The Greatest?

I’m contemplating who was the greatest athlete ever.

Michael Jordan?  Babe Ruth?  Walter Payton?

I’ve correctly opined that the greatest ever was Jacobus Franciscus “Jim” Thorpe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe

This video starts slowly, but it’s 6:40 well spent if you have a free 6:40.   Sorry to make you Copy/Paste.  Wordpress continues its Case Of The Mondays.

 

Later, I’ll opine about the greatest professional quarterback.

Start your guessing …

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5 Comments on “The Greatest?”

  1. Roger says:

    Yep…a native Oklahoman. He ran like the wind and was as strong as an ox. And w/o all of the sophisticated training regimens of today. Amazing….

  2. SAR says:

    Where is the transcendental Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, Jr.)? Walter Payton is arguably not even the best football player ever, let alone running back. If you want to talk great ‘athletes’ irrespective of sport, you have to include Bob Gibson, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Rice, Barry Bonds, Wayne Gretsky, Mario Lemieux, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, et al.

  3. Dick Kusleika says:

    Secretariat would beat Jim thorp in any sport that doesn’t require thumbs


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