Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby The Bedge » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Footy Chick wrote:You sir, are drunk! :lol:

Please, by all means name me half a dozen other Australian athletes who have achieved the same over the career spanning 25+ years. ;)
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby jo172 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:31 pm

The Bedge wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:You sir, are drunk! :lol:

Please, by all means name me half a dozen other Australian athletes who have achieved the same over the career spanning 25+ years. ;)


Vic Richardson played his first game for Sturt in 1915 and last first class match for South Australia in 1938.

That of course says nothing for his accomplishments in baseball, lacrosse etc.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby amber_fluid » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:32 pm

The Bedge wrote:
MW wrote:Well it's not Mundine even though he keeps saying it is

Like him or not, Mundine would rank among Australians greatest ever sportsmen.

Professional Rugby League player and arguably the best play maker in the game at one point, premiership player, NSW State of Origin representative, then moved to boxing and has been a professional boxer for best part of 18 years - 48 wins from 56 fights and world champion in 3 weight divisions.

The ability to dominate/sustain success in two vastly different professional fields over a 25yr period alone is a feat.


The Title is greatest ever sportsman not greatest ever wanker! ;)
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby Sheik Yerbouti » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Booney wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:
The Bedge wrote:
MW wrote:Well it's not Mundine even though he keeps saying it is

Like him or not, Mundine would rank among Australians greatest ever sportsmen.

Professional Rugby League player and arguably the best play maker in the game at one point, premiership player, NSW State of Origin representative, then moved to boxing and has been a professional boxer for best part of 18 years - 48 wins from 56 fights and world champion in 3 weight divisions.

The ability to dominate/sustain success in two vastly different professional fields over a 25yr period alone is a feat.


You sir, are drunk! :lol:

Statistically, It's impossible to determine, how do you determine the greatness of any sportsperson over another in a different sport.

What makes Fed's 20 grand slams more impressive than Bradmans centuries, or Michael Jordans stats, or Ayrton Sennas F1 wins?


How he conducts himself, that's how. ;)

Can scrap Bradman off your list then.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby morell » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:49 pm

I think we need a z score.

SA Footy Weighted Indexed Metric

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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby amber_fluid » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:51 pm

morell wrote:I think we need a z score.

SA Footy Weighted Indexed Metric

#SWIM


Go back on holidays will ya! ;)
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby morell » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:04 pm

amber_fluid wrote:
morell wrote:I think we need a z score.

SA Footy Weighted Indexed Metric

#SWIM


Go back on holidays will ya! ;)

Those were the days weren't they beigey!

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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby Bombers4EVA » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:08 pm

Footy Chick wrote:Wrong forum dude ;-)

Would you like me to move it to the general discussion board for you? 8)

Nah I thought Id leave it here as I thought there's more traffic looking through here. What you could do for me though is to adjust the topic to, " Who is the Greatest Ever Sports Person". I just realised I am a little bit political incorrect with my original topic. Dont wanna upset anyone.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby valleys07 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:14 pm

amber_fluid wrote:
morell wrote:I think we need a z score.

SA Footy Weighted Indexed Metric

#SWIM


Go back on holidays will ya! ;)


Bring back #SWARM :lol:
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby Brodlach » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:07 pm

Carey. Anyone who can play so well after a skin full of Red Tins the night before and still perform gets my vote.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby cracka » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Steven Bradbury. Well maybe not the greatest ever sportsperson but still one of the greatest ever sporting moments.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby carey » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:54 pm

Tiger Woods simply must get a mention as should Phil Taylor and Eddie Charlton.
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Re: Who is the

Postby carey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:38 am

The Bedge wrote:Serena Williams - 783 wins, 130 losses (85.76%), 23 Grand slams, career titles 72
Roger Federer - 1139 wins, 250 losses (82.00%), 20 Grand slams, career titles 96

Williams was head and shoulders above her competition for a long time, but i'm sorry for me Federer is the greater out of the two - his competition has been I believe harder over the journey.

Both greats in their own right though.



How many of Serena's went 5 sets?
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Re: Who is the

Postby jo172 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 am

carey wrote:
The Bedge wrote:Serena Williams - 783 wins, 130 losses (85.76%), 23 Grand slams, career titles 72
Roger Federer - 1139 wins, 250 losses (82.00%), 20 Grand slams, career titles 96

Williams was head and shoulders above her competition for a long time, but i'm sorry for me Federer is the greater out of the two - his competition has been I believe harder over the journey.

Both greats in their own right though.



How many of Serena's went 5 sets?


How many times did Usain Bolt win above 200 m?

How many times did Black Caviar win over 1600 m?
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby Mr Beefy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:18 am

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Re: Who is the

Postby The Bedge » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 am

carey wrote:How many of Serena's went 5 sets?

Some might argue she was so good, she never went past 3 sets :P :lol:
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby helicopterking » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 am

Easily Happy Gilmore, from Part time Hockey player to winning the Tour Championship after being 4 shots down against Shooter McGavin on the back 9.
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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby bennymacca » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby GWW » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: Who is the "Greatest Ever Sportsman"?

Postby teamdefense2017 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:20 am

My two bobs worth....and it is really hard because all mentioned are amazing sportsman!

On the surface Bradman's numbers suggest he was so significantly better than anyone before or since that he is the best.
He averaged twice as much as the next best. Not just averaging more, but twice as much.
Not sure any other sportsman can claim that?
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