or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatest
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatest - Page 206

Poll Results: Tiger or Jack: Who's the best?

 
  • 69% (1632)
    Tiger Woods is the man
  • 30% (715)
    Jack Nicklaus is my favorite
2347 Total Votes  
post #3691 of 4659
I think personality matters if it matters to you. It matters to me. It's not a HUGE factor but it is a factor. To me. And some others.
post #3692 of 4659

I understand that it does.  But it seems that folks cherry pick what they think that matters, while disregarding anything else.  I don't like these types of debates because of this very reason.  This thread is endless because of that and no one will ever win the debate.  Anger ensues and the thread gets to flaming.  

post #3693 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

I understand that it does.  But it seems that folks cherry pick what they think that matters, while disregarding anything else.  I don't like these types of debates because of this very reason.  This thread is endless because of that and no one will ever win the debate.

Your problem may be that you see it as a debate with a "correct" answer. It is not.

It's just anyone's opinion based on whatever they want to use.
post #3694 of 4659
It is the breakdown of the debate into flame throwing that bothers me most, not the discussion.
post #3695 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

It is the breakdown of the debate into flame throwing that bothers me most, not the discussion.

Okay.
post #3696 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post


If we are to remove all philanders, swearers and players who get angry at themselves from consideration, then the potential candidates would reduce significantly.

No. If you were to go down the list of the best golfers throughout history, and bypass philanderers and *******s, you'd stop at Byron Nelson.
post #3697 of 4659

As far as I'm concerned, only 1 professional sport has a clear cut GOAT. Of course there are people who argue it, but it seems like the majority agree, which is something you can't say for baseball, football, soccer, hockey, etc.,

 

 

It can always change, but the Kobe's and LeBron's of the basketball world aren't gonna do it...

post #3698 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

As far as I'm concerned, only 1 professional sport has a clear cut GOAT. Of course there are people who argue it, but it seems like the majority agree, which is something you can't say for baseball, football, soccer, hockey, etc.,

 

 

It can always change, but the Kobe's and LeBron's of the basketball world aren't gonna do it...

Or the Bill Russell world.  11 rings, 2 NCAA, 1 gold medal, just saying.  See, it never ends.

post #3699 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Or the Bill Russell world.  11 rings, 2 NCAA, 1 gold medal, just saying.  See, it never ends.

 

lol I was just going to post that to be a smart ass :-P

post #3700 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Or the Bill Russell world.  11 rings, 2 NCAA, 1 gold medal, just saying.  See, it never ends.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

 

lol I was just going to post that to be a smart ass :-P

 

But you'll find a very very very very small percentage of people who say Bill Russel is the GOAT. I bet it would be 90+% towards Michael Jordan over any other player. You can't say that in any other major sport. Golf would be split big time, same with baseball, football, etc.,

 

The titles aren't AS big, because it's a team sport. In golf, you alone are responsible for the amount of majors you win.

post #3701 of 4659

Only because the people who actually saw both Russell and Jordan play and would be qualified to make a comparison are now in their 60s and 70s and don't do internet polls.  Again, it never ends.

post #3702 of 4659

BTW, Jack Nicklaus would say Russell and Tiger would say Jordan.

post #3703 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Only because the people who actually saw both Russell and Jordan play and would be qualified to make a comparison are now in their 60s and 70s and don't do internet polls.  Again, it never ends.

 

Who's talking about internet polls for that?

 

If that were the case, people wouldn't be bringing up all the old-timer baseball players in the GOAT discussion...

post #3704 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

BTW, Jack Nicklaus would say Russell and Tiger would say Jordan.

 

Jack Nicklaus would say Larry Bird because he's a racist.

 

Not serious, but let's see if I can ruffle some feathers...

post #3705 of 4659

They do kind of look a like don't they, Bird and Nicklaus?

post #3706 of 4659
Can someone pleas explain how this became a "Jack is a racist" thread?
post #3707 of 4659

post #3708 of 4659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

 

Jack Nicklaus would say Larry Bird because he's a racist.

 

Not serious, but let's see if I can ruffle some feathers...

 

Seriously Slice of Life?

 

I think you need to replace that with Fuzzy Zoellor

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

BTW, Jack Nicklaus would say Russell and Tiger would say Jordan.

You have no clue what they would say, don't put words in others mouths.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

 

 

 

But you'll find a very very very very small percentage of people who say Bill Russel is the GOAT. I bet it would be 90+% towards Michael Jordan over any other player. You can't say that in any other major sport. Golf would be split big time, same with baseball, football, etc.,

 

The titles aren't AS big, because it's a team sport. In golf, you alone are responsible for the amount of majors you win.

 

Well Duh, because Bill Russel played before Michael. People are always about the here and the now. Its tough to compare two different positions though. Only people who studied the game would know to think of the greats before Michael.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Tour Talk
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatest