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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2020, 06:42:33 pm »
Are we going to add any obstacles to this setting? Will it be like some dumb 80s-90s action movie that takes place in a factory that has random flames spewing, steam vents firing everywhere, and hooks and beams on chains falling out of nowhere? Or like a platform game where they have to jump around and there are random objects firing at them and mycological hazards/bonuses?


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #81 on: September 16, 2020, 08:57:51 am »
you seen the incredibles? you familiar with frozone?

No and no.

However, if, as I am assuming, the ice only appears around Gretzky and skaters are faster than runners, all he would have to do is literally skate circles around Bolt who would then get extremely cold, slip and fall and smash his head. That's one down.


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2020, 09:33:46 am »
This has just turned into bad Canadian hockey fanboy fanfic. Gretzky will have dual hockey sticks or maybe one double bladed stick like he's Darth f'in Maul.

Then again, Schumacher could just run over Gretzky with a car and smash his body into 4 pieces like that one guy at that race.

Give it up Canada and hockey fans. I know you think hockey is the center of the sports universe and some guy on skates who gets an assist from mechanics, chemistry, and physics is the greatest athlete ever but get real.




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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2020, 10:42:08 am »
I'm still defending Orr as the greatest athlete. The one athlete that changed his sport because of pure talent.


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2020, 10:47:13 am »
I'm still defending Orr as the greatest athlete. The one athlete that changed his sport because of pure talent.

If that's your criterion, then I'll have to go with Jonah Lomu!


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2020, 11:20:45 am »
Tiger Woods.
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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #87 on: September 16, 2020, 12:02:15 pm »
I'm still defending Orr as the greatest athlete. The one athlete that changed his sport because of pure talent.
Gretzky changed hockey too. He changed the way hockey was played offensively, by actually passing more. No more need for Orr to rush up the ice alone to create some offense. There was even a 'Gretzky Rule' to stop those mighty 80's Oilers from scoring too many goals 4-on-4.

I do agree that Orr was probably a better athlete than Gretzky, but Gretzky was the better hockey player.


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #88 on: September 16, 2020, 12:30:39 pm »
Miculek currently holds five officially sanctioned world records in revolver shooting and over 15 unsanctioned records

An avid shooter, Jerry holds over 100 national and world shooting titles including:
    Two time Overall IPSC Revolver World Champion (2002[6] and 2005[7]), and two time Senior IPSC Revolver World Champion (2005 and 2011[8]).
    Seven time USPSA 3-Gun National Championship
    Four time National USPSA Multigun Champion
    Four time 2nd Chance Bowling Pin Champion
    1997, 2007 and 2011 American Handgunner World Shoot-Off Champion, and the only person ever to win this title with a revolver.[9]
    Twenty-one time International Revolver Champion
    Member of seven time winning pro team at the Sportsmans Team Challenge
    Eight time National USPSA Revolver Champion
    Three time Masters International Long Gun Champion
    Ten time IDPA Enhanced Service Revolver Champion
    One time Bianchi Cup NRA World Action Pistol Metallic Champion

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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #89 on: September 16, 2020, 01:01:31 pm »
I'm still defending Orr as the greatest athlete. The one athlete that changed his sport because of pure talent.
You don't think Babe Ruth completely obliterating the home run records of the time and way outpacing everyone else in terms of power hitting and completely changing baseball into a power-hitting game qualified? What about Royce Gracie? Michael Jordan transforming basketball into an iso game and one that placed increasing emphasis on athleticism?


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2020, 04:26:53 am »
Miculek currently holds five officially sanctioned world records in revolver shooting and over 15 unsanctioned records

An avid shooter, Jerry holds over 100 national and world shooting titles including:
    Two time Overall IPSC Revolver World Champion (2002[6] and 2005[7]), and two time Senior IPSC Revolver World Champion (2005 and 2011[8]).
    Seven time USPSA 3-Gun National Championship
    Four time National USPSA Multigun Champion
    Four time 2nd Chance Bowling Pin Champion
    1997, 2007 and 2011 American Handgunner World Shoot-Off Champion, and the only person ever to win this title with a revolver.[9]
    Twenty-one time International Revolver Champion
    Member of seven time winning pro team at the Sportsmans Team Challenge
    Eight time National USPSA Revolver Champion
    Three time Masters International Long Gun Champion
    Ten time IDPA Enhanced Service Revolver Champion
    One time Bianchi Cup NRA World Action Pistol Metallic Champion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiC7EGJGjvs
If shooting is a sport, I'd put Chris Kyle at the top. Vasiley Zaitsev would probably be up there too.


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2020, 07:25:29 am »
The Korean national team could stealthily do some damage.

South Korea has more than 10 gold medals in four fighting sports:

Archers taking out guards, patrols taekwondo'd or judo'd, and then weapons wrestled away.

Not to mention, Korea has had 16 medals in fencing, 20 in boxing and pound-for-pound deceptive 15 Olympic medals in weightlifting.

And i haven't even mentioned their 16 medals in shooting.

Dang, Koreans are good at FIGHTING!


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #92 on: September 17, 2020, 08:00:53 am »
I'm still sticking with John Belushi.....


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #93 on: September 17, 2020, 11:50:14 am »
What about that South African guy who ran like the wind despite having no legs and could also shoot with extreme accuracy?


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #94 on: September 18, 2020, 01:08:24 am »
What about that South African guy who ran like the wind despite having no legs and could also shoot with extreme accuracy?
Even through doors!!


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2020, 02:56:19 am »
The Korean national team could stealthily do some damage.

South Korea has more than 10 gold medals in four fighting sports:

Archers taking out guards, patrols taekwondo'd or judo'd, and then weapons wrestled away.

Not to mention, Korea has had 16 medals in fencing, 20 in boxing and pound-for-pound deceptive 15 Olympic medals in weightlifting.

And i haven't even mentioned their 16 medals in shooting.

Dang, Koreans are good at FIGHTING!

Is this with, or without cheating?


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2020, 03:22:00 am »
Is this with, or without cheating?
If it was a real battle, there is no concept of "cheating". Such tactics would be advantageous innovations. See: the Trojan horse.


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2020, 03:50:08 am »
If it was a real battle, there is no concept of "cheating". Such tactics would be advantageous innovations. See: the Trojan horse.

Staged then....OK. 


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2020, 09:17:41 am »
Is this with, or without cheating?
Yes, every time a Korean machine athlete wins, it's because they cheat against some U.S. or U.K. farm kid who got to the Olympics by carrying hay. Certainly no university sport science labs, top coaches and programs, the latest tech and techniques and corporate sponsors.


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Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #99 on: September 18, 2020, 09:24:49 am »
Yes, every time a Korean machine athlete wins, it's because they cheat against some U.S. or U.K. farm kid who got to the Olympics by carrying hay. Certainly no university sport science labs, top coaches and programs, the latest tech and techniques and corporate sponsors.

You really need to stop with the strawmanning. I'm not sure if you think it makes a convincing rhetorical tool or you just want to be snarky, but either way it makes everybody less inclined to take what you're saying seriously (regardless of the actual validity)