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Saul Good
02-21-2012, 07:59 PM
Out of all the athletes in all the sports, what athlete do you most associate with Kansas City? If you had to pick one, who would it be?

George Brett

Derrick Thomas

Len Dawson

Tom Watson

Danny Manning

Buck O'Neal



Any others?

KCrockaholic
02-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Out of all the athletes in all the sports, what athlete do you most associate with Kansas City? If you had to pick one, who would it be?

George Brett

Derrick Thomas

Len Dawson

Tom Watson

Danny Manning

Buck O'Neal



Any others?

Len Dawson, Derrick Thomas, George Brett. Pretty much sums it up.

lewdog
02-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Len Dawson, Derrick Thomas, George Brett. Pretty much sums it up.

+1....good answer.

Baconeater
02-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Mark Castle.

-King-
02-21-2012, 08:03 PM
Derrick Thomas, and Priest Holmes for some reason.

hometeam
02-21-2012, 08:03 PM
Derrick Thomas, easy.

Deberg_1990
02-21-2012, 08:04 PM
If I can pick only one. Brett hands down. He's probably the most famous one nationally.
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O.city
02-21-2012, 08:05 PM
I'm a golfer so Watson. Plus he's actually from KC>

Sofa King
02-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Derrick Thomas, easy.

This

KCrockaholic
02-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Satchel Paige.

La literatura
02-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Either Buck O'Neil or Tamarick Vanover.

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 08:10 PM
I'd say:

1. Brett
2. Watson
3. Dawson

KCrockaholic
02-21-2012, 08:10 PM
Either Buck O'Neil or Tamarick Vanover.

I hope that 2nd one is a joke.

Zeke
02-21-2012, 08:12 PM
He didn't include Bam Morris, so obviously he was serious.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-21-2012, 08:12 PM
Brett

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 08:14 PM
I should add Maurice Green to the list.

Buck
02-21-2012, 08:14 PM
Outsider.

First thing that came to my head was George Brett.

DeezNutz
02-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Brett and it's not close.

No one matches this level of sustained greatness, even Watson.

Saulbadguy
02-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Anthony Peeler

O.city
02-21-2012, 08:16 PM
Here is a story fo ryou guys.

Played golf at the National last year with a guy in my class who's dad is a big orthodontist in KC. Playing the 4th hole on the tee, a cart pulls up behind us looking to play thru. It was George Brett and Tom Watson. The guy I was with knows them fairly well, we talked for a little bit, watched them hit off hte tee and they were off. It was pretty cool .

Old Dog
02-21-2012, 08:16 PM
Brett

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 08:16 PM
My friends and I used to do this for different cities when we were sitting around drinking. It makes for some interesting debates.

O.city
02-21-2012, 08:17 PM
I dunno if many of you guys are big golfers, but it's hard to go against Watson.

He's a top 10 golfer of all time.

Brett was great but it's a tough decision.

Deberg_1990
02-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Danny Manning?

Tribal Warfare
02-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Derrick Thomas in my generation at least

RJ
02-21-2012, 08:37 PM
I think for sports fans who don't live in the area the top answer would be Brett. Bo Jackson might come to mind for some.

RJ
02-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Here is a story fo ryou guys.

Played golf at the National last year with a guy in my class who's dad is a big orthodontist in KC. Playing the 4th hole on the tee, a cart pulls up behind us looking to play thru. It was George Brett and Tom Watson. The guy I was with knows them fairly well, we talked for a little bit, watched them hit off hte tee and they were off. It was pretty cool .


How did Brett hit the ball? Years ago I was listening to an interview with him. He was asked if he agreed that hitting a 95 mph fastball was the most difficult thing in sports. He said no, he thought hitting a golf ball was the most difficult thing in sports.

O.city
02-21-2012, 08:40 PM
He hit it pretty good I guess, don't really remember.

I was more amazed at watching Watson hit a golf ball.

JoeyChuckles
02-21-2012, 08:41 PM
Chico Lind

RJ
02-21-2012, 08:42 PM
He hit it pretty good I guess, don't really remember.

I was more amazed at watching Watson hit a golf ball.


Heh.....Yeah, I guess I'd remember watching Watson play golf over watching Brett play golf.

chiefzilla1501
02-21-2012, 08:44 PM
Mark Castle.

Sadly... in the current state of KC sports, this answer is for right now probably closest to correct.

beach tribe
02-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Derrick Thomas, easy.

4me2

Extra Point
02-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Frank White

/thread

Fruit Ninja
02-21-2012, 09:06 PM
It has to be

Brett
Thomas
Dawson

|Zach|
02-21-2012, 09:07 PM
For me Buck O'Neal. I think DTs off the field life was a mild embarrassment. Hell, I don't even like baseball that much but feel Buck represented KC well.

CaliforniaChief
02-21-2012, 09:16 PM
George Brett.

And I'd put Len Dawson a close 2nd because of one word:

Championship.

wazu
02-21-2012, 09:22 PM
Brett. By a mile. Then Frank White.

tredadda
02-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Len Dawson, Derrick Thomas, George Brett. Pretty much sums it up.

^ This

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 09:24 PM
I'm surprised so few people put Watson on top.

|Zach|
02-21-2012, 09:25 PM
I'm surprised so few people put Watson on top.

He is up there for me for sure.

Silock
02-21-2012, 09:28 PM
George Brett

I mean, I associate Derrick Thomas with the Chiefs, but not necessarily with the city.

O.city
02-21-2012, 09:33 PM
George Brett.

And I'd put Len Dawson a close 2nd because of one word:

Championship.

If you are basing it off championships, it's gotta be Tom Watson.

MahiMike
02-21-2012, 09:34 PM
George Brett, of course.

DJJasonp
02-21-2012, 09:48 PM
The Top Dog in KC was, is, and maybe always will be.......

King George

Tommy and lenny 2A and 2B

DT 3rd.

The kicker who shall remain unnamed.......

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Brett with Frank White a close second for me.

Chiefaholic
02-21-2012, 10:02 PM
George Brett
Derrick Thomas
Len Dawson
Bobby Bell

Chief_For_Life58
02-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Brett and it's not close.

No one matches this level of sustained greatness, even Watson.

watson definitely sustained as much "greatness" as george brett. Hes considered one of the best 10 golfers of all time. Is Brett considered one of the top 10 best ball players ever? fuck no he aint! And Brett didnt grow up in kc. Watson put little shitty kc on the map

Chief_For_Life58
02-21-2012, 10:05 PM
Jaron Rush

Count Alex's Losses
02-21-2012, 10:05 PM
It's weird how I'm not even a Royals fan, barely saw any George Brett games, and also pick Brett.

O.city
02-21-2012, 10:06 PM
Watson has won 8 major championships. Thats 6th all time.


Brett was a great player but it's tough to put him ontop of Watson.

chefsos
02-21-2012, 10:09 PM
From outside the KC area looking in, yeah, definitely Brett.

DeezNutz
02-21-2012, 10:10 PM
watson definitely sustained as much "greatness" as george brett. Hes considered one of the best 10 golfers of all time. Is Brett considered one of the top 10 best ball players ever? **** no he aint! And Brett didnt grow up in kc. Watson put little shitty kc on the map

Years of elite-level play? Approximately '75-'85.

Brett edges him here, and I'm not going to get into a semantic argument about "elite."

Tombstone RJ
02-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Watson, Brett, Thomas, Dawson... Watson is just a golf legend, Brett is a baseball legend and both Thomas and Dawson are known via the NFL, which is not quite the same thing. Bo Jackson also comes to mind...

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Years of elite-level play? Approximately '75-'85.

Brett edges him here, and I'm not going to get into a semantic argument about "elite."

Tom Watson damned near won the British Open two years ago.

Saul Good
02-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Tommy Morrison FTW.

Raiderhader
02-21-2012, 10:17 PM
George Brett.

cdirty
02-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Derrick Thomas, and Priest Holmes for some reason.

this. P Holmes kinda came to mind when i first saw the thread title. and DT of course.

Chocolate Hog
02-21-2012, 10:25 PM
George Brett is a complete asshole it's too bad that he's a sports icon.

RustShack
02-21-2012, 10:34 PM
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tk13
02-21-2012, 10:44 PM
The question in the thread header wasn't who was the most elite... it was who was most associated with KC. It has to be Brett. I think DT could've made a run at it if not for the car accident... it's probably what kept him out of the HOF on first ballot, sad to say. Anyone who is a remotely knowledgeable sports fan knows who George Brett is, and that he played his entire career in KC. Much like Cal Ripken and Baltimore... I think he's just about on that level.

Watson might very well be most the successful or elite though. If he had won the British Open a couple years ago, that might have very well been the most amazing accomplishment in modern sports history. It still might be up there even though he lost.

MoreLemonPledge
02-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Brett was the first one I thought of. He's a Hall of Famer. He's alive, which is huge. He still hangs around here and had a restaurant here. He tells poop jokes.

DeezNutz
02-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Tom Watson damned near won the British Open two years ago.

I know, and I was absolutely crushed when he missed the put that would have clinched it.

But that was honestly one last glorious burst of greatness. Bottom line, KC is lucky to have both of these athletes.

I think the best argument for Watson is his world-wide notoriety. Overseas, I guarantee he would win in a landslide (assuming people know where the heck he's from, specifically).

BigMeatballDave
02-21-2012, 10:52 PM
Cliff Pasternicki

MoreLemonPledge
02-21-2012, 10:53 PM
Oh, and Snoop Minnis.

Chocolate Hog
02-21-2012, 10:53 PM
It's too bad Frank White isn't a HOF'er because he certainly represents KC the best.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-21-2012, 10:55 PM
Rush Limbaugh and Whitey Herzog.

WilliamTheIrish
02-21-2012, 10:59 PM
George. And it's not even close.

Never had a bad personal experience around GB either. All these folks who have, I'm kind of stunned.

O.city
02-21-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm surprised Watson isn't getting more pub.

DeezNutz
02-21-2012, 11:02 PM
Watson is easily one of the best role models for the city, however, assuming that one wants to model more gentlemanly behavior. Absolute class after heartbreak in the British.

Now, if you want a model for chasing skirt and boozing, ol' school Brett has few equals.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-21-2012, 11:03 PM
I'm surprised Watson isn't getting more pub.

I'm not, it's golf.

O.city
02-21-2012, 11:05 PM
Don't know if you guys happened to catch it but they did a big piece on Watson on the golf channel a while back.


He is definitely a gentlemen s gentleman. Really really great person. THe times I've met him, he's been the same way. Very down to earth great guy.

alpha_omega
02-21-2012, 11:05 PM
Brett, Watson, Dawson.

O.city
02-21-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm not, it's golf.

That might be, but he's one of the greatest golfers of all time.

BigMeatballDave
02-21-2012, 11:06 PM
George Brett is a complete asshole it's too bad that he's a sports icon.

Oh, you know him?

Chocolate Hog
02-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Oh, you know him?

Do you?

Raiderhader
02-21-2012, 11:08 PM
That might be, but he's one of the greatest golfers of all time.


Doesn't change the fact that it is golf.

Because Brett played one of the big 3 sports, and because he stayed in the same city his whole career AND after, he is going to be who most sports fans identify Kansas City with.

O.city
02-21-2012, 11:11 PM
Tom Watson grew up in KC, won major tournaments, built golf courses in KC, and I believe still lives in KC.


I know it's golf, but I'd say people outside of KC would more associate Watson. I'm also a golf fanatic so....

Raiderhader
02-21-2012, 11:13 PM
People just don't get as excited about golf as they do the big 3. Golf's only games are in the day time. Football, baseball and basketball get prime time spots, and are more excitement filled.

KcMizzou
02-21-2012, 11:15 PM
DT for me.

O.city
02-21-2012, 11:16 PM
I didn't know Tom Watson went to Stanford and graduated with a psychology degree.



I agree that golf isn't as big as baseball.


I'm just a huge Tom Watson fan.

evolve27
02-21-2012, 11:18 PM
Priest Holmes

Raiderhader
02-21-2012, 11:18 PM
I didn't know Tom Watson went to Stanford and graduated with a psychology degree.



I agree that golf isn't as big as baseball.


I'm just a huge Tom Watson fan.

And that is fine. And no one (that I'm seeing) is saying his accomplishments are not worthy of the city icon status. His sport is what is holding him back, not his performance in it.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-21-2012, 11:19 PM
Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.

MoreLemonPledge
02-21-2012, 11:22 PM
Ollie Gates.

DJ's left nut
02-21-2012, 11:25 PM
George Brett

La literatura
02-21-2012, 11:28 PM
True story: I've never heard of Tom Watson until this thread.

RustShack
02-21-2012, 11:29 PM
Honestly never heard of George Brett. But for my(23 years old), Tony Gonzalez I believe. Him being traded might have tarnished that a little though, Derrick Thomas would be next up there though.

KcMizzou
02-21-2012, 11:32 PM
Honestly never heard of George Brett. But for my(23 years old), Tony Gonzalez I believe. Him being traded might have tarnished that a little though, Derrick Thomas would be next up there though.Sigh...

Bump
02-21-2012, 11:49 PM
Peyton Manning

Psyko Tek
02-21-2012, 11:52 PM
dt,
maybe brett
the rest before my time or do not care

no I love lenny on the radio, but as a player never saw hm out side of highlights

shakesthecat
02-21-2012, 11:56 PM
It's Brett and it's not even close.

Watson may have had a better career in his sport, but I'd bet the vast majority of golf fans couldn't tell you he's from KC, let alone the average sports fan.

Psyko Tek
02-21-2012, 11:58 PM
Watson, Brett, Thomas, Dawson... Watson is just a golf legend, Brett is a baseball legend and both Thomas and Dawson are known via the NFL, which is not quite the same thing. Bo Jackson also comes to mind...

not quite cause most people do not follow golf or baseball

IMO which may be worthless
NLF rules
bo jackson was a raider
only counts in techmobowl
and that was ass a raider

boogblaster
02-22-2012, 12:01 AM
Brett

Deberg_1990
02-22-2012, 12:09 AM
No Joe Montana love?

KILLER_CLOWN
02-22-2012, 12:12 AM
No Joe Montana love?

We only leased him, with no option to buy.

BigMeatballDave
02-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Honestly never heard of George Brett

Blasphemy!

|Zach|
02-22-2012, 12:19 AM
No Joe Montana love?

Nope. Only here for the paychecks.

cdcox
02-22-2012, 12:21 AM
5

KILLER_CLOWN
02-22-2012, 12:24 AM
5

GB better known as Garlic Bread...errr PT i Meant PINE TAR!

Demonpenz
02-22-2012, 12:24 AM
Brett had one of the sweetest swings this side of Ted Williams and probably a top 20 MLB moment when he was called out from the Pine Tar incident. 3 batting titles in 3 different decades.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-22-2012, 12:27 AM
Brett had one of the sweetest swings this side of Ted Williams and probably a top 20 MLB moment when he was called out from the Pine Tar incident. 3 batting titles in 3 different decades.

I loved me some .390 BA too, we should have won it all in 80. My best friend at the time was from Philly so i never got to live that down. It was always Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and oh ya Pete Rose. ;)

Demonpenz
02-22-2012, 12:30 AM
My pops always said that Brett wore out the gaps 7th 8th and 9th innings.

rico
02-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Brett... and I'm a Cardinals/Chiefs fan.

Jewish Rabbi
02-22-2012, 01:30 AM
No one outside of KC knows Watson is from KC. I know I didn't. That's why he isn't getting any love.

suzzer99
02-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Honestly never heard of George Brett. But for my(23 years old).

I just died a little. Fuck getting old.

KC_Connection
02-22-2012, 04:09 AM
From the perspective of someone who isn't from KC, it's certainly Brett in my mind.

Mojo Jojo
02-22-2012, 04:09 AM
Brett
Dawson
Watson...most sports fans around the country know he is from KC
Mo Greene

Fritz88
02-22-2012, 06:05 AM
Rainman
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Rausch
02-22-2012, 06:18 AM
DT...

OmahaChief
02-22-2012, 06:43 AM
George Brett and it is not even close.

OmahaChief
02-22-2012, 06:46 AM
George Brett is a complete asshole it's too bad that he's a sports icon.

I have heard others say this but all the times I have met him he has been really cool. Hell, he even bought me and my wife dinner at his place years ago.

salame
02-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Bro Jackson

bevischief
02-22-2012, 07:14 AM
He didn't include Bam Morris, so obviously he was serious.

Tamarick Vanover and Bam is Leavenworth you damn ass.

Amnorix
02-22-2012, 07:37 AM
George Brett and Len Dawson.

I didn't even know Tom Watson was from the KC area, though I'm not much of a golf fan.

And Derrick Thomas is iconic in KC, clearly, but I must admit that if it wasn't for ChiefsPlanet he isn't someone that would really leap to mind for me. He wasn't the kind of transcendent superstar that, say, Reggie White or Lawrence Taylor was on defense such that he leaps to mind when you think of a team or city or whatever (though Reggie White played for several teams so it's harder to associate him with a specific city, of course).

Amnorix
02-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Satchel Paige.


Was Paige from the KC area? I love reading about that guy, though I don't know all that much about his background (obviously).

BoneKrusher
02-22-2012, 07:50 AM
Derrick Thomas

KILLER_CLOWN
02-22-2012, 07:50 AM
Was Paige from the KC area? I love reading about that guy, though I don't know all that much about his background (obviously).

Yes, my dad knew him pretty well and I have lots of memorabilia.

Amnorix
02-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Yes, my dad knew him pretty well and I have lots of memorabilia.


That's cool. An amazing, amazing player.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 08:33 AM
Sigh...


First Sir Paul McCartney, now George Brett. :shake:

KILLER_CLOWN
02-22-2012, 08:34 AM
That's cool. An amazing, amazing player.

And an even better person, According to my Dad he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.

ChiefsNow
02-22-2012, 09:08 AM
I dunno if many of you guys are big golfers, but it's hard to go against Watson.

He's a top 10 golfer of all time.

Brett was great but it's a tough decision.

It's definately not Watson, I didn't even know where he was from. You can watch a golfer his whole career and not know where he came from.

ChiefsNow
02-22-2012, 09:10 AM
I'm gonna say Okoye. That's who I think of, because he is one of the biggest reasons I became a chiefs fan.

HemiEd
02-22-2012, 09:10 AM
George Brett


















then Lenny, DT, Hal and Frank.

qabbaan
02-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Brett, obviously.

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-22-2012, 09:25 AM
I don't consider golfers "athletes". Flame away...


My vote is for Brett.

Steron
02-22-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm not from KC but George Brett, Derrick Thomas, Len Dawson, and Tony Gonzalez come to mind. Overall I think Brett wins hands down though.

Braincase
02-22-2012, 11:19 AM
I'd say break it out by sport...

Baseball - Brett
Football - D.T., Dawson
Basketball - ? (Nate "Tiny" Archibald?)
Golf - Tom Watson
Roller Derby - Raquel Welch

loochy
02-22-2012, 11:21 AM
Brett.

I mean there's a freakin' mural of him at the airport (or at least there used to be, I haven't been there in a while).

Frazod
02-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Brett.

lcarus
02-22-2012, 11:47 AM
Gotta be George Brett.

Rain Man
02-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Great question.

I'm not a baseball fan, so I would never think about a baseball player first. Or for that matter, anyone other than a football player as long as a football team is/was present.

The first name that jumps into your mind is the answer. If you have to think about it, you'll give the wrong answer. And the first name that jumped into my mind was Derrick Thomas. Len Dawson was an immediate second.

While I think there are other players who may have been better on the football field (slightly), time plays a factor and visibility plays a factor. If Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell aren't in the public eye any more, it's right that they'll fade. Thomas is still a fresher name, and Dawson is still in the public eye.

Chief Faithful
02-22-2012, 12:03 PM
In order:
Lenny
George
Frank White

Lenny is Mr. KC because he brought KC it's first championship and his work in the news media.

George Brett because he was the best and he stayed with the Royals even after his career was over.

Frank White, KC born and bread. Helped build the Truman Sports Complex. Discovered in an open public tryout. Best story of them all.

Predarat
02-22-2012, 12:12 PM
George Brett to me is the easy number 1, Len Dawson and Derrick Thomas, one not mentioned much is Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare," Okoye.

Reerun_KC
02-22-2012, 12:14 PM
Brett

loochy
02-22-2012, 12:15 PM
Pat Tabler

Demonpenz
02-22-2012, 01:56 PM
Steve Atwater Knocked Okoye right off this list.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Reggie Theus is disappoint

Phobia
02-22-2012, 02:10 PM
This thread is seriously depressing.

Frazod
02-22-2012, 02:13 PM
Steve Atwater Knocked Okoye right off this list.

Okoye knocked himself off this list by being a lying money-grubbing piece of shit.

HemiEd
02-22-2012, 02:16 PM
This thread is seriously depressing.

Why is that?

GordonGekko
02-22-2012, 04:29 PM
For me, I'd put Priest Holmes on the list definitely

scho63
02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
+1....good answer.

I second that :thumb:

Phobia
02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Why is that?

Well, most the guys on the list are 60 years old or more. It's a complete disservice to KC that there's not a modern era superstar more identifiable with KC. There's not another city who would struggle or have to go back 30 years to find a superstar for a similar list.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 04:39 PM
Well, most the guys on the list are 60 years old or more. It's a complete disservice to KC that there's not a modern era superstar more identifiable with KC. There's not another city who would struggle or have to go back 30 years to find a superstar for a similar list.


I don't know, if you were to ask me about Seattle I would say Ken Griffey JR. How many years has that been? 20 or more?

Frazod
02-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Well, most the guys on the list are 60 years old or more. It's a complete disservice to KC that there's not a modern era superstar more identifiable with KC. There's not another city who would struggle or have to go back 30 years to find a superstar for a similar list.

St. Louis would have a problem. Up until a couple of months ago that person would have been Pujols. Now you'd have to go back to Ozzie Smith or Lou Brock.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 04:47 PM
St. Louis would have a problem. Up until a couple of months ago that person would have been Pujols. Now you'd have to go back to Ozzie Smith or Lou Brock.


I would come up with Stan Musial.

Some people become so iconic that they transcend time. You ask me New York my first thought is Babe Ruth. That isn't really a knock on the talent level that has come through town as it is a testament to the legacy of certain players.

Frazod
02-22-2012, 04:50 PM
I would come up with Stan Musial.

Some people become so iconic that they transcend time. You ask me New York my first thought is Babe Ruth. That isn't really a knock on the talent level that has come through town as it is a testament to the legacy of certain players.

You could come up with a lot of New York guys. Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Jackson, Jeter in baseball. Simms, Namath or Taylor in football. I suppose Ewing in basketball. An argument could be made for any of them.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 04:53 PM
You could come up with a lot of New York guys. Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Jackson, Jeter in baseball. Simms, Namath or Taylor in football. I suppose Ewing in basketball. An argument could be made for any of them.


Absolutely. Ruth is just the first name that pops into my mind. Gehrig was second.

Mosbonian
02-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Hard to pick really for some of us....George, Lenny and Tom without question.

I want to give Buck O'Neill special mention just because of the class guy he was. Having met him and had the privilege of being the recipient of his generosity i would be remiss if I didn't give him a tip of the hat.

All the rest are pretenders.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-22-2012, 06:35 PM
I don't know, if you were to ask me about Seattle I would say Ken Griffey JR. How many years has that been? 20 or more?

Ichiro popped into my head when I read Seattle. Just sayin.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Ichiro popped into my head when I read Seattle. Just sayin.


Meh

Saul Good
02-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ichiro popped into my head when I read Seattle. Just sayin.

Griffey, Kemp, Largent

O.city
02-22-2012, 07:08 PM
When I think Seattle I think Nirvana.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 07:29 PM
Starbucks

Saul Good
02-22-2012, 07:52 PM
Seattle Slew

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Crappy weather

Phobia
02-22-2012, 08:25 PM
I don't know, if you were to ask me about Seattle I would say Ken Griffey JR. How many years has that been? 20 or more?

Alexander?

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Alexander?


Uh, no. Short lived "super" star.

I'm thinking icon. Someone who leaves a legacy.

Saul Good
02-22-2012, 08:44 PM
Gino Schiraldi

Phobia
02-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Uh, no. Short lived "super" star.

I'm thinking icon. Someone who leaves a legacy.

He had 5 great years and then a couple injury shortened seasons where he nearly reached 1000 yards in 10 games. He's not HOF material but he's strong.

Think Saul posting Kemp was probably the best recent stud despite the fact I don't really follow the NBA.

O.city
02-22-2012, 10:11 PM
IMO, Kemp was one of the 3 best dunkers ever.


The guys dunks were just legendary.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 10:12 PM
He had 5 great years and then a couple injury shortened seasons where he nearly reached 1000 yards in 10 games. He's not HOF material but he's strong.

Think Saul posting Kemp was probably the best recent stud despite the fact I don't really follow the NBA.

Still don't see that as an iconic career. :shrug:

Phobia
02-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Still don't see that as an iconic career. :shrug:

We're talking about the Seahawks. He kicked the crap out of Okoye's stint here. He was a league MVP.

Raiderhader
02-22-2012, 10:17 PM
We're talking about the Seahawks. He kicked the crap out of Okoye's stint here.


There in lies the problem; YOU are talking about the Seahawks, everyone else is talking about a city.

In just Seahawk realm, yeah, hang the dude's jersey. But as far as identifying a city by him? You very well may but, I don't and doubt to many do.

Of course I have been known to be wrong before...... (don't tell anybody though)

stonedstooge
02-22-2012, 10:27 PM
Handsome Harley Race in his day, although he was actually from a small town up in NW Missouri