- 05/16/2011, 03:51PM ET
Serial Dex said 05/16, 03:51 PM
* Must choose 3 different sports
* Illness doesn't count (no MJ flu or Magic's AIDS)
1. Steve Yzerman - NHL 2002
The guy is legendary for many reasons. Playing in the 2002 Cup run for the Wings is near the top of the list.
The guy missed 30 games with a torn up knee and was expected to be out until the following year. Yzerman ended up playing and leading the Wings to another Stanley Cup.
He spent time in a hyperbaric chamber after games, he got his leg frozen and injected with all sorts of chemicals. Immediately after winning the Cup, he had knee surgery.
2. Evander Holyfield - Boxing 1997
Having to fight Mike Tyson is tough enough. Having to fight him after he's bitten off your ear? That's just bad ****. Holyfield probably never took a punch that hurt more than having a guy eat your ear!
3. Rajon Rondo - NBA 2011
Did you see the replay of that guy's elbow being bent all sorts of sideways?
I don't care if he scored 50 or 5. I don't care if he dropped 20 times or 2. The fact that he tried to play basketball with 1 arm is just insane. That was gruesome. Every time he'd have contact on that arm, he'd have to have so much pain shoot through him
PCH said 05/16, 03:58 PM
1. Curt Schilling ANKLE
As in Game 6 of the ALCS, Schilling's sock was soaked with blood from the sutures used in this medical procedure, but he still managed to pitch seven strong innings, giving up one run on four hits and striking out four. This second bloody sock was placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame after Boston's victory over St. Louis in the World Series.
2. hahah Have to agree with Evander.. get 'em IRON MIKE lol
3. Isiah Thomas FRACTURED ANKLE TRUST ME.. I popped my ankle friday a week ago.. It was very hard to move around afterwords.. VERY HARD..
Isiah played with a fractured ankle in game 6 of the 1988 NBA finals. By the end of the 3rd quarter Thomas scored an NBA finals record 25 points in one quarter. He later ended up with 43 points and 8 assists in the game.
Serial Dex said 05/16, 04:38 PM
My 1 vs your 1:
Schilling: Kevin Millar, Jason Veritek and Doug Mirabelli all either said the blood was fake or they questioned it.
Even the act of questioning it, shows that his own teammates didn't think it was that serious.
If any of the Boston players thought Schilling was a warrior, they would have immediately come out saying "What a gutsy performance" and they'd toot Schilling's horn.
Even if you think the injury was "serious" you just have to look at the actual injury:
Tendon inflammation and a cut on his ankle.
Yzerman had microfracture knee surgery and then played a contact sport. Schilling had a boo-boo and pitched with a torn bandaid.
This surgery involves cutting open the bone so that blood, bone marrow and stem cells seep out of the fractures.
By the end of the playoffs, Yzerman was holding himself up with his hockey stick as a crutch.
Yzerman was inspiring and earned him the respect of everyone around the league.
People still question if Schilling was a faker.
You have to go with a hockey player with a real injury over a MLB pitcher than might have been faking.
Other choice to be argued later!
PCH said 05/16, 06:34 PM
Have you ever played basketball before?
This Isiah Thomas story hits home with me..
I heard my ankle pop while playing basketball.. I sat on the ground for nearly 5 minutes and hobbled to my car..
Isiah scoring 43 points on a fractured ankle is pretty wild to me.. My ankle was only SPRAINED..
Your ankle is really the backbone body part for b-ball.. People can play with one arm.. I've actually played with a guy that got one of his arm's amputated..
so .. Rajon Rondo is a real boo hoo..
I give him props but not top 3 on this list..
AS far as Schilling..
Pitchers have to put a lot of weight on their limbs.. Especially to take over the mound.. You think he was FAKING? lmao
Try two bloody Socks later..
your list is .. agghhh.. alright :)
Serial Dex said 05/17, 03:01 PM
Yes I've played basketball before. I tore my achilles tendon during a game. Rolled around in agony for several minutes before I was carried off the court. I sat crying on the bench. Yes, crying.
Know what I said after a few minutes? "Tape it up, I can go back in." When the coaches tried to put me in a car to go to the hospital, I said "It's not that bad, I can still play."
What is your point? That Thomas is a man? He did what men are supposed to do. Not sure why you're asking ME what I've done in the past.
Boxers take punches to the body and head. They are tough by nature. Something they aren't supposed to endure though, is having someone try to eat your face.
Not once. TWICE.
Tyson bit off half the guys ear and Holyfield still fought hard. Then Tyson tried to eat him some more.
Hannibal Lecter in the boxing ring.
As for Rondo, he wasn't playing with one arm. Who cares if your buddy had his arm amputated. There would be no pain, no injury and no feeling in that lack of arm. This guys' arm got bend sideways and inverted. His elbow was facnig the other way.
Not only did he have the injury, he was still diving for loose balls.
PCH said 05/17, 06:19 PM
Who cares if your buddy had his arm amputated.
[b]YOU ARE REALLY FOUL BRO>.
He was in the war and stepped up a bomb..
YOU ARE A LOSER.. YOUR PROFILE SAYS SUCH TO EVERBODY WHO ENCOUNTERS IT..
SCHILLING WAS NOT FAKING.. HE HAD SOME SURGERY RIGHT AFTER THE POST SEASON LIKE COACH SAID..
who gives a flyin ****!
He's not going to have a statue like Rocky in Philly!
The ankle is a major body part in ANY sport..
I'm sure you were crying because obviously you are a lil baby!
don't accept my td's you stupid fool you!
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