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Apologies if I forgot an obvious sport or didn't list a worthy one...(For comedy's sake, feel free to file a grievance here).

Otherwise, on the tin, and whatnot...

Association Football

Rugby Union

Rugby League

Cricket

Boxing (Pound for Pound)

Cycling

Baseball

Ice Hockey

Basketball

Darts

Snooker

American Football

Canadian Football

Australian Rules Football

Hurling

Formula 1

NASCAR

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Greatest Race Horse

 

 

 

 

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Some of those sports I couldn't really give a floater about, and some like baseball I like but most of the names I know turned out to be on ze drugs, so I'm left with:

Footy: Messi

Tennis: Federer

Snooker: O'Sullivan

Golf: Woods

Rugby League: Burrow

Cricket: Lara/Warne/Pietersen

Rather obvious for the most part.  Actually I'm shocked at how narrow my sporting interests are.

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Association Football - Maradona

Rugby Union - Lomu  (I'm not in any respect an expert in Rugby Union)

Rugby League - don't care

Cricket - tricky - Warne, Lara, Richards, Bob Willis, Cook - I think I'd plump for Botham because I was 10 or 11 and he was larger than life.

Boxing (Pound for Pound) - I'd love to say Tyson or Roy Jones Jr - but I'm going for Mayweather - to hit and not be hit is the aim of the game, he wasn't exciting but he was damned good.

Cycling -Indurain was probably the best in my time, but I'm going for Pantani because I love a climber.

Baseball - don't know enough to choose

Ice Hockey - that canadian fella with the mullet (don't care)

Basketball - Jordan? He's famous.

Darts - the caravan groper from Stoke, whatsisname.

Snooker- O'Sullivan

American Football - Barry Sanders

Canadian Football - what is Canadian football? I've never heard of it

Australian Rules Football - don't know enough about it to choose and don't really care

Hurling - don't care

Formula 1 - Senna

NASCAR - don't know any except the ones that used to drive F1 - don't care

Men's Tennis - Federer

Women's Tennis - Graf

Men's Golf - Woods

Women's Golf - don't know any - and I attend the Women's Open every year.

Greatest Race Horse - Red Rum

 

Seriously, what is Canadian football?

 

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Cut out the ones I don't really know enough about or don't care about:

Association Football - Maradona

Rugby Union

Cricket - Bradman

Basketball - Jordan

Darts - Taylor

Men's Tennis - Federer 

Women's Tennis - Graf

Men's Golf - Woods

Greatest Race Horse - Frankel (turf flat), Arkle (national hunt), Secretariat (dirt flat)

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association football-maradona

rugby union-barry john

Rugby League-mal meninga

Cricket-garfield sobers

Boxing (Pound for Pound)-sugar ray leonard

Cycling-PG tips chimp

Baseball-babe ruth

Ice Hockey-gretzky

Basketball-jordan

Darts-phil taylor

Snooker-hurricane higgins

American Football-marcus allen

Canadian Football-don't know what this is

Australian Rules Football-couldn't name a player

Hurling-re above

Formula 1-jim clarke

NASCAR-mansel

Men's Tennis-rod laver

womens tennis-serena williams

mens golf-jack nicklaus

womens golf-don't know any

race horse-nijinsky

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Hmm it's a tricky one to compare between eras but here goes..

Football - Messi

Rugby Union - Ritchie McCaw

Rugby League - Meh - Martin Offiah

Boxing - Don't really know enough about it, maybe Manny Pacquio

Athletics - Carl Lewis

Cycling - Chris Hoy

Basketball - Michael Jordan

Cricket - Very tough as different roles. Brian Lara

Mens Tennis - Federer

Womens Tennis - Stefi Graf

Firmula One - Senna

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17 hours ago, maqroll said:

Apologies if I forgot an obvious sport or didn't list a worthy one...(For comedy's sake, feel free to file a grievance here).

Otherwise, on the tin, and whatnot...

Association Football - Maradona

Rugby Union - Jonah Lomu

Rugby League - ?

Cricket - Sir Garfield Sobers 

Boxing (Pound for Pound) - Sugar Ray Robinson

Cycling - ?

Baseball - ? 

Ice Hockey - ?

Basketball - Jordan probably

Darts - Phil Taylor

Snooker - Ronnie O'Sullivan

American Football - ?

Canadian Football - ?

Australian Rules Football - ?

Hurling - ?

Formula 1 - Senna

NASCAR - ?

Men's Tennis - Federer

Women's Tennis - Navratilova

Men's Golf - Woods

Women's Golf - ?

Greatest Race Horse - Desert Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, sne said:

Chuck Norris

Actually the correct answer is Sylvester Stallone. He's been World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion, and played in goal against Germany.   

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18 hours ago, maqroll said:

Association Football Diego

Baseball Ruth*

Ice Hockey Gretzky

Basketball Jordan

Snooker O'Sullivan

Men's Golf Tiger

*I really only know baseball history from the mid 90s onwards, but Ruth must have been crazy talented. My personal favourite is Mo but a RP can't be GOAT. 

 

 

 

 

Cut the sports I'm not qualified to have an opinion on.

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4 hours ago, Keyblade said:

I don't watch all of those sports but I have somewhat of a holy trinity that I love and watch equally.

Basketball - Allen Iverson

Hockey - Alexander Mogilny

Football - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

You know what, I take this back. As much as I loved Mogilny, Mats Sundin was my hero growing up and was a Leafs legend, so I change my hockey vote to him.

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3 hours ago, krisagg75 said:

Men's Tennis-rod laver

womens tennis-serena williams

 

You can't pick two blokes, come on play fair.

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I like lists so I'll play. It will be dominated by players I've seen so don't expect too many people who were active more than 30 years ago. 

Association Football  Leo Messi. 

Rugby Union Martin Johnson

Cricket Shane Warne

Boxing (Pound for Pound) Muhammad Ali.  It's hard not to pick Roy Jones jr, but Ali's list of victims is the most impressive I've seen. He beat a who's who of heavyweight greats.

Darts Phil Taylor

Snooker Toss up between Hendry and Ronnie.  O'Sullivan was more talented but he lacks mental strength. 

Formula 1 Senna

Men's Tennis Federer

Women's Tennis Graf

Greatest Race Horse Best Mate. The fact his jockey paraded the Gold Cup at Villa Park after every win probably influences me. 

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Football: Maradona

Rugby Union: -

Rugby League: -

Cricket: Jiminy

Boxing (Pound for Pound): Ali

Cycling: Indurain

Baseball: -

Ice Hockey: Gretzky

Basketball: Jordan

Darts: -

Snooker: -

American Football: -

Canadian Football: ?

Australian Rules Football: -

Hurling: ?

Formula 1: Senna

NASCAR: - Ricky Bobby

Men's Tennis: Borg

Women's Tennis: Navratilova

Men's Golf: Ballesteros

Women's Golf: Sörenstam

Greatest Race Horse: Big Mac

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Association Football - George Best.

Rugby Union - Barry John.

Cricket - Garfield Sobers. 

Boxing (Pound for Pound) - Ali. 

Cycling - Eddy Merckx. 

Darts - Eric Bristow.

Snooker - Alex Higgins.

American Football - Dan Marino. 

Formula 1 - Jim Clark.

Men's Tennis - John McEnroe. 

Women's Tennis - Billie Jean King. 

Men's Golf - Jack Nicklaus. 

Greatest Race Horse - Arkle. 

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