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    Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    This is from ESPN Classic's "Who's #1?":

    Top Twenty Most Overrated

    1. Anna Kournikova
    2. The Heisman Trophy
    3. Keyshawn Johnson
    4. Eric Lindross
    5. Notre Dame Football
    6. Chris Webber
    7. NBA Slam Dunk Contest
    8. NBA Draft Lottery
    9. Steve Spurrier
    10. Bill Buckner’s Error
    11. The Atlanta Braves
    12. The Ryder Cup
    13. Mike Holmgren
    14. Joe Namath
    15. The Indy 500
    16. Golf
    17. Oscar De La Hoya
    18. Mike Keenan
    19. Nomar Garciapara
    20. Greg Norman

    Very strange list if you ask me, and there's no way Anna Kournikova is overrated. #13 is interesting.


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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    Anna Kournikova is one of the most well known female tennis players in the world, yet on the court, she's really not that good at all. I can see why she tops the list.
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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    Quote Originally Posted by NickSeiler
    Anna Kournikova is one of the most well known female tennis players in the world, yet on the court, she's really not that good at all. I can see why she tops the list.
    I really don't think she was ever considered or expected to be a dominant player. She never won any tournaments but did come close a few times and was ranked as high as 8th in the world. She won some doubles titles but obviously made her mark with looks and personality. To expect her athletic ability to match her public appeal is unfair, as is putting her at the top of this list, or even on this list for that matter.

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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike
    I really don't think she was ever considered or expected to be a dominant player. She never won any tournaments but did come close a few times and was ranked as high as 8th in the world. She won some doubles titles but obviously made her mark with looks and personality. To expect her athletic ability to match her public appeal is unfair, as is putting her at the top of this list, or even on this list for that matter.
    I dunno. For as well known as she is, her talent as an athlete doesn't match it, and if that's the reasoning, I can understand her being on this list.
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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    I Saw Kournikova Play Team Tennis Last Summer And Was Lucky Enough To Meet Her After The Matches And All I Can Say About Her Is Who The Hell Cares If She Play Tennis.

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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    Quote Originally Posted by NickSeiler
    I dunno. For as well known as she is, her talent as an athlete doesn't match it, and if that's the reasoning, I can understand her being on this list.
    I guess that could be the reasoning, but no way does she belong with the likes of Chris Webber, Greg Norman or Eric Lindross. Those guys were highly touted and expected to do well based on physical tools and proven ability. Anna Kournikova never showed she was anything but a gorgeous, above average professional tennis player. No way does she belong on the list IMO.

    I also disagree with Oscar De La Hoya being on the list. All he did was win an Olympic Gold Medal, six world titles in six different weight classes, with a 37-4 record along the way. Far from overrated. Maybe some expected more, but his career has been full of nothing but accomplishment.

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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    I Agre With You On Oscar,he Doesnt Belong On List

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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    2. The Heisman Trophy
    I'm glad someone is calling out the Heisman. So many people look to the Heisman winner as the best player in college football. I couldn't disagree more. Only 3 times in 70 years, has the award gone to someone other than a QB, RB or WR. You can't tell me the best player in college football is going to play one of those three positions 96% of the time. And if the award is not intended to showcase the best player in college football, what does it show?

    If anything, lately it has shown what QB won't be playing on Sundays.
    Jason White, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke, Danny Wuerffel, Charlie Ward, Gino Torretts, Ty Detmer, Andre Ware.

    At least Anna Kournikova is fun to look at.
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    Re: Top Twenty "Most Overated"

    Yes She Is Fun To Look At And Your Right About The Heisman,its Almost More Of A Curse Than An Award.

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