Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Brandane, 8 Sep 2016.
Did you play doubles with him?
We had a pub chat a few weeks ago about whether he was Scotland greatest sportsperson and we all agreed that he was with Sir Chris Hoy coming in second.
That's the trouble with "Greatest ever" tables, it is always someone from fairly recent times who is voted top. What about Jim Clark, did he get a look in?
Steady on Joe, or you'll stoke up the, 'Is motor racing a sport?' debate.
Jim Clark was British, though.
Top Formula 1 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Jim Clark http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...uan-manuel-fangio_us_57141799e4b0018f9cba5736
Top UK Footballers - George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/11/07/the-united-kingdoms-top-20-greatest-ever-footballers/
Top Road Cyclists - Eddie Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault http://sporteology.com/top-10-greatest-cyclists-of-all-time/8/
Greatest athletes (?) - Muhammed Ali, Babe Ruth, Sachin Tendulkar http://topxbestlist.com/greatest-athletes/
Doesn't really back up your claim that it's always someone from fairly recent times who comes top.
Top cricketer would be Don Bradman ahead of Tendulkar...
Top batsman, sure. I nominate Garry Sobers for top cricketer.
Cricket isn't a sport.
Jacques Kallis (statistically speaking) is better, although he didn't captain his country, nor have the variation of having spin bowling up his sleeve.
Yes, according to Simon Hughes but that doesn't sit well with me.
Yeah, but who would you pay to watch? Kallis, for all his undoubted achievements, is some way down the list for me.
I agree that watching a flamboyant West Indian of Sobers' standing does takes some beating, but then would you prefer to watch Sobers when he's on song or Botham?
Same here. Different times, different conditions.
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