The 50 Greatest Living Sportspeople


#1

It’s a very American list, so who would you have on it?


#2


#3

j4


#4


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#6

(that list is hilarious, btw. I appreciate that they’re writing it for their audience, but are american’s really that insulated?)


#7

Yes.


#8

Eric The Eel


#9

Bolt and some other mugs


#10

No one. It’s the taking part that counts, not the being the greatest.


#11


#12

As an aside, can we all just appreciate the levels of swag in this photo


#13

Certainly no baseball or american football players


#14

If they’re going to include wrestlers I don’t know how they can mention Aleksandr Karelin and not mention Cael Sanderson.

Otherwise Anderson Silva although his later years were kind of dogged in controversey

Floyd Mayweather although obviously a terrible human being.

Royce Gracie for basically turning concept of martial arts on its head.


#15

Bo Jackson would definitely be in an actually worldwide list though


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#17

Yeah, Bo and Deion Sanders - anyone who can play at a top level in two sports should be a shoe-in.


#18

American sports don’t count because nobody else plays them


#19

Not going to stick the world’s best gaelic footballer in there are we
(picture of Shane Long)


#20

Yeah, I guess if you’re good at two sports that no one else cares about you get a pass