Friday, March 25, 2011

GQ's All Time Coolest Athletes

In the February issue of GQ magazine, The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time were listed.  They included sports icons such as Joe Namath, Arthur Ashe, Pele, Tom Brady, Julius Erving, Michael Jordon, Ted Turner, and Kelly Slater.

I searched Youtube to find vids of some of their highlight performances. 

Joe Namath (aka Broadway Joe), American Football Quarterback

Mario Andretti, World Champion racing driver

Allen Iverson, American Professional basketball player

Bjorn Borg, tennis player from Sweden

Arthur Ashe, professional tennis player

Pele, Brazilian football (soccer) player

Walt Frazier, American NBA basketball player

Evel Knievel, American daredevil

Jean-Claude Killy, French Alpine ski racer

Pete Maravich (aka Pistol Pete), NBA professional basketball player

Tom Brady, NFL football quarterback

Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.), three time World Heavyweight Champion

Julius Erving (aka Dr. J), NBA professional basketball player

Bob Gibson, All star American baseball player

Bo Jackson, American baseball and football player

Arnold Palmer, American professional golfer

George Best, Northern Irish professional football player

Derek Sanderson, Canadian professional ice hockey player

Tim Lincecum (aka "The Freak") MLB baseball pitcher

Kenny Stabler, American football quarterback

Michael Jordan, NBA basketball player

Gary Player, South African professional golfer

Ted Turner, Yachtsman

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Jim Brown, Professional American football player and actor

Kelly Slater, American professional surfer

Sources: GQ Magazine, February 2011; wikipedia; CBS News

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