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  • Thu, May 2, 2019 4:06 PM
    posted by BRF

     

    BR mentions Brian Sipe and being on the "taxi squad". I wonder if the younger posters know the history of that moniker?

     

     

    Thu, May 2, 2019 4:07 PM

    Over/Under on NO F'IN WAY?

     

    Thu, May 2, 2019 7:06 PM
    posted by like_that

    I am truly honored. 

    You're amongst some greats! And also Justin!

    Thu, May 2, 2019 8:48 PM
    He  only had 30 more extra base hitsposted by like_that

    I will stick to athletes I was only able to watch. These can change in about 5 years but:

    LBJ - As COA said, he brought the ship to Cleveland.  He dramatics and his passive aggressive personality might be obnoxious, but I think most cavs fans will reflect after his career and feel fortunate he gave Cleveland 12 amazing seasons. 

    Joe Thomas - GOAT.  I wish he could be part of this current roster.

    Jordan Burroughs - US Wrestler still competing.  5X world champ (one olympic gold), 2X world bronze, and 2X NCAA champ.  He has done amazing things to promote the sport.

    Albert Belle - He was my favorite player when I first started becoming a fan of baseball.   I will never forget him flexing his muscles toward the Boston bench during the ALDS.  He was the most feared batter for a good 2-3 year span.  The fact Mo Vaughn won MVP over him is the biggest fucking joke in baseball history the last 25 years. Look at their stats lined up next to each other for that season and please tell me how Mo Vaughn deserved MVP over Belle.  I hate the BBWA.  Trash.

    The fourth is tough, because there are numerous guys I would mention from those 90's Tribe teams.  Also, I am not the biggest golf fan, but I have always loved watching the majors when Tiger was in contention.  

    He only had 30 more extra base hits

     

    Randy Johnson That year went 18-2 with 294 K

     

    Mo Vaughn was like David Ortiz and Belle was basically Barry Bonds like...with a pissier edge. Belle should’ve won running away

    Fri, May 3, 2019 8:11 AM
    posted by BRF

     

    BR mentions Brian Sipe and being on the "taxi squad". I wonder if the younger posters know the history of that moniker?

     

    I didn't know what it was until the last year but pretty cool. When I was a kid and saw "taxi squad" on the back of my football cards I was like "wtf?"

    Fri, May 3, 2019 10:36 AM

    This was tough for me. I had a few that were pretty easy to come to:

    Michael Jordan - GOAT of basketball IMO.

    Brett Favre - Just really liked watching him play. 

    AJ Green - favorite player on favorite team. Also seems like an all around good, down-to-earth guy.

    After that I struggled with a fourth. 5-6 years ago I would have told you Burfict, but he can GFH now. I'd put Lebron in the honorable mention list. Between the Cavs and Bengals, that 2016 title may be the only one of my lifetime. But it's hard to overlook how much of a douchebag he's been, not to mention leaving the Cavs in disarray twice now, never committing long term, and the shit he and his agent pulled this year with trading for Anthony Davis. 

    There's a lot of NBA guys that are fun to watch like Lillard, Westbrook, Embiid, Curry and even the always polarizing Harden who annoys the shit out of me sometimes. For now I'm leaving it at three but I'm betting a year from now I'll put Zion on the list, even if he goes somewhere shitty like the Knicks. 

    Fri, May 3, 2019 10:50 AM

    Mine growing up: 

    • Jordan, Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, and Eddie George. 

    Jordan and Griffey Jr: needs no explanation.  I loved watching Penny play when he was in his prime and I loved that 94-96 Orlando Magic team. Also, Eddie George was one of the main reasons why I fell in love with Buckeye football. Also, Thome almost made the list as he is my favorite Indian. 

    If I had to pick my own now of my best players to watch:

    • Lindor, Steph Curry, Lebron, and Brady. 

    I agree a lot of the conversation on Lebron. I also hated Brady for a long time and finally a few years ago just started to appreciate him more and more. I now found myself rooting for him during the playoff. 

     

    Fri, May 3, 2019 11:57 AM
    posted by ptown_trojans_1

    Mine growing up: 

    • Jordan, Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, and Eddie George. 

    Jordan and Griffey Jr: needs no explanation.  I loved watching Penny play when he was in his prime and I loved that 94-96 Orlando Magic team. Also, Eddie George was one of the main reasons why I fell in love with Buckeye football. Also, Thome almost made the list as he is my favorite Indian. 

    If I had to pick my own now of my best players to watch:

    • Lindor, Steph Curry, Lebron, and Brady. 

    I agree a lot of the conversation on Lebron. I also hated Brady for a long time and finally a few years ago just started to appreciate him more and more. I now found myself rooting for him during the playoff. 

     

    Fuck Curry, but I do kinda agree about Brady.  I wouldn't go as far as rooting for the pats during the playoffs (because fuck their fans), but it's hard not to respect his game.  He also has opened up his personality more to the public the last 5 years, which makes him more likable.  The cockiness and the shit talking that comes from him is pretty hilarious. 

    Fri, May 3, 2019 12:35 PM

    Good points on Brady. I too use to dislike him and the Patriots. But he seems like a likable guy and if it weren't for them then Pittsburgh probably would have been in more superbowls over the past 20 years. 

    Fri, May 3, 2019 12:37 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    Good points on Brady. I too use to dislike him and the Patriots. But he seems like a likable guy and if it weren't for them then Pittsburgh probably would have been in more superbowls over the past 20 years. 

    Just saw an article on him where they were talking about him not being the highest paid QB in the league and his response was basically "do you know how much my wife makes?" True, but I still lol'd

    Sat, May 4, 2019 10:31 PM

    Jordan-GOAT

    Kyle Snyder-monster on the mat

    Eric Montross just for the bloody face game in 1992

    Chris Spielman the most intense athlete I've ever seen. 

    Sun, May 5, 2019 11:17 AM

    Dick Jacobs—- restored the Indians franchise and sports in Cleveland 

    LeBron—- love/ hate but he did bring a championship to a championship starved town

    My Kids—- all great high school ball players that brought me and my wife years of joy watching them play.

    Woody Hayes—- The explanation would be  too long. My opinion.

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