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    Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Here are mine:


    Baseball:
    -Yankees: Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano
    -Other: Jeremy Reed, Tim Lincecum and Alfonso Soriano
    -Retired: Thurman Munson and Scott Brosius

    Basketball:
    -Current: Nate Robinson, Chris Paul and Brandon Roy
    -Retired: Patrick Ewing and Chris Childs

    Football:
    -Current: Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Marques Tuiasosopo and Lofa Tatupu
    -Retired: Brett Favre and Lawrence Taylor

    Hockey:
    -Current: Vesa Toskala, Luke Schenn, Curtis Joseph, Chris Drury and Henrik Lundqvist
    -Retired: Doug Gilmour, Mark Messier and Patrick Roy

    Soccer:
    -Current: Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney
    -Past: Alan Shearer and Gazza (Paul Gascoigne)

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Baseball:
    -Yankees: Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano
    -Other: David Wright, Albert Pujols and Mariano Rivera
    -Retarded: Kevin Millar, Manny Ramirez
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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    I'll just start off with those sports.

    Baseball:
    -Current: Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Albert Pujols, Felix Hernandez, Ken Griffey, Miguel Cabrera and Randy Johnson.
    -Retired: Roger Clemens, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Larry Walker and Brad Radke.

    Basketball:
    -Current: Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and Greg Oden.
    -Retired: Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.

    Football:
    -Current: Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs, LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Owens and Ray Lewis.
    -Retired: Walter Payton, Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Deion Sanders, Mike Singletary and Joe Montana.

    Hockey:
    -Current: Henrik Lundqvist, Alex Ovechkin, Joe Sakic, Nicklas Lidstrom, Peter Forsberg, Martin Brodeur.
    -Retired: Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman, Dominik Hasek, Scott Stevens and Brett Hull

    Soccer:
    -Current: Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Iker Casillas.
    -Retired: George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Denis Irwin, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Duncan Edwards.

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Cricket:
    -Current: Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Andrew Symonds, Stuart Clark, Brad Hodge and Tim Southee.
    -Retired: Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Dennis Lillee, Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garry Sobers, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Michael Holding, Wasim Akram, Sir Richard Hadlee, Javed Miandad and Neil Harvey.

    Rugby:
    -Current: Stirling Mortlock, George Smith, Hazem El Masri, Greg Inglis, Israel Folau, Matt Geyer, Cameron Smith, Andrew Ryan, Sonny Bill Williams, Jamie Lyon, Jarryd Hayne, Keiron Cunningham and Paul Sculthorpe.
    -Retired: George Gregan, Tim Horan, John Eales, Joe Roff, David Campese and Jonah Lomu.

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Goodness, I'll keep it to a special 2 or 3 that are playing or have recently retired

    Baseball - Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera

    Football - Stevie Gerrard, Wes Sneijder and Zinedine Zidane

    Football - Jeremy Shockey and Justin Tuck

    Basketball - Kobe Bryant

    Hockey - Jaromir Jagr, Alex Ovechkin and Vincent Lecavalier

    Golf - T.W

    Cricket - Brian Charles Lara

    Tennis - Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic

    Snooker - Steve Hendry

    Boxing - Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson
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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Present.................past

    Baseball............Vlad....................F.Robinson
    Football...........Steelers...............T.Bradshaw
    Hockey............Kovalev................G Lafleur
    Hoops..............Nash....................Dr.J
    Footy...............Rooney.................none

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Baseball-

    YANKEES (past & present):Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Ron Guidry, Paul O'Neil, Joba Chamberlain, Bernie Williams, Melky Cabrera and too many more to list...

    MLB- Ken Griffey Jr & Ryan Howard (hands down the 2 prettiest swings in baseball), Hanley Ramirez, Lance Berkman, Chase Utley, Roy Oswalt, Nick Swisher, Dan Uggla, Rafael Furcal.

    Football-

    NY GIANTS- Amani Toomer & The Entire 2007-08 Team... Thanks Again, G-Men!

    NFL- Derek Anderson, Ike Hilliard, Tony Gonzalez, DeMeco Ryans, Bob Sanders, Julian Peterson, Ryan Grant, Hines Ward.

    Hockey-

    FLYERS- Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Kimmo Timonen, Scottie Upshall

    NHL- Mike Modano, Jonathan Toews, Joe Sakic, Alex Kovalev, Sergei Gonchar, Chris Drury, Marty Brodeur
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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Curtis Martin
    Zidane
    Bernie
    Brodeur
    Dem ol' grimy Jets...

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Nobody said Jacoby Ellsbury...the rapture will start soon.

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan
    Nobody said Jacoby Ellsbury...the rapture will start soon.
    His name didn't need to be said, he's obviously everyone's favorite.

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    Re: Who Are Your Favorite Athletes?

    Baseball:
    Current-Probably Manny
    Retired-Yaz

    Football:
    Current-Troy Polamalu
    Retired-Lynn Swann, Rod Woodson

    Hockey:
    Current-Nobody
    Retired-Ray Bourque, Bobby Schmautz

    Basketball:
    Current-Nobody
    Retired-Robert Parish

    Soccer:
    Current-Cesc Fabregas
    Retired-Dennis Bergkamp




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