Undisputed or nearly undisputed GOATs

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

  1. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    Chuck Yeager
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  2. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    LOL @ Rossi. Barely makes the top 5......
  3. sdiver

    sdiver Well-Known Member

    John Surtees, in the category of roadracing.
  4. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Ric Flair.
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  5. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Ty Cobb
  6. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    As much as I love Neil (I even have him as my avatar), he is nowhere near the GOAT as far as overall drumming goes. He's pretty close to the top as a ROCK drummer (after Bonham and Danny Carey in my book), but rock drummers aren't even in the same league as jazz drummers. In Peart's own words (when talking to Peter Erskine who he had hired as a drumming teacher) : "I'm a butcher, you're a surgeon." And he was absolutely right. At this moment in time, the best drummer on the planet is Larnell Lewis, who is known for his work with jazz orchestra Snarky Puppy. This guy is on another goddamn planet.
  7. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    He had a good teacher:D

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  8. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    I intentionally didn't list any musicians before as it's just too subjective and I think you'd be lucky to find any one musician or band than even 5% of the population would vote for. But I'll add that Danny Carey is an absolute machine and if I were to vote for GOAT drummer, he gets mine.
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  9. ton

    ton Arf!

    I pretty well agree with every single point in here.
    (i would call it a fun coincidence that i just watched the VicFirth Pneuma video, but it's not. i watch it all the time :clap: )
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  10. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    "You want me on that wall"
    "You need me on that wall"

  11. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    I was just speaking of Rock Drummers category for Neil.
    It can even be fun to compare different drummers with different styles for the same band. I somewhat prefer Deen Castronovo over Steve Smith, who has his own Jazz group, for live drumming with Journey even though "technically" Steve is the better drummer. Deen's singing ability is part of that, but not all of it. It even depends on the song. For most of the hard hitting rockers, Deen wins. Steve is better for most the ballads but when it comes time for the drum solo, there is only one choice: Steve.
  12. JCW

    JCW Well-Known Member

  13. motoboy

    motoboy Well-Known Member

    Little Stevie Winwood
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  14. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    Anthony Gobert. Duh.
  15. lee955i

    lee955i The Traveling Gnome

    Front man...Freddie Mercury..
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  16. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Yzerman is my #1 all-around favorite (MI kid) and I loved Messier for most of the same reasons - single team, long-time captain, tons of offense by playing D first.
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  17. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Honorable mentions that could have been runaway GOAT if not for injury/health
    - Bo Jackson
    - Mario Lemieux
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  18. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Barry Sanders

    And he had the common sense to not let Detroit turn him into a 40 year old vegetable and retired.
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  19. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

  20. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Is he Larry's brother?

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