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2/10/13 5:33 PM
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omgjoshjames
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Jordan or Jackson..... Phone Post
2/10/13 5:36 PM
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osiriss - The comments on there had a great discussion on athlete vs player. If we are talking about athletic ability alone it's really hard to argue against Bo Jackson. He had it all at uncharted levels size, strength and speed. Who else has even come close to dominate two professional sports in the modern era like he did? Phone Post
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2/10/13 5:46 PM
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lol @ the shitty little description Anderson gets compared to the others.

2/10/13 5:48 PM
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Gretzky gets my vote.
2/10/13 5:48 PM
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Sorry, as much of a fan as I am of Anderson , I have to give it to Jordan.

2/10/13 5:51 PM
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Nobody's beating Jordan anyways Phone Post
2/10/13 5:54 PM
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Should we not be pleased that Anderson is even on the list? I don't think this would have happened 3 years ago (for any MMA competitor, not just Anderson)
2/10/13 5:59 PM
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awful list, voted for pele.

2/10/13 5:59 PM
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Harmon Whistler
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The Great One got my vote.

2/10/13 6:04 PM
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"He is the Michael Jordan of MMA" Phone Post
2/10/13 6:05 PM
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I personally think GSP should've been on the list over Anderson in terms of athletic ability.

2/10/13 6:13 PM
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Bo Jackson should win on pure athletic grace, Gretzky on specific sport dominance, and Jordan in popularity. Granted this list is going to be nothing more than a popularity contest as all Online polls are, so I'm giving Jordan the edge to win it all here.

Also, not a single gold medalist in the decathlon appears? Fucking really? An athlete achievement that winning makes you, "the greatest athlete on the planet" goes unrepresented? Ashton Eaton shits on everyone listed on this farce of a poll. He gets my write in vote.
2/10/13 6:15 PM
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No mention of Kelly Slater makes this incomplete. If we're talking about an athelete who by far dominated their sport moreso than anyone in its history, he at least needs to be mentioned. No one comes close. Phone Post
2/10/13 6:19 PM
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I don't think Phelp's all time most Olympic medals should be much of a factor. It's easier to do that because you have more chances. 

2/10/13 6:22 PM
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2/10/13 6:25 PM
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2/10/13 6:30 PM
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Phelps basically became famous because of 8 medals in a single Olympics. The other guys have been dominant for far longer in their sports. I think it will be between Jordan, Gretzkey, and maybe Bo.

Side note, no Wilt the Stilt?
2/10/13 6:38 PM
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greatest athlete is Michael Jordan and it's not even close
2/10/13 6:47 PM
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Forgot about Slater... him and Karelin should be 1 & 2 Phone Post
2/10/13 6:53 PM
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Where the hell is LANCE ARMSTRONG???
2/10/13 6:58 PM
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2/10/13 6:59 PM
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Is it based on pure athletic ability or what they accomplished in sport and life?
2/10/13 7:00 PM
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Also glad to see AS get some support. Pire athlete I think MJ. Most inspiring I think Ali.
2/10/13 7:01 PM
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LOL @ EARNHARDT BEING ON THIS LIST. what a fucking joke. he drives a fucking car for god sake Phone Post
2/10/13 7:11 PM
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Root12 -  Forgot about Slater... him and Karelin should be 1 & 2 Phone Post

I agree, Karelen number 1. 13 years without a loss. That loss was for the Gold and went to OT. Amazing feat. In fact, if I remember correctly, he didn't even have a point scored on him for those 13 years?

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