Undisputed or nearly undisputed GOATs

Discussion in 'General' started by 2blueYam, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    So looking for a list or even one Greatest Of All Time in any category that is either undisputed or disputed by say less than 10% of the population that cares about the category. That should pretty much eliminate songs, rock groups, and motorcycle road racing champions. I was going to nominate a couple of folks, but a little google searching tells me they are not undisputed or really even close. Anyone got anything?

    Can you tell it is the off-season?
  2. Greg ZX6R

    Greg ZX6R Well-Known Member

    Khabib Nurmagomedov?
  3. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Wayne Gretzky
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  4. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Mongo at the bannings.

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    I'm the baby seal clubber. Spammers, scammers and gawd dammers but caught behind the scenes and easy to do.

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  5. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Usain Bolt
  6. motoboy

    motoboy Well-Known Member

  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    I spaced on that. Thought you were talking about Dikembe Mutombo at first. "What? The GOAT of sounding like cookie monster?" :oops:
  8. Stumpy

    Stumpy apprentice

    @stickboy274 is the greatest pink and speckled soul stealing tire slinger of all time.
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  9. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    Mike Tyson

    Neil Pert

    Michael Phelps
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  10. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Sébastien Loeb
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  11. nd4spd

    nd4spd Well-Known Member

    Rossi. Duh.
  12. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Steve Kinser
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  13. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Neil (fixed the spelling for you) was my first thought, but after a bit of research it appears that certainly more than 10% think it is John Bonham (not just Rolling Stone, but other sources as well). I think they smoked too much weed in the 70s, but it doesn't meet the requirements.
    Michael Phelps is probably close, but those that think the answer is Mark Spitz are very likely over 10%.

    Loeb - nope, nice try:
    Carlos Sainz crowned The Greatest Driver (wrc.com)

    Gretzky? Again nope, too many believe the answer is Howe or Orr.

    Bou and Bolt may qualify.
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  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    There is no such thing as an undisputed or even nearly undisputed GOAT. Plenty of people will disagree with any possibility out there.
  15. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    You can’t even make an argument for Tyson. I love Iron Mike but you can’t even put him in the top 10.
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  16. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Tom Brady
    Marquez? TBD...
  17. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Niels Bohr.
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  18. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    I don't see how any rational person could believe that. As far as domination over a significant period of time at the Olympic level, Phelps is untouchable even without his significant medal count in team events.
  19. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    People in general tend not to be rational...
  20. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I love Orr and Howe, I've actually shook Gordie's hand, but stat's wise (and pretty much every hockey matrix known), they don't even come close to Gretzky.

    Orr is close to the GOAT of defensemen, but not of all time.

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