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Who is Your GOAT?

Posted by Neptune on 6/13/2014
If you are into sports, fitness and athleticism like we are (and if you are here, then you are), you join with us in appreciating great athletes and athletic achievements throughout the history of sports. And while we may agree that some athletes in various sports - male, female and horse - would be somewhere on some list, none of us could ever agree on the Greatest of All Time - or GOAT, when it comes to athletes. 

Why? Too many opinions, and too many sports to really have an apples-to-apples comparison. You can't compare swimmers to football players, basketball players to thoroughbreds, without taking into context each sport - there is no quantitative way to really make one single list. 

And of course, we're not even taking into account the list-maker's biases toward certain sports and against others. But here, we supply weight-training and cross-training support to athletes of all stripes, so we have no biases.

At least, we don't show our hand when we make our list of who we think are the GOAT's when it comes to athletes. We have compiled a list of 25 athletes, but we put them in alphabetical order. This is our opportunity to ask you - who is on your top-five or top-10 list? Are there some names we haven't included here, that you would include? Are there names on our list that you think we're crazy to include? We love a good healthy discussion - and we love athleticism, so it's a win-win for us! What say you? We'd love to hear from you! 
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball)
  • Muhammad Ali (boxing)
  • Jim Brown (football)
  • Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics)
  • Roger Federer (tennis)
  • Dan Gable (wrestling)
  • Wayne Gretzky (hockey)
  • Bo Jackson (football and baseball)
  • Michael Jordan (basketball)
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee (track and field)
  • Bruce Lee (martial arts)
  • Carl Lewis (track and field)
  • Willie Mays (baseball)
  • Cheryl Miller (basketball)
  • Martina Navratilova (tennis)
  • Bobby Orr (hockey)
  • Pele (soccer)
  • Michael Phelps (swimming)
  • Jackie Robinson (baseball)
  • Sugar Ray Robinson (boxing)
  • Babe Ruth (baseball)
  • Deion Sanders (football and baseball)
  • Jim Thorpe (track and field)
  • Tiger Woods (golf)
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias (track and field)
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