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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:03 PM

the greatest athletic performance in history

this will provoke controversy
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Wilts 100 point game
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the miracle on ice
1 (20%)
Oscar Robertson averaging a triple double for a season
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Roger Marris hitting streak
1 (20%)
Micheal Schumackers 7 f1 championships
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Secretariets Belmont win
2 (40%)
Roger Bannisters sub 4 minute mile
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Reply the greatest athletic performance in history (Original post)
cartmansucks Monday OP
frankt8242 Monday #1
cartmansucks Monday #3
liberalguy Monday #2
Phlegm Monger Monday #4
cartmansucks Monday #6
Bozo Haram Monday #5
cartmansucks Monday #9
Bozo Haram Monday #18
cartmansucks Monday #21
Tovera Monday #12
GordieG Monday #7
Aldar Monday #11
GordieG Monday #15
Aldar Monday #22
GordieG Monday #23
Aldar Monday #24
Tovera Monday #8
cartmansucks Monday #13
Aldar Monday #10
cartmansucks Monday #14
The Big Red Machine Monday #16
cartmansucks Monday #19
Daves Not Here Man Monday #17
cartmansucks Monday #20
DP46 Monday #25
cartmansucks Monday #26
TexMex Monday #30
rampartb Monday #27
Aldar Monday #28
TexMex Monday #29
_eek Monday #31

Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:12 PM

1. Roger Bannister's sub 4 minute mile run...

It changed the world of track forever...

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Response to frankt8242 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:14 PM

3. I started to add this event

but figured it wouldn't get votes.I remember watching it when shown on tv.

Edited to add...I added that option because it was a seminal event in track history

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:12 PM

2. 1936 olympic rowing team. n/t

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:19 PM

4. how about




Just for the RW.

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Response to Phlegm Monger (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:24 PM

6. does it look like my list is political?

I made sure to add seminal events in different sports.

Did this look political?

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:23 PM

5. Other: Leicester City FC winning the 2016 Premier League

They were tipped by virtually every pundit to go down (i.e. finish in the bottom three and be relegated from the division), but instead won the league (a 38 game season) with 11 points to spare. The bookmakers were giving them 5,000 to 1 against winning the league at the start of the season, which was significantly less likely than Elvis being found alive or the discovery of extraterrestrial life (2,000 to 1 against, if I recall).

A team who were in the fourth or fifth tier just a few years ago, and their current star striker was a factory worker then. It's Hollywood stuff there.

A far greater shocker than the miracle on ice.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:27 PM

9. oh come on

Yes it was cool the HUGE underdog won but it happens.
That in no way minimizes what they did but it isn't going to be talked about 50 years later.....it isn't historic.

Again,what they did was awesome but it doesn't qualify as a historic event

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Response to cartmansucks (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:49 PM

18. Of course it was historic

What were the bookmakers' odds on the US hockey team in 1980? If they were anywhere near 5,000 to 1 against, I'll be flabbergasted.

This will ABSOLUTELY still be talked about in 50 years. I can guarantee it.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:58 PM

21. But the miracle on ice has to be taken

in the bigger context.The cold war and our college kids taking down a for all purposes pro team from the USSR and all the propoganda that came with it.

AGAIN not to minimize what was done because I loved it but it isn't historic

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:30 PM

12. Yeah, that was insane.

They're not having that kind of results in the PL this season, but damn if the Foxes haven't managed to reach the Champions League QFs!

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:25 PM

7. You've ignored all the performance- enhanced feats.

Barry Bonds
Lance Armstrong
Usain Bolt

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Response to GordieG (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:28 PM

11. You have evidence on Bolt?

Certifiable evidence that led to his disqualification and returning of his medals?

I didn't think so. Just another empty lefty meme.

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Response to Aldar (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:34 PM

15. So Bolt is a stars and stripes wearing, USA! chanting right-wing icon?

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Response to GordieG (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:20 PM

22. Where is your evidence that he used PEDs?

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Response to Aldar (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:30 PM

23. are you dropping the "lefty" bullshit?

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Response to GordieG (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:36 PM

24. Lefty, where is your evidence Bolt used PEDs?

diversion attempt won't work, answer the question lefty

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:27 PM

8. All great choices.

I'll add a couple:

Freddie Spencer's "double" in 1985: he won both the 500 and 250 motorcycle road racing World Championships in the same year. He rode all practices, qualification, and races for both classes every race weekend...and won the championship in both. That was in the days when the premier class was the crazy-to-ride 500 two-strokes, too.

Katie Ledecky's 800m freestyle gold medal swim. Lowered the world record by almost two seconds and beat the silver medalist by over 11 seconds (half a pool length...in an Olympic final). Absolute utter dominance...

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Response to Tovera (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:33 PM

13. Both great choices....hence my this will be controvertial

Last edited Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:23 PM - Edit history (1)

I LOVE motorcycle racing and Freddie Spencer is one of my hero's.Not just for his historic run in 85 but for his career.I would put Freddie up there with Shumacker and Prost and Senna in the world racing scene

Edit to add:
I have so much respect for motorcycle racers.They put it out there every weekend.
I once got a ninja to about 140 and thought I would have to clean my underwear afterward.Those guys have guts

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:27 PM

10. Jim Thorpe, 1912 Olympics

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Response to Aldar (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:34 PM

14. Excellent choice

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:43 PM

16. I can't vote for any of those over these

1) Winning the Heavyweight Championship 3 times - Olympic Gold Medalist - Ali

2) Usain Bolt's unparralled dominance in the 100 and 200 meters. The fastest human that has ever lived.

3) Ripken breaking Gherig's streak for consecutive games played.

4) A guy named Pele, 1,000 goals, 3 World Cups.

And that's off the top of my head.

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:50 PM

19. Again excellent choices

I don't disagree with any of them.

Hence my this will be controversial.We all have our events in sports that shape our memory and all yours are historic events too

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:49 PM

17. Marris is a great choice..but if we're talking baseball...

Nolan Ryan's 5,714 career strikeouts

And let's not ignore Charlie Hustle's 4,256 hits

It's a great question that leads to so many amazing accomplishments in sports.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:52 PM

20. Yeah I was just interested in responces

and so far haven't been dissapointed other than the one political shot.

MANY great events have been pointed out in all sports worldwide....I'm impressed so far

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:30 PM

25. Greatest in History? Two words: Jesse Owens

In the 1936 Olympics in Berlin he not only set world records in multiple events with 4 Gold Medals, along with help from his best friend and college buddy Ralph Metcalfe, but also proved the "Aryan Superman" was BS.

Doing it all literally, right under Hitlers nose.

His performance was "accidentally" preserved for all time by Leni Riefenshtal's cameras, there to record the ultimate triumph of the Nazi supermen over those "inferior races" (who only saw the backs of Jesse, Ralph and their friends on the track).

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Response to DP46 (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:50 PM

26. you are right

an amazing and historic performance by a great athlete and a great man.

Another great choice

To edit:
I'll add another great from that era...Babe Zaharious(sp)

To change sports midlife and dominate in both is amazing

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Response to DP46 (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:48 PM

30. Damn right

His long jump record stood for 25 years. That's an unheard of length of time for a F&T record to stand.

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:00 PM

27. jim thorpe olympic decathlon

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Response to rampartb (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:03 PM

28. Thorpe won the decathlon and pentathlon

in the 1912 Olympics

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:41 PM

29. Jesse Owens 1936 Olympics

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Response to cartmansucks (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:59 PM

31. Wilma Rudolph.

Overcame polio, scarlet fever, and.. well, the South.. To win 3 golds in the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

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