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    Since the season is lost and we should now be hoping for good draft spots in the draft with all our picks, I thought beating up on the OC would be a broken record so I have a question for everyone.

    Who do you think is the greatest athlete of all times ?

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    there isn't one. Theres a few better than their peers at 5 and 10 year intervals but there is no such thing as greatest of all time. Guys that are statistically in the top 10-20 for long periods of time will always be remembered longer anyway/though.

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      The greatest athlete ever can be anyone from any sport.

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      • #4
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        VSue, an FYI, your thread will probably be moved away soon from this RAMS TALK forum. Wait for it (2x).

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        • #5
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          Zac stacy!!!!

          :d

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          • #6
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            Bo knows.... it might be Jim Thorpe?

            As previously stated, it is too hard to compare athletes from different eras, let alone between sports.
            RnD

            GO RAMS!!

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            • #7
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              Jim Thorpe, the one and only, the ORIGINAL!
              Carolina Panthers @ Denver Broncos 2/7/2016 CBS 6:30PM EST Santa Clara CA!

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