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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby maddog60 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:30 pm

matmat wrote:
Max Power wrote:I wasnt really thinking worldwide when I posted this originally. It should probably read...Is manning the biggest name of Active sports stars in the 4 major US sports? (football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey)



hehe

are you sure you don't want to include nascar, tennis and golf? :-)


He said sports. Sports are played by athletes which invalidates Nascar no matter how much ESPN, and its fans, want to pretend its a sport.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby Patchell » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:54 pm

maddog60 wrote:
matmat wrote:
Max Power wrote:I wasnt really thinking worldwide when I posted this originally. It should probably read...Is manning the biggest name of Active sports stars in the 4 major US sports? (football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey)



hehe

are you sure you don't want to include nascar, tennis and golf? :-)


He said sports. Sports are played by athletes which invalidates Nascar no matter how much ESPN, and its fans, want to pretend its a sport.


Nascar is a lot more physically demanding than many things people call sports. Sure you don't need to be on HGH to drive Nascar, but conditioning certainly counts as definite factor in many races.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby Popcynical » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:59 pm

Conditioning to... turn left?
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby RudyBlue » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:41 pm

Forget the commercials. The biggest name that is immediately recognized around the world for who he was in sports is...........Muhammad Ali.

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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby activechamp2006 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:50 pm

Kobe Bryant is as big as Peyton.
Even if some of it may be negative. :-)
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby bungle613 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:20 pm

Not even in the top 10. I will say I don't really like the guy but he is starting to grow on me a bit. HE does some very good commercials.

my 2 cents for biggest name in "sports"


Tiger
Jordan
Beckham
Ronaldhino


North American sports just don't cut it on the world wide level. Jordan is the exception but basketball is massively popular on severalother continents as well, Europe and South America being the 2 that come to mind. Soccer is still the most popular sport in the world. NFL is just the best sport in the world.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby Felix the Cat » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:20 am

Saying that Beckham is the biggest name in soccer is like saying that Kurt Warner is the biggest name in football.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby niblet » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:57 am

Micheal Vick and Barry Bonds are up there, albeit for the wrong reasons.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:24 am

Felix the Cat wrote:Saying that Beckham is the biggest name in soccer is like saying that Kurt Warner is the biggest name in football.


Well, he has one of the biggest names in soccer, just not necessarily because of soccer. Especially in America.
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Re: Is peyton manning the biggest name in sports?

Postby bungle613 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:36 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:
Felix the Cat wrote:Saying that Beckham is the biggest name in soccer is like saying that Kurt Warner is the biggest name in football.


Well, he has one of the biggest names in soccer, just not necessarily because of soccer. Especially in America.


Exactly, not the biggest talent in soccer but I can't think of a bigger name in soccer right now.

As for the Nascar drivers as atheletes. It is to me more of a skill then what the exact definition of athletics is but just read what the toll on a body is to drive at 200 mph for 500 miles is. THey are well consitioned skilled humans. If Nascar can't be considered in the area of athletics then neither can golf or several other so called sports.
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