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Most Dominant Individual In Sports (when they are on/playing their best)

View Poll Results: Most Dominant (when playing their best)
Tiger Woods - Golf 34 12.41%
Sidney Crosby - Hockey 10 3.65%
Justin Verlander - Baseball 4 1.46%
Peyton Manning - Football 1 0.36%
LeBron James - Basketball 51 18.61%
Lionel Messi - Soccer 113 41.24%
Michael Phelps - Swimming 61 22.26%
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03-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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Why do you do this?
Haven't you ever seen a troll before, son?



I'm going to vote based off sports I follow, so bare in mind I am eliminating Messi from my list because I'm not even going to begin to pretend I know anything about Soccer.

Woods > Phelps > Crosby >> James >> Manning >>>>>>>>>>> I can't believe Verlander is an option.

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Lionel Messi
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tiger Woods
Sidney Crosby
Peyton Manning
Justin Verlander

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Said this in the "other sports" forum once--but Sebastien Loeb has won the World Rally Championship 9 straight times.

That pretty much makes him the Gretzky of motorsports. Beats all the poll options Imo.


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Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Kenesia Bekele are all names that come to my mind.

But out of your list give me Phelps.

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1. Usain Bolt
2. Lionel Messi
3. Michael Phelps

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03-10-2013, 05:28 PM
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The people saying Phelps clearly didn't watch the last Olympics

The answer is Messi, and it is in no way close.

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It used to be Tiger, before all the off-course personal crap and injuries slowed him down, but now it'd have to be Messi. He's probably the greatest soccer player ever.

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A few years ago, I probably would have said Roger Federer. Nowadays, either Messi, Phelps or Bolt.

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The people saying Phelps clearly didn't watch the last Olympics

The answer is Messi, and it is in no way close.
What could you tell me about the period of time Messi has dominated his sport?

The sole reason I voted for Woods (despite his mediocrity now) is because for a large time period he was WAY ahead of anyone else in his sport.

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What could you tell me about the period of time Messi has dominated his sport?

The sole reason I voted for Woods (despite his mediocrity now) is because for a large time period he was WAY ahead of anyone else in his sport.
Well from the wording of the question and the options I assumed it meant who's the most dominant right now, but Messi's been at the top with Barcelona for around the past 4-5 years.

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03-10-2013, 06:09 PM
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What could you tell me about the period of time Messi has dominated his sport?

The sole reason I voted for Woods (despite his mediocrity now) is because for a large time period he was WAY ahead of anyone else in his sport.
Messi has won best player in the world for 4 years running. That's an award that transcends every premier soccer league in the world, and there are many of them.

He's basically halfway into his 20's and is already being hailed as the best player EVER to play the game, and has broken multiple records.

Basically, he's just already a legend who happens to currently be playing the game. Think Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Lance Armstrong (). That kinda domninance.

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Lebron James is the best athlete of this generation.


If you want to arbitrarily include certain Olympic 'sports', Usain Bolt > Michael Phelps.

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Hockey - Sidney Crosby
Basketball - LeBron James
Football - Tom Brady
Soccer - Lionel Messi
Baseball - David Ortiz
Swimming - Michael Phelps
Athletics - Usain Bolt
Skiing - Alex Bilodeau
Gymnastics - Kohei Uchimura
Golf - Tiger Woods

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Aaron Rodgers > Peyton Manning.... as of right now anyway

but most dominant in any sport has got to be Messi. I don't watch soccer and probably never will but his numbers speak for themselves.

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Hockey - Sidney Crosby
Basketball - LeBron James
Football - Tom Brady
Soccer - Lionel Messi
Baseball - David Ortiz
Swimming - Michael Phelps
Athletics - Usain Bolt
Skiing - Alex Bilodeau
Gymnastics - Kohei Uchimura
Golf - Tiger Woods
What is this, 2009?

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03-10-2013, 06:25 PM
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Messi scored 75 goals last season, and now already have 40 goals this season, the closest competition is C.Ronaldo who has 26 goal so far. And he is doing it in the biggest sport in the world. When Ovechkin scored 65 goals a couple of years ago it was amazing, but Messi score 75!!! in football where scoring is much lower its crazy and he has won 4 straight FIFA Ballon d'Or already, when he retire he could be the best footballer ever.

But i must say i have no idea who those Baseball or NFL players are so its hard for me to compare with them. But compare to Crosby, Messi is much more dominant in his sport
I'd say Messi, too, but in football the top scorers score much more than in hockey, goal -wise.

Last year, Stamkos scored about 3/4 gpg. Malkin was at 0,66.

The top scorers in the top european leagues:

England: Robin van Persie 30 goals in 38 games, ~ 0,8/g
Spain: Lionel Messi, 50 goals in 37 games, 1,35/g
Germany: Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 29 goals in 32 games, ~ 0,9/g
Italy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 28 goals in 32 games, ~0,875/g
France: Olivier Giroud, 21 goals in 36 games, ~ 0,6/g (this guy falls off)

So bringing up goal totals in football isn't a good argument... but you can still see how much better Messi's goal rate is above everyone elses.

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03-10-2013, 06:34 PM
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Messi also has the equivalent of what would be having Henrik Sedin and Joe Thornton dishing passes to him in the form of Xavi and Iniesta.

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Woods peak, Phelps peak , Bolt peak > everyone elses.

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I'd say Messi, too, but in football the top scorers score much more than in hockey, goal -wise.

Last year, Stamkos scored about 3/4 gpg. Malkin was at 0,66.

The top scorers in the top european leagues:

England: Robin van Persie 30 goals in 38 games, ~ 0,8/g
Spain: Lionel Messi, 50 goals in 37 games, 1,35/g
Germany: Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 29 goals in 32 games, ~ 0,9/g
Italy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 28 goals in 32 games, ~0,875/g
France: Olivier Giroud, 21 goals in 36 games, ~ 0,6/g (this guy falls off)

So bringing up goal totals in football isn't a good argument... but you can still see how much better Messi's goal rate is above everyone elses.
Yeah it may be true when you think about it, its still unbelievable good number. Here are the top scorer from this season so far were you can se how dominant he is: http://eurorivals.net/top-scorers.html

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03-10-2013, 07:07 PM
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Messi. No doubt about it.

Five years ago Phelps would have been my answer.

I'd put Bolt at #2 atm.
Bang on other than bolt, I would put woods at 2.

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It's pretty hard to compare players in a team sport versus athletes in an individual sport.

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Voted Phelps. Chose him over Messi and James for a very simple reason, those 2 guys are still not considered the greatest ever at their respective sports. Messi still doesn't quite measure up to Pelé and Maradona, but he's well on his way. As for Lebron, he's dominant, but I find it hard for anybody to choose him over Jordan at this point.

As for Phelps, he's the greatest swimmer of all-time. Bar none. No doubt. There's no debate. That's why I chose him.

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Woods. No one was even close to him when he was on his game.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has 26 goals in 26 games...pretty darn amazing...then you look at Messi..40 goals in 27 games, nuff said

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