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    Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    Who are the current and all-time biggest sports icons where you live?

    I'll do Florida:

    Miami
    Current: Dwyane Wade, Heat (NBA)
    All-time: Don Shula, Dolphins (NFL); Dan Marino, Dolphins (NFL)

    Orlando
    Current: Dwight Howard, Magic (NBA); Tiger Woods (resident) (PGA)
    All-Time: Shaquille O'Neil, Magic (NBA)

    Tampa
    Current: Evan Longoria, Rays (MLB)
    All-Time: Derrick Brooks, Bucs (NFL); Lee Roy Selman, Bucs (NFL)

    Statewide:
    Current: Urban Meyer, Gators (NCAA)
    All-Time: Bobby Bowden, Seminoles (NCAA); Steve Spurrier, Gators (NCAA); Howard Schnellenberger, Hurricanes (NCAA); Jimmy Johnson, Hurricanes (NCAA)/Dolphins (NFL)


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    Re: Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    I'll do California:

    Los Angeles
    Current: Kobe Bryant (NBA), Manny Ramirez (MLB), David Beckham (MLS), Pete Carroll (NCAAF), Phil Jackson (NBA)

    All-Time: Norm Van Brocklin (NFL), Bob Waterfield (NFL), Elroy Hirsch (NFL), Tom Fears (NFL), Eric Dickerson (NFL), Earvin Johnson (NBA), Kareem Abdul Jabbar (NBA), Joe Namath (NFL), David "Deacon" Jones (NFL), Merlin Olsen (NFL), Kirk Gibson (MLB), Wayne Gretzsky (NHL), Sandy Kofax (MLB), Jerry West (NBA), Wilt Chamberlin (NBA), Bill Walton (NCAAM), OJ Simpson (NCAAF), Reggie Bush (NCAAF), Matt Leinart (NCAAF), Carson Palmer (NCAAF), Steve Garvey (MLB), Elgin Baylor (NBA), Shaquille O'Neil (NBA), Marcus Allen (NFL), Bo Jackson (NFL), Tommy Lasorda (MLB), John Wooden (NCAAM), Lisa Leslie (WNBA), Tiger Woods (PGA)

    San Francisco
    Current: Barry Zito (MLB), Frank Gore (NFL)
    All-Time: Joe Montana (NFL), Barry Bonds (MLB), Willie Mays (MLB), Jerry Rice (NFL), Wilt Chamberlin (NBA), Deon Sanders (NFL), Dwight Clark (NFL), Jeff Kent (MLB)

    San Diego
    Current: LaDainian Tomlinson (NFL)
    All-Time: Marshall Faulk (NCAAF), AZ-Zahire Hakim (NCAAF), Dan Fouts (NFL), Tony Gwynn (MLB), Kellen Winslow (NFL), Trevor Hoffman (MLB)

    Anaheim
    Current: Teemu Selanne (NHL), Jean Sebastian Giguere (NHL), Mike Scioscia (MLB)

    All-time: Reggie Jackson (MLB), Nolan Ryan (MLB), Francisco Rodriguez (MLB)

    Oakland
    Current: Roni Tariuf (NBA), Darren McFadden (NFL), Sebastian Janokowski (NFL)

    All-Time: AL Davis (NFL), John Madden (NFL), Gene Upshaw (NFL), Jose Canseco (MLB), Mark McGuire (MLB), Jim Plunkett (NFL), Kenny Stabler (NFL), Cliff Branch (NFL), Rick Barry (NBA), Art Shell (NFL), Catfish Hunter (MLB), Jamal Wilkes (NBA), Dave Casper (NFL), Ricky Henderson (MLB)

    Sacramento
    Current: Arnold Schwarzenegger ( Governor of California , 7 times Mr. Olympia)

    All-Time: Mike Bibby (NBA), Chris Weber (NBA)
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    Re: Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    Oakland
    Current: Roni Tariuf (NBA), Darren McFadden (NFL), Sebastian Janokowski (NFL)

    All-Time: AL Davis (NFL), John Madden (NFL), Gene Upshaw (NFL), Jose Canseco (MLB), Mark McGuire (MLB), Jim Plunkett (NFL), Kenny Stabler (NFL), Cliff Branch (NFL), Rick Barry (NBA), Art Shell (NFL), Catfish Hunter (MLB), Jamal Wilkes (NBA), Dave Casper (NFL), Ricky Henderson (MLB)
    No Jack Tatum? Really?
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    Re: Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    Is this a list of sports icons who live where we live or just play where we live?

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    Re: Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    Well, I really have no idea who all lives in or near Arroyo Grande other than Lou Ferigno (former MR. Universe, The Hulk, etc.), Robin Ventura (MLP, retired), Stephanie Brown-Trafton (Olympic Gold medalist), Horace Grant (NBA, retired), Johnson Racing Team (NHRA), Casey Candael (MLB), Jaime Martin (NFL) grew up here, Sandy Koufax MLB, retired) had proerty locally but not sure he ever lived here...

    Non-sports figure your daughters might appreciate would be Zack Efron? >8)
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    Re: Biggest Sports Icons Where You Live

    Well I live in Massachusetts and refuse to give any credit to a Patriot, Celtic or Red Sox player.

    Bobby Orr
    Phil Esposito
    Cam Neely
    Gerry Cheevers
    Marvin Hagler
    Rocky Marciano

    Howie Long is from Charlestown, Mass. does that count?
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