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Fish
03-01-2007, 11:40 PM
Ever have a childhood sports hero that never seemed to get the respect you thought they deserved? Those unique players that you greatly admired, but other people didn't seem to understand or appreciate?


One of mine has to be Ricky Watters... I wasn't ever a Notre Dame, SanFran, Philly, or Seattle fan in the slightest... but I had an amazing amount of respect for Watters' talents. I loved his style of running, and tried (mostly unsuccessfully) to mimic his running style in HS football.

I thought he was really talented, but I haven't heard his name in a decade or so.....

Who was your unsung hero back in the day?

DaneMcCloud
03-01-2007, 11:42 PM
O.J. Simpson. What ever happened to that guy?

Cochise
03-01-2007, 11:45 PM
I liked J.J. Birden.

Count Zarth
03-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Kenny Rogers, Rusty Greer, Jason Kidd and Will Clark. God I loved that man.

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 11:48 PM
Jason Kidd is considered one of the best guards to ever play the game. Underrated?

Halfcan
03-01-2007, 11:48 PM
George Brett
Fred Patek
Hal Mcrae
Amos Otis
John Mayberry
Sabes
Goobie
Jeff Montgomery
Paul Splitorf
Al Harbosky-the mad Hungarian
Dane Iorg
Bo Jackson
Frank White- I know him now and he is the classiest guy you could ever meet.

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Brett Butler, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Orel Hershiser

DaneMcCloud
03-01-2007, 11:52 PM
George Brett
Fred Patek
Hal Mcrae
Amos Otis
John Mayberry
Sabes
Goobie
Jeff Montgomery
Paul Splitorf
Al Harbosky-the mad Hungarian
Dane Iorg
Bo Jackson
Frank White- I know him now and he is the classiest guy you could ever meet.

You're gonna hate me even more but growing up in Blue Springs, Fred Patek lived two doors down from us and Paul Splitoff lived directly across the street. I used to play wiffle-ball with them, Cookie, George and all the guys. At this time, Split's kids Jamie & Jennifer were just babies.

It was a blast! And something I'll never forget.

Fish
03-01-2007, 11:53 PM
Kenny Rogers, Rusty Greer, Jason Kidd and Will Clark. God I loved that man.

Kenny Rogers?? 23 consecutive shutout innings in postseason baseball. Winning percentage almost 60%? The fourteenth major leaguer to pitch a perfect game?

Underrated??

I think you are misinterpreting the idea here....

Fish
03-01-2007, 11:55 PM
James Worthy

Good call...

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 11:55 PM
Well he does like to put pine tar on his hand....errrrr i mean dirt.

Count Zarth
03-02-2007, 12:04 AM
Kenny Rogers?? 23 consecutive shutout innings in postseason baseball. Winning percentage almost 60%? The fourteenth major leaguer to pitch a perfect game?

Underrated??

I think you are misinterpreting the idea here....

I still think he's pretty underrated.

L.A. Chieffan
03-02-2007, 12:06 AM
I still think he's pretty underrated.
I like his chicken.

Pitt Gorilla
03-02-2007, 12:08 AM
Marv Cook, The Quiz, Rod Bernstein, Pooh Bear Williams, Derron Cherry, John Alt.

Knob
03-02-2007, 12:10 AM
Trent Green.....What ever happened to that guy?

Demonpenz
03-02-2007, 12:27 AM
jeff blauser

noa
03-02-2007, 12:28 AM
Ryne Sandberg. I don't know why, but I always rooted for him even though I grew up in KC. I guess he's not underrated cause he's in the HOF, but I thought I'd mention him anyway.

plbrdude
03-02-2007, 06:41 AM
the buffalo bills o-line in the early 70's when o j was tearin it up.


off topic. was watchin fox 4 news and they were talkin about american idol. the news anchor said that the look on the face of that sangay kid when he found out he was stayin on, was the same look o j had when they read the verdict.

kepp
03-02-2007, 06:58 AM
Gary Fencik, '85 Bears. I was him in our 8th grade, off Broadway production of "The Superbowl Shuffle." All I remember hearing was, "Fridge" this and "Fridge" that.

Saulbadguy
03-02-2007, 06:59 AM
Danny Ainge.

ndbbm
03-02-2007, 07:01 AM
Ricky Watters was from my home town. Harrisburg PA. And he was a total cocksucker to the people around here once he hit it big. Not judging anyone here...Just saying.

He got the chit kicked out of himself at a local club once. Good times.

MOhillbilly
03-02-2007, 07:02 AM
Glenn Montgomery UofH, Houston Oilers,Seattle Seahawks.

Skip Towne
03-02-2007, 07:04 AM
Benny Leonard

tyton75
03-02-2007, 07:16 AM
Sam Lacey from the Kansas City Kings

Used to live down the block from him and his family.. took tennis lessons with his daughter..

Used to play "Guess which hand" with freaking tennis balls! He was awesome and down to earth

Halfcan
03-02-2007, 07:22 AM
You're gonna hate me even more but growing up in Blue Springs, Fred Patek lived two doors down from us and Paul Splitoff lived directly across the street. I used to play wiffle-ball with them, Cookie, George and all the guys. At this time, Split's kids Jamie & Jennifer were just babies.

It was a blast! And something I'll never forget.

I think you already reached the cap on my hate-lol

No, that is way cool. Damm those guys were good. Forgot about Cookie-he was the man!

Halfcan
03-02-2007, 07:24 AM
Trent Green.....What ever happened to that guy?

He was traded to Miami for Chambers and a 2nd round pick.

Halfcan
03-02-2007, 07:25 AM
I would say the Generals Basketball team. Yes they lost to the Globtrotters 125 times in a row-but I think maybe somehting fishy was going on there???

siberian khatru
03-02-2007, 07:29 AM
AO
Jim Hart

Fish
03-02-2007, 07:59 AM
Benny Leonard

Wow... The "Ghetto Wizard".... I'd never heard about this guy... What an incredibly interesting life... and he sounds like an animal...

Thanks Skip..

Ultra Peanut
03-02-2007, 08:19 AM
Ryno, Mark Grace, Reggie Miller... Steve Avery! Chris Sabo!

patteeu
03-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Art Still and Kevin Ross from the Chiefs

Cookie Rojas and "Dirty" Kurt Bevacqua from the Royals.

big nasty kcnut
03-02-2007, 09:20 AM
percy snow and the quiz

Simply Red
03-02-2007, 09:24 AM
Willie Aikens