HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Los Angeles Kings
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
08-11-2012, 04:07 PM
  #1
Peter James Bond
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,783
vCash: 500
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.

Peter James Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 04:18 PM
  #2
FrozenKing18
Top Drawer!
 
FrozenKing18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: So Cal
Country: United States
Posts: 5,817
vCash: 500
just lol

FrozenKing18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 04:32 PM
  #3
Chazz Reinhold
Registered User
 
Chazz Reinhold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Stanley Cup
Country: United States
Posts: 6,936
vCash: 500
What a tool.




Everyone knows I'm the greatest athlete ever.

Chazz Reinhold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 04:59 PM
  #4
Vertigo5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 15
vCash: 500
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.

Vertigo5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:01 PM
  #5
Ziggy Stardust
Master Debater
 
Ziggy Stardust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 31,251
vCash: 500
Love his modesty and humbleness. I see a hint of Cassius Clay with his comments.

Ziggy Stardust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:14 PM
  #6
Mattias
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,021
vCash: 500
He's Jamaican me crazy.

Mattias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:15 PM
  #7
jml87
Registered User
 
jml87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,912
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vertigo5 View Post
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.

jml87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:21 PM
  #8
Muzzinga
Regehr GOAT
 
Muzzinga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,904
vCash: 500
He isn't even the greatest in his sport. Carl Lewis achieved more

Muzzinga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:32 PM
  #9
Gentle Ben Kenobi
That's no moon......
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tatooine
Posts: 20,346
vCash: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by sw1tch View Post
He isn't even the greatest in his sport. Carl Lewis achieved more

Gentle Ben Kenobi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:34 PM
  #10
Ziggy Stardust
Master Debater
 
Ziggy Stardust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 31,251
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo View Post
That's one of my favorite renditions of the national anthem, right after this one by Enrico Pallazzo:

Ziggy Stardust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:39 PM
  #11
Vamos Rafa
。Vamos!
 
Vamos Rafa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Clay Court
Country: Spain
Posts: 10,978
vCash: 500
The Jamaican bobsled team could use him.

Vamos Rafa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 05:58 PM
  #12
Basilisk
Registered User
 
Basilisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: Liechtenstein
Posts: 456
vCash: 500
Can he help our PP? Sign him up!

Basilisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 06:12 PM
  #13
kingsfan28
Viva Los Cucarachas!
 
kingsfan28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Earth
Country: United States
Posts: 11,552
vCash: 500
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"

kingsfan28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 06:25 PM
  #14
nocturn
Registered User
 
nocturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Col. Hgts, Virginny
Country: Ireland
Posts: 891
vCash: 500
...and then no one will care again for 4 years.


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


Last edited by nocturn: 08-12-2012 at 12:02 AM.
nocturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 08:39 PM
  #15
Butch 19
King me
 
Butch 19's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: L.A. suburb
Country: United States
Posts: 8,827
vCash: 500
Who was that Olympic athlete who signed with the 49ers? (R Nehamiah??)

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

Butch 19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 09:28 PM
  #16
kingsholygrail
Interference = Cup
 
kingsholygrail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Derpifornia
Country: United States
Posts: 43,220
vCash: 500
I think he's underestimating himself.

kingsholygrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 09:53 PM
  #17
BehindEnemyLines
2012&2014 CHAMPS
 
BehindEnemyLines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OC, CA
Country: Romania
Posts: 1,687
vCash: 500
Pride goes before the fall...

BehindEnemyLines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 10:09 PM
  #18
Dawdler
Registered User
 
Dawdler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 1,716
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
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

Dawdler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-11-2012, 11:30 PM
  #19
etherialone
dialed in your mom
 
etherialone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Ether
Country: United Nations
Posts: 12,990
vCash: 500
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.

etherialone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 01:34 AM
  #20
Quattro
Registered User
 
Quattro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 4,213
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
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.

Quattro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 01:49 AM
  #21
Jason Lewis
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Jason Lewis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 5,051
vCash: 500
Who gives a ****. The guy has won four gold medals. Let him talk.

Jason Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 02:25 AM
  #22
Ron
Bandwagon Since 1967
 
Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brea, California
Country: United States
Posts: 7,594
vCash: 500

__________________
Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 09:12 AM
  #23
Buddy The Elf
Kings!
 
Buddy The Elf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belmont Shore
Country: United States
Posts: 9,719
vCash: 500
Brian Boitano is the greatest athlete of all time.

Buddy The Elf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 09:26 AM
  #24
etherialone
dialed in your mom
 
etherialone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Ether
Country: United Nations
Posts: 12,990
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quattro View Post
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.

etherialone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2012, 09:45 AM
  #25
motalar
Registered User
 
motalar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: dalen
Country: Sweden
Posts: 960
vCash: 500
He'll have his reality check after his tryout with ManU.

motalar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ゥ2014 All Rights Reserved.