- 12/01/2012, 11:02AM ET
Darth Maim said 12/01, 11:02 AM
If I was making the choice, I would select a player who was the dominant force in their sport.
Here are my supporting facts:
1). The athlete led their team to an NCAA best win total of 40 victories.
2). Their team finished with a 40-0 record.
3). The athlete was named the Associated Press "Player of the Year".
4). This player was selected an All-American.
5). In addition to the NCAA Championship, they also won an Olympic Gold Medal this year.
6). Was named the NCAA Basketball Championships "Most Outstanding Player".
7). Averaged 23.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game.
Who is my choice?
Who is your choice? Best of luck to whoever takes this.....
HighwayCrossingFrog said 12/01, 01:52 PM
First Brit to bag a slam since 1938!!!!
Yeah he is a bit of a ****..
And there are a lot of plonkers from Scotland..
Hey no one is perfect?
But this was like Red Sox 2004..
Can't get this monkey off my back?
3. Kung fu panda..
I just wanted to write Kung fu panda..
His name starts with an S..
4. Falcors defense..
I just wanted to say falcor..
5. Ibrahimovic goal..
Darth Maim said 12/01, 02:47 PM
Murray is a good choice, but not the best one Frog. Here is my reasoning:
1). He won one of 4 grand slam events. Meaning he didn't win 75% of the slams. Meanwhile Griner won an NCAA title leading her team to the best record (40-0) in the history of NCAA woman's basketball. The 40 victories are the highest total as well.
2). He is ranked #3 in the world. Griner is the BEST player on the best team in women's basketball.
Other notable facts:
AP Player of the year
ESPY for Best Female Athlete
WBCA Defensive Player of the Year
AP All-American (unanimous)
Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four
First NCAA player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots
Argument 3: Final summation.....
HighwayCrossingFrog said 12/02, 03:02 PM
A curse is a curse..
I grew up in England from the early eighties till the late 90s..
And all we wanted was a winner!
We didn't win the rugby World Cup till 2003..
So yes I picked a bad time period to be a sports fan in England..
We have a history of producing fantastic athletes..
Like our soccer team..
We have this lame mentality..
Where we just treat the superbowls like a holiday..
We are always hungover..
Murray changed things..
And he won the Olympics at Wimbledon too!
Darth Maim said 12/03, 08:53 AM
While I applaud the efforts of Murray this year, what he did has been accomplished before.
Nadal won the Olympic Gold and Wimbledon in 2008.
What Greiger accomplished has never been done. By any player, men's or women's, in the history of NCAA basketball.
Scoring 2,000 points and recording 500 blocks.
So, in conclusion, Grieger set the standard for future players while Murray had a memorable year. The vote, I believe, comes down to record setting history for an athlete vs. a wonderful story for an athlete.
Nice to TD with you again frog.....
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