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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,492 AG
    edited February 8 #32
    kellercl said:
    Tiger fell off a cliff on the back end of his career.  Brady has won throughout his entire career 
    Winning his 5th masters in 2019 at the age of 43 was pretty impressive and I'd say winning The Masters is every bit as nerve wracking as winning a Super Bowl. 

    But that's also why you cant compare.
    Sure, but Tiger isn't even number 1 in Masters wins.  Jack is.  Brady has almost doubled Montana.  

    Jack also has more major wins than Tiger.  I'm not sure Tiger is even the GOAT in his sport.  
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  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 7,318 Admiral
    edited February 8 #33
    Golf isn't a sport. Bruce errrr kaitlin is another good choice. He/she was an incredible athlete
    We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, and that ends
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,223 AG
    I think longevity has to play a big role in any discussion.   Brady has done it for decades...only QB with a Lombardi trophy in 3 separate decades.  That's beyond incredible.   
    Slater has been at it since the 90s and I think he got to Giselle before Tommy did lol. And Brady said a few years ago that Slater was the GOAT

    11 titles and counting
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  • madm002madm002 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    edited February 8 #35
    Jim Thorpe, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe

    If you are talking a real athlete and not just titles
  • jetmech2jetmech2 Panhandle Posts: 1,454 Officer
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 38,630 AG
    You want to be the man, you've got to beat the man.

    Whoooooo!

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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 15,161 AG
    @jetmech2 FTW
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 16,750 Moderator
    Golf isn't a sport. Bruce errrr kaitlin is another good choice. He/she was an incredible athlete
    What did Hemingway say:

    “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”


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  • restlessnativerestlessnative Posts: 2,702 Captain
    rock_fish said:
    I think longevity has to play a big role in any discussion.   Brady has done it for decades...only QB with a Lombardi trophy in 3 separate decades.  That's beyond incredible.   
    Slater has been at it since the 90s and I think he got to Giselle before Tommy did lol. And Brady said a few years ago that Slater was the GOAT

    11 titles and counting
    And Pam Anderson before the other Tommy. He is the king.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,455 AG
    Pound for pound?
    I say John Holmes. 
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 21,558 AG
    edited February 11 #42
    Brady's 7th ring yesterday seems to have sparked much debate online about who is the overall greatest athlete of all time, with Brady and Michael Jordan at the center of the conversation.

     Other names coming up are Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, and Tiger Woods.

    Personally I'm not sure it's worth trying to compare different sports, but it nonetheless fun to think about. I think my vote would be Phelps. What do y'all think?

    Michael Phelps by far. Most haven't a clue what it takes to be a great swimmer. The commitment to training is not matched in any other sport. None. There are other great athletes but phelps is the greatest by any measure.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,341 Moderator
    One that has been completely forgotten or left out of this discussion is Bill Russell. The Celtics, NBA, and civil rights icon is a living legend. Friday marks his 87th birthday, and before blowing out the candles, the 11-time champ sent out a tweet to try to remind the world of what the most prolific winner looks like.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 16,750 Moderator
    He was great. Another reason why it's impossible to pick a single GOAT from all sports.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 7,318 Admiral
    Russell was great. Never averaged over 20 PPG and played with a 12-14 teams in the league. There's 30 now. 
    We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, and that ends
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,225 Admiral
    I sure didn't know there was 30 teams now.

    There wouldn't be any if they depended on me.
  • mike_smike_s Posts: 446 Deckhand
    Bill Russell won 11 NBA Championships in 13 years.  The last 3 as player coach.  Granted, it was the 60's but certainly the GOAT of his era. 
  • smallboatsmallboat Posts: 1,606 Captain
    No one mentions Bo Jackson?
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