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Best female athlete of all time

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by smahtaz, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    I'm torn between Serena Williams and Lindsey Vonn. What say you?
     
  2. MikeHoncho

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    Does the drool factor count?


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  3. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    If this is a serious conversation, I'd say Cheryl Miller. She was the best female pro basketball player in the world, and could probably beat half the dudes in the NBA then. She was the Jordan of women's basketball. No one has been as good since either.

    I'd probably then say the Williams sisters next.

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  4. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    I was hoping for a serious conversation. And you're right, Cheryl Miller is certainly in it.

    I posed the question because I have been DVRing the Bear Grylls Running Wild Series. The other night, there was nothing on TV so I watched a few episodes. Lindsey Vonn was ultra-competitive. I looked into her resume and she is easily the most decorated female Nordic skier ever and on the verge of being the best downhill skier period. I met Serena Williams at the Crystal Mall in Palm Beach Gardens about 10 years ago and have no doubt she could kick my azz.
     
  5. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    If I'm going drool factor, it's got to be fellow Seminole Gabrielle Reece.

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  6. MikeHoncho

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    Miller's sister Reggie was pretty good too


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  7. MikeHoncho

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    See? Now the thread has officially begun


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  8. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    I like Serena but if it wasnt for that ridiculous serve, not sure shes a top ten tennis player.. Shes got skills, but in my opinion Simona Halep is the most skilled tennis player in the WTA and one day will be rewarded with a slam.

    Id say Serena is the most dominant because of her serve, not the best athlete ever though. People talk about her surpassing Steffi but lets remember before Monica Seles got stabbed, Steffi was getting ***** slapped around by Seles who was only 19 and dominating..
     
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  9. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    Simona is definitely an up and comer. I'm trying to identify the best female athlete of all time as it stands right now.
     
  10. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    Just so everyone knows, I consider Muhammad Ali the best male athlete of all time.
     
  11. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    If it wasn't for his amazing speed, Usain Bolt wouldn't be the fastest man alive. What are you even saying?

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  12. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    That her overall skillset on the court is not that much superior than the rest. When she faces a fault on her serve and dials it down for her second serve by a top player her skillset gets challenged. Simona got her to three sets.

    She faced a person with a similar serve in Pliskova and lost. And no one that watches tennis regularly was that shocked by it
     
  13. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

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    Tom Brady, it's not even debatable.
     
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  15. MikeHoncho

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  16. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Reggie has always said he was the second best basketball player in his household. Cheryl is a legend.

    I'd nominate Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Medaled in four Olympics. Still holds the heptathlon world record. #2 in long jump. Also excelled at other events. Did it all clean.

    Flo Jo might be my all time fav, at least as a kid. She was Usain Bolt 30 years ago. Still holds the 100 and 200 records. Flashy
     
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  17. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    All around athlete...Jackie Joyner Kersey.
     
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  18. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Serena Williams won the australian open this year whilst being 8 weeks pregnant.. yeesh..
     
  19. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Bolt is not a great starter, but he uses his top end speed to win. I know this is late.
     
  20. TheOne

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    Bruce Jenner :confused2:
     
  21. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha or that HS wrestler that destroyed all the girls
     
  22. Muck

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    At age 35. Without dropping a set.

    She is not of this earth.
     
  23. finomenal

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    Lol you mean best female athlete of all time besides Serena?
     
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    Babe Zaharias! And it's not even close!
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    When Serena can do all that babe could, let me know

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    Anna Kournikova.

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  26. harry john

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    Muhammad Ali and the Serena William the best athlete of all best time
     
  27. Fin-O

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    Way to assume these athletes genders........let me know how the Klan meeting goes.


    And obviously (assuming she is a 'F') is Jackie Joyner Kersee, unlike some others her ability wasn't polarized to Tennis or Basketball etc.
     
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    Whoever the best ever gymnast is. Gymnasts are far more athletic than any other female sport
     
  29. Den54

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    Linda Lovelace.
     
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  30. Vertical Limit

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    Serena will be going for a record tying 24 slams this saturday against my favorite WTA player, Simona Halep. Hope Simona wins, but ill be just as happy for Serena because her career is the gold standard.
     
  31. djphinfan

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    Serena is the most famous female Athlete in the world, that’s for sure, the most decorated..
     
  32. Vertical Limit

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    This time Simona swept her *** easily and took the Wimbledon championship.

    all the players have to do is get past the 107+ mph first serves.. once the ball is returned a top player like Simona can put pressure on Serena.

    Happy that simona won, been a huge fan of her game for years.
     
  33. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Though you could often say the same thing about men, I think that its important to ask what you mean by the question itself. Is it "which woman was the best ever at her sport, compared to all others in all sports?", or "which woman was the moth athletic/strongest/fastest, ect?"

    I think that both questions are valid, but you likely get a different answer depending on which one you mean. You could argue that some of the women who are competing today in things like Crossfit, Spartan Challenge, Ninja Warrior, ect are much better athletes than the ones who have been the greatest at sports throughout history. It just depends on how you look at it.
     
  34. Den54

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    That Spartan Challenge is fun to watch. If only I were a young man again.
     
  35. rafael

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    That's what I was thinking as I read through the answers. Some were talking about the most decorated in a given sport (rings, trophys, titles, records, etc.) others were talking about the best athletes. I read the question as referring to the best athlete not the most decorated.
     
  36. GARDENHEAD

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    A lot of sexism in this thread.
     
  37. adamprez2003

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    Yeah, me too. That's why I said best gymnast which I guess would be Nadia Comenici though I'm no expert on gymnastics. A middle of the road gymnast is a better athlete then the best tennis player
     

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