Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- a whole generation George Steinbrenner ruled the most famous sports franchise in the world with a iron fist.
The boss he came to symbolize the cliche my way or the highway just ask anybody who played the war.
Well coached under but last night of the final all star game in Yankee Stadium Steinbrenner.
Hero treatment not a dry eye in the place even exchanging hugs with the some of the player -- he had long ago antagonize.
So tonight's power rankings some other figures who went from -- The hero -- V talk show host was always eager to us -- Brian Smith so right number five.
Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan not everybody remembers him now as the lovable big guy right over here -- -- what started out as a villain.
Used to hang with classy Freddie Blassie all the way the beginning -- W via the media first.
And he started doing these routines he started winning the WWF titles and start doing these routines were ripped off the jackets started screaming -- -- on foreign affairs to get involved by doing this and fans got behind -- they love the routine.
Always played on the down and -- it was about to lose and he comes back and win after -- course that was that was all an act a lot of people up but what wasn't an act.
I don't think was John McEnroe when he acted like a brat.
-- playing tennis -- -- -- -- -- John McEnroe.
Stage every show every time we ever saw he was saying are you serious -- gotta be kidding me people -- John McEnroe.
Because that tennis was a classy sport back then I -- it's still classy but.
He epitomized the cool off.
You know nasty nature of tennis.
But over time he won -- tournament after tournament beating Borg Connors Lendl over the years.
Sixteen Grand Slam title -- -- you god didn't make it anymore -- against Chile became an announcement that was a nice guy and now it is commercials making fun of himself going back for a freeze hundreds is that that's our it's not that he's a nice guys and he knows how to make fun of himself plan that would change it.
Number three Mohammed Ali Mohammed Ali great we'll figure you know he's done so many things for the world sports but in the beginning he was known -- the Louisville left.
And you know why he always used to both.
I'm gonna beat this guy in the fourth round himself would -- -- back problems oysters and people didn't like them for the fact that he was related to the nation of Islam.
And also refused to go to the war back then he went to jail.
And over time the things that they love them for the things they hit you over the things they love him for the fact -- stand up the people the fact that he spoke his mind.
Not only was -- -- true champion when he was beloved by the entire world because he was never afraid to stand back for what he -- Dale Earnhardt senior Dale Earnhardt -- that name and people almost come to to their knees and vowing elaborately that a guy when he first started he was known as mr.
restrictor plate he was known as.
Darth Vader he was known as the guy who would do anything to win so we crashed guys on purpose.
-- or hated him from the very beginning.
Because he would always go out -- closest he could.
In order to knock people off their game but nothing like over time he won 76 races seven Winston cup people got behind because it was such a -- racers from what.
What made people angry at a from the beginning was what made -- -- -- -- now after that these reviews they have absolutely -- the 2001 regard.
Or is going now he is impossible to think of is anything but a decent guy we've had a much scoreboard such a sweet guy exactly and minister and he's a minister but.
That's how he changed.
In the beginning George Foreman was -- Boris aloof figure he was very very shy you know the whole love rumble in the double thing -- you remember that picture we thought -- when we were things.
He was the kind of guy who came up as somebody who know what -- approach in 1977 he had a religious experience he became a born again Christian.
And the lighter side of -- -- came -- -- -- -- to people he came back and fought for those ten years up until late 48 won a title I mean he was indicted people really got behind.
And then once he started selling products people got to know the real George Foreman -- -- got a problem when when you going to be nasty Bryant's minutes have we not putting well press department Barrett -- outside.
Filter by section