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Mount Rushmored in Houston Sports

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Bobblehead, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    I would add to this post, but that would be bullying pgabs. :D
     
  2. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    I know you're not.
     
  3. pgabriel

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    no it just seems like that to you because anyone who disagrees with max is being a smartass to you for some reason. the only thing I said was that nolan also played nine years here, he made a comparison to vince young which wasn't totally accurate.
     
  4. Rocketman95

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    Trust me, MadMax, while a good friend of mine, does not need me to stick up for him. I can't help it if we pretty much agree on everything sports related. :D
     
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    Well stated. I'm on the other side of the fence, but you explain your position well.
     
  6. twhy77

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    Hakeem
    Nolan
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  7. MR. MEOWGI

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    The NolAn fastball is more legendary. It is the definition of legend. It's like Bigfoot or Evil Knevil. It's not about stats or years played to me. It's about legendary greatness of a Houston farmboy.

    I would put Clyde over Biggio and Bags too. Houston native, a part of Phi Slama Jama that mesmerized the country, then came home to win a NBA championship. 50 greatest ever. 1992 Dream Team.
     
  8. DonkeyMagic

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    4 different pictures of dream :cool:
     
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    I'm just saying that most people who don't know a lot about UH sports history aren't going to automatically know who Whitley is...

    My criteria for this would be sports figures we don't have to SHARE with other cities. As much as I love all these guys except Roger, Nolan (Arlington and others), Drexler (Portland), Roger (NY, Boston), don't fit that criteria. These guys are also legends in the other cities they played in. Some even moreso than here.

    Hakeem and Earl aren't legends in Toronto or New Orleans as far as I know. We don't really have to share any of my picks with other cities.
     
  10. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    hakeem would be my lincoln of houston sports mt rushmore. probably the most important president, probably the most important figure in houston sports. kept country together at time of war, kept city together at time of choke city

    then earl would be george washington just my overall badass of mt rushmore, general and first president. ran over british, earl ran over linebackers.

    then you have thomas jefferson, an all around type guy, was into architecture, philosophy, politics, etc. this is where I would put carl lewis, definitely the most flamboyant and uncoventional of the bunch (not that there's anything wrong with that) and all around athlete

    Then you have teddy roosevelt, this is where I put nolan, walk softly but carry a big stick, although teddy didn't actually walk too softly and nolan's fastball was his bigstick that he wasn't afraid to use.
     
  11. MR. MEOWGI

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    Hakeem
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    Nolan vs Cylde was the hard one for me. I would give it to Clyde but I would want the 3 major sports represented. Carl was incredible and a world megastar in his prime.

    Yup. Mine is right and all of yours are wrong.
     
  12. msn

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    Nice!
     
  13. leroy

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    Hakeem
    Akeem
    Akeem Abdul
    Biggio
     
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    carl lewis
    george foreman
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    craig biggio
     
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    Ryan Bowen
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  16. leroy

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    Replace Cangelosi with Billy Spiers and you've got a list.
     
  17. msn

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    My ears look pretty...
     
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    Hmmm...the non-star/role player rushmore:

    Billy Spiers
    Robert Horry
    Al Smith
    ...?
     
  19. msn

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    Munchak?
     
  20. leroy

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    Mike Munchack, Bruce Matthews or Ray Childress?
     

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