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Old 09-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #16
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I want in this. 12 people?
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:22 PM   #17
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I want in this. 12 people?
RBA you can take my spot
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:28 PM   #18
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RBA you can take my spot
No, no, no... You stay in. I'm not trying to snag anyone's spot. I just thought if they wanted to expand, I would join.

Stay in it, man.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #19
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No, no, no... You stay in. I'm not trying to snag anyone's spot. I just thought if they wanted to expand, I would join.

Stay in it, man.
no totally take my spot dude, i got sidetracked with some homework, and was literally about say someone could take my spot before vap posted the php
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:40 PM   #20
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I don't really want to take your spot, Joker, but if you insist...
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #21
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I don't really want to take your spot, Joker, but if you insist...
i do insist, have at it
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:45 PM   #22
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #23
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Updated the first post.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:21 PM   #24
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1. GOAT status of his or her sport
GOAT Heavyweight. Period.

Defeated every top heavyweight in his era ("Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing"),

* Ranked #1 in a 1998 ranking of greatest heavyweights of all eras (Ring Magazine).

* Named "Fighter of the Year" (Ring Magazine) more times than any other boxer.



2. Pioneering impact

Ali is known nearly as much for his convictions & compassion as he is for his fists. He could easily have spent his entire career & retirement cashing in by selling merchandise (e.g., clothes, fast food, etc.).

According to the Ali Center website, "Since he retired from boxing, Ali has devoted himself to humanitarian endeavors around the globe. He is a devout Muslim, and travels the world over, lending his name and presence to hunger and poverty relief, supporting education efforts of all kinds, promoting adoption and encouraging people to respect and better understand one another. It is estimated that he has helped to provide more than 22 million meals to feed the hungry. Ali travels, on average, more than 200 days per year."

Ali's shadow is made even larger by every Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens. His heart and soul will be remembered long after people forget his jabs and uppercuts.



3. Marketability/impact on society outside of the sport
"In 1993, AP reported that Ali was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athletes, out of over 800 dead or alive athletes, in America. The study, conducted by Nye Lavalle's Sports Marketing Group, found that over 97% of Americans, over 12-years of age, identified both Ali and Ruth.


Ali's impact on society outside of boxing is significant. His legacy reverberates among athletes in damn near every other sport. His life choices, good and bad, have (& will always have) impacted men, women, and children across the entire planet.

The number and popularity of articles, books, and movies about Ali speak for themselves. Will Smith is one of the most charismatic actors of his generation...and still failed to capture the enormity of Ali's personality.

Ali's marketability is unquestionable.



4. Longevity
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26 years of dominance. Period.


Amateur: 1954 - 1979
* 100-5 (95%)

Professional: 1960 - 1980
*56-6 (90%) w/37 KOs



5. Championships/Medals/Belts won


* 2 national Gold Glove titles
* 1 Gold Medal (Rome, '60)
* NABF Heavyweight title (won/defended 9 times)
* WBA/WBC Heavyweight titles (won/defended 20 times)
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #25
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Fatal is up. Jordan and Ali have been picked so far, going pretty much as expected.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:25 PM   #26
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Pele

The consensus GOAT (everywhere outside of Argentina) of the world's most popular sport. In the argument for being the most well known global athlete of all time. Won more world cups than any other player. Scored more goals than any other player. Had a 20+ year pro career. Won a world cup in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

He has been known to stop war: both sides in Nigeria's civil war called a 48-hour cease-fire in 1967 so Pele could play an exhibition match in the capital of Lagos. - How many athletes have carried this type of influence?

FIFA Player of the Century
Declared the Athlete of the Century by Reuters
Declared the Athlete of the Century by the IOC
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 20th Century by Time

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Old 09-06-2010, 11:02 PM   #27
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omg terrible first 3 picks. there is only 1 person who is considered leaps and bounds above everyone in their sport
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #28
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This pick wouldn't have been this tough a year ago. I pick Tiger Woods. When its all said and done he will still be the best golfer ever, was, and can still be a marketing behemoth, is famous/infamous as any athlete ever, and of course revolutionized the sport and brought it into the mainstream.






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Old 09-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #29
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omg embarassing
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:06 PM   #30
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This pick wouldn't have been this tough a year ago. I pick Tiger Woods. When its all said and done he will still be the best golfer ever, was, and can still be a marketing behemoth, is famous/infamous as any athlete ever, and of course revolutionized the sport and brought it into the mainstream.





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