is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
Charles Woodson, Trey Burke, Tom Brady, Barry Larkin, Does Michael Phelps count?
It's gotta be Michael Phelps. No athlete has ever done what he has done regarding the Olympics.
The guy was a Michigan student and "volunteer coach" or some such thing for about five minutes...
I'll second that
3 sporter, also coached both Football and Basketball.
Without any criteria for the selection process, it would be difficult to deny that Oosterbaan has an excellent argument for the implied question that the OP is asking. After all, as you mention, he played three sports, although as I recall, in addition to coaching basketball and football, he spent some time as the coach of the freshman baseball team as well.
was the most amazing athlete I've seen. Woodsons my favorite but Denard was electric.
the greatest ever. I remember watching him one fine Saturday afternoon. He single handedly beat ohio.
End of discussion.
Oosterbaan gets a nod as well.
But this gets an unqualified yes from me.
His name was the first that came to mind for me, before I even clicked on this thread.
Honorable mention to Pete and Chalmers ( i don't think I even need to type in their last name).
There's only one Fuck Lion.
During WWII, jumped out of one plane because of a storm, and had to bail another after being shot down over China. Awarded a purple heart I believe.
Top Michigan athlete and a true American hero.
Can't believe he wasn't the first one named.
There are a lot of options -- a whole lot -- but Tom Harmon is probably the best one.
But if not him, then Tom Harmon with Denard a close second.
The Notorious C.O.N.E.
Antonio Bass (would of been the best)
Probaly Harmon...I was always impressed with what Jim Abbott achieved with the cards he was dealt as well
Sam Mcguffie , he jumped over 5 homeless people last week
Last american, until this year, to win the boston marathon. It was 1983. Set a course record at the time.
I would say Harmon.
Jarrett Irons or these guys.
I measure atheltics based on how high you can jump...Petway wins. Also, D League slam dunk champion (that's an actual thing according to wikipedia).
If we're talking baseball, George Sisler probably trumps Larkin.
Neil Snow, Spencer Brinton and Cecil Pryor immediately spring to mind.
How do you define "great"?
It's tough to compare today's athlete with guys from the mid-20th century, but Tom Harmon was a once in a lifetime athlete.
Has to be Bennie Oosterbaan. Hard to be great in two sports but he was great in THREE.
Sam Mikulak has to be the best of this era.
Peppers could be heir to the throne, though.
Anyone that Yost calls the greatest of all time gets my vote.
Tom Harmon. Performance against osu is legendary.
Llamar Woodley taking out Drew Stanton
Big, quick, furry...like a bigger alpaca.