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Peter James Bond 08-11-2012 04:07 PM

OT: Bolt "I'm a legend. I知 also the greatest athlete to live"
 
Usain Bolt

的知 now a legend, I知 also the greatest athlete to live, he said after his 19.32 seconds in the 200, his fourth individual sprint gold medal in two straight Olympics...

WTF?

So he's the fastest short distance runner on earth right now. I don't think he makes the top 100 athletes to ever live...the top athletes
to ever live would be those who played more challenging sports,
hold multiple records, have championship rings, trophies, lead their team to championships, and done it consistently for over a decade.

I do not mean to belittle or diss his personal achievements, it is not his fault they are individual achievements and not team oriented, but
the greatest athletes in my book are ones who make personal achievements and in team sports, in which they were great enough to carry their team to greatness.

To bring this guy back to earth and see if he is the greatest athlete to ever live, give him some ice skates, a few weeks of training and put him on the ice with an NHL team. After giving him the puck and some room to skate, have him hip checked and cart wheeled on his a$$...and then let him try to put some pucks by a goalie, as he is slashed from behind...then knocked through the glass into the first row....after this experience, get him some football cleats and get him out on the football field with an NFL team...then Rugby...heck, then even Basketball.

FrozenKing18 08-11-2012 04:18 PM

just lol

Chazz Reinhold 08-11-2012 04:32 PM

What a tool.




Everyone knows I'm the greatest athlete ever.

Vertigo5 08-11-2012 04:59 PM

Don't read too much into it. That's just the attitude one needs to be at the top of his sport. Same way a top goalie needs a bit cocky, a sprinter needs to be really, really cocky. Also note that while athletes in sports get a nice paycheck, athletes like Bolt rely on endorsement deals for the majority of their money. He is creating and selling an image that will get him top dollar.

Ziggy Stardust 08-11-2012 05:01 PM

Love his modesty and humbleness. I see a hint of Cassius Clay with his comments.

Mattias 08-11-2012 05:14 PM

He's Jamaican me crazy.

jml87 08-11-2012 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vertigo5 (Post 53488209)
Don't read too much into it. That's just the attitude one needs to be at the top of his sport. Same way a top goalie needs a bit cocky, a sprinter needs to be really, really cocky. Also note that while athletes in sports get a nice paycheck, athletes like Bolt rely on endorsement deals for the majority of their money. He is creating and selling an image that will get him top dollar.

Exactly, as annoying as he is, people tune in to watch him. Just like a Lebron James. I prefer the humble guys but I guess this is what gets the ratings.

Muzzinga 08-11-2012 05:21 PM

He isn't even the greatest in his sport. Carl Lewis achieved more

Gentle Ben Kenobi 08-11-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sw1tch (Post 53488757)
He isn't even the greatest in his sport. Carl Lewis achieved more


Ziggy Stardust 08-11-2012 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo (Post 53489021)

That's one of my favorite renditions of the national anthem, right after this one by Enrico Pallazzo:

Vamos Rafa 08-11-2012 05:39 PM

The Jamaican bobsled team could use him.

Basilisk 08-11-2012 05:58 PM

Can he help our PP? Sign him up! :sarcasm:

kingsfan28 08-11-2012 06:12 PM

Carl Lewis says "oh no you're not"
And Michael Phelps and his 22 medals says" when you get to 22 medals, give me a call"

nocturn 08-11-2012 06:25 PM

...and then no one will care again for 4 years.


Cant outrun time...tick....tock....tick...

Butch 19 08-11-2012 08:39 PM

Who was that Olympic athlete who signed with the 49ers? (R Nehamiah??)

Then he found out that he could't take a hit.

kingsholygrail 08-11-2012 09:28 PM

I think he's underestimating himself.

BehindEnemyLines 08-11-2012 09:53 PM

Pride goes before the fall...

Dawdler 08-11-2012 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Butch 19 (Post 53493093)
Who was that Olympic athlete who signed with the 49ers? (R Nehamiah??)

Then he found out that he could't take a hit.

yup it was Renaldo Nehemiah he played a couple of seasons and the Rams had Ron Brown around that time too who was also a T&F guy.

Bolt is also bragging about being an elite soccer player and according to twitter Rio Ferdinand is trying to set up a try out for him with Man U

etherialone 08-11-2012 11:30 PM

Bolt has just ensured that he will always be remembered as one of a handful jackwahds in olympic history for what he has said. He can run as fast as he wants but he won't outrun what he has said for the rest of his life.

I would also contest the notion that he was only displaying the kind of attitude that it takes to succeed at his level of competition. He is the first track and field guy I have ever heard make such ridiculous claims about his own greatness.

If he is the greatest blah blah blah does that mean that the next person who beats becomes the next greatest blah blah blah?

Silly egomaniacal runner. He is ridiculously fast and that should be enough.

Quattro 08-12-2012 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tonellisghost (Post 53496693)
He is the first track and field guy I have ever heard make such ridiculous claims about his own greatness.

You must not watch much track. Almost all sprinters are the same way.

Jason Lewis 08-12-2012 01:49 AM

Who gives a ****. The guy has won four gold medals. Let him talk.

Ron 08-12-2012 02:25 AM


Buddy The Elf 08-12-2012 09:12 AM

Brian Boitano is the greatest athlete of all time.

etherialone 08-12-2012 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quattro (Post 53498623)
You must not watch much track. Almost all sprinters are the same way.

You are absolutely correct. Wow, are they really? I stand corrected and happily ignorant on the matter.
:nod:

motalar 08-12-2012 09:45 AM

He'll have his reality check after his tryout with ManU.


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