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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2005, 01:30 AM »
The cooperalls were a great idea.  I think they were restrictive for some in terms of leg movement though.  I never owned a pair since I was pretty much the same size and not changing once they came out.  I hardly ever play hockey, but I still have equipment ::)

I had a hand-me-down pair for pick-up games....  They were even a bit beyond my playing days I believe.
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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2005, 12:21 PM »




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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #17 on: August 1, 2005, 06:31 PM »
My favs were/are:

Autoracing
- Michael Schumacher
- Ayrton Senna
- Alain Prost
- Paul Tracy
- Jim Clark
- Graham Hill
- Mario Andretti
- Juan Fangio

Baseball:
- "The Wizard of Oz" Ozzie Smith (back flips before games, awesome plays... the man was the best SS in the game (IMO)



Basketball:
- Jordan

Hockey
- Gretzky
- Federov

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2005, 11:20 PM »
Cool topic.  I only followed hoops and baseball.

Basketball - Dale Ellis (sweet jumper)
Baseball - Tom Seaver (even though I wasn't a pitcher :)) and George Brett (long-time KC fan, and George was smooth as silk)

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2005, 11:29 PM »


Ray Bourque and Cam Neely.  One of the greatest defensemen, and the man who defined power forward.


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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2005, 11:33 PM »
baseball- Willie McCovey then Dale Murphy
Football-Joe Montana, then Jerry Rice,Steve Young
Basketball-Mitch Richmond
Fishing- Bill Dance ::)

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2005, 11:37 PM »
So you're someone who bastardizes Ulf Samuelson then Jesse? :)

He was one of my idols as a defenseman myself when I first started hockey...  Since I started fairly old (especially by Canadian standards) I was always stuck on D.  Hated it.
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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2005, 11:43 PM »
who are you talking to? :-\

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2005, 11:55 PM »
So you're someone who bastardizes Ulf Samuelson then Jesse? :)

Absolutely.  If I ever met him on the street, I'd probably shoot him in the kneecaps.  Sweet revenge for ending Neely's career.

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2005, 12:05 AM »
When I was a little kid I thought Bo Jackson was the greatest thing in the entire world.

Him and Michael Jordan.

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2005, 12:21 AM »
My sports idols growing up:

Mark McGwire
Nolan Ryan
Steve Yzerman
Mario Lemieux

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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2005, 06:00 AM »
Ulf's always attested that it wasn't intentional, was purely an accident with both of them having their knees out trying to avoid the hit...  It happens I guess, and I like to think it wasn't something Samuelson did with malice because it did end a great player's career real early.
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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2005, 11:06 AM »
I'm a girl so........ ;)

In 1976 for an 11-year old girl it didn't get any better than Nadia Commaneci

Cal Ripken

Not that they were necessarily idols of mime, I also loved the Hogs era of the Washington Redskins:

John Riggins, Dave Butz, Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm, Mark May
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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2005, 09:10 AM »
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Re: Who were your sports idols?
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2005, 06:55 PM »
I was only partly into football, but mostly baseball.  I would play ball 365 days a year if I could...would still do it too, except now it's softball.

Anway, my football idol was Emmitt Smith and for baseball, Don Mattingly and Nolan Ryan.
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