The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



View Poll Results: MOST DOMINANT SPORTS FIGURE
Alfred Williams 2 13.33%
Russell Wilson 0 0%
Nick Saban 3 20.00%
Goat-boy Bundchen 2 13.33%
Spencer Haywood 0 0%
Joe Sakic 2 13.33%
Bill Russell 3 20.00%
John Elway - GM 4 26.67%
Submission I 4 26.67%
Submission II 1 6.67%
Submission III 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-17-2018, 12:52 AM   #1
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 28,491

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CHAD KELLY
Default POLL: Most Dominant Sports Figure Ever

MOST DOMINANT SPORTS PERSON EVER

Not necessarily for a year, or a career, or one anything ... but rather any measurable period that any player/coach/front office person utterly dominated his sport entirely.

Consider individual and team accomplishments ... and in a nod to this year's Draft Class, consider leadership or captain status as well.

I've included 7 or 8 ideas below (complete with standard Buff-intensive images). I'm hoping guys appreciate why Michael Jordan is NOT the best choice, but Bill Russell might be. WINNING is how you dominate.

AND ... please offer your own suggestions - I'm including several open poll choices to be assigned to specific suggestions.



_________________________



_____________________________________________




_____________________________________________



. . .
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-17-2018, 12:56 AM   #2
Guess Who
Yeti Pubes
 
Guess Who's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17,959

Adopt-a-Bronco:
I'm in Stormy
Default

On grounds of playing the game at the time it is being played Wilt Chamberlain.

On grounds of persona Mahommed Ali

On grounds of over all dominance Michael Jordan

On the ground of dominance over length of career Carl Lewis

Most dominating single performance. Wilt scoring 100 points and 25 rebounds leading 76ers to 169 points.

Last edited by Guess Who; 05-17-2018 at 01:00 AM..
Guess Who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 12:56 AM   #3
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 28,491

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CHAD KELLY
Default






_____________________________________________




_____________________________________________


BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 01:01 AM   #4
Guess Who
Yeti Pubes
 
Guess Who's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17,959

Adopt-a-Bronco:
I'm in Stormy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
Can't argue with Ali on that basis, but Jordan didn't win like Russell.

Chamberlain put up gaudy numbers ... but again, he didn't win like Russell.
Agree but winning isn't everything. takes a team to win.

No one dominated a single game like Wilt the Stilt. He was a man among men.
Guess Who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 01:03 AM   #5
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 28,491

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CHAD KELLY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess Who View Post
On grounds of playing the game at the time it is being played Wilt Chamberlain.

On grounds of persona Mahommed Ali

On grounds of over all dominance Michael Jordan

On the ground of dominance over length of career Carl Lewis

Can't argue with Ali on that basis, but Jordan didn't win like Russell.

Chamberlain put up gaudy numbers ... but again, he didn't win like Russell.



I'm going with Joe Sakic - he literally could not have done more - individually, for his team, or as a leader.
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 01:08 AM   #6
Guess Who
Yeti Pubes
 
Guess Who's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17,959

Adopt-a-Bronco:
I'm in Stormy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
Can't argue with Ali on that basis, but Jordan didn't win like Russell.

Chamberlain put up gaudy numbers ... but again, he didn't win like Russell.



I'm going with Joe Sakic - he literally could not have done more - individually, for his team, or as a leader.
You seem to have a local theme. I mean you cannot even mention Sakic in this without first mention Gretzky. There isn't even any doubt on that.
Guess Who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 01:18 AM   #7
BroncoBuff
***************
 
BroncoBuff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 28,491

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CHAD KELLY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess Who View Post
You seem to have a local theme. I mean you cannot even mention Sakic in this without first mention Gretzky. There isn't even any doubt on that.
Well, I'm going for specific PERIODS OF TIME, wherein the guy just dominates beyond description. for those 18 months, Sakic LITERALLY could not have accomplished more - as an individual, with his teams, and as a leader. Take another look.

I suppose he could've won Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP ... but he finished 2nd to Patrick Roy.


I know the locals best, but please nominate a guy (and for this thread, try to go with my criteria).
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:27 AM   #8
Drunken.Broncoholic2
Pickled in orange & blue
 
Drunken.Broncoholic2's Avatar
 
OnLyNiNjAsCaNrEaDtHiSQuOtE

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Carmel, Ca
Posts: 31,561

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CourtlandSutton
Default

Mike Tyson
Drunken.Broncoholic2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:33 AM   #9
Drunken.Broncoholic2
Pickled in orange & blue
 
Drunken.Broncoholic2's Avatar
 
OnLyNiNjAsCaNrEaDtHiSQuOtE

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Carmel, Ca
Posts: 31,561

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CourtlandSutton
Default

Mariano Rivera and his cutter.
Drunken.Broncoholic2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:40 AM   #10
gyldenlove
Ring of Famer
 
gyldenlove's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Næstved, DK
Posts: 12,292

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Spencer Larsen
Default

I think you have to look at some pretty interesting names:

Wayne Gretzky: so many of his records will never be challenged.

Michael Phelbs: easily the best swimmer of all time.

Martina Navratilova: over 50 grand slam wins, counting singles and double, has won every grand slam in singles, double and mix doubles. Has won more open tournaments than anyone.

Marit Bjørgen: owns every relevant winter olympian record and every relevant cross country skiing record.
gyldenlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:43 AM   #11
champhalloffamer
Ring of Famer
 
champhalloffamer's Avatar
 
New to the Forum

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,009

Adopt-a-Bronco:
None
Default

Tiger Woods 1997-2009. Close Thread.
champhalloffamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:47 AM   #12
Drunk Monkey
Mars b****es!!!
 
Drunk Monkey's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,560
Default



Most world records set for swimming (male)
World Championships, Swimming - Most gold medals
Most individual swimming Olympic gold medals
Fastest swim long course 100 metres butterfly (male)
Most medals won at the FINA Swimming World Championships
Most Olympic gold medals in team swimming
Most medals won at the Olympics for swimming (male)
Most Men’s World Swimmer of the Year Awards
Most Olympic golds at one Games (male)
Most searched for sportsman on the internet (current)
Most gold medals won at the Olympics for an individual event (male)
Fastest swim long course 200 metres butterfly (male)
Most FINA world records held by an individual (current)
Most Olympic medals won, Men
Most consecutive Olympic swimming gold medals in the same event (male)
Fastest swim long course 400 metres medley (male)
Most gold medals won at the Olympics (male)
Most individual Olympic medals (male)
Most swimming Olympic medals won, men (single games)
Most Olympic medals won (single games), men
Most gold medals won at a single FINA World Championships (individual)
Most silver medals awarded in a single Olympic swimming race
Fastest swim short course relay 4 x 100 metres freestyle (male)
Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 200 metres freestyle (male)
Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 100 metres freestyle (male)
Fastest swim long course relay 4 x 100 metres medley (male)
Drunk Monkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 06:54 AM   #13
Arkie
Ring of Famer
 
Arkie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 13,554
Default

John Wooden 1963-1975
10 NCAA Championships in 12 years
Arkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #14
Guess Who
Yeti Pubes
 
Guess Who's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17,959

Adopt-a-Bronco:
I'm in Stormy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by champhalloffamer View Post
Tiger Woods 1997-2009. Close Thread.
Excuse me.... in 1927 Babe Ruth hit 47 home runs. The next closest batter hit 19. The next year he hit a MLB record 60 home runs. That record stood for 34 years.



CLOSE THREAD
Guess Who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:05 AM   #15
Bronco Yoda
.
 
Bronco Yoda's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,295
Default

I'll add one that no has mentioned yet. A shout out to the ladies here... Nadia Comaneci
Bronco Yoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:05 AM   #16
Powderaddict
Saw Lady Gaga
 
Powderaddict's Avatar
 
Treasonous Fan

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Granada Nicaragua
Posts: 5,790

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Devontae Booker
Default

Kyle F'n Sloter
Powderaddict is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:06 AM   #17
B-Large
Pork Hanger
 
B-Large's Avatar
 
Oily Variety Bohunk

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 11,362
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic2 View Post
Mike Tyson
Had he stayed focused with the right people around him, i don’t think he would have ever lost until age caught him, or he just retired. I don’t think I’ve ever seen opponents outright afraid in the ring... even errant punches from Tyson hurt, I can’t even imagine
B-Large is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:09 AM   #18
Bronco Yoda
.
 
Bronco Yoda's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,295
Default

Lance Armstrong
Bronco Yoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:10 AM   #19
Beantown Bronco
Athletic Supporter
 
Beantown Bronco's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 23,461

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CJ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
I'm going with Joe Sakic - he literally could not have done more - individually, for his team, or as a leader.
Not to be a dink, but he LITERALLY could have done more actually.

Did he win the Art Ross? Rocket Richard? Selke? Nope.
Beantown Bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:11 AM   #20
WolfpackGuy
Call me, "Maybe"
 
WolfpackGuy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 11,584
Default

Andre The Giant
WolfpackGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:11 AM   #21
Rohirrim
Partisan
 
Rohirrim's Avatar
 
And so it goes...

Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Trumpville (like Potterville, but stupider)
Posts: 78,071

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Phillip Lindsay
Default

Rohirrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:14 AM   #22
Arkie
Ring of Famer
 
Arkie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 13,554
Default

Nobody has ever dominated college athletics like John McDonnell.


John McDonnell - Arkansas Track

40 NCAA Championships - more than any coach in any sport in college history

Coach McDonnell led the track team to their first national championship at the 1984 NCAA Indoor Championships while the school was a member of the now-defunct Southwest Conference. Since then, the University of Arkansas has won 40 NCAA championships, including 11 cross country, 19 indoor track and 10 outdoor track. Other schools have won only 24 combined NCAA titles in the three sports during the same period.

McDonnell's 40 national championships (which include 19 in indoor track, 10 in outdoor track and 11 in cross country) are more than any coach in any sport in the history of college athletics.[1] The next highest is 31 by Pat Henry, former LSU and current track coach at Texas A&M University.

McDonnell also won five national triple crowns. (in 1984-85, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95 and 1998–99) Texas-El Paso has won three national triple crowns. No other school has ever won one.

In addition, McDonnell team and individual achievements include:[2]
  • 20 conference triple crowns since 1982, including eight straight between 1987 and 1995
  • 25 consecutive conference titles in cross country with indoor track and outdoor track combined from 1987 to 1995
  • 73 conference championships in the last 77 events Arkansas has entered since 1981-1982
  • 84 conference championships overall since 1974 including 38 in the SWC and 46 in the SEC (out of a possible 50, or 90 percent)
  • 12 consecutive NCAA indoor track championships (1984–1995)
  • coached 185 track All-Americans, earning 652 separate All-America honors
  • 34 consecutive league cross country championships, including 17 straight in the SEC (1974–2007)[2]
  • 54 individual national champions
  • 23 Olympians coached spanning three decades and six different Olympic Games including gold, silver and bronze medalists
  • his 1994 indoor track squad won the national championship by the widest margins in the history of the sport as well as scored the most points (94) in the history of the NCAA event
  • his 1994 squad scored a meet record 223 points at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • has been named national, regional or conference coach of the year a total of 140 times
  • has coached 23 Olympians, including gold, silver and bronze medalists, 105 NCAA individual event champions and 331 individual event conference champions
Arkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:14 AM   #23
Irish Stout
Ring of Famer
 
Irish Stout's Avatar
 
Due west

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,890

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Chris Harris Jr
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Powderaddict View Post
Kyle F'n Sloter
I love you!

He does meet the criteria though. Dominated for a specific period of time, even if it was 4th quarters of preseason games for one late summer swoon.
Irish Stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:15 AM   #24
Irish Stout
Ring of Famer
 
Irish Stout's Avatar
 
Due west

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,890

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Chris Harris Jr
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
/end thread
Irish Stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:21 AM   #25
broncolife
Nut Hugger Detector
 
broncolife's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 5,015

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Andy Janovich
Default

.
Attached Images
 
broncolife is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:28 PM.


Denver Broncos