Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Who are the greatest of all time in all sports?

Babe Ruth - MPI / Archive Photos / Getty Images

George Herman "Babe" Ruth. MPI / Archive Photos / Getty Images

Yes, it's ironic that the word goat is also modern shorthand for "the greatest of all time." But, one can truly say that football is the greatest of all time in his / her sport?

I can announce with certainty that Babe Ruth is the greatest baseball players of all time, period. His home runs, pitching and personality are unique in the history of baseball.

Here's a trivia question that you probably do not know.

Babe Ruth, in his first start of the World Series, a record that still stands. In Game 2 of the 1916 World Series, 21, Ruth was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox against the Brooklyn Robins. He left the park homer in the first inning and nothing is nothing for 14 innings. Boston won 2-1.

To date, there is acute complete set long in the history of the World Series. Babe Ruth, goat

Case closed.

Why am I doing this? I sent a tweet in safe place on 17 February:


Happy Birthday, probably the two best ever their sport .... Jim Brown (79) and Michael Jordan (52). #GOAT?

A simple birthday message that hit a nerve, soon he was tweeted hundreds and hundreds of times again. One who follows these things for the tweet reached more than half a million people. For me that's a record. For the Twitter universe is far from being the "greatest of all time." But obviously he strikes a nerve.

Some people disagree Twitter quickly, and why not?

Names like Joe Montana and Barry Sanders were thrown for football, while Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain were issued for basketball.

But unlike baseball, in my opinion, there is no clear winner or correct answer in other sports, only opinions. And here is mine.


A whole generation is likely to be Michael Jordan. Perhaps a future generation LeBron James continues. Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are definitely in the conversation. But for me, basketball goats Wilt Chamberlain. In addition to the striking statistics, the rules were changed because of him. I can in the event that Chamberlain be underestimated.


Football is probably the most difficult to choose. In this sport, people play these different positions. Do you really compare quarterback with an offensive guard? So I'm going with the best football player I have to go see Jim Brown.


This was certainly a hot topic for several years. Tiger Woods was at the peak of his game. But Jack Nicklaus is the defending champion, and until someone actually the 18 majors exceeds any discussion.


In hockey, the conversation always comes the big three: Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr. Choose who you want. You can not be wrong.


For men, you can do anything if you, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer Novak Djokovic like. And someone can come and overshadow these great champions. But in my mind, I go with Rod Laver. He is the only player to win the Grand Slam in the modern era. And by the way, who won two Grand Slams.

In the women elected: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Of course, take 'em, but do not forget to Serena Williams, who could be the goat


And to conclude this little exercise, I go with another dunk, NASCAR. No call Richard Petty "The King" for nothing. He won 200 races in his career. Second Place? David Pearson with 105 questions?

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