Who Are the Best Athletes of All Time?

If you were standing in front of the Pearly Gates, and Saint Peter says you may only enter if you make a list of the greatest athletes of all time, using these specific rules:

  • Because there are so many great athletes and more on “the bubble”, lists must have at least 10 and no more than 15 entries.
  • All entries must be human beings.
  • Absolutely no explanations. Your list will speak for itself
  • Lists should be in no particular order.
  • Entries should be obvious and controversial. Take the emotion out when choosing your entries. No matter what you think, Mary Lou Retton is not in the top 100.
  • Have fun!

My List

  1. Deion Sanders
  2. Bo Jackson
  3. Michael Phelps
  4. Jim Brown
  5. Tony Gwynn
  6. Kelly Slater
  7. Michael Jordan
  8. Wayne Gretzky
  9. Tiger Woods
  10. John Elway
  11. Magic Johnson
  12. Serena Williams
  13. Edson Do Nascimento (known to the world as “Pele`”)
  14. Patrick Roy
  15. Nolan Ryan