Post by theycallmemrfish on Feb 6, 2017 5:59:36 GMT
For me, it's got to be Craig Biggio. The guy spent all 20 years in the MLB with the same team, has 3000 hits, 1000 RBIs, 400 SB, no one can realistically say he juiced (he was a little guy), and the dude was good at nearly every position (C and 2B mostly). Hell, the day he announced he would retire, he hit a grand slam. His last day at home was to a standing ovation with a sell-out crowd. He was the honey badger of the MLB.
His Hall of Fame induction was probably my favorite and the one I was most stoked by.
I've never been more excited for a player than when Phil Kessel won the Stanley Cup last year
Aw man, I was really happy and excited for him - especially considering he was Toronto's go-to-blame guy for awhile.
I was a bit sad that the Sharks didn't win it all, considering most of the players have been playing there for years, aching for a cup and that was likely their best shot ever. They may never have that chance again. But Kessel was MVP during the playoffs. Him, Crosby, Martin were just spectacular. Was awesome to see the HBK line lure the Heartbreak Kid (Shawn Michaels) to come cheer them at one of their games!
Letang was about has great as Kessel, Crosby and Murray. Hard to give the MVP to one of those 4 in particular pretty much a coin toss situation, easy to see why they went for Crosby in that situation, is leadership (taking only 4 minutes of penalty for the complete playoff was really good for him, particularly the way he composed himself against Boston vs what happened in the past against the Flyers or other series when he lost is focus).
Randy Johnson, the Big Unit. I hated when he faced the Cardinals but he was SO MUCH FUCKING FUN to watch pitch. Super tall, that peer over the glove, that fastball and back foot slider. Dude was just unbelievable. Honestly, Kershaw might surpass this title as time goes on but he is the greatest pitcher I've ever seen in my lifetime.
Post by nic-dreadwolf-marling on Feb 26, 2017 17:32:14 GMT
One for each sport.
NFL: Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders NHL: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks NBA: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Soccer/Futbol: Gareth Bale, Real Madrid MLB: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
In ancient times, only Fen'Harel(The Dread Wolf) could walk without fear among both our gods and the Forgotten Ones, for although he is kin to the gods of the People, the Forgotten Ones knew of his cunning ways and saw him as one of their own. And that is how Fen'Harel tricked them.
John Riggins - A man among men.....who not only was a big game player, he ran over people, beat people up, had a mohawk, sat out a whole season when they wouldn't pay him, came back was better than he ever was.......Super Bowl MVP........flirted with a Supreme Court Justice....
The fact that there are people on this board who don't know the difference between a mere great player and a player you want to buy a beer and apologize for all the other football players being soft makes me want to openly weep .........so I also apologize to Riggins for myself
Football: I certainly don't hate AC Milan, but I don't exactly root for them. So Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta qualify. The two best defenders I've ever seen and especially for Maldini's personality (whom I rank right behind Messi, Zidane and Ronaldinho in my lifetime of footballers I've seen) I have the utmost respect.
American Football: In the NFL I always was a huge fan of Larry Fitzgerald. Seems to be such a nice guy and a great and incredible skilled receiver as well.
It's probably Messi now. As I am a United fan I used to dislike him quite a bit (probably because those two horrible UCL finals), but over the last few years that really turned around. These days I just enjoy the best player I have ever seen play the game.
Oh, and Kevin de Bruyne. Sucks that he plays for City but he really is a magnificient player.