Not another favourites thread (sport)



  • One of those Facebook cut and paste exercises. Straightforward, name your All-time favourites in each:

    Rugby Union - Dan Carter
    Cricket - Malcolm Marshall
    League - Stacey Jones
    NFL - Randall Cunningham
    Tennis - Steffi Graf
    Golf - Seve Ballesteros
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Jeff Van Gundy
    Boxing - Oscar De La Hoya
    NBA/Basketball - David Robinson
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Eric Cantona
    Netball - Irene Van Dyken
    Horse Racing - Doriemus
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Chris Dickson
    Cycling - Sean Kelly

    Added:
    Baseball - Randy Johnson
    AFL - Robert Harvey



  • Rugby Union - Carlos Spencer
    Cricket - Jonty Rhodes
    League - Henry Fa'afili
    NFL - Terrell Owens
    Tennis - Roger Federer
    Olympian - Ato Boldon
    Sports Commentator - Vin Scully
    Boxing - Gennady Golovkin
    NBA/Basketball - Michael Jordan
    Motor Racing - Valentino Rossi
    Soccer - Lionel Messi
    Netball - Temepara George
    Horse Racing - Sunline
    NHL - Jonathan Toews
    MLB - Ken Griffey Jr.



  • Rugby Union - Christian Cullen
    Cricket - Brendan McCullum
    League - Johnathan Thurston
    NFL - Julio Jones
    Tennis - Rafael Nadal
    Golf - Tiger Woods
    Olympian - Usain Bolt
    Sports Commentator - Ray Warren
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - Kobe Bryant
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Theiry Henry
    Netball - Irene Van Dyk
    Horse Racing - Who Shot The Barman
    Surfing - Andy Irons
    Swimming - Michael Phelps
    Rowing - Eric Murray
    Sailing - Peter Blake
    Cycling - Chris Froome



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    One of those Facebook cut and paste exercises. Straightforward, name your All-time favourites in each:

    Rugby Union - Dan Carter
    Cricket - Malcolm Marshall
    League - Stacey Jones
    NFL - Randall Cunningham
    Tennis - Steffi Graf
    Golf - Seve Ballesteros
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Jeff Van Gundy
    Boxing - Oscar De La Hoya
    NBA/Basketball - David Robinson
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Eric Cantona
    Netball - Irene Van Dyken
    Horse Racing - Doriemus
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Chris Dickson
    Cycling - Sean Kelly

    Rugby Union - Mils Muliaina
    Cricket - Ian Smith
    League - Kurt Sorenson
    NFL - I dunno ... Jerry Rice
    Tennis - Boom Boom
    Golf - John Daly
    Olympian - Daley Thompson
    Sports Commentator - John Howson
    Boxing - Sugar Ray Leonard
    NBA/Basketball - Magic
    Motor Racing - Alain Prost
    Soccer - Ozzie Ardiles
    Netball - Sandra Mallett/Edge
    Horse Racing - Bonecrusher
    Surfing - Daniel Kereopa
    Swimming - Anna Simcic
    Rowing - Eric Murray
    Sailing - Russell Coutts
    Cycling - Anna Meares (hate myself) ever so slightly in front of Sarah Ulmer



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    One of those Facebook cut and paste exercises. Straightforward, name your All-time favourites in each:

    Rugby Union - Dan Carter
    Cricket - Malcolm Marshall
    League - Stacey Jones
    NFL - Randall Cunningham
    Tennis - Steffi Graf
    Golf - Seve Ballesteros
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Jeff Van Gundy
    Boxing - Oscar De La Hoya
    NBA/Basketball - David Robinson
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Eric Cantona
    Netball - Irene Van Dyken
    Horse Racing - Doriemus
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Chris Dickson
    Cycling - Sean Kelly

    Not enough Cantabrians



  • Union- Goldy
    League- Laurie Daley
    Cricket - curtly Ambrose
    Basketball - Tim Duncan
    NFL - Shannon Sharpe
    Baseball - Ken Griffey Jr
    Cycling - Peter Sagan
    Surfing - Occy
    Olympics- Michael Johnson
    AFL - Luke Hodge
    Horses - Winx
    Soccer - alessandro del piero
    Golf - Tiger
    F1 - Gerhard Berger
    Commentator - Cris Collinsworth



  • @mariner4life said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Baseball - Ken Griffey Jr

    Somehow baseball fell off my list. Ken Griffey is my number 2 behind the big unit, Randy Johnson.



  • Rugby Union - Martin Johnson
    Cricket - Viv Richards
    League - Jason Robinson
    NFL - Dan Marino
    Tennis - Federer
    Golf - Seve Ballesteros/Nick Faldo. No on reflection Seve.
    Olympian - Sharon Davies
    Sports Commentator - Bill McClaren
    Boxing - Ali
    NBA/Basketball - No idea
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Johann Cruyff
    Netball - No idea
    Horse Racing - Brigadier Gerard
    Surfing - No idea
    Swimming - Sharon Davies
    Rowing - Steve Redgrave
    Sailing - Ben Ainslie
    Cycling - Bradley Wiggins

    I came very close to nominating Sharon Davies for favourite commentator too, but dear old Bill could not be beaten IMO



  • Rugby Union - Charlie Faumuina
    Cricket - Jacques Kallis/Rahul Dravid
    Rugby League - David Peachey
    Tennis - Jennifer Capriati/Andre Agassi
    Golf - Michael Campbell
    NFL - Drew Brees
    Olympian - Hamish Carter
    Commentator - Ken Laban/Dale Husband
    Boxing - Vasilly Lomachenko/Tyson Fury/Naoya Inoue
    Basketball - DeAndre Jordan/Kawhi Leonard
    Soccer - Juan Pablo Angel/Olof Melberg
    Netball - Anna Harrison
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - The Evers-Swindell twins



  • @African-Monkey said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Rugby Union - Charlie Faumuina
    Cricket - Jacques Kallis/Rahul Dravid
    Rugby League - David Peachey
    Tennis - Jennifer Capriati/Andre Agassi
    Golf - Michael Campbell
    NFL - Drew Brees
    Olympian - Hamish Carter
    Commentator - Ken Laban/Dale Husband
    Boxing - Vasilly Lomachenko/Tyson Fury/Naoya Inoue
    Basketball - DeAndre Jordan/Kawhi Leonard
    Soccer - Juan Pablo Angel/Olof Melberg
    Netball - Anna Harrison
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - The Evers-Swindell twins

    DeAndre Jordan??? Wow!



  • Rugby Union - Michael Jones
    Cricket - Wasim Akram
    League - Laurie Daley
    NFL - Emmitt Smith
    Tennis - Stefan Edberg/Steffi Graf
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Chick Hearn
    Boxing - Pernell Whitaker
    Basketball - James Worthy
    MLB - Greg Maddux/Roberto Alomar
    NHL - Mark Messier
    Soccer - Dennis Bergkamp
    Netball - Laura Langman
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - Eric Murray
    Sailing - Peter Blake
    Cycling - Sarah Ulmer



  • @mariner4life said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Soccer - alessandro del piero

    Interesting choice. In the one Juve game I went to, both Del Piero and Zidane were playing.



  • Rugby Union - Cully
    Cricket - Chris Harris
    League - Reuben Wiki
    NFL - Drew Bledsoe
    Tennis - Anna Kornikova
    Golf - Fred Couples
    Olympian - Hamish Carter
    Sports Commentator - Bill McLaren
    Boxing - Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - Jordan
    Motor Racing - Haden Patton
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - Lisa Carrington (Was Fergusson)
    Sailing - Chris Dickson





  • @taniwharugby said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Rowing - Lisa Carrington (Was Fergusson)

    O.K. I'll be the pedant.



  • Rugby Union - Cullen
    Cricket - Chris Cairns
    League - Stacey Jones
    NFL - Emmett Smith
    Tennis - Roger Federer
    Golf - Tiger Woods
    Olympian - NZ Barbara Kendall/World Karl Lewis
    Sports Commentator - Rabs Warren
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - MJ
    Motor Racing - Peter Brock
    Soccer - Theirry Henry
    Netball - Bernice Mene
    Horse Racing - Pass
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Sophie Pascoe
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Dennis Connor..
    Cycling - Lance Armstrong



  • @voodoo said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @African-Monkey said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Rugby Union - Charlie Faumuina
    Cricket - Jacques Kallis/Rahul Dravid
    Rugby League - David Peachey
    Tennis - Jennifer Capriati/Andre Agassi
    Golf - Michael Campbell
    NFL - Drew Brees
    Olympian - Hamish Carter
    Commentator - Ken Laban/Dale Husband
    Boxing - Vasilly Lomachenko/Tyson Fury/Naoya Inoue
    Basketball - DeAndre Jordan/Kawhi Leonard
    Soccer - Juan Pablo Angel/Olof Melberg
    Netball - Anna Harrison
    Swimming - Danyon Loader
    Rowing - The Evers-Swindell twins

    DeAndre Jordan??? Wow!

    This lol



  • @KiwiMurph Fa’afili? Surely Only for the try celebrations



  • Rugby Union - Bunce
    Cricket - Cairns, C
    League - Meninga
    NFL - Aikman
    Tennis - Fed
    Golf - Dustin
    Olympian - Todd
    Sports Commentator - Eastlake
    Boxing - Manny
    NBA/Basketball - 23. Nobody else relevant
    Motor Racing - McRae
    Soccer - Lamps
    Netball - Taumanu
    Horse Racing - Lance OS
    Surfing - Zzzzzzzz
    Swimming - zzzzzzzzz
    Rowing - Zzzzzzz
    Sailing - Coutts
    Cycling - Lance.

    My adds:

    UFC - Nate Diaz
    Darts - Phul



  • @MajorRage Millennials everywhere assume you mean Lebron lol



  • @Snowy meh



  • @taniwharugby said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @Snowy meh

    Sitting down on water floaty things, same same.



  • @voodoo @raznomore
    Hey, DJ does have some of the best in game dunks we’ve seen in the last decade.



  • @Snowy exactly!

    @Tim pretty close pick between Couples and Els for me.



  • @ACT-Crusader yes true. that oop dunk is top 5 all-time for in-game dunks



  • Rugby Union - McCaw
    Cricket - Steve Waugh
    League - Darryn Lockyer
    NFL -
    Tennis - Roger Federer
    Golf - Fred Couples
    Olympian - Bond and Murray
    Sports Commentator - Richie Benaud
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - MJ
    Motor Racing - Peter Brock
    Soccer - Theirry Henry/Freddie Ljurnberg
    Netball - Laura Langman
    Horse Racing - Polly Grey! Otherwise Winx
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Swimming - Can't think of one I like
    Rowing - Bond/Murray
    Sailing - Sir Peter Blake



  • Rugby: Jerome Kaino
    League: Benny Elias
    Cricket: Bryan Young
    Golf: John Daly/Fred Couples
    Motor Racing: Alain Prost
    Tennis: Pete Sampras
    Basketball: Clyde Drexler
    Baseball: Randy Johnson



  • @Hooroo great list, very close to mine



  • after reading everyone elses, there are a couple I'd change, but probably flip of a coin closeness.



  • @nzzp said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @Hooroo great list, very close to mine

    I took @raznomore and made a few changes as his is very similar.



  • @ACT-Crusader @raznomore @voodoo Haha knew I'd get some funny reactions to my choices. Of course there are better out there, I more or less just enjoyed watching his style of play.



  • Rugby Union - Jerry Collins
    Cricket - Martin Crowe
    League - Brad Fittler
    NFL - Ray Lewis
    Tennis - Andre Agassi
    Olympian - Peter Snell
    Sports Commentator - Richie Benaud
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - Jordan
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Theirry Henry
    Netball - Sandra Edge
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Peter Blake
    Cycling - Sarah Ulmer



  • @Toddy said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Rugby Union - Jerry Collins
    Cricket - Martin Crowe
    League - Brad Fittler
    NFL - Ray Lewis
    Tennis - Andre Agassi
    Olympian - Peter Snell
    Sports Commentator - Richie Benaud
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - Jordan
    Motor Racing - Ayrton Senna
    Soccer - Theirry Henry
    Netball - Sandra Edge
    Surfing - Kelly Slater
    Rowing - Rob Waddell
    Sailing - Peter Blake
    Cycling - Sarah Ulmer

    This would be closest to me, I'd swap Henry for John Barnes and Senna for Schumacher, but I can't quibble the others



  • @African-Monkey said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @ACT-Crusader @raznomore @voodoo Haha knew I'd get some funny reactions to my choices. Of course there are better out there, I more or less just enjoyed watching his style of play.

    Ha, it's all good, great to see the big man get some love!



  • Rugby Union - Richie or Honah
    Cricket - Brian Lara
    League - Darren Lockyer or Steven Renouf
    NFL - Deion Sanders
    Tennis - Federer
    Golf - Tiger
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Peter Drury
    Boxing - Iron Mike
    NBA/Basketball - Charles Barkley
    Soccer - Zidane



  • Rugby Union - Richie
    Cricket - Martin Crowe
    League - Clayton Friend
    NFL - Odell Beckham jnr
    Tennis - Roger
    Golf - Tiger
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Darrell Eastlake
    Boxing - Mike Tyson
    NBA/Basketball - Michael Jordan
    Motor Racing - Nelson Piquet
    Soccer - Wayne Rooney
    Netball - Sharelle McMahon
    Horse Racing - Irakalis
    Surfing - Mick Fanning
    Swimming - Inge de Bruin
    Rowing - Eric Murray
    Sailing - Barbara Kendall
    Cycling lance armstrong



  • @raznomore said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @KiwiMurph Fa’afili? Surely Only for the try celebrations

    The man could seriously leap for a cross field kick as well. Extra points for managing to pull off the corn rows look.



  • @raznomore said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @ACT-Crusader yes true. that oop dunk is top 5 all-time for in-game dunks

    Some of his alley-oop dunks are insane, but there’s a dunk he did off a baseline CP3 pass where DJ comes through the middle and took off from the dotted line.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @raznomore said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    @ACT-Crusader yes true. that oop dunk is top 5 all-time for in-game dunks

    Some of his alley-oop dunks are insane, but there’s a dunk he did off a baseline CP3 pass where DJ comes through the middle and took off from the dotted line.

    Dude can jump. I just struggle a little with a guy who shoots 47% career FT %!



  • @junior said in Not another favourites thread (sport):

    Rugby Union - Richie or Honah
    Cricket - Brian Lara
    League - Darren Lockyer or Steven Renouf
    NFL - Deion Sanders
    Tennis - Federer
    Golf - Tiger
    Olympian - Michael Johnson
    Sports Commentator - Peter Drury
    Boxing - Iron Mike
    NBA/Basketball - Charles Barkley
    Soccer - Zidane

    Zidane was unbelievable, but I can't forgive the headbutt. Such an extraordinary brainfade on the biggest stage at the worst time.


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