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At the turn of the century I was listening to a Sports talk-radio show. ESPN's "Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century" had just come out, and people were calling in complaining that Secretariat (racehorse) was listed above 64 Humans. It piqued my interest so I found...

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Made me think...should have been listed as #1...only 5 minutes long give it a chance.

not a movie link. actual footage. Movie was disneyfied
05-11-2016 07:44 AM
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(05-11-2016 07:44 AM)Chum Wrote:  At the turn of the century I was listening to a Sports talk-radio show. ESPN's "Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century" had just come out, and people were calling in complaining that Secretariat (racehorse) was listed above 64 Humans. It piqued my interest so I found...

THIS

Made me think...should have been listed as #1...only 5 minutes long give it a chance.

not a movie link. actual footage. Movie was disneyfied

People call and complain about everything - as for the video, I watched every sec of it.... awesome to think that Secretariat only raced for 2 years and is pretty much world known and even today, the accomplishments recognized. Thanks for posting it.
05-11-2016 12:06 PM
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trying to find these top 100 in a simple list of athletes and sport recognised for , but all i'm finding is elaborate demonstrations of how well people can wiki .

"The further back you look , the further ahead you can see " Winston Churchill
05-11-2016 02:28 PM
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I actually knew that as I had family that was very actively involved in horse racing - I spent many an afternoon in the barns and stands as a young man...mostly standardbred...
05-11-2016 03:29 PM
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notable athletes of the 20th century mising from that list include :
Jessy Owens ( first black person to win olympic gold )
George Herman ( Babe ) Ruth
hamering Hank Aaron
Muhamid Ali

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(05-11-2016 04:20 PM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  notable athletes of the 20th century mising from that list include :
Jessy Owens ( first black person to win olympic gold )
George Herman ( Babe ) Ruth
hamering Hank Aaron
Muhamid Ali

Now you've made me curious as to who actually made the list... Sad
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That video was amazing. I've never been to a horse race, as here in TN it's all but illegal (technically you can have a horse race, but there's so much red tape no one bothers), but I've always loved watching them. Funny story, a while back I found a website where you could bet on horse races and it gave you $10 for joining, did all the research and it was a legit website on the up and up, but I couldn't join since I lived in TN. Well, I called the winner (Aquilifer was the horse's name) and it would have been around 6:1 odds iirc. Shame I couldn't join the site lol. 
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(05-11-2016 07:01 PM)Fatboy Wrote:  
(05-11-2016 04:20 PM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  notable athletes of the 20th century mising from that list include :
Jessy Owens ( first black person to win olympic gold )
George Herman ( Babe ) Ruth
hamering Hank Aaron
Muhamid Ali

Now you've made me curious as to who actually made the list... Sad

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this is the one I was referring to...came out in 1999 (at the turn of the century)
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that's a much better list , the one i found i recognised only a few names . i think the vast majority were football/socker players , wich globally is very popular , but in the US not as much.

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(05-11-2016 07:13 PM)Michael Wrote:  That video was amazing. I've never been to a horse race, as here in TN it's all but illegal (technically you can have a horse race, but there's so much red tape no one bothers), but I've always loved watching them. Funny story, a while back I found a website where you could bet on horse races and it gave you $10 for joining, did all the research and it was a legit website on the up and up, but I couldn't join since I lived in TN. Well, I called the winner (Aquilifer was the horse's name) and it would have been around 6:1 odds iirc. Shame I couldn't join the site lol. 

I am not and never was a fan of horse racing, I am just a fan of Secretariat. The performance of this horse at the Belmont was the subject of a ESPN documentary. They compared it to pitching a "perfect game" in the World Series. He won the race by 31 lengths! Do a youtube search on Secretariat. There are a lot of great videos. His record at the Belmont will probably never be broken. The only other record I can think of to compare it to is Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak. No other baseball player has come near it!
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