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Right -- today's sports figures earn more money as spokespersons for fortune 500 companies and they do playing the sport.
That need them they events but -- -- isn't the same thing.
As athletic ability and the debate around the water cooler has always been.
Who is the greatest athlete of old time while in today's Wall Street turn now you'll find the answer Wall Street Journal reporter read Albert -- wrote today's article.
The greatest athletes of all time good morning morning tall order what the criteria and how long did it take to do that.
It took us months we had to do is assemble a panel of voters and we didn't just get sportswriters like me who you know I think they know a lot about sports -- got out.
Sports scientists in physiologist and they broke down the very elements of -- lettuce is and things like speed power.
And also success we didn't want just any you know talented athlete you -- people who are great the greatest -- -- at their sport actually.
A case let's take a look at the list let's go -- -- from ten.
I've never ten was eight -- Alex Rodriguez number nine and was Renaldo and number eight Jeremy Warner who is a 400 meter sprinter.
-- -- number ten -- want.
Yeah you know I knew he had to give me a hard time Iran I hello I thought New Yorkers be happy users on the list that they wanna be number one.
On our sports physiologist panelists thought you know he runs a great athlete -- baseball players.
Lack endurance or doesn't take endurance to do you agree these companies that you got recently -- -- got kept bush pushed back a little bit there.
Let's take a look at 76 and five luge -- Was -- 110 meter hurdler Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins right there and number five Roger Feder.
I tell Crosby because that's an interesting pick and a not a surprise -- and -- -- -- athlete NHL's you know maybe the next Wayne Gretzky a superstar.
The problem was our panelists for kind of divided on him on one hand hockey players take it takes a lot of endurance agility hand eye coordination everything.
But some people said when you get these guys off the ice no they can't run they can't -- So you know he did -- and a number one thank you use up.
All right I think they take -- -- that I.
Invite Sydney on you know supply and I'm Terry knows hockey -- on the night you're gonna get a lot I number four LaDainian Tomlinson from San Diego Chargers no surprise there Floyd Mayweather from boxing he's unbelievable.
And LeBron James comes at -- number two from the Cleveland Cavaliers tell me about LeBron at that makes a lot of sense.
Yet another superstar I think it was a really close race in hand -- and you know other other great pass from Tony -- a great athlete.
-- LeBron just I mean he's the next he's young and he's just only getting a lot so.
Think our panelists were we're just excited about this huge guy who can who can do not -- multiple positions and.
-- I think you have to revealed because this is the shocker of the today.
Cool was number one and why -- -- isn't the number one off the turned out to -- -- -- -- to Kathleen to cap funds is ten events in the Olympics.
-- -- -- -- -- -- An amazing athlete he's the world record holder -- the -- one.
And the thing is in today's world of sports people are so specialized state.
They focused from the time they're like two years old on one activity.
And these guys have to train every day you know forty hours a week on every facet of -- -- is and they run they jump they throw.
And this guy you know right now is is he's the current gold medal holder the world record holder.
World champion so.
He's he made it to the top.
A case -- you know what are all thinking everybody at home going -- There is somebody called Tiger Woods of weird thing.
Tiger Woods on -- success category is way up here the problem is our judges said.
He's got he's golfers there it's maybe the toughest game in the world but they're not you know they don't have the agility needed endurance of he has some of these other athletes they you know they just don't -- I don't next year when you do your poll here you have to factoring business and marketing exciting and that's one of the areas that you didn't figure it into the categories in terms of dexterity and strengthen all those things.
Why not -- you that we know one thing he did look at his cot is competitiveness of the sport and he said you know soccer's really competitors -- everyone plays it in the world.
But you know by that measure so it cycling would would be great here right -- that -- rides a bike but cyclists don't get paid anything.
So I think you're right I mean I think maybe some you know you got to look at how much these guys get paid.
Basketball players they felt they how much they make for corporations pay exactly the OK so we -- you know we don't wanna leave women out when he can release the women I don't know it's gonna take a while we're gonna we're gonna do -- so we'll.
We'll tell you the greatest you have to come back to me that morning and then number one coming a little bit later about what your inbox looks like -- not eaten -- town that I haven't checked the at this.
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