Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes (Caste Version)

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  1. DixieDestroyer

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    Hardcore pro-caste & ludicrous is this horse squeeze listing of the "best" multi-sport athletes. Jordan, Duncan & "Iverscum" don't belong on a top 100 list...much less the top 10! [​IMG] For starters, where's Kirk Gibson, Danny Ainge, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Gene Conley, & Dick Groat? This Chris Chase hack is a hardcore caste jock sniffer! [​IMG]

    Top 10 Multi-Sport Athletes

    Tuesday, March 29 2011 1:54 PM
    Written by: Chris Chase

    Chad Ochocinco took to the pitch on Monday as a reserve for Sporting Kansas City of the MLS. Is the football star's flirtation with professional soccer enough to get him into ThePostGame's top 10 list of greatest multi-sport athletes?

    No. 10 Michael Jordan

    MJ's brief dalliance in the Chicago White Sox farm system is generally regarded as a failure. Compared to his stellar basketball career, it was. But how many 31-year-olds do you know that could drop into Double-A baseball after not having swung a bat since high school and still hold their own in the professional ranks? Jordan's failing wasn't that he was bad at baseball; it's that he didn't give himself enough time to find out how good he could be.

    No. 9 Bob Hayes

    Rarely has a nickname been so fitting as "Bullet Bob." Hayes earned the title of world's fastest man during the 1960s by virtue of his Olympic sprint medals and world record times in the 60-yard, 100-yard and 100-meter races. One year after his triumphs in Tokyo, Hayes was wearing a star on his helmet, lining up as wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. He would posthumously be named to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

    No. 8 Tim Duncan

    The two-time NBA MVP started his athletic career as a swimmer, setting Virgin Islands records in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle races. As a boy, Duncan hoped to follow in his older sister's footsteps and represent the commonwealth in the Olympics. When Hurricane Hugo destroyed the pool he trained at, Duncan took to basketball. A recruiting trip from Wake Forest's Dave Odom put the lanky teenager on the map. By the time he retires, he'll go down as one of the greatest power forwards in the history of the league.

    No. 7 Marion Jones

    Before the steroid talk tarnished her legacy, Jones was a multi-sport star at North Carolina. She started on the Tar Heels' 1994 national championship basketball team before quitting to focus on track. The five Olympic medals she won in Sydney were eventually stripped, though she did return to basketball in 2010, playing 33 games with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.

    No. 6 Allen Iverson

    As a high school junior, Iverson was named the top basketball and football player in Virginia. He lead Bethel High to state titles in both sports, accounting for 34 touchdowns on the field and 31.6 points per game on the court. You get the feeling that Iverson could have excelled in any sport he tried.

    No. 5 Jackie Robinson

    Before he became more famous for baseball (and even more famous for his role in the civil rights movement), Jackie Robinson was a multi-talented athlete at UCLA. He was the first athlete in school history to win letters in four sports: Baseball, basketball, football and track. Ironically, baseball was probably his worst at the time. He batted .097 in his one year with the Bruins.

    No. 4 Deion Sanders

    Neon Deion is still the only man to ever play in both the World Series and Super Bowl. With his characteristic panache, he once played in an NLCS game on Saturday night, an Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday afternoon and then jetted back to Pittsburgh for another NLCS game on the same day. (He didn't see any action in the last game.)

    No. 3 Jim Brown

    His exploits on the football field are well-known, as Brown is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. But he was equally as dominant in another sport: At Syracuse, Brown was regarded as the top lacrosse player in the NCAA. He's in each game's Hall of Fame.

    No. 2 Bo Jackson

    Bo knew sports. He was the first two-way star to be named an All-Star in two major sports, making the MLB All-Star team in 1989 and the NFL's Pro Bowl in 1990. Jackson was the No. 1 pick out of Auburn after winning the 1985 Heisman Trophy but famously spurned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in favor of a baseball career with the Kansas City Royals. He later signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders. A 1990 hip injury derailed both careers, but those who saw him in his prime say he was one of the most explosive talents in generations.

    No. 1 Jim Thorpe

    "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world," King Gustav V of Sweden said to Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Thorpe had just dazzled the crowd with golds in both the pentathlon and decathlon, setting a world record in the latter that would stand for another two decades. Thorpe also excelled in baseball and basketball, but stood out on the football field, where he was named a two-time All-American at Carlisle and made a lasting impression on future president Dwight Eisenhower, who faced Thorpe while captaining Army's team. "He never practiced in his life, and he could do anything better than any other football player I ever saw," Eisenhower would recount years later.


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  2. whiteathlete33

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    Dixie, I saw this a few days ago. One white out of 10 is pathetic. Jordan was a terrible baseball player as well.
     
  3. Jack Acid

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    What about Tom Glavine, who had a choice between playing pro-baseball or pro-hockey?
     
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    Bizarre to say the least. Either the writer is severe Negroidphile or was born about the year 2000. If Tim Duncan is on the list why isn't Danny Ainge who played two major league sports. Also if Bob Hayes is the fastest man in 64' and hall of fame football player why is below a guy from a country where half the people wear floaties when they swim... [​IMG]
     
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    "...Jordan's failing wasn't that he was bad at baseball; it's that he didn't give himself enough time to find out how good he could be."

    ^^^ This is the typical sort of garbage that keeps mediocre Black athletes in the starting lineup of any sport looooooooong after they should have been stamped "Bust".
     
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    I'm surprised he didn't add Jerry Rice, football player and would-be pro golfer. Nine blacks and a White man (and part-Indian) from a century ago. Par for the Caste propaganda course.
     
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    Any list that does not have Dave Debusschere, Danny Ainge, Drew Henson, and Vic Janowicz on it is just bad. Those guys actually played in two major professional sports, not dabbled in the minors or flirted with them in college.

    Jim Brown and lacrosse? I hear this all of the time. I have to believe the only reason he played lacrosse was as part of a court ordered punishment for one of his many domestic assault charges.

    And if you're going to keep it all negro why not Brian Jordan, a recent player in football and baseball, that unlike many on the list was actually decent at both his sports.
     
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    I'm sure he didn't want to put Thorpe at No. 1, but his accomplishments are too great even for this loser to ignore.
     
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    The Israelite who wrote this MUST be on crack/cack, because he forgot O.J. Simpson, a triple-threat at football, murdering Whitey, and armed robbery.
     
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    How did Tim Duncan manage to set swimming records in one of the smallest nations on planet earth? Blacks never cease to amaze.
     
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    A great 2 sport white star not too many people know of is Mike Vallely. He played for the Anaheim Ducks Hockey team & won the championship & he's also a pro skateboarder.

    He's also well known for some street fighting. There's a video of him on youtube punching out a bunch of dudes & was kicked outta hockey for fighting in the stands(Dude attacked his daughter, can't blame him).
     
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    Wasn't Thorpe a Sac and Fox Indian from Oklahoma?

    John

    P.S. Years before my awakening, I saw and touched Thorpe's tomb in the PA town renamed (from [Gene] Mauch Chunk [​IMG] ) for him.
     
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    He was Irish. Thorpe=Irish
     
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    Good call on Kirk Gibson, allegedly ran a 4.2/4.3 at MSU's pro day.
     
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    wow. i've seen some bad sports writing before, but this"list" is terrible. i'm certainly no historian, but even i could compile a better list than this using nothing but a google search and a half-hour spent online. jeez. he didn't even list the best black multi-sport athletes of all time, aside from perhaps Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson. if the author was so intent on creating an (almost) all-black list, where is Brian Jordan? Dave Winfield? Charlie Ward? Willie Gault?

    thiscompilation istruly some pathetic stuff, even in today's pro-Caste media.

    in addition to some of the aforementioned White athletes in the thread, here is a sampling ofseveral other(and i daresay better) White athletes who apparently "didn't make the cut" over the afrocentric compilation due to their skin condition. i've included a short blurb on each of them for your reading pleasure. they are in no particular order.

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    Gene Conley - a former Major League Baseball pitcherwho played eleven seasons from 1952 to 1963for four different teams. Conley also played forwardin the 1952-53 seasonand from 1958to 1964for two teams in the NBA. He is best known for being the only person to win championships in two of the four major American sports, one with the Milwaukee Bravesin the 1957 World Seriesand three Boston Celtics championships from 1959-61.

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    Dave DeBusschere - amember of the Basketball Hall of Fame and an eight time All-Star, DeBusschure averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds during his 12 year career while winning two NBA titles as a member of the NY Knicks. DeBusschure also spent two years as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, making his debut in 1962. That season he pitched a six hit complete game shut out against the Cleveland Indians. A two sport star at the University of Detroit, DeBusschure gave up his promising baseball career after the 1963 season to concentrate on basketball. The wisdom of that decision was borne out in 1997 when DeBusschure was named one of the Top 50 NBA players of All Time.

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    Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias - dominated women's sports like no other in the 20th Century. Babe was voted the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year six times, the first for her heroics in track and field, the last five for her dominance of golf. While Babe excelled in all sports, her versatility made her a track and field team unto herself. In fact, Babe won the 1932 Olympic qualifying AAU championships by herself as the only member of the Employer's Casualty team, while scoring 30 points and competing in eight of the ten events, winning six. That summer in the Olympics - and limited to three events - she took two golds and a silver. A founding member of the LPGA, Didrickson dominated golf in the 40s and 50s while winning 82 tournaments in all, including five majors.

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    Lottie Dod - one of the most versatile female competitors from the early days of organized sports, Lottie Dod was a British athlete who excelled at tennis, golf, archery, and field hockey. She is most famous for her skill at tennis, which saw her win the ladies' singles championship at Wimbledon five times in the span of seven years, the earliest at age 15. If that's not impressive enough, it's worth noting that she didn't even bother to play the two years she didn't win, and only lost 5 total times in her entire tennis career. After leaving competitive tennis behind, Dod moved on to field hockey, which she helped pioneer by starting the women's team from Spital, England. Dod is most remembered as a tennis and field hockey player, but she was equally accomplished in golf and archery. In 1904, she won the national championships at golf, and after taking up archery, she secured a silver medal in the 1908 Olympic games.

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    Charles Burgess Fry - one of the most accomplished renaissance men of his time: excelling as a teacher, writer, publisher, and politician. Today, though, he is most remembered for his athletic achievements, which saw him become one of Europe's most famous sportsmen with his uncanny skill at everything from cricket and track and field to soccer, rugby, and gymnastics. Cricket was Fry's main game, and he was known for having one of the most consistently high averages in both the league and international play. He retired with over 30,000 career runs, which at the time was one of the all time highest totals. In soccer, Fry was also formidable, playing on both the pro side Southampton and the English national team as a defender. Fry's successes as a track and field star are perhaps the most convincing proof of his legendary abilities as an all-around athlete. He was best known for his skill in the long jump, and in 1893 he managed to tie the world record with a leap of over 23 1/2 feet. Fry was also an accomplished sprinter, and is known for winning the 100-yard dash during the world's first international track meet between Oxford and Yale universities.

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    Lionel Conacher - likely the most famous of Canada's athletes, Lionel Conacher was a sportsman from the 1920's. Primarily known as a hockey player, he was also known to compete professionally in football, baseball, lacrosse, boxing and wrestling. He started as one of the earliest stars of Canadian football while playing for the Toronto Argonauts, with whom he won the league championship in 1921. Conacher, who was known as "the Big Train,"Â was a standout player in his early days, and on one occasion he was said to have rushed for an amazing 215 yards on only eight carries. After traveling to the U.S., Conacher tried to bring pro football to Canada (which was amateur-only), and in 1933 he organized the first ever official league while simultaneously serving as the captain of two teams. By this time he was a professional in as many as four sports including baseball, lacrosse, and wrestling; but it was when he took up hockey that he truly became a star. Hockey was supposedly his weakest sport and the one in which he had the least interest, but Conacher still shined, leading more than one team to a Stanley Cup victory before he retired in the late 30's. In addition to his accomplishments as a pro athlete (which include never losing a single match as a pro wrestler), Conacher is also remembered for the sheer volume of sports that he managed to play simultaneously. One famous story from 1920 describes him as having hit the game-winning home run in a baseball game, only to catch a ride across town to play lacrosse, where he quickly scored four goals.

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    and the last athlete i'll add is Roman Sebrle. - if potential stardom due to athletic and physically-giftedpotential was a major factor in the author's "list" mentioned in the original post, then leaving off the World Record-Holder in the Decathlong borders on the criminal. Sebrle is faster than the NFL's Reggie Bush, can literally leap OVER the NBA's Shaquille O'Neal, jump and dunk from beyond the free throw line, and throw a footballbeyond the length of the field. He does this, apparently, without any of the athletic ability requiredto play multiple sports, however ... Even in the pro-Caste, American-centeredmedia, the physical phenom from Czechoslovokiashould be rightly regarded asthe pinnacle of human athletic achievement.

    edited to add: i just noticed that a couple of the athletes i mentioned had already been taken. [​IMG]there are plenty of other phenomenal White athletes that could be included, especially if the qualifications to be a multi-sport "star" are so weak as to allow Michael (can't hit a curve and can't field a grounder) Jordan to make the Top-10. hell, guys like John Havlicek, Bill Sharman, Jeff Samardzija, Toby Gerhart, John Elway, Jeff Francoeur, Chipper Jones, and so on, should be on that type of list. they've all achieved at least as much in multiple sports as "His Airness" ever has.Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
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    well, since we're repeatedly told that the NBA is made up of "the best athletes in the world," you'd think that an NBA "superstar" would be able to handle a feat that any little kid can do with his dad: playing catch with a baseball. right? wrong.

    i submit to you, John Wall.
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usyNyn9Ang8[/tube]

    this brings to mind another "phenomenal afflete,"Caron Butler. aha! both "phenomenal affletes" can be seen in the below video.
    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaIvBd0Q19s[/tube]

    "best athletes in the world." heh.

    and just to rub it in, Carl Lewis. *smirk*

    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ5B_x53gQM[/tube]
     

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