Who's your favorite athlete?

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  1. Evil_X_13 Jedi Knight

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  2. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    NBA(all time): Shawn Marion
    NBA(Present): Shawn Marion


    NFL(all time): Brett Favre
    NFL(Present): Donald Driver


    MLB(all time): Randy Johnson
    MLB(Present): Brandon Webb


    and yes, I realize Randy is still pitching, but I can't really get myself to cheer for him as much these days.
  3. tom Chosen One

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  4. Jaina_and_Jag Force Ghost

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    NBA (All-time): Michael Jordan
    NBA (Current): J.J. Redick (hey, don't judge! :p )

    NFL (All-time): Brett Favre
    NFL (Current): Plaxico Burress

    Nascar (All-time & Current): Jeff Gordon

    And other sports mostly just don't interest me...
  5. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    MLB (All-time) Greg Maddux
    MLB (Current) Carlos Zambrano

    NFL(All time and just maybe current:p ): Brett Favre

    NBA; Michael Jordan

  6. Lord_NoONE Jedi Grand Master

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    Women's tennis: Ana Ivanovic ;)
  7. Evil_X_13 Jedi Knight

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    Not Maria S. [face_love]
  8. DurronFan Force Ghost

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    Probably Michael Jordan.
  9. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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  10. USTommie Jedi Knight

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    Favorite MLBer has to be Ryne Sandberg - one of the greatest second basemen ever!

    Favorite NBA player is KG, but I can't watch now he's in Boston.

    Favorite NHL player has to be either Brent Burns or Mikko Koivu of MY Minnesota Wild.

    Favorite NFL? [face_thinking]

    Favorite all-time wrestler? The Rock o_O:cool:
  11. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    NHL - Brett Hull
    NFL - Peyton Manning
    Equestrian - Jerry Bailey (jockey) and Secretariat (horse) and Gem Twist (show jumping horse)

  12. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    David Robinson. Although it's kind of funny how one of the main reasons he was my idol as a kid was partly because of his Christian faith, and nowadays I'm an atheist. I even have an autographed basketball from him with a Bible verse written on it. Nonetheless, I've never liked an athlete as much as I did Robinson in my childhood.
  13. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    MLB- All-time: Barry Bonds (no matter what's been happening the past couple of years)
    Current: Tim Lincecum

    NFL- All-time: Steve Young
    Current: Marshawn Lynch

    NBA- All-time/current: Baron Davis

    I can't say college sports because I haven't been exposed to a lot of players outside of Cal, but then again, almost all my favorite players in every sport are local. :p
  14. Jaina_and_Jag Force Ghost

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    Okay, to add to the list: :p

    College Basketball (All-time): J.J. Redick
    College Basketball (Current): Jon Scheyer

    College Football (All-time): Brady Quinn
    I don't really have a current favorite right now...

    WWE (All-time): Shawn Michaels
    WWE (Current): Chris Jericho
    (I still love Michaels, but I loved him from the 1990s... he was amazing.)
  15. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    College (All Time)/NBA : Rip Hamilton
    Almost my new NBA favorite: Rajon Rondo
    College current: Stanley Robinson (He's going to blow up next year, just watch)

    NFL: Troy Brown. Ultimate selfless player.
  16. Lord_NoONE Jedi Grand Master

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    NBA All-Time: Oscar Robertson

    NFL All-Time: The Barry Sanders Show

    MLB All-Time: Roberto Clemente

    Tennis (Men): Pete Sampras

    Tennis (Women): Ana Ivanovic

    NCAA Basketball (Men): Kirk Hinrich

    NCAA Football: Charlie Ward
  17. Pretendman Jedi Padawan

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    After watching Barry Bonds for 15 years, he is the greatest ball player I've ever seen.
    Top 3 players of all time.

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  18. Evil_X_13 Jedi Knight

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    So did he really take steriods? I dont pay attention to baseball new or whatever so i dont know.
  19. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    The correct question should be, "Did he knowingly take steroids?" because almost everyone in the 90's used them. Just look at the Mitchell Report.
  20. Evil_X_13 Jedi Knight

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  21. Robimus Force Ghost

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    NHL Current: Teemu Selanne
    NHL All Time: Teemu Selanne

    MLB Current: Carlos Gomez.(Yeah, he's made me a huge fan in no time.)
    MLB All Time: Kirby Puckett

    Pro Wrasslin' Current: Christian Cage
    Pro Wrasslin' All Time: Chris Jericho

  22. Darth_Plagueis619 Jedi Padawan

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    NFL: (All Time) QB Rich Gannon
    NFL: (Present)CB Nnamdi Asomugha
  23. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Andre Agassi.

    A true sportsman and champion, and a man who went from being boorish at 20 to sublime at 35. I think it's the height of synchronicity that at the beginning of Agassi's career, he was playing Jimmy Connors and someone in the crowd yelled out, "He's a punk, you're a legend!" to Connors. By the time Agassi was finishing his career, he was the one basking in the glow of the crowd. His run at the 2005 U.S. Open was like Jack Nicklaus's at the 1986 Masters, and had he taken down Federer, it would have been an equal accomplishment.

    He wasn't the best of his era, but he was its greatest champion and sportsman. On the playing side, he completed a career Grand Slam, plus an Olympic Gold Medal. The only other player to accomplish that feat in the past several decades shares his bed at night. I watched him win Wimbledon in 1992, the boorish one conquering tennis's most sacred tournament, and watched him win the French Open in 1999, thus completing that career Slam. His epic comeback win that day remains among the highlights of sporting events I've witnessed.

    I'd be honored to shake his hand someday and tell him that he's the best athlete I've yet known of in my life.
  24. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    NBA (All-time): Michael Jordan..how can you not think this!?
    NBA (Now): LeBron James

    NFL: Peyton Manning
  25. DRHJ9 Force Ghost

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    All Time: Evander Holyfeild, and Tim Brown

    Current Sports:

    Manny Pacquiao

    MLB: Eric Chavez, When healthy, THE best defensive 3rd Baseman...bar none.

    NBA: Kevin Martin (Sac)

    NFL: Kirk Morrison (Oak)
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