Fan Favorites

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 11:59 AM

With the passing of Vin Scully I got to thinking of people that are basically beloved by everyone.

What current or former athletes, managers, announcers, owners etc are on Scully’s level?

Other famous people outside of sports….who is up there with Vin?


Tony Gwynn

Bob Uecker

Yogi Berra


Athletes are tough because if they are on a rival team those fans may not have the respect everyone else does.

As they get way up in age they become more beloved it seems. Betty White? I know the Golden Girls didn’t all get along to great.




friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 80 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 12:17 PM

Craig Sager and Doris Burke are good ones. 

As far as players, maybe Giannis. He seems liked and respected by everyone. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 12:39 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Craig Sager and Doris Burke are good ones. 

As far as players, maybe Giannis. He seems liked and respected by everyone. 

Yeah….Giannis about 7 years in the limelight but he’s in that Tony Gwynn level.

Sager good too.


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 12:40 PM

Allyson Felix is way up there

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 80 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 12:46 PM

Michael Phelps might be one but people forget about him except for three weeks every four years. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:09 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Michael Phelps might be one but people forget about him except for three weeks every four years. 

I don’t think he is quite on the level….I think many in the sport don’t care for him. I’d put him behind Peyton Manning


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 117 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:09 PM

I'm not a Reds fan but I don't know how you can't like Joey Votto. Also include Miggy Cabrera. Two of the biggest pranksters in MLB. Just don't like when they're abusing your team.

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 29 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:13 PM

Jack and Tiger. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 30 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:27 PM
posted by j_crazy

Jack and Tiger. 

Tiger recently, but when he was in his prime, lots of people hated him because he was on top.


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:32 PM
posted by BR1986FB

I'm not a Reds fan but I don't know how you can't like Joey Votto. Also include Miggy Cabrera. Two of the biggest pranksters in MLB. Just don't like when they're abusing your team.

Votto has a lot of great to him but a number don’t care for him. He’s a good dude, odd but a great guy overall. He’s worth mentioning as is Miggy.

Davey Concepcion, Roberto Clemente probably some mentions here too.

Willie Mays…but sadly a lot probably didn’t like him back in his day because of their ignorant views on black people.


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 117 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:42 PM

From my world....the American Dream, the son of a plumber, Dusty Rhodes

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 1:47 PM

Dolly Parton

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 30 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 3:02 PM

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 34 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 5:46 PM

Charles Barkley and Shaq

Al Bundy Senior Member
4,526 posts 39 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 6:10 PM

I'm Cleveland fan, so I'm not going to mention Cleveland players, but two all-time greats who seem beloved by all are cal ripken Jr and Barry Larkin.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 233 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 6:54 PM

Who doesn't like Bob Newhart?

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 96 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 8:03 PM

Rodney Dangerfield

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 9:14 PM
posted by Al Bundy

I'm Cleveland fan, so I'm not going to mention Cleveland players, but two all-time greats who seem beloved by all are cal ripken Jr and Barry Larkin.

You should hear the Reds fans from age 25-35 growl about Larkin as an announcer


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Aug 3, 2022 9:14 PM
posted by justincredible

Who doesn't like Bob Newhart?

I considered him


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 233 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 7, 2022 7:43 PM

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 19 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Aug 8, 2022 9:06 AM

Dick Van Dyke

Mr. Rogers

Henry Winkler

Steve Irwin

Dave Grohl


Login

Register

Already have an account? Login