Posted by swamphawk22 on 9/27/2012 12:04:00 PM (view original):
It isnt the argument I would make.
Are you saying that it isnt defendable at all?
If some network did the greatest atheletes of the 20th Centrury and Jack was in the top 10 would that be outrageous?
This is what I am saying about the current pop culture state. Romney is portrayed as stiff and mean no matter what he does, Obama is portrayed as kind and smart no matter what.
yes, I am saying that calling the greatest golfer the greatest athlete is not defensible by any metric you would care to use....speed, strength, endurance, athleticism, etc.
Is Phil Mickleson a great golfer? Absolutely...a great athlete? uh, no. Golfers have great skill. Some are good athletes....Tiger for example. But part of a discussion on the greatest athlete of all time? No way.
Quick list of better athletes...Jordan, Michael Phelps, Jim Thorpe, Wilt Chamberlain, any world class decathalete, Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Jackie Robinson, an unjuiced Lance Armstrong, Jackie Joyner Kersey.