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Old 10-26-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Update, picks 21-30 have been revealed.

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Originally Posted by DOUBLE H View Post
As they are getting down to their top 30, I'll throw 30 names plus out there and see how they call it. No particular order till I get to the top 10.

Derrick Thomas
Dan Marino #25
Ronnie Lott
Buck Buchanan
Ray Lewis (active)
Gale Sayers #22
Jack Lambert #29
John Hannah #24
Dick "Night Train" Lane #30
Emmit Smith #28
"Mean" Joe Greene
Deacon Jones
Anthony Munoz
Shannon Sharpe-admittedly showing my bias
Gary Zimmerman- ---------ditto------------
Don Hutson
Larry Wilson
Barry Sanders
Otto Graham
"Slingin" Sammy Baugh
Bob Lilly #26

Top 10 countdown:

10. Peyton Manning (active)
9. Jerry Rice
8. Lawrence Taylor
7. John Elway Comes in at #23
6. Reggie White
5. Walter Payton
4. Joe Montana
3. Dick Butkus
2. Johnny Unitas
1. Jim Brown

We'll see in the next few weeks how all this shakes out. And yes, I've absolutely left some players out here. Opinions people! Let's see your lists!
Merlin Olsen #27
Tom Brady # 21

Something I hadn't previously realized about Sayers: he only played 5 seasons. That's the lowest total thus far on the countdown, ahead of Ernie Nevers, who played 6 seasons. It shows me how much higher he might have been had he been able to stay healthy.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Originally Posted by DOUBLE H View Post
As they are getting down to their top 30, I'll throw 30 names plus out there and see how they call it. No particular order till I get to the top 10.

Derrick Thomas
Dan Marino
Ronnie Lott # 11
Buck Buchanan
Ray Lewis # 18
Gale Sayers
Jack Lambert
John Hannah
Dick "Night Train" Lane
Emmit Smith
"Mean" Joe Greene #13
Deacon Jones # 15
Anthony Munoz #12
Shannon Sharpe-admittedly showing my bias
Gary Zimmerman- ---------ditto------------
Don Hutson
Larry Wilson
Barry Sanders #17
Otto Graham #16
"Slingin" Sammy Baugh #14 ( op ed Mike0421.. WTF?? How is he not in top 10?)
Bob Lilly

Top 10 countdown:

10. Peyton Manning (active)
9. Jerry Rice
8. Lawrence Taylor
7. John Elway
6. Reggie White
5. Walter Payton
4. Joe Montana
3. Dick Butkus
2. Johnny Unitas
1. Jim Brown

We'll see in the next few weeks how all this shakes out. And yes, I've absolutely left some players out here. Opinions people! Let's see your lists!
Here is the latest update, players 11 to 20. 11 through 18 DoubleH nails, see above.

Bronko Nagurski # 19
Brett Favre # 20

Given DoubleH's list, I am thinking he nailed 9 out of the top 10, Elway excepted. I am thinking Don Hutson might be the player that he missed.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I hope there is no QB in the top 3. And I am also clueless as to how Sammy Baugh was not in the top ten.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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I hope there is no QB in the top 3. And I am also clueless as to how Sammy Baugh was not in the top ten.
Sorry as an athlete there is no way that he competes in the basis of size, speed, arm strength, and quickness to the quarterbacks that came into the league after 1960. He was one of the best players of his era but that's as good as it gets for him.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Sorry as an athlete there is no way that he competes in the basis of size, speed, arm strength, and quickness to the quarterbacks that came into the league after 1960. He was one of the best players of his era but that's as good as it gets for him.
If you are basing this on his raw athletic ability would you even put him in the top 100 then? I think when lists like this our created they view things from an "era-adjusted" POV meaning they take that part out of it. The game was in its infancy, whose to say he couldn't have excelled in todays game? You really have no way of proving one way or another. If you take the fact that the video clips of him look silly, and simply digest the data, he belongs in the top 10.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I guess this will be the top 10 list, my predicted order:

#1 Jim Brown
#2 Jerry Rice
#3 Johnny U
#4 Lawrence Taylor
#5 Dick Butkus
#6 Joe Montana
#7 Don Hutson
#8 Peyton Manning
#9 Reggie White
#10 Larry Wilson ??? George Blanda??
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Deion Sanders has always been a blabbering idiot who talks a hell of a lot better than he played; his nonexistent tackling skills and being allergic to hitting or even contacting opposing players preclude any serious discussion for him to be among the best DBs of all time, let alone the sports top 50 players.

One sportswriter hilariously referred to Sanders as Jimmy Cagney, alluding to Cagney's tuxedo which he wore in 'The Public Enemy', implying that Sanders played like a guy who didn't want to get his tuxedo dirty.

Priceless!!!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Well, I goofed not listing Merlin Olsen. And Bronko Nagurski and Brett Favre as well. Duh!

Tomorrow's top 10 gets listed. I'll go with my previous list, but I'll switch the order a tad. My picks:

1. Jim Brown
2. Johnny Unitas
3. Dick Butkus
4. Joe Montana
5. Jerry Rice
6. Reggie White
7. Lawrence Taylor
8. Walter Payton
9. Peyton Manning (active)
10.Larry Wilson

Will have to look, no room for Don Hutson? Will have to look, maybe he's not picked.

Last edited by DOUBLE H; 11-04-2010 at 10:21 AM..
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Word Traveler via Haslet TX.
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Poor Deion, he just made it look to easy, Really it looked so effortless and he did it all without getting his jersey dirty, Most football purists like their DB's to be hitters on top of their reciever coverage. Of course that was not Prime Times M.O. That is being held against him unfortunately.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I guess this will be the top 10 list, my predicted order:

#1 Jim Brown
#2 Jerry Rice
#3 Johnny U
#4 Lawrence Taylor
#5 Dick Butkus
#6 Joe Montana
#7 Don Hutson
#8 Peyton Manning
#9 Reggie White
#10 Larry Wilson ??? George Blanda??
I forgot Walter Payton, COMPLETELY, which is a TERRIBLE job by me! Makes me wonder if I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue....

Ok, clearly, that means that both Wilson and Blanda are NOT in this top 10 list, with Walter Payton occupying this spot. So, it appears as though DoubleH and myself have one disagreement: he thinks Larry Wilson is in the top 10, and I think it's Don Hutson. Either way, that means two out of the three following are not even in the top 100: Larry Wilson, Don Hutson, George Blanda. But Michael Irvin is..... No disrespect intended to Michael Irvin, Derrick Brooks, or even Joe Namath, but each of the first three players I mentioned are easily on any of these lists before the Irvin, Brooks, Namath, etc.
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