Impi said:Actually, it is just soccer, and does anyone in the U.S. really care that much?
Does any reasonable sports historian feel that Brown is the greatest lacrosse player ever? Maybe he had the potential, but he played 3 or 4 years of university lacrosse that's it? Also Woods while he has the potential to be the greatest, only the most idol worshipping fans would think his resume is better than Nicklaus at this point.....Kaptain Poop said:Just of note; in brushing up on soccer history because of the world cup I noticed that there were other stars besides Pele. It seems that in every white dominated sport known to man "the best" is considered by popular media and opinion to be one of darker skin.
soccer = Pele
Lacrosse = Jim Brown
baseball = Willie Mays
Golf = Tiger Woods
boxing = Ali or Louis
Women's tennis = williams sisters
I've noticed this phenomenon and after doing my own investigating have come to the conclusion that it is all just typical media caste propaganda.
Pele was great no doubt, but did you know that the all-time leading world cup scorer was a German named Gerd Muller - 14 goals(now held by lazy sand-bagger Ronaldo)? A Frenchmen named Fontaine holds the record for goals scored in one year (1958) with 13!
Pele scored 12 total goals in 4 world cup appearances.
Why do we not know the names of our great white soccer players???
More info on Pele from Wikipedia:
PelÃƒÂ© is in fourth place on the list of all-time top goalscorers in international matches, with 77 goals, and in fourth place behind Ronaldo, Gerd MÃƒÂ¼ller, and Just Fontaine on the list of goalscorers in World Cup matches, with 12 goals. He was part of three World Cup winning teams, although he did not play in the 1962 final due to injury and did not receive a medal. He ended his career with a total of 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches, becoming the highest goalscorer in professional football ever. However, fewer than half of these goals were scored on a professional basis, the rest being scored in the then-amateur Brazilian championship; hence, this record is not recognized by any official body. In his 92 appearances for the Brazilian team, he scored 77 goals.