- 08/26/2013, 03:14PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/26, 03:14 PM
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..
OlderthanDirt said 08/27, 09:30 AM
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.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/27, 04:26 PM
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..
OlderthanDirt said 08/28, 10:03 AM
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?
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/30, 07:09 AM
I'm going to argue my 3rd and 4th points..
Chris Davis vs John isner..
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:)
OlderthanDirt said 09/03, 10:51 AM
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
The chase for angler of the year and
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.
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