Discussion in 'Sports' started by kidbourbon, Mar 11, 2012.
I think we should take nominees and then have a vote.
I nominate Novak Djokovic.
Best all around athlete?
a tennis player?
I would say the best all around athletes are from the NFL. If we're talking a combination of what makes a great athlete. Speed, strength, endurance, agility, etc.
I love watching Messi play. Stays on his feet at all cost and never flops for a call.
Depends on whether your definition of athlete includes "good at sports", "good at one sport" or neither. People often refer to Peyton Manning as an unathletic QB, but that's all depending on your definition. He's as good at his athletic area of expertise as anyone in the world, so in that sense he is extremely athletic. Another person might consider an uncoordinated buffoon that sucks at sports a good athlete because he is fast and strong.
Novak is as good at his sport right now as anyone else is at theirs. He's also in good shape and is quite agile.
I'd be interested in kidb defining his terms of athleticism more specifically.
I tend to agree, though i might give the edge to Lebron.
This is a hard question because it's hard to know exactly what the OP means by "athlete."
Fastest dude running100 meters in the world. Fact.
I've never gotten into the sport, but don't those qualities pretty much define MMA?
Yeah, but I'm betting there are done NFLers and boxers that could go nuts in UFC if given the proper training.
is toughness a factor? leaping ability?
I see where you're goin with this. Super Mario is definitely top 5.
Master Chief had a sick vert.
This is true but that's partly why it's a good debate. Make a case.
Look at guys like Ndamukong Suh or Joe Thomas.
That's a combination of size, speed and strength that about .000000000000001% of the population have. Does that make them the best?
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