Another entry from our newly named Sports Editor.
Hey Sports Fans! The Fall Classic is just around the corner of the MLB Baseball Season, yeah boy! I know you all love it because it is a Sports tradition, maybe even the biggest one in all the Sporting World. And that is saying a lot for someone who has seen the ultimate greatness of the FOOTBALL UNIVERSE as I have, being a Sabanite and a member of the SABANATION.
With the World Series coming up in mind, my good friend and big time SBC analyst, Scott Gordon, made a statement about the great Mickey Mantle that caused me to ponder something in the last few days.
Mickey Mantle was great, but was he the greatest? I don’t think so. I think Willie Mays was the greatest baseball player to ever live, hands down.
So let me ask you to chime in, if you will. Who do you think was/is the greatest of all time in the Sport/s you love, or hate for that matter?
My picks are:
Willie Mays – greatest Baseball player to ever play the game.
Bo Jackson – greatest FOOTBALL player to ever play the game (career got cut short because he was so strong and so great his body could not endure his greatness).
Michael Jordan – greatest Basketball player ever was/ever will be. Period.
John McEnroe – greatest tennis (no caps ever used for tennis no matter what) player ever.
Fred Bear – greatest Archer ever. Period.
Wayne Gretzky – greatest Hockey player ever.
On yeah, the greatest FOOTBALL Coach to ever live or ever will live was and is Paul “Bear” Bryant, hands down, forget the rest, don’t ever think about it. Period. The second greatest is/always will be, St. Nick Saban, Coach of the SABANATION.
Make your pick as to the greatest. I bet Dave Miller will select some Yankee for greatest Baseball player. But I guarantee you he will not pick any BUZZARD-EYE as the greatest FOOTBALL player, even someone from Iowa knows better than such foolishness as that.
BTW, do not mention water polo players. That is not a Sport.