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Offline eja117

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So after Brady who is there?

I'm think Babe Ruth in baseball, but he played when the game wasn't integrated. I still have him as far and away the GOAT of his sport.

Russell in basketball. ....is that arguable?

Secretariat in horse racing?

Gretzky I assume but I don't know tons about hockey. Plus the goalie position is so important and different.

Is there a runner?

Michael Phelps

Is there a golfer?

Is Pele that much better in soccer?

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One trip to the record books shows you Gretzky is on another level. Its unreal.

You cant even compare the other greats to him. He is that much greater than anyone else to ever pick up a hockey stick.
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One trip to the record books shows you Gretzky is on another level. Its unreal.

You cant even compare the other greats to him. He is that much greater than anyone else to ever pick up a hockey stick.

This. I had this exact conversation with a friend the other day, and I looked into Gretzky, and my god, he blows everyone out of the water.
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Federer and Schumacher are ones that you didnít mention.
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Russell. Am I truly the only one who believes Jordan is overrated?

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Brady

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Russell. Am I truly the only one who believes Jordan is overrated?
Im sure on a 49ers fanblog somewhere someone has just posted.

"Montana. Am I truly the only one who believes Brady is overrated?"

Jordan is the GOAT.
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Lance Armstrong in cycling.
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Offline tazzmaniac

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Federer and Schumacher are ones that you didnít mention.
Schumacher was great but many people would argue Ayrton Senna was the best Formula1 driver. 

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Russell. Am I truly the only one who believes Jordan is overrated?
Im sure on a 49ers fanblog somewhere someone has just posted.

"Montana. Am I truly the only one who believes Brady is overrated?"

Jordan is the GOAT.
I'd agree.  Brady is not clearly GOAT over Montana and Jordan is the GOAT.
 

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Lance Armstrong in cycling.
His use of performance enhancing drugs puts a big cloud over him being GOAT in cycling.   

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Loved Ali but Sugar Ray Robinson would be the pound for pound GOAT in boxing. 


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Russell. Am I truly the only one who believes Jordan is overrated?
Im sure on a 49ers fanblog somewhere someone has just posted.

"Montana. Am I truly the only one who believes Brady is overrated?"

Jordan is the GOAT.
I'd agree.  Brady is not clearly GOAT over Montana and Jordan is the GOAT.
That really wasnt my point. It was actually the opposite of my point.

Brady is pretty clearly the GOAT. You are always gonna have a spattering of homers and haters that think this guy or the other guy is the GOAT, but Tom is pretty obviously the GOAT.
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