :D
The whole F1 sport should be banned forever.
As a kid, I liked soccer player Dennis Bergkamp, but now I hardly love soccer at all. I mean everybody can shoot a ball.. I can hardly name one player.
With regards to all these American sports, baseball, NFL, ... my culture stops with Joe DiMaggio. :lol:

SimaoPancao
06-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Tennis: Roger Federer
Basketball: Ray Allen
Cycling: Armstrong/Mancebo
Snooker: Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan
Athletics: Hicham El Guerrouj
F1: Michael Schumacher/ Alonso
Moto GP: Rossi
Football/soccer: Eusébio/Figo/Zidane

Nice thread!

superslam77
06-10-2012, 09:11 PM
tennis:Roger Federer
football:Maradona
Moto GP: Rossi
Basketball:Michael Jordan
pool:Allison Fisher
fencing:Valentina Vezzali
boxing:Rocky Marciano


i don't like baseball, cycling or athletics...you know the reason.

Panthera
06-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Tennis: Roger Federer
Formula 1: Ayrton Senna/Nigel Mansell/Riccardo Patrese
Moto GP: Michael Doohan/Valentino Rossi
Football: Roberto Baggio/Zico/Kaka

Edda
06-12-2012, 12:48 AM
It's amazing how many Rogers have achieved excellence in various sports!

Looner
06-12-2012, 01:19 AM
Tennis (above all) - Roger Federer
Football - not particular but I loved van Nistelroy's deadly touch
Cycling - Ulrich - a true machine
Motorcycling - Rossi - the RF of motorcycling
Athletics - Bolt is amazing but Isinbayeva is also quite nice to watch
Biathlon - Bjorndalen - a true legend and I hope he gets some golds at the next Olympics
Alpine Skiing - Benjamin Raich was nice when I followed the sport and had the time to watch properly
Figure skating - Plushenko - the RF of figure skating ;)
Sky jumping - Sven Hannevald - the first time I saw him he completed the Grand Slam :awww:
Snooker - Paul Hunter

Nole fan
06-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Tennis- Novak Djokovic
Football- Ronaldinho
F1- Ayrton Senna
Swimming- Michael Phelps
Figure skating- Stéphane Lambiel
Ski- Alberto Tomba
Cyclicst - Pedro Delgado

Nole fan
06-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Tennis (above all) - Roger Federer
Football - not particular but I loved van Nistelroy's deadly touch
Cycling - Ulrich - a true machine
Motorcycling - Rossi - the RF of motorcycling
Athletics - Bolt is amazing but Isinbayeva is also quite nice to watch
Biathlon - Bjorndalen - a true legend and I hope he gets some golds at the next Olympics
Alpine Skiing - Benjamin Raich was nice when I followed the sport and had the time to watch properly
Figure skating - Plushenko - the RF of figure skating ;)
Sky jumping - Sven Hannevald - the first time I saw him he completed the Grand Slam :awww:
Snooker - Paul Hunter

A fan of figure skating. :hearts:

Mark Lenders
06-12-2012, 03:14 PM
Tennis - Marat Safin

Football - Andrés Iniesta/Lionel Messi/Rivaldo (yes, guess which club I support)

Basketball - Tim Duncan

Cycling - Jan Ullrich

Track and Field - Francis Obikwelu

Formula 1 - Kimi Raikkonen

Swimming - Ian Thorpe

Nole fan
06-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Tennis - Marat Safin

Football - Andrés Iniesta/Lionel Messi/Rivaldo (yes, guess which club I support)

Basketball - Tim Duncan

Cycling - Jan Ullrich

Track and Field - Francis Obikwelu

Formula 1 - Kimi Raikkonen

Swimming - Ian Thorpe

Only the best. :D

electronicmusic
06-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Football: Bergkamp, Kluivert, Zidane - back when football was football.

Tennis: King Federer

Looner
06-12-2012, 09:17 PM
A fan of figure skating. :hearts:

I used to watch a lot when I was at home and actually had a TV. Now I'm a student and only have time for tennis :(.

samanosuke
06-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Football: Roberto Baggio/Zico/Kaka

Did you love Baggio even before that missed penalty or you just returning him a favor since then :lol: ?

EddceLLent
06-13-2012, 12:20 AM
Tennis - Andy Murray (because I was never really into tennis that much when I was younger)

Football - Dion Dublin (because I support Coventry City)

Cricket - Marcus Trescothick (brilliant batsman, thinking he'd be considered one of England's best of all time were it not for his depression issues cutting his international career short)

Snooker - Ronnie O'Sullivan (for me Ronnie IS snooker - I had the privilege of seeing him knock in three centuries at The Crucible too. The man is a legend and is by miles my favourite sportsman of all time :) )

Formula 1 - Giancarlo Fisichella (when I was a kid I supported Benetton because I liked the colours of the car, and so my support for him just stuck for the remainder of his career. I don't really care about F1 anymore though)

Panthera
06-13-2012, 02:15 AM
Did you love Baggio even before that missed penalty or you just returning him a favor since then :lol: ?

I always liked the Italian National Football Team and Baggio even before that penalty :lol:

Barrie_Dude
06-16-2012, 02:42 PM
Tennis: Billie Jean King and Bjorn Borg
Baseball: Lou Gerhig
Football: Roger Staubach
Basketball: Magic Johnson
Hockey: Gordie Howe
F1: Alain Prost
IndyCar: Al Unser
NASCAR: Bill Elliot
Golf: Jack Nickalaus
Horse Racing: Secreteriat

Trollin Stone
08-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Those who havent been mentioned yet (more or less): Tennis - L.Doherty, R. Norris Williams, Tilden, R. A. Gonzales
Football - Bican, Garrincha, Jose L. Andrade
Track&field - Fredericks, Jim Thorpe
F1 - J. Clarck, Peterson, Ickx, Stirling Moss, J. F. Gonzalez, G. Villeneuve, McLaren (driver)
Swimming - J. Weissmuller
Cycling: Merckx
Skiing (every sport) - Stenmark, Killy, Lajunen, Nykanen (what a guy :worship:, Ukhov better run for yr life:devil:)
Hockey - Esposito, Richard brothers; Fetisov-Kasatonov - Krutov-Larionov-Makarov; Kharlamov, Tretiak
Rally - Peterhansel, Loprais, Gronholm, Alphand (also skiing), Katrinak
Basketball - Jabbar, Twintowers
Snowboard - Wescott
Climbing (any kind) - Messner, Osman, A. Robert, Potter
Other extreme sports - Besenyei, Kahanamoku (surfer, swimmer), Corliss, Duque
Skateboard - Hawk
Chess - Karpov
Volleyball - Jacqueline :drool:
Indy - Castroneves
Maybe there will be some update

Chirag
08-10-2012, 10:15 AM
Tennis- Roger Federer
Football- Messi and Iniesta
Cricket- Tendulkar
F1- Kimi Raikkonen
Athletics - Bolt

IOFH
08-14-2012, 03:29 PM
Tennis: Federer
Football: before Ronaldinho, now Messi
F1: Kimi
MotoGP: Vale
Basketball: Lebron (better peak-level than anyone else, will be top 3 all-time)
Swimming: Thorpe, Peirsol, Sievinen