- 08/24/2011, 11:15PM ET
PCH said 08/24, 11:15 PM
Jim Brown was born on the little island of Saint Simons GA.. St. Simons is an hour away from Savannah GA, and 1 hour away from jacksonville Florida.. It's about 5 miles wide and 10 miles long..
Jim Brown's nephew plays ball with pche's..
much respect to one of the best runningback ever..
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/24, 11:33 PM
I hope this is a pick one per argument TD, because Jim brown is tough to top.
I'm assuming it is.
My first pick is The Georgia Peach, Ty Cobb.
Like Brown, Cobb was a bit of an **** hole, but he was a hell of a centerfielder for the Tigers.
He has the highest career batting average OF ALL TIME with a .366 clip. Seriously, that's a CAREER batting average closer to .400 than .300.
He lead the Majors in hits 8 times, RBIs 4 times, stolen bases 6 times, batting average 11 times, OBP 7 times, SLG% 8 times, and OPS+ 11 times.
He hit over .400 twice, he hit for the triple crown once, had an OPS+ of over 200 3 times, and had over twice as many walks than strikeouts.
Jim Brown is one of the best running backs of all time, while Ty Cobb is one of the best centerfielders, and hitters of all time.
And back in Cobb's day, the top athletes played baseball.
The case was the same in Brown's day, Brown was playing against linebackers smaller than he was, and playing behind 3 HOF linemen, who also produced two other HOF RBs.
Brown was great, but the first pick has to be Ty Cobb.
PCH said 08/24, 11:39 PM
Baseball and Football.. two different things..
I'm not arguing or debating that, Cobb's a good pick..
Jim Brown, was before his time, for sure..
my next pick..
We all know about him,right?
Broke the color BARRIER in America's pastime! ..
As the first black man to play in the major leagues since the 1880s, he was instrumental in bringing an end to racial segregation in professional baseball, which had relegated black players to the Negro leagues for six decades~wiki
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, GA..
Robinson transferred to UCLA, where he became the school's first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track. He was one of four black players on the 1939 UCLA Bruins football team~wiki
Jackie Robinson did more for baseball than Ty Cobb, there's not questions about it..
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/25, 10:00 AM
Jackie Robinson, while a very inspirational player, and a pioneer, this TD is about best athletes, not athletes who have done the most for their sport.
Jackie was a great second baseman, but a lot of people say he isn't in the top 5 of all time.
My second pick is the boxer, Larry Hughes.
Larry was the WBC and IBF Heavyweight champion of the world from 1979 to 1985. That's a 6 year run as champion is the most popular weight class in boxing.
During this time span, Holmes successfully defended the title an amazing 19 times.
Holmes has posted a 69-6 record, 44 coming by the way of (T)KO.
13 of his title defenses were fights were he finished the fight.
And of his 6 losses, a young Mike Tyson is the only fight to finish Holmes, and this was coming after two consecutive loses where Holmes was past his prime.
What Jackie did for baseball is hard to match, but as far as athletes are concerned, I'll take Holmes all day long, twice on Sunday.
PCH said 08/25, 02:44 PM
My second pick is the boxer, Larry Hughes.
Who the hell is that?
I got Herschel Walker..
not only is he whipping **** in Strikeforce.. he had 61 tds in the nFL, and is ONE OF THE BEST Collegiate players of alltime..
He is the only player in NCAA history to finish in the top 3 in Heisman voting every season he played football. During his freshman season in 1980, Walker set the NCAA freshman rushing record and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
So I got..
Jim Brown.. hella athlete..
Jackie Robinson.. hella athlete..
Herschel Walker.. hella athelete..
all from GA!
Will be interesting to see who Herschel's next opponent will be in STrikeforce!
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/25, 10:10 PM
Meant Larry Holmes with that, typing quicker than I could think, my bad.
For my last pick, I'll go with a personal favorite,
Mr Awesome Bill From Dawsonville, Bill Elliott
He holds the record for the fastest MPH in a sanctioned NASCAR event, he won the Winston Cup Championship in 1988, and he's won over 40 races in his career.
These numbers would be much better if not for a poor career choice of starting his own team in the early 90's.
A good 10 years of his career was wasted with his own team, but before he started his team, he was one of NASCAR's best drivers.
The very next year after Bill abandoned his team, and signed with Ray Evernham, he started winning again when he was pushing 50.
Herschel tore up the college game, but had a disappointing NFL career, and yes, he is currently beating nobodies in Strikeforce, he wouldn't stand a chance against even low level competition.
I'm a big fan of Herschel, and maybe my NASCAR bias is getting the better of me here, but I'd take Awesome Bill any day of the week.
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