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Steel-City Passion
07-03-2009, 01:39 PM
who is the greatest home grown athlete from your state? The athlete who grew up there and played high school ball and dominated in college or pro ball....Im from Pennsylvania and arguebly the greatest athlete ever from PA is Terrelle Pryor, the highly recruited QB from Jeannette high school who plays at Ohio State...when he played high school ball his team averaged 57 points a game in football and lead the nation in scoring with 860 points in one season...they scored 70 plus points 3 or 4 times and beat every opponent by 35 or more points...Terrelle and the starting lineup never played more than 2 quarters in any game in 2007, including the state championship....they won the states in Football and Basketball...

Art Vandelay
07-03-2009, 10:25 PM
you are only saying terrelle because you were born in that shit hole jeanette. until he has the career of dan marino, joe montana, tony dorsett, ken griffey jr. or johnny unitas, you can't even mention him. quit being a homer.

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07-03-2009, 10:41 PM
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11th Chamber
07-03-2009, 11:54 PM
shit we got plenty..

Joe Louis gets my first thought tho

http://www.solarnavigator.net/sport/sport_images/Joe_Louis.jpg

Bobby Budknickers
07-04-2009, 12:22 AM
you are only saying terrelle because you were born in that shit hole jeanette. until he has the career of dan marino, joe montana, tony dorsett, ken griffey jr. or johnny unitas, you can't even mention him. quit being a homer.lol no doubt



it's a toss up between lawrence taylor and moses malone for VA, IMO.


there was a kid named damone boone, who was a fuckin beast ass RB in high school mid-90's. ran for half a thousand yards in one game. went to maryland, did fuck all, and was never heard from again.

Steel-City Passion
07-04-2009, 11:35 PM
Hey art, first of all stop hatin on the home grown talent..secondly, even though I am from Jeannette everyone knows that terrelle pryor had more success in high school than anyone who ever stepped foot in PA..He is the only football player in PA history to rush and pass for over 4000 yards in a career..He has always had alot of haters but you haters cant stop him, nobody can!!!!! He's the greatest high school athlete ever! He's gonna be the best college QB ever too, just like shaun king said!!!! I wasnt asking for your opinion on terrelle, I was asking who you guys thought was the single best athlete ever in your states history....Get off his dick, lol you probably have an Ohio state #2 jersey tucked away in the back of your closet that you wear on the sneak tip....you know hes great, you just dont wanna see your boy shine

Steel-City Passion
07-04-2009, 11:38 PM
oh yeah when he wins the heisman Ill send you a pic of us poor jeannette folks parading it around our talent rich city....JEANNETTE, the greatest athletes in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas

Art Vandelay
07-04-2009, 11:42 PM
me get off his dick? you're the one declaring him the greatest athlete ever and he is only 20. there's lots of great high school players who were supposed to be the next great one who never made it. i'm not hating on the hometown. i mentioned unitas, marino, griffey, etc. i'm just saying because you know somebody who knows somebody who knows pryor, don't suck his dick.

is pryor a great athelete? yes. was he a high school phenom? yes. does he have the potential to be on that list of greats? yes. but he's not there yet. so i won't put him on that list.

Visionz
07-05-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm from Texas so take your pick.
Drew Brees, Earl Campbell, Mike Singletary, Michael Johnson, LaDainian Tomlinson, etc

Art Vandelay
07-05-2009, 02:48 PM
I'm from Texas so take your pick.
Drew Brees, Earl Campbell, Mike Singletary, Michael Johnson, LaDainian Tomlinson, etc


come on, you can't throw drew brees in with that group of guys. i wouldn't even throw tomlinson in there until he proves to be one of the greats over a greater period of time. mike singletary was the greatest middle linebacker i had seen play until ray lewis came along. michael johnson is a world class sprinter and earl campbell's bruising highlights are fucking unbelievable. i wish i could have seen him play in person.

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Mumm Ra
07-05-2009, 03:02 PM
Barry Sanders was pretty good
I hear Floyd Mayweather had a decent record
and um kinda drawing a blank but I know Michigan churns out a lot of good athletes

BGS
07-05-2009, 03:04 PM
the greatest tennis player ever on this earth, Roger Federer (who just won wimbledon for the 6th time)

11th Chamber
07-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Barry Sanders was pretty good
I hear Floyd Mayweather had a decent record
and um kinda drawing a blank but I know Michigan churns out a lot of good athletes

Sanders only played pro ball here, he isnt from here


And LOL at Terrelle Pryor being mentioned

Visionz
07-05-2009, 05:06 PM
come on, you can't throw drew brees in with that group of guys. i wouldn't even throw tomlinson in there until he proves to be one of the greats over a greater period of time. mike singletary was the greatest middle linebacker i had seen play until ray lewis came along. michael johnson is a world class sprinter and earl campbell's bruising highlights are fucking unbelievable. i wish i could have seen him play in person.

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yeah, I don't think they're on the same level but y'know current greats mixed in with some true legends. The list of Texas sporting greats is long as fuck though. You could probably write a book on it.

Bobby Budknickers
07-05-2009, 05:22 PM
yeah barry sanders is from kansas i think





i live in missouri right now, and i was looking at the list of famous athletes from MO, and it's pretty fuckin pathetic lol

yogi berra
bill bradley
stan musial
ryan howard
payne stewart


although a shitload of the people on the wiki list weren't even born in missouri, but it says they're from here. like this motherfucker
http://www.wweticket.net/images/kane.jpg


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Mumm Ra
07-05-2009, 05:26 PM
oh yeah
fuckin Magic Johnson

BRONZBODY
07-05-2009, 06:43 PM
lets see umm sincne im originally from mississippi who do we got

walter payton(r.i.p) jerry rice bret farve steve mcnair(r.i.p)...im sure theres more but these guys are the top echelon from that state.

Art Vandelay
07-05-2009, 07:07 PM
if you just take pittsburgh area, PA would be the all-time best football team ever. shit, then add central PA and philly, nobody else in the world would have a chance.

from pittsburgh area...
Joe Montana
Joe Namath
Dan Marino
Jim Kelly
Johnny Unitas
Curtis Martin
Tony Dorsett
Mike Ditka
Jason Taylor
ty law


rest of PA...
fred belitnikoff
eddie george
jack ham
marvin harrison
ed mccaffrey
andre reed
mark stepnoski

Complex
07-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Barry Sanders from my hometown..

honorable mention;
Dean Smith
Walter Johnson

Olive Oil Goombah
07-05-2009, 09:11 PM
LeBron James
Jack Nicklaus
Paul Brown
Woody Hayes
Jesse Owens
Pete Rose
Mike Schmidt
John Havlicek
Don Shula
Ken Griffey Jr.
Roger Staubach
Bobby Knight
Woody Hayes
Rollie Fingers
Jerry Lucas
Scott Hamilton
Jack Lambert
Paul Warfield
John Heisman
Larry Csonka
Aaron Pryor
Chuck Noll
Ezzard Charles
Cris Carter
Lou 'the toe' Groza
Branch Rickey
Barry Larkin
Len Dawson
Thurman Munson
Phil Niekro
Marion Motley
George Sisler
Archie Griffin
Cy Young

Art Vandelay
07-05-2009, 09:14 PM
Ken Griffey Jr.



George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969, in Donora, Pennsylvania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donora,_Pennsylvania))

donora is just south of pittsburgh. how many other people on that list are you claiming for ohio but really aren't?

Steel-City Passion
07-05-2009, 11:37 PM
lol, ask anyone in the state of Pennsylvania who the greatest high school athlete ever was and they'll tell you Terrelle pryor..granted, he is young and he hasnt accomplished anything other than a great high school career and a solid freshman year in college but in a few years people will understand...but for now its hard for anyone outside of PA to know what he's about...he'll show all yall soon...but art is right about pittsburgh though, I didnt read his whole list but here's a few that come to my mind from Pittsburgh

Curtis Martin,
Dejuan Blair
Jonathan Baldwin
Terrelle Pryor
Darrelle Revis
Ty Law
Sean Gilbert
Jason Taylor
Verquan Kimbrough.."Champion Boxer in a small weight class"
Paul Spadafora
Michael Morrer...former Heavyweight champion
Dick Hoak

and of course all the old heads like namath, jim kelly, marino and montana..it goes on and on..Pittsburgh breeds the best athletes along side south Florida

Visionz
07-07-2009, 06:52 AM
who is the greatest home grown athlete from your state? The athlete who grew up there and played high school ball and dominated in college or pro ball....Im from Pennsylvania and arguebly the greatest athlete ever from PA is Terrelle Pryor, the highly recruited QB from Jeannette high school who plays at Ohio State...when he played high school ball his team averaged 57 points a game in football and lead the nation in scoring with 860 points in one season...they scored 70 plus points 3 or 4 times and beat every opponent by 35 or more points...Terrelle and the starting lineup never played more than 2 quarters in any game in 2007, including the state championship....they won the states in Football and Basketball...

lol, ask anyone in the state of Pennsylvania who the greatest high school athlete ever was and they'll tell you Terrelle pryor..granted, he is young and he hasnt accomplished anything other than a great high school career and a solid freshman year in college but in a few years people will understand...but for now its hard for anyone outside of PA to know what he's about...he'll show all yall soon...but art is right about pittsburgh though, I didnt read his whole list but here's a few that come to my mind from Pittsburgh

Curtis Martin,
Dejuan Blair
Jonathan Baldwin
Terrelle Pryor
Darrelle Revis
Ty Law
Sean Gilbert
Jason Taylor
Verquan Kimbrough.."Champion Boxer in a small weight class"
Paul Spadafora
Michael Morrer...former Heavyweight champion
Dick Hoak

and of course all the old heads like namath, jim kelly, marino and montana..it goes on and on..Pittsburgh breeds the best athletes along side south Florida
fuck man, you made the thread :?

This isn't about high school ball (as it was presented by you) its about what was done in the college and professional ranks. Granted I think an athlete has to play in high school at a state to be considered truly "from there" but Pryor can't be considered anywhere near the level of a Joe Montana or Dan Marino at this point and to suggest otherwise is asinine.


As it is, his game looks a lot like Vince Young's. That'll work in college (and as a Texas fan, I'm sure happy it did) but it hasn't translated too well to the pros at this point. Only time will tell (for each of 'em).

Olive Oil Goombah
07-07-2009, 04:35 PM
George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969, in Donora, Pennsylvania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donora,_Pennsylvania))

donora is just south of pittsburgh. how many other people on that list are you claiming for ohio but really aren't?

yea, but he grew up in ohio from the time he was like a month old. BUt you can have it if you really want.
We kno Penn. is desperate.

lol, ask anyone in the state of Pennsylvania who the greatest high school athlete ever was and they'll tell you Terrelle pryor..granted, he is young and he hasnt accomplished anything other than a great high school career and a solid freshman year in college but in a few years people will understand...but for now its hard for anyone outside of PA to know what he's about...he'll show all yall soon...but art is right about pittsburgh though, I didnt read his whole list but here's a few that come to my mind from Pittsburgh




Pryor is BUCKEYE. That one should hurt.

So should Eddie George.

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07-08-2009, 06:52 PM
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Art Vandelay
07-09-2009, 09:36 AM
yea, but he grew up in ohio from the time he was like a month old. BUt you can have it if you really want.
We kno Penn. is desperate.



Pryor is BUCKEYE. That one should hurt.

So should Eddie George.


i guess you're right. it probably would hurt. i hate when anything is near my buckeye

Steel-City Passion
07-09-2009, 03:52 PM
I love the buckeyes, not everyone from PA is a penn state fan...most people from pittsburgh and its suburbs are pitt fans and follow penn state 2nd..I never liked em, they are 3 or 4 hours from the burgh so I cant consider them a home team..I like the bucks with pryor, ray small, jordan hall who is also from Jeannette pa..the best two players from my home school play ohio state ball so it made me a buck....OH YEA FUCK LEBRON, THE BROWNS AND SORRY ASS CLEVELAND AS A WHOLE...CHOKEEEEE