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Who's the greatest male athlete of all time?

  • Michael Jordan

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  • Jim Brown

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  • Jim Thorpe

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  • Pele

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  • Babe Ruth

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Wayne Gretzky

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  • Michael Phelps

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Jesse Owens

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Jerry Rice

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 57.9%
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Jim Brown:arguably the greatest running back of all time, in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and also did well in track and basketball. Some would say I'm biased because he was a Brown, but I'd say Brown edges out Jim Thorpe as the greatest athlete of all time.
 

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Babe Ruth, an overweight alcoholic, made the list?
I do believe the thread is called greatest male athlete of all time, not greatest skinny teetotaler of all time.


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Glad to see Jim Thorpe on the list. Guy was an incredible all around athlete.
Yeah, and he had native blood like me...so that makes me more likely to vote for him, but I haven't decided yet.
 

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Other - my boyfriend. Because he has the stamina to go All Night Long.
 

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Bowling and golfing don't really help his cause.
Wanna know why many people consider him a great athlete?

He was a great natural athlete. He's one of those guys who could do his job very well despite not really being into the whole exercise/eating right thing. It was just something genetic for him, and that counts too.
 

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You realize one wouldn't need to go All Night Long if one knew how to take care of business (hers) in relatively short order, lol.
Your wife must tell you that to make you feel better. It's ok, buddy.
 

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Your wife must tell you that to make you feel better. It's ok, buddy.


If it didn't go all night long for me, I'd be rather disappointed in the stamina of my man/woman.
 

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Babe Ruth won't be getting my vote for reasons already mentioned, plus the fact that he only competed against other white people. This affects Jim Thorpe, too, for the most part. Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players ever, but he sucked at baseball. Michael Phelps is a great swimmer, but he can't act his way out of a paper bag.

For now, I've narrowed it down to:

Jim Brown
Pelé
Wayne Gretzky
Jesse Owens
Jerry Rice
 
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