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  • 08/26/2013, 03:14PM ET

2013 boys of Summer, (The best athletes of the 2013 Summer, all of sports)..

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1. Andy Murray, becoming the First brit in over years, winning the wimbledon championship..

2. Nadal winning his freaking 8th French open..

3. Max Scherzer, with 19 wins so far is having a pitching season for the ages..

4. Chris Froome, brits winning the Tour back to back, has a voice ring to it..

5. Miguel cabrera, leads the league in batting average .360 and RBI 128, AND 2nd in home runs with 42 so far, (4 behind chris Davis)..

6. Brazil crushing spain 3-0 in the confederations cup..
The fact that they did it in Brazil, makes it more special..
The matches had a REAL world cup feel to them, especially the semis and the finals..

7. Billy Beane,
Picking up Bartolo Colon off the tire heap, was utter genius..
Barts got 14 wins to his name so far..

8. Puig.. Only a .342 batting average, but this rookie turned around this once proud franchise in a hurry..

9. Japan beating california 6-4 in the LLWS..

10. The rise of Isner..
Wins atlanta, gets to the finals of DC AND CINCI!
Beating Djokovic and Del Potro in the process..


Frogger seems like you and I are always at odds.

To begin with, when you use a phrase like, BOYS OF SUMMER, typical Americans like I immediately think of Baseball. I don't think soccer. I don't think tennis, or any other sport that can be played inside.

Now there are other sports played primarily in the summer months and for the life of me I can't see how you constantly bring up Euro Foosball over the more popular here in the States. So to that tune; here we go.

1. MIGUEL CABRERA

2. CLAYTON KERSHAW

3. YASIEL PUIG

4. (ALL IN ONE BOATLOAD) BASSMASTERS ANGLER OF THE YEAR RACE BETWEEN EDWIN EVERS, AARON MARTINS AND KEVIN VANDAM

5. TIGER WOODS.

6. CHRIS DAVIS

7. CRAIG KIMBREL

8. PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT

9. CHRIS JOHNSON

10. And just to honor his last year....MARIANO RIVERA...STILL GETTIN 'ER DONE......



Seeing as how you primarily did a list without a lot of explanation in your first argument, I will do the same and give you a chance to argue the list first.


Ok..
Murray vs Cabrera...
Murray broke a76 year curse..
Meanwhile.. Miggy ain't going to win zee triple crown!
So it will probably be a less satisfying year for miggy..
Breaking curses is much cooler..

Kershaw vs nadal..
Nadal winning his 8th French.. It's much cooler..
I remember when Sampras won his 7th Wimbledon, thinking that record will never be broken..
But 8 at one slam is just cray cray..
Kershaw would have to win 8 cy youngs to match this feat..

I like puig alot..
But 3rd on this list.. Really really?
I get it.. He's a phenomenal rookie..
But vs his peers.. He still has a long way to go to be a miggy..

Woods didn't win a slam..
I have no clue why you have this man crush for him..

I don't get the rest of your list..


I know you don't get the rest of my list; that was sort of the point of my list. You keep putting all your man love for world soccer on this site and most of us here keep telling you; we don't get it.

Not only do I not get it; But I don't give a rat's butt about soccer.

The true boys of summer are MLB players with the occassional player like Tiger that captures the hearts and minds of fans Nationwide. Every golfer in my office log onto the PGA tracker during a tournament and follow Tiger's play hole by hole every tournament; Especially during a major.

The real men in my office feel tennis is sort of a sissy sport. That's why McEnroe was so well liked back in his day because he tried to bring some testosterone to the court. Most of the time his antics were not appreciated by the refined snobs of the tennis world. I have not watched a match since Johnny Mac left the courts.


Miggy does not HAVE to win the triple crown to be the best in baseball. He WILL win back to back MVPs. Only Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have put up numbers like he is doing this season as a whole.


Beane has not set foot on a diamond in 24 years; How is he a boy of summer now?


Ok..
I'm going to argue my 3rd and 4th points..

Chris Davis vs John isner..
Close one..
Without isner, American tennis would be dead..
Chris Davis is having a great season too..
He is on course for a 60 home run season..
Your point is better, here..

Tiger woods vs Japan..
Woods has done nothing historic in awhile now..
Without woods winning majors, golf is dead..
Japan is a better example..
Outside of MLB, little league World Series is the 2nd biggest show in all of baseball..
It's even bigger than the Olympics, (it's mostly 2nd tier teams)..

By my count..
I win 3-1:)


Froggy , you must be sipping your own green juice again.

Walk onto any city street in America and ask these two questions:

"who is the LLWS winner this year" and follow that with "Who is Tiger Woods" . Guess which question the majority of Americans would get right?


And as far as Davis vs. Isner, I actually had to go look up stats to see what Isner has accomplished this year, and the answer is NOT much. He has won two tourneys this year, Atlanta and Houston. That is out of 22 tourneys. In those same 22 tourneys he has been knocked out as early as the 2 round 12 times. So much for a great year there.



And again your accounting sucks. Not once did you address the other differences in my list, and therefore you must have conceded they were better choices. If that is the case then by default alone I win with

Kershaw
Goldschmidt
Kimbrell
Johnson
The chase for angler of the year and
Rivera

We both had Cabrera and Puig so they bump each other at a tie.

You gave me Davis over Isner.

So that only leaves you with a LLWS winner in Japan over Tiger Woods as a hopeful prospect. And I count that as a winner.

My count shows 8-0-2 in my favor.

GL

August 26, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Honourable mention;
Im glad Tebow got a job in the NFL..
Even if its only 3rd string back up..

August 26, 2013  03:36 PM ET

I love how Andy Murray is a Brit when he wins and Scottish when he loses.

August 26, 2013  03:44 PM ET
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I love how Andy Murray is a Brit when he wins and Scottish when he loses.

Ha ha..
If he wasn't such a wan-k--er,
He would be British even when he lost..
But Murray has been winning alot these days..
So Andy was British this summer:)

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August 26, 2013  11:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ha ha..If he wasn't such a wan-k--er,He would be British even when he lost..But Murray has been winning alot these days..So Andy was British this summer:)

Oh, what a tangled web you weave.

August 27, 2013  09:32 AM ET

GL FROGMAN

August 27, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Boys of Summer reminds me of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

August 27, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Boys of Summer reminds me of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Well, Roger Kahn's book "The Boys of Summer" was about the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field.

August 27, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

GL FROGMAN

U 2

August 27, 2013  02:00 PM ET

Love the LLWS but I don't think any of those kids are the best athletes of the 2013 summer.

Hate to be a dick but he Little Leaguers are probably the worst athletes on Tv, with the possible exception of golfers and bowlers, if they count as athletes.

August 27, 2013  04:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Love the LLWS but I don't think any of those kids are the best athletes of the 2013 summer.Hate to be a dick but he Little Leaguers are probably the worst athletes on Tv, with the possible exception of golfers and bowlers, if they count as athletes.

I think you were the kid who struck out every at bat without swinging in little league, weren't you?


AND, I think you enjoy being a dick too, don't ya? ;^D

August 28, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Well, Roger Kahn's book "The Boys of Summer" was about the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field.

You betcha.

August 28, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Love the LLWS but I don't think any of those kids are the best athletes of the 2013 summer.Hate to be a dick but he Little Leaguers are probably the worst athletes on Tv, with the possible exception of golfers and bowlers, if they count as athletes.

IF you don't have to be athletic to be good at golf then why is there such a large gap between amateurs and pro's? Anyone with money can have the same equipment but yet, not everyone can make the pro circuit.

Same with bowling, however, athleticism is NOT a prerequisite for bowling as much as golf.

August 28, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think you were the kid who struck out every at bat without swinging in little league, weren't you?AND, I think you enjoy being a dick too, don't ya? ;^D

Lol :)

August 28, 2013  01:02 PM ET

God I hate soccer---------------->

August 28, 2013  04:02 PM ET
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God I hate soccer---------------->

I did not say I HATED soccer...I just don't care about it at all.

It's kind of like possum hunting. I don't eat possum. I don't use possum skins for anything. So I don't care about possum hunting news items.

August 28, 2013  08:42 PM ET
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I did not say I HATED soccer...I just don't care about it at all.It's kind of like possum hunting. I don't eat possum. I don't use possum skins for anything. So I don't care about possum hunting news items.

No one uses possum skins for anything. And, everytime I read this post I keep hearing Deliverance Banjo music in my head.



At least I think it's only in my head.....

<Bdum dum dum dum>


Now! I'm scared. 8^O

August 29, 2013  12:18 AM ET

Kershaw>Nadal and it's not even close. Also baseball>tennis and again, it's not even close.

August 29, 2013  12:20 AM ET

I liked playing soccer when I was in middle school. Don't care to play it anymore but I do enjoy tournaments, such as the Gold Cup and obviously the World Cup.

I'm a patriotic soccer fan. Don't care for any leagues, though. Including MLS.

 
August 29, 2013  12:21 AM ET

I know it's uncool on FN (and possibly in general) to admit to enjoying a World Cup game but who cares.

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