The Best Athlete in the World

Discussion in 'Sports' started by kidbourbon, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    I think we should take nominees and then have a vote.

    I nominate Novak Djokovic.
     
  2. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Usain Bolt
     
  3. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Strong nominee.
     
  4. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

  5. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Best all around athlete?
     
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  6. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    a tennis player?
     
  7. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    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.
     
  8. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    imo. Iyo?
     
  9. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    I love watching Messi play. Stays on his feet at all cost and never flops for a call.
     
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    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.
     
  11. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    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."
     
  12. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Fastest dude running100 meters in the world. Fact.
     
  13. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I've never gotten into the sport, but don't those qualities pretty much define MMA?
     
  14. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Yeah, but I'm betting there are done NFLers and boxers that could go nuts in UFC if given the proper training.
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    is toughness a factor? leaping ability?
     
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I see where you're goin with this. Super Mario is definitely top 5.
     
  17. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Master Chief had a sick vert.
     
  18. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    This is true but that's partly why it's a good debate. Make a case.
     
  19. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    That's hard.

    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?
     
  20. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

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