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  1. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 19:03
    I was thinking this morning on the drive to work, who is the most famous English athlete of all time?

    It is actually a real stumper.

    I thought of Gordon Banks, and then Harold Abrahams, and finally Daly Thompson.

    After a while I realized that the answer to this riddle wrapped inside an enigma is probably Beckham.

    David Beckham is the English Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan, the most famous athlete in English History. And he is certain to get even more famous now that he is playing in a major media market like Los Angeles.

    Did I miss anyone? Is there someone you Englanders consider more famous? (And don't try to slip in any Scots or Welshman.)
  2. 18 Jul '07 19:31
    George Best?
  3. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 19:33
    Originally posted by darvlay
    George Best?
    He was Irish.
  4. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Jul '07 20:46
    Roger Bannister
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    18 Jul '07 21:06
    Originally posted by rhb
    Roger Bannister
    Who?
  6. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 21:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rhb
    Roger Bannister
    That is a good name.

    I'd give him the # 1 spot.

    Any other contenders?
  7. 18 Jul '07 21:08
    Originally posted by Red Night
    I was thinking this morning on the drive to work, who is the most famous English athlete of all time?

    It is actually a real stumper.

    I thought of Gordon Banks, and then Harold Abrahams, and finally Daly Thompson.

    After a while I realized that the answer to this riddle wrapped inside an enigma is probably Beckham.

    David Beckham is the English Ba ...[text shortened]... someone you Englanders consider more famous? (And don't try to slip in any Scots or Welshman.)
    has to be sir bobby moore
  8. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 21:09
    Originally posted by wideawake
    has to be sir bobby moore
    Bobby Moore is a good name too.

    Stanley Matthews?
  9. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Jul '07 21:41
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Who?
    First runner to break the 4 minute mile (in a timed event - others may well have done in training).
  10. 18 Jul '07 21:44
    Sebastien Coe?
  11. 18 Jul '07 21:46 / 1 edit
    Bobby Charlton.



    Stand by for Lewis Hamilton though.
  12. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Jul '07 21:56
    Originally posted by Red Night
    That is a good name.

    I'd give him the # 1 spot.

    Any other contenders?
    Blimey. I'm bookmarking this post.

    Any others...

    Coe / Cram / Ovett
    Linford
    Roger Black

    Females - Sally Gunnell? Paula Radcliffe?

    Away from athletics:

    Sir Steven Redgrave
    Beefy?
    Adrian Moorhouse / Duncan Goodhew

    Longshot outsiders

    The crafty cockney?
    The nugget?
    Bob "the rock" Cooper?
  13. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 22:37
    Originally posted by rhb
    Blimey. I'm bookmarking this post.

    Any others...

    Coe / Cram / Ovett
    Linford
    Roger Black

    Females - Sally Gunnell? Paula Radcliffe?

    Away from athletics:

    Sir Steven Redgrave
    Beefy?
    Adrian Moorhouse / Duncan Goodhew

    Longshot outsiders

    The crafty cockney?
    The nugget?
    Bob "the rock" Cooper?
    Who?
  14. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    18 Jul '07 22:39
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Bobby Charlton.



    .
    Another good name..I'd rank him behind matthews and moore.

    charlton played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the old NASL.

    Best signed with L.A.
  15. 18 Jul '07 22:48
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Another good name..I'd rank him behind matthews and moore.

    charlton played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the old NASL.

    Best signed with L.A.
    I would go for Daly Thompson, I can remember him 20 years on which is pretty good for a UK athlete.