ESPN.com's Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Ridic, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    Horrible rankings IMO. If this is based on accomplishments then Tiger is hands down #1 with Phelps and Serena as 2 and 3. Jordan is all time great, but shouldn't even be top 5 looking back only the past 5 years.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page/Anniversary-Top20Athletes/20th-anniversary-top-20-athletes

    1. Michael Jordan
    2. LeBron James
    3. Tiger Woods
    4. Tom Brady
    5. Roger Federer
    6. Serena Williams
    7. Peyton Manning
    8. Kobe Bryant
    9. Michael Phelps
    10. Derek Jeter
    11. Shaquille O'Neal
    12. Lionel Messi
    13. Lance Armstrong
    14. Tim Duncan
    15. Brett Favre
    16. Usain Bolt
    17. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
    18. Mia Hamm
    19. Barry Bonds
    20. Sydney Crosby
     
  2. Mur

    Mur soon

    Reputations:
    6,596
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,105
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    Bonds should be at least top 10
     
    Ridic likes this.
  3. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Spoon! Gold

    Reputations:
    236,401
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    47,986
    Likes Received:
    45,468
    Espn is just shitty all around.
     
    Mur, Shedding Skin and DarkFriday like this.
  4. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    106,718
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    43,579
    Likes Received:
    16,033
    Bonds and Armstrong shouldn't even be on the list.
     
    Sleep likes this.
  5. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    So should ARod to be honest. Also Pujols should be on the list.
     
  6. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    106,718
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    43,579
    Likes Received:
    16,033
    Maybe they should just do a separate list for cheaters.
     
  7. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    204,707
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    74,603
    Likes Received:
    25,442
    Shaquille O'Neal seems overrated.
     
    Ridic likes this.
  8. Mur

    Mur soon

    Reputations:
    6,596
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,105
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    Bond was one of the best players in the game before he took steroids.
     
    Shedding Skin likes this.
  9. Shedding Skin

    Shedding Skin Damp Banned User

    Reputations:
    57,276
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    17,038
    Likes Received:
    12,633
    Bratt Favre? What the fuck
     
    Ridic likes this.
  10. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    106,718
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    43,579
    Likes Received:
    16,033
    Hitler was a great leader before he started baking Jews.
     
    O Face and ZosoHitler like this.
  11. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    Randy Moss should have made the list too. :grad:

    Kick off Crosby and the soccer players.
     
    Shedding Skin and Mur like this.
  12. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

    Reputations:
    54,292
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    36,722
    Likes Received:
    4,462
    It's awesome that Messi is in the top 15.



    :yay:
     
  13. beatlejaws

    beatlejaws nowhere poster

    Reputations:
    41,900
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    54,251
    Likes Received:
    5,622
    Jeter

    :lol:
     
    Shedding Skin likes this.
  14. Mur

    Mur soon

    Reputations:
    6,596
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,105
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    I agree. Crosby is overrated and i'm a penguins fan.
     
    Ridic likes this.
  15. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

    Reputations:
    54,292
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    36,722
    Likes Received:
    4,462
    Only Yankee I've never hated.
     
  16. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

    Reputations:
    39,681
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    6,962
    I am only a casual hockey fan until playoffs. I think Malkin is a better hockey player than Crosby.
     
    Mur likes this.
  17. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    106,718
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    43,579
    Likes Received:
    16,033
    Get the cheaters out of there and there might be room for Steve Nash.
     
  18. Sleep

    Sleep Eat My Dong DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    186,020
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    25,814
    Likes Received:
    22,936
    Click the quote.
     
  19. Sleep

    Sleep Eat My Dong DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    186,020
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    25,814
    Likes Received:
    22,936
    Agreed.
     
  20. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    248,669
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,969
    Likes Received:
    25,244
    Steve Nash's wife delivered a blaek baby in front of him :sarcastic: