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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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03-15-2013, 08:28 PM
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Cant speak for soccer, but I'd go Phelps or Woods. Lebron would be my next pick.

Voted Phelps

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Bryant>James

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03-16-2013, 01:08 AM
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LeBron is far ahead of Messi in terms of domination. LeBron has been unreal this year.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh my God, I am in tears.

Messi




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03-16-2013, 01:11 AM
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WOW, serious lack of AD/Purple Jesus in here...

He basically single-handedly got the Vikings to the playoffs.

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Why is retired Michael Phelps even included and no Usain Bolt? He competed in too niche of a sport for me to really call him the most dominant individual anyway. Messi or LeBron for me, could argue either guy, voted Messi because I don't like LeBron (since he took his talents to South Beach).

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HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh my God, I am in tears.

Messi




Lebron
Somebody's a little biased.

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Bryant>James
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03-16-2013, 09:28 AM
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True. Messi is a great player, just not as good as the pundits say or people seem to think. He has a lot of help and has been playing with the two best midfielders (Xavi and Iniesta) in the world for a very long time. He`s basically been playing with the Spanish national team that has dominated the international soccer scene since 2008.
I still think prime Ronaldinho was the most dominant player in football history. Not only that, but by far the most aesthetically appealing to watch.

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Phelps. Messi is great, but it has a lot to do with his teammates. Should've included Djokovic IMO.

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03-16-2013, 09:59 AM
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WOW, serious lack of AD/Purple Jesus in here...

He basically single-handedly got the Vikings to the playoffs.
Well he averaged 80-90 yds/game the 3 years before last season, I like the guy and I don't think this season was a fluke but I can see why someone would leave him out.

Having Peyton over Brady is laughable though.

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03-16-2013, 10:39 AM
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At his peak, Federer. Greatest player in the history of men's tennis. Three more Grand Slam titles than anyone else and he very likely isn't done yet.

Also, controversial but Lance Armstrong should be in there (if we're talking recent years, say, 21st century). Yes he cheated, but in reality so did everyone else. He really only focused on the Tour de France, but since that race is bigger than pretty much everything else combined he was the overwhelmingly dominant cyclist for close to a decade. I'm not really a fan, but at his peak he was basically unbeatable.

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At his peak, Federer. Greatest player in the history of men's tennis. Three more Grand Slam titles than anyone else and he very likely isn't done yet.

Also, controversial but Lance Armstrong should be in there (if we're talking recent years, say, 21st century). Yes he cheated, but in reality so did everyone else. He really only focused on the Tour de France, but since that race is bigger than pretty much everything else combined he was the overwhelmingly dominant cyclist for close to a decade. I'm not really a fan, but at his peak he was basically unbeatable.
Can't consider a person with no wins dominate.

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Right now in team sports:

1. Messi (greatest soccer player ever)
2. Lebron (maybe the greatest basketball player ever)
3. Crosby (one of the best hockey players ever, no chance at #1 of course)

Left out individual sports because it is hard to compare them to guys who have to play a team sport imo. But I can't see how guys like Phelps, Armstrong and Woods are getting votes when two are retired and the other hasn't won a major in years and has only a few wins in that time.

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Messi... AINEC

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Well he averaged 80-90 yds/game the 3 years before last season, I like the guy and I don't think this season was a fluke but I can see why someone would leave him out.

Having Peyton over Brady is laughable though.

Agreed. Peyton is one of the biggest playoff chokers of all time. His only Super Bowl came by beating Rex effin' Grossman.

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Man LBJ is a man possessed, he is the biggest physical beast on this list and can just take over with sheer power. I pick him. Admittedly I don't watch any soccer, however I know Messi is extremely talented from the FIFA games lol.

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03-16-2013, 01:54 PM
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Floyd Mayweather has never lost in a sport where 1 mistake/lucky shot is all it takes.

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Floyd Mayweather has never lost in a sport where 1 mistake/lucky shot is all it takes.
Floyd did everything he could not to fight Manny Pac, his legend was ruined by his fear of losing and refusing what should have been one of the most anticipated matches ever.

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03-16-2013, 02:18 PM
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I would of said phelps before i watched ryan lockte beat him

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I want to say Messi but his play for his country is disappointing.

Maybe James

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Floyd did everything he could not to fight Manny Pac, his legend was ruined by his fear of losing and refusing what should have been one of the most anticipated matches ever.
I agree that hurts his legacy for sure. I don't like the guy one bit and have been hoping he would get beat for years now but it's hard to deny his greatness.

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Right now in team sports:

1. Messi (greatest soccer player ever)
2. Lebron (maybe the greatest basketball player ever)
3. Crosby (one of the best hockey players ever, no chance at #1 of course)

Left out individual sports because it is hard to compare them to guys who have to play a team sport imo. But I can't see how guys like Phelps, Armstrong and Woods are getting votes when two are retired and the other hasn't won a major in years and has only a few wins in that time.
to the bolded

Phelps, Armstrong and Woods dominated when at their best. All 3 have established themselves (fairly or not) as the best in their sport. In terms of league dominance at their best id put Lebron and Crosby fairly low. Messi and Phelps are probably the most dominant, Armstrong follows (but not entirely fair as hes retired) then Woods.

Messi/Phelps

Armstrong
Woods

Lebron
Crosby

Dont want to get into football since their is no clear-cut best and im not a huge baseball fan so i cant judge

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Phelps is retired yo.

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Tiger Woods.

He was literally untouchable for almost a decade... no one comes close to Tiger when he was in his prime vs the rest of the field.

Roger Federer deserves a nod here as well, how can you have a 1 time champion like Manning but leave out arguably one of the best all time at his sport?

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