World's Greatest Athlete - Ever

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  1. herzalot

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    Yes, but I am woefully inconsistent in my logic. Let's see if I can wiggle out of this one.

    Slater is perhaps the World's Greatest Athlete for the the reasons I've mentioned. You do not HAVE to have recovered from debilitating injury in order to be classified as such. All the rest of his accomplishments, fitness, longevity, mental toughness in competition, skill and style all in a dynamic and dangerous environment puts him at (or near) the top of the list.

    However, if you have recovered from significant injury to return to the very top of your sport - that give you HUGE bonus points.

    See - totally logical!
     
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    :speechless::bang::rolleyes::thumbsup::stop::thumbsdown:
     
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    Yes, it was. :Roflmao
     
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    Edit: Yea, that was mean, too. :oops:
     
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    Well, I missed it. But I am guessing @Mikie said something a little snarky about some of Lindsey's body parts?
     
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    I did not! She has a normal, fit, athletic female body – just like I get to see, in person, at home, without the paint, all year long. :geek:

    No man or boy appreciates the female form more than I do. But these model layouts done by famous athletes come off the same to me...cringe worthy. I respect these athletes greatly – as athletes, and as people who can do truly great things with their celebrity (or not if they choose). But they should leave the modeling work to professionals. How about a ski race for only runway models? I'd have as much interest in that as I do an average-looking athlete with the body paint gimmick.

    But!!!!!!!!! Carry on with the celeb drool sesh :D
     
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    I honestly couldn’t care less about celebrities etc.. Heck, if I just saw those with no mention of who they were I wouldn’t even know. Just a dude in my own little world.

    What I don’t want to see is more of these “body positive” models in SI swimsuit issues etc who are basically projecting that being overweight is ok. And I am not ok paying more for healthcare because it is now encouraged to balloon up like a walrus. Every time we are at Disneyland I am utterly appalled at the size of people. It used to be rare to see morbidly obese people but now I feel like my family is a minority amongst the new norm.
     
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    This guy should be considered as well:
     
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    Ummm @mike I didn't tag you. I tagged @Mikie. :whistling: Congrats though! :thumbsup:
     
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    OK, OK, @mike was right. I tagged the wrong Mike. I saw this post http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/worlds-greatest-athlete-ever.6495/page-5#post-118796 and realized I must have missed something that was subsequently deleted. Evidently something that Mike decided was too mean to leave in place. I assumed it was a snarky comment about a body part or two. I also incorrectly attributed it to @Mikie. My apologies on both counts.

    Carry on.

    Where were we. Ah yes. Lindsey Vonn is a great athlete. 81 World Cup race wins. Badass training regimen. Recovered from horrendous injury several time to return to the top of the sport. One of the greatest. Kelly Slater is a great athlete. 11 World Titles. Great in any wave in any conditions. Death defying. Influential, ground breaking. Aesthetic. 25 years at the top. One of the greatest.
     
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    I'm not sure most folks really understand what Mark Spitz did in '72...when and how he did it.

    Maybe not greatest athlete ever but perhaps one of the greatest performances ever