Happy 50th Birthday

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:51 pm

If you forget about his abortion of a baseball career...
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:53 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:If you forget about his abortion of a baseball career...


Houston doesn't.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Godric on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:56 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Godric wrote:I don't understand some people and how they want athletes to be.

boring?


lol? I wasn't criticizing Jordan, just stating a fact


You stated "Michael Jordan is one of the most arrogant athletes of all time"

Its not a fact, its an opinion.

and I really didn't make the post you quoted with you in mind...

just for anyone who didn't notice by now, if I have another post in mind when I write a reply I'll quote you. I'm not message board passive agressive like some children on el gippie. Its a waste of my precious time.


:pop:
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:57 pm

Well, I did find Jordan's foray into professional baseball as one of the most egotistical athlete moves of all time. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:59 pm

Rylan wrote:cause he was arrogant about his talent would be my guess. personally I like Jordan's arrogance, it adds to his legend that he walk the talk.


I don't know that I'd describe him as arrogant. I mean, he certainly knew how good he was. But his bad side was how badly he'd treat others sometimes, especially teammates. He was brutal on some of them.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Godric on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Well, I did find Jordan's foray into professional baseball as one of the most egotistical athlete moves of all time. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.


I don't really know all that much about it but it doesn't strike me that way at all.

He wanted to play a different game? Is it egotistical when I go from riding my bike to playing hockey or playing hockey to playing basketball? :pop: :lol:
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obviously not the same thing at all
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Well, I did find Jordan's foray into professional baseball as one of the most egotistical athlete moves of all time. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.


Egotistical? Sure, you could say he took away someone's shot at AA ball, but that foray had a lot to do with his father. It's not like struggling to hit a curve in minor league ball did a lot to stroke his ego.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:03 pm

lol, I fully believe that he believed that because he was the best player in basketball, he would be able to play baseball at a similar level. I love Jordan, I watched WGN religiously as a younger lad, but I don't overlook his other qualities.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:04 pm

Did you ever watch his 30 for 30 about the venture into baseball?
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:06 pm

Most athletes think they can excel in most things. Not really a bad quality. However, don't think that was the reason he went to baseball.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 pm

There were definitely other factors that made him go into baseball.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shmenguin on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:12 pm

By all accounts Jordan was a jag. Shad isnt just making things up here. But he was a winner and maybe the most competetive ball player ever. Probably the best as well.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:13 pm

Yes, did see the 30 for 30. I think the biggest factor for him going to baseball was his father dying.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby largegarlic on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:14 pm

Gaucho wrote:I want them to be like Paul Scholes.


Ginger and partial to studs-up slide tackles?
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:27 pm

MWB wrote:Yes, did see the 30 for 30. I think the biggest factor for him going to baseball was his father dying.


I agree with this.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Tim Thomasen on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:49 am

Gaucho wrote:I want them to be like Paul Scholes.


:thumb: Quiet and unassuming off the pitch. One of the reasons why he's my favorite soccer player (outside of his excellent skills of course).

As for MJ, yeah he was arrogant but I never cared. With the talent he had and the competitive nature he possessed as a result he had a right to be arrogant.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:18 am

largegarlic wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I want them to be like Paul Scholes.


Ginger and partial to studs-up slide tackles?


Off the pitch. :wink:
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby ulf on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:28 am

Charles Barkley turned 50 last night. Poor Charles.
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