Mr Barguzin Posted March 29, 2006 Share Posted March 29, 2006 This one is quite simple really.... Who is your greatest Sporting Hero and why? Now, you may list as many as you like.... but there must be ONE that stands out as your all time favourite. Personally I have a feeling that I may be able to guess the Main one.... or the name that will appear most often... but methinks this will be a very interesting little exercise for the range of answers that just might be very enlightening. Sir Donald Bradman To play 52 Tests on uncovered wickets and retire with an average of 99.94 per innings sums up why this main is an Australian Sporting Icon. Played well before my time, but his deeds are well remembered in the Cricketing Nations of the world. Dennis Keith Lillee Best fast bowler ever, bar NONE!! To effectively break his back and then come back and acheive the world record (for that time) of 355 test wickets and that excludes World Series Cricket and the Series that brought him to prominence against a World Eleven, D K Lillee still looks like he could send down an unplayable ball if he so desired. Instead, he trains and mentors fast bowlers whenever they request his aid. Rod Laver Definitely the greatest Leftie ever... Maybe I shoulda played left handed And still the only person to have won TWO Grand Slams the right way: in the SAME calender year. BUT NUMERO UNO ALI Without doubt, the GREATEST! And it is only with the passing of time that I realise just how good he was. There may have been boxers with faster hands, or feet or mouth, but not in the one package. Nor in the Heavyweight Division when it actually meant something. I remember seeing a "special" where a computer compared Ali with Gracianno and Rocky won. Well, would have liked to have seen Rocky V Frasier or Norton cause Ali toughed them out after time off. If you can, get a copy of the video/VD "Rumble in the Jungle". Will open your eyes to a true hero. *sitting back and waiting for the criticisms to roll in... and they will* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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