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Episode 46 · 1 year ago

Who is the Best Athlete of the 2010s - Episode 45

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Brownie and Peanut join Hamish to discuss a shortlist of athletes who are in contention to be crowned the best athlete of the 2010s. The boys highlight their respective achievements and try to pinpoint potential pitfalls in their case to the title.

Welcome back to episode, Forty Five, Ithink t I of the oneball pog cast we're filming this esolid weak in advance, sope confusing th all the numbers but im once again, joined by recent appearanceon the POGCAST, but they're back for more panut and Josbrown Welcan boysthanks Havin me good to Yo, ack, O ou be back yeah y. your performances inthe previous episodes were too good to too good to ignore. We had to get youback on, but uh pleasure to be here with Yo on Yon Monday afternoon, Ye h, so this is coming in like Tuesdaynext week. So it's quite a long time away, but it doesn't really matter'cause. This stuff's not really time relevant. So there's something that a lot of peopletalk about. It isn't it like. Who is the best athlete of all time stuff likethis, but I thought that's too much of a big deal. You can't really becomparing people from the nineteen twenties to the twenty twenties. That's yeah! Exactly Thel, donl braonvesttastme a stuff like that. It's all too complex, so we thought we had narroweidown. We had. We were having a bit of a chat in one of our group chouts theother the other month about this, and it started to get pretty heated. Well,not heate, but you know H, there's a lot of opinions being thrown around and that was about the twentit firstcentury. Even that was too hated for me. So we've gone even Maller, we've gonethe previous decade, we've done quite a bit of decade. Content on this show, sothis is probably Gong to be the perfect way to round off all that stuff by we're not going to determine e numberone but weewe're just going to discuss who are the candidates of the best, the title who who has onehand on the title of Best Athlete of the twenty tens decades? So I have to admit a lot of this is likedown to my opinion, so you guys may have been doggedthre, don't know if youhad someone. So what we did, we thought itould be too difficult if we allbrought our into the table. So what I did I made a list of twelve. I started with a list of about seventy.So if anyone you can think of is probably in the incontention and then Inarrowed it down to twelve and we're GOINGTA, just you know present foureach discuss why they should be considered the best athlete why theyshouldn't be a you know, we're just going to discuss each chathlete andwhat makes them so great. We're not GONGTA really be looking to name annumber one or anything like that. I know I get stressed vot tis topic. I feel, like I'm doinginjustice to to the others that I'm not saying are the best, because theyreabvously all really good out there chosen sports but yet m. How are we onthis fine Monday afternoon anyway, Bronnie yeah gone well enjoyed looking through thesedifferent pables achievements on the last decade, or just I try just thinking about it, it'sjust almost impossible to compare people within th like across differentsports, especially if two people who are the greatest of the last decadewithin their respecto sports, like how e you going to compare those twopeople, it's almost IMPOLSI yeah. I'm happy just discuss the prose and comsof age person and I don't think a conclusion will ever I don't thinkanyones can ever come to a conclusionon this. To be honest, it was Um hard enough as it is makingthe top twelve. I'm glad we're not really narrowing it Danny any further h.How are you going not? Did you enjoy your research r? It was good, I think Iagree with with Braanni Yo can't really compare 'cause. You know lookingthrough no can turns of numbers where you might have like an athlete of arunner that might run forty like major races on his life compared to like it say, a driver of amoter spot. Theymight do hundreds of races. It's bit hard to compare numbers and percentage.I think, but yeah I think discussions will have afew. A few good chaps and I think maybe somepeople might stand out, maybe might be pretty eaten twelve. So I'm a where it goes. Yeah or Bronni. You, N Ta, start us offwith your. It doesn't matter what whatar you chat chat about them en, butwho? Who would you like to bring out first, so the first person on the list that you gave methat I'll talk about is Um, elliod, Kipchogi who's, probably one of theleast known names, l of everyone truly far to say Um, but he is an incredible athlete. He isa marathon runner or a long distance...

...runner who has been undefeated in themarathon since two thousand and thirteen um it'sone, I think Hes, one eleven or twelvemarathons in a row R, something like that. Eight of them Bein, like themajor marathons, the major city, mouthos Anyo, won the Olympic gold atRio m. He also has the marathon world official world record whicy twentyeighteen whichis two two hours, one mint third nine seconds and then inunofficial event. Last year he became the first person ever tobreak two hours in the moth on which he ran one. Fifty nine forty, that's a onofficial world record because they had paces like pace makers, co in and out,and that's like against the rules. Ferneficial road record H, those weirdshoes didn't hey as well. Yeah the shoes weren't the issue. I don't think,but it's just a way that Paye Mae they did it with the paste making 'causethey wanted to make like him like the most aerodynamic way of pating andobviously there's no one in the world that can PAC him for, like forty KS 'cause, no one cause he's the fittest,so you know Um, so yeah he's the best mouth on Munderof all time. Unquestionably, like undefaded for a very long time, theworld record onofficial world record first Presson to go on to two hours,hone of the last Olympic golls hasn't lost for what six seven years um the questions that kind of make it questionable. Well, onething is with running with, like General Athletis, eventes Ares, so manydifferent distances and being the best at one distance and not the best,multiple kind of makes you question like 'cause, then you could have thebest of all time could be so many different people who have every singleworld record. You know malso early in the decade, the first like four years.He didn't really do anything. He was still a fight like a track runner likefive thousand nd ten thousand meters and like didn't even qualify for thetwenty twelve Olympics. Fecanya like he came like fifth in the Olympic trialsor something and just didn't qualify because he did like elite things in thefive thousand and ten thousand in like the decade prior and was kind of fadingearly in the decade and then moved up to the math on obviously has on verywell Yeh Yeah we've got. We've got three athletes in this twelve Um, but I guess we're going to try and pick holes ineach person's like case, but Tis they're, all late. The one thing onething I've got against athletics is there's no one. Stopping you like you could be the best wall, like messy,an Rinaldo that you know, they're, probably the best sockplays Evuh TomBrad is probably the best parter back ever whatever th they've gon to playagainst defences who are trying to stop them. They can do like, as we saw inthe Michael Jordan documentary. You can do like dodgy tactics to try and slomdown like allegal stuff, where, if you're the fastest at that distance,nothing can stop. You Nok Tha, there's nothing to prevent you from winning'cause. It's just like everyone's kindof just racing against themselves,almost but yeah Um, that's, obviously a talent if you can just run faster thaneveryone else, Ye and there's something about the marathon. That's just like its just seems like prestigious. It'slike your the fasest mouth on runner. I guess absolwher. If you're like thefastest Twentyd K runner, it's like well, that's all so early, but it'slike C yeah, Noeyas, yeah, yeah athlete, as you were saying, athletics is likeit's a tough one, because in my least I think there is more athletics, moreathletes than any other sport 'cause. As you said, there's a lot of peoplewho dominate their own race. So it's like Avid Rudisia who donates eighthundred and there's a few others, but yeah. So we've got three in thislist, but I think they're all pretty fair handiat I mean all three of themare arguebut. If you're, like the greatest of old time in your specificevent, it's Hig like not consider you, because even if you're, the just thebest in your decade, but not the best, if thee you're the best o your event inthe last decade. But you like don't have any like world records, Ou ore,not the best ever then I can understand you not bein included, but I mean, ifyou're the best of all time in something sport, it's hard not to putyou in the best of the decade like at least incontention yeah hundred percent,and you were saying Um. You were saying tell me the other day that he's comingup against, don't know his first name but BCELA Everythingis. So he was likeYeahethad o two big Mauthon runs the moment. The cales Ald, like probablybetter overall, like had a better caree he's, probably the best of all timewhen it comes to like five thousand and ten thousand but Um. He was on with two seconds offKutragi's world record and last year,...

...but eve never had to wi thats. You O ontwo seconds, they've, never actually like racedagainst each other in a marathon or not unless selike bicaylas became good atthe marathon, so it'll be like they'l meant to be London mathon earlier thisyear, though, meant to face off, but that was cancelled and then obviouslythe Olympics, Tokyo limpins would be the time where we I we'll be able totruly say who's, the better one but yeah I can'tsay Iha. I cared about theOlympic maraphone, but especially after talking to about it, but I do know abit about both of them, so I think I'll definitely tune into that one next year,whenever it happened, Torathya, yeah, Um, there's, there's something crazy. Ireckon about going from running five ks to a Mao. It's like. I know it makessense, because youare extremely no derone five chase at Su such pace, butlike people can't go from a hundred to four hundred meters and they'r, likethat's a half like a half a track difference or whatever, so to go fromfive K to a marathon and still be the fastest in the world or whatever thlike that. Just crazy fil yeah, I guess it's just all aerobic capacity and it'sjust even further and Tho the get it just stays a like five ks Al, just likeyour aerobic capasio and just stays that way. No matter how long you go:Yeah Payter, whe, ere you going with first off thetop number one I'll go: a big big lucountant following you. If one calldCAS Hamilton, I means just really dominatedthis decade, well es one six camphianships in hiscareer wanting to teothernate the restin the decade going any Hos, a crazy Mao record for thesport, but the most conserttive race starts Nica, Rosburg's, secondand, hes,retired and he's forty seven starts behind him. So I think he's just u. He stared and he hasn'tstopped rasing. This man he's got the second most winds in F on his tr OB.This isn't just this decade, but since two thousand and seven I'm pretty sureit is. I got five winds behind tremaos first and look I back ontening to getthat I geieve Ye anzy resting Crius. I think he'll burn that and he's got thefourth ige wind percentage. The first three people having less thanseventy five starts each so Iwa see the percentagees r. Why also? The number ofraces he's had have thet percentages, abfetly ridiculous, but uh twenty fourteight ighteen nd Ninin. Hehad eleven winds in the racing season, so te get pretty crazy. I think t's out ofNineteen and twenty races, depending on the sesor which actually the tiredsecond, most winds: iner season behind vetl and trenackoat thirteen therre on years, but h again, it's over fifty percent whenwrite for a whole season, againt some of the Aga to knowt, big dogs likeFadebe and wever, going around Rosboa Aand Er some tracks where he just hejust doesn't lose he's one: Six hungry, Grun Phray, since twenty ten, soagainst six out of ten seven Wensa Cannidu, and he actually has three o eight mostwinds at the same drunk free a if I've worded T at crrectly. So I think he has es his favorite tracks.U S! CAA hungry an actally is second for the most yearswith at least a win one year behind SHRUMACO. So I think thatd Canid toseason SOE parkase thes go to wind a next season. I think he tied up andHeon record for the most pal positions in the history of the sport. Twenty twoahead, a shoemacer whos second, so he's pretty pretty dominant there on thePoevi in terms of padiums and other beatstutes got two less finishes behind Shemak on the podium a but Hamilton'sgot. Fifty less starts, like I said earlier so rinning. He he'll he'llbreak that in the news month. So hhe can reliev most the big, the big stapsand records for the sport year, the next year. Almost so but yeah, thedecadees he's dominated about sixyeas an a row or something I twenty four tenhe lik e came to second in twenty six, then, by a couple of points which isalso pretty stif so yeah. I think I think it's fair to say. Althoughshemacaleds have inquired a few records, I think in one or two years, he'll be ahundred percent consinded, the goat off F, one racing, which is definitely aworthy and like not ithing, like eighty percent of his racing career has beenin the last decade. So definitely a worthy person to be in this list. Ithink the biggest cross against lowis's name is probablyjust the nature of murder sports. It's...

...like it's, not a hundred percent down to youtobviously a lot down to the car. It would be good to see how he goes.Obviously this isn't going to affect our twenty tens rankings, but it ill begood to see how he goes in the next couple of years when the rules changeand it might become a bit more fair between the the teams. But at themoment I don't think anyone can really get close to Messede. So it's kind of aquestion of how good actually is he, but I think he's just done it over somany years. By this point, I think it's fair to sayI don't think anyone else could, even if they were in his car, could be doinga better job. Think maybe maxfirt stappened in the last like year has havbecome the best driver. But yeah was a credit when he started in. I settinthink at McLaren can get a record. You feel like first dayue year, rcamesecond or something in the Chamgionship N, Yeaeclarin, so fair credit to him,but ye y. It is a that the call ill be big, factof yeah, but then you can. Youcan kind of argue that with any Tana sport really can't you Um, likeobviously I'll decide again but obviously likeRinaldon Messe. Their great plays but they've been part of great teams likeMissy Besralad, with two or three of the best men fields of all time re now,the similar thing he played in probably the best Tam ever in roumadred in the twsend and thirteenfourteen fifteen period. So I guess you could, if you look at it that way. Well,then, IU g, nothing e also. So, on the other hand, with Mercedes or with thosesoccer teams, are those teams the best. Would those teams still be the best ofit Tho these playrs weren't in them, you know yeah, so it goes it kindo goesboth ways and w a what I have to ask about t e F One with Hamilton, watcsBen Thi. What's been the success of him against the other Mercedes driver overthe last ten years? Has He done em Ho'e always done better than the other YoureO oe pretty well. Ye Rely Curren oe if the eage driersbattery Bolle Bottas, and he ad, I think bias- is on in the toptome forthe most racins without it or we noapodium or but before their firstpoty Mor soting. I think he had him come in for a fair it and then thinkboasgrocer he's got a few moreons to his name. Now, O repit yeah, it'sDiffrean, I think- and I think he's lost to his teammates since twesand andthirteen like over overall in a season. Obviously, there's a couple of raceswhere he lose R, but yeah pretty much he's always th the number one, but youcan't argue a lot of the Times. theyill try like a Guinea pig tactic, kind ofwith the second driver, so they'll take a risk with them and they'll do thesafe thing with Lewis Bot yeah. It's definitely because he's the better DRIV.I think it's pre. We can confidently say that I think he would be batingpretty much any driver Um, apart from, as I said before, this tappened in thelast, like twelve months, if they were in the same Caras, I so yeah that thatis obviously the big x next to any Morde sport driver's name has to besaid: There's a murder GP so like the motobax there's a driver who has verysimilar records to Lewis Holnson called Markmarquez, but he missed out just'cause. It's a Myss wort liknotime, like I o Li considered it,but I'm like can't be having two Mardo spots. People Inso Lewis, is definitelyby far the biggest star, and although this isn't Wyhe's made the list oranything but there's quite a few people on this lest Tho this sapplies to butLewis is also like. He seems like a really good person off the track aswell like he does. A lot he's been doing a lot for the black lives amountof movement and he's always done a lot like minority groups and stuff likeTaan, especially like the black communities in the UK. So obviouslythat's not something we really need to take into account, but to be a megastarof his level. I feel like it's also important to use your platform and hedoes that Hes, a good pinup boy of for F one who lukexury maca was also good, pinup boy,but like Sabesh, Sebacian, vetal and stuff, they went the greatest likebloks Soin, the research in the start of Hountan's creer Tobblin, the Mediejust Wentt ind for being likeso like Cokin, arrogant and like selter and thetrack and stuff. But he said he ws way of driving was like harshpot, fair orsomething. But then yet he's turned it around. I think the mady loves him. Yeah he's like layor, O o so yeah andhe's like he never even takes credit for the winds. Dow Days He's just likeout a hundred cen like to think the team, like obviously it's easy to say,but he genuinely looks like he is very grateful to be driving the best car erice. So yeah, it's pretty understandable, wise in the list. I waslooking at a few other people's listen. He was pretty much regularly in the topfive Um, so yeah bit of a no brain are...

...there. For me, it was just a matter ofwhether to include madersports people as well, because I didn't we didn'tinclude jockeys and technically umoh. I lie did look at Jockys and itwas just like no one who stood there. Maybe I'm big Frankie Ditori, but no, I I B O e Binonin e news would be thedrama and stuff Goan Wen include him h. So I'm going to mine I'll start withSAV in my foor there's, probably two lessen on people went too like absolutestars, so I'll probably leave the stars to the end. I'll probably have topresent them as one so I'll start with cady LADECKI. She is only twenty three,as is one of my ote athletes, which is just crazy to think that she's in thedecade like the best athletes in the decade, she would have started thedecade ot eleven, not twelve, fol, FO, N Yeah.So that's crazy. If Youe AFERIN, twenty ten like are Youe going to make thislist syou'd probably be like what o Bother 's going to be in college orsomething but M for most of it, so yeah she's an absolute base. Brownin.You probably know more about her than me, but I've done my research. He Um.She won five gold medals of Tel and picks this decade and a silver medalinsaying that she realistically only went to the Twenty Sixteen Olympics intwenty twelve. She was like still in high school. I think, and she onlyentered, I think one ofit and she won. She has fifteen more championship, goldmedals, which is the most ever by female swimmer, and she has that recordby five m and once again she's only twenty three, so she's, probably onlygoing to extend her late on that B'cause. I think the person in second's,like forty, two Um, you know Franni, do you know the ion woman, the Hungarian,the Hungarian like Kitinka Holto Fos, I o Emman Dezl, the medlings and stuff.Yet I remember her from twenty sixt Elympics for yea. She is like forty. She has the most combined gold medalsin individual events. If so, excorting the real lays m for the Olympics andwall championships combined and she's only been to basically one Olympics,and so she has one or two more left inner. So that's crazy that she alreadyleads that she holds the word record in four hundred. Eight hundred and fifteenhundred metre frestyle and Shehas not only broken them once she's broken them.Fourteen tigey times tei on average he's broken her own record and eachevent like four times or something hast he offered. Did she break a worldrecord of a different event midway through another event? I think she didthat once. Oh, really like a Ba Ato Har IET hundred made a Fre snol, God reord,while sweaing the fift, eight hundred F, thirt yeah, and I'm pretty putcy likethese aren't like official evens, but I think she also has the fastest timeabot for like five hundred a thousand and stuff like that, yeah they're notcounted Um. She has the third biggest Olympic metal hall of this decadebehind felts tims too. She won five in that one. So four gold,one silver and she won the female worldswoorthy five times and she'sbasically only been around for six years, so Um couldn't really do much else. Therecu she ho. It's pretty much self explanatory washes in this one of thebest. I think the Olympics is very obvious. Um, like it's clear cut. Ifyou win gold, your jet, if you MN, if you're winning five goldsyou're automatically in contention to make this list, which is probably afair case for a few of these people, so yeah Ledeki. I guess her. What's against her may be the fact thatShehas only been swimming for like sixty percent of the decade, I don'tknow if that's a for, if anything, that's a credin to maybe similar to the athletics thing inswimming. No one can stop you like, if you're one percent better than everyoneelse, you're going to win every race, pretty much every time where, if youlick, if Tom Brad is one percent better than every other quarterback well, hesmight not win every game because the defence might shoud be good orsomething Um. So that's probably one thing hat that's going to be the casein all individual sports, pretty much so yet I don't think. Do you guys haveanything against Cadiladeki and Washi Rege Trehor, yeahanthing, tosay, th,alls Wakan, pick m o w can't think of any shes got plenty of world records,maybe Um. Maybe she needs to find a more diverserange of events. She's BIS boring. We get it. You can swim a lot of lotsof Fraeston through something else, but yeah, there's not really much. Tey cansay Beutir...

...like winning the third most medals atthe Olympics. This decade likeout one of the Olympics- that'spretty good frt nd to be behind Michael philps. That's no jerk, obviously, one of the greatest athletesof all time being felty. And yet so I think that's pretty much all we need toSav for Catteki there's quite a few people who just pop up and have theseone off Freak Olympics, especially in swimming missy. Franklin she's, a myth,but I think she actually came she. I think she won Fu gold medals in thetwend and twelve Olympics and Um. She like just never did anything ever againand did nothing before that so Ledecki's kind of sholl and she's morethan just like a flash in the PAN and is looking like she's going to dominateTokyo and then what is o twusand and twenty four? Is it paters Yeah Towyeahts is Twentan twenty eight La yeah, okay,ther Aga, um lfore, that's cady Ladeky's case pretty hard to argue andsimilar to Brownish Hes, probably one of the more lesser known people on thislist. If you didn't watch Ilin Pix in twenty,sixteen, you probably wouldn't have an idea who she is 'cause. Not Any peoplereally watch the wall championships and yeah, but H, that's Katy Ladaki, foryou, only twenty three years of age and pretty comfortably in this list, soreat freak M Bronnie. Who are you rolling the nect? So next is the other.The other runner of the two MOFARA UM he's probably the higher profile, thehighest rofhile long distance runner in a very long time, because I hurbored ityeah pretty much Wa, Tak, im pait or Britain yeah. I only actually likedthemalles born in Samaa yeah, but he's full on British, though yeah he cs, ACAUm, a lawyer Okakcamp, so he's a shaderally pretty much from two thousand and eleven to housand and Seventeen CheSeventeenes, when he like decided to change into the mathonfrom from five thousand and ten thousand, but from twoousand d eleventhousand and seventeen pretty much dominated five thousand and tenthousand like almost unbatable. He won the five thousand and ten thousandgolds at to London and INREO and then the four world championships over thattime. He won six golds and two silvers in those two events from and then you won one of thesesilvers in two housand and eleven and one of them an thousand and seventeen.So pretty much from two thousand and twelve thousand and sixteen in thosefour major championships he didn't lose inthe five thousand or and the ten thousand, which is pretty crazy. To behonest, Um I feel like there's. I mean all of that.Pretty much spakes for herself he's he's notice, like a racer he's. Heknows like 'causeinterestingly when I looked at his personal bess in the fivethousand and ten thousand, which he dominated in the five thousand he's Thethirty fifth fastest of all time. Yeah I was go. I looked at that. He doesn'tknow any world recorgezthirty fifth fasces of Al Time In five thousand andsixteenth fastes. All the time t ten thousand, which is like Hooten, seemvery impressive when you think about that, but ther. Obviously, all thosetimes are super close to each other and he's known he's a RAC. He doesn't pushthe pace, he's not there to break world records, but Heis a fast finisher andhe knows exactly how to win rases and he does it almost every single time,just pretty incredible, so Um, who knows if they, if there was someonearound who pushed the pace in those races and wanted to get thlike P, was capable of pushing the past yet those world records, maybe hispersonal best, would be better Um. But I don't think in it's not like themarathon or this is where I C comes to be different to the mouth on, because Idon't think your time is that important you winning winning, is more importantthan your times in as matally in the longer distances, when it's moretactical, whereas, like obviously in a Spran you're just running as fast asyou can for the Inthaiton M, yeah, obviously Theye goin very fast, thelike sometimes you'l, Watcho, five thousand or ten thousand, and like thefirst couple, F laps, like Youl, hear the commentatorssay like this is veryslow pace and stuff 'cause. It's Kindo like I don't know what the cyclingevent is called, but you know when they like, I think anames used to do. I Ithink yeah, no, no Ng ut, where they just like cruel around and then one uslike dive bombs. That's kind of obviously someone HOS extreme is thatthey cind fragily build up in the running Butaa like that, where thefirst calo can be very slow, yeah exactly, and it depends on the runnerthere's some runners who unknown for like pushing the pace and there betterover the distance, but then not as fast finishes, so they may do that, but motours. terly is very fast, like his serious aid is probably the fastest forpeople running for, like runners of that distance, so he didn't ee feellike he needed to push the pace and he just played the tactics perfectly everytime wo. I don't know, I don't know if I'm like Narlick, obnoxious or whatever,but I've never really heard of him till...

...twenty twelve, and then he won one ofthe golds there. An he kindof just became like a worldwide sensation, yeahimmediately, just because obviously hes hunathletics medal and yeah hivelynpigsan just an athletics medal in for anyone like especially long distancefor Great Britain, that's pretty impressive lack if a aflate wins a goldmedal, an Australia that automatically like, even if it's Stevehoka likethey're automatically pretty famous so yeah and then y you gonna, have thebig big am celebration. Whi always helps celebrities cools when they'vegot to e trademock going so yeah he's just like a well knoun thing, somethingEl. I don't know if this is a legit thing, but 'cause he's the only likeBritish runner, I feel like he might be disadvantaged, because sometimesthere'll be three or four canyons yeah and they can kind of haste. Make FreeHowo yeah, they rack Yno, the worst one will just yeah the onwl jus one Wuljust sacrifice himself go out hard in the first like four or five laps and set the pace for the betters. Idon't know if that's allegit thing and in t a ten thousand in Rio, he actuallystacked it in the middle of the rice and got back up and then one obviously o bit different to Stackin. Iin a sprid Ho a s they were just like: they weren't e was't. It was near thestump but still yeah, but he was FROMARA A so yeah. He sh he should dothe stable chase. Ifif he's that much of anaturall beprobably there's not want aget, nothing really against him. Well, actually,looking at his record and if you compare it side by side with someoneelse who we're going to talk about in the second, the big big Yusaing, Ithink there's an argument to be had that Mofar is the best athlete off thedecade. Because M. can we just talk about a next panutbecause, like this might be a bit of a segway? But you sane, bolts, worldrecords were out of this decade and he never bettef them. So I think there's aargument against that. But, as you were saying, branny Mofara doesn't have aworld re record which definitely hurts haste, but I think MOFA won more goldsof the world than you. Saint Bald did this decade but yeah. Obviously the hundred Meirsprints a lot more iconic than the five thousand two but yeah ti fo te OlHontmyeah, there's nothing against the athletes. Really the metal tallies andstuff tartarge like once again the no one can stop them thing, but that'slike just a stupid, arcument REALLYI'M RIGHT PAY! NOYO'RE! Are you going torol with you saying here, yeah? Well, I ha I secand Ol my mynotes anyway nonterms of the ER ranking Co, yeah, Tik, O it but yeah. You know I I be GolSecret, twenty ten, the decade at least Elivin gold. Well, I'm so pumped forthe Olympics. Now I e Gee Hat an onetheympans. Will come of AI ybetter.Go to Lettin, go well chance! Eight, since twenty ten arhe Cop to bronze intwenty seven, an as well gold, it clos go at twenty fourtine Comonwealth Games. He holds the world records for thehundred hundred and fifty and twenty metere by o Na. I would no, as if theon fifty strike, Mymad sochjust INTA, hur but lap. It's a lap of the Fisher is Ol nnn record for the three hundredin terms of Jamaican runners Bu. I think theyw'll all set before twothousand and ten just te Yeah relum he's got six golds in a hundred meters,ten golds in twunr metes and seven golds in the four by one hundred. He did retire. Twenty seven Awich Conda,although he's an Olympian, so it doesn't affect his Olympic metals toomuch. I think, there's still a few well chance andstuff you missed out on the GI, metl Taly, so I still running seventypercent of the decade and having been in the Congess Bit Efeerican, I did find out that he has an order ofJamaica as a fun fact, which is Yo evenbeunited in the bridge onher system.So that's pretty impressive. Foryeh ioserved deserved yehoutfow of wellchamps and Olympic Gold Medalson. I mean I guess records as well, butthere's not much to really talk about wher athletes. I think I've sad a lot more importantthan they like race, winds, Promotispol and stuff, but ye e don'treally have too manynoticeable events pot from the worl chance and Olympics yeah, and I feel bad for a self of Pawel. If itwasn't for use an bolt, a sophapowl would have legit Bana worldwide, likecelebrity he's still very well known, like obviously we don'l know who we iseand stuff but 'cause. I was looking at it. The the world record progression.He broke it like four times from like two thousand and five to two thousandand eight or something and then Neu Sane Bol just came around and you know,put him, kicked him to the cab and just...

...thin um like Boltcopdd, a lot of goodcompetition in his career, like he cout Gatlin, who was doping and I'm stillpretty sure he beat him like most times Um and then Toson. What is his name?Tosson Jason, Gay, O yeah. He was also very good. I Din't know if he' darvedor not Yad fifty fifty w days, athletes Um yeah. He was also very, very good atone point and then later on in his CRA, he like Copum, Daham, Blake and well atthe very end M Ondred de Grass, whatever that guy's name is so it'salike, he just ran in a easy ero of a hundred maters and two UNERMAITES, butyeah, probably the most dominant athlete. Well, I don't really know toomuch about ethlics. I don't know like the indaounce of like the Jessie oensand the CA lewises and stuff, but he's definitely OUP there. Well, in my time,anyway, a hundred percent the most dominant athlete I've everseen. It'sKinda like he'se to win those races so easily aswell, like the last ten made his house, the time Heh'd slo down, and it washeri that Coim smalli whatever in the C Yeah D Hehad, always like looked at theside, so she's such a legend like he's Sa such a bubbly personality he's gothis celebration. He loves like cricket, he loves soccerlike he a Llauge, so yeah yeah. It's a shame. The aleague didn't signhim up. I think I think that was a mistrict there. I know they don't wantto become a gimmick league but like that would have been so good for theLeague. Like I would a hundred percent gone to watch him yeah. I wedn't careif he was if he was horrid, TM Yeah B, just just the legend of ire you,six of I think I Chek Hes, like ninety four killos or something like Hes, justyeah yt be pui jusbuilt for running really well. To be honest, a lot ofthegood runers nowadays actually like stick like y hom, blakes t yeah, somaybe yeah, but just the legend of the game. Tha The fourhn four by onehundred meter relas in in two thousand and eight two thousand and twelve andeven two thousand and sixteen they were probably my most look forward to events.I just loved Saing, the Jamaican Lods Ust tame up like bit of an AvengeeSalthn CAS that would all be compating against each other in the finel andthen they just tame up in the relay and just do bits but EAH. I it wasn't like didn't Ho, try and wingold onof t his finer world championships and he failed yeah.Twenty seventeen. He Ca, he go bronze, O pre. Probably Eim was the anchor legfor Jamaica's Ralay and DITI's Hamey during the ride, and they did didn'tfish. So it's probably one thing as againt eame, but obviously he was Ithat point he was like thirty. I think that after reo he probably like shouldhave retired like I don't think he went into that that world championshipShewas just like a final herrafo him- and I don't think he like was at hisfull capacity at that time anyway. Yeah and he lost, I jssertet up. He osted toJup just in Gallin, which I think would have hur. Given the fact like, I don'tknow exactly their relationship that I assumed the Jamaicans, probably weren'ttoo fond of Justin Gatlin, given the fact that he doped and stuff um butyeah- that's probably the only one down but he'd, already achaped enough atthat point: OA O o just Gon infor the Awas, an unfor writing on the cake,Caus, the retired twenty seven. And if you include like two thousand and eightand nine like he's recor like argument for these tick it'd be alittle lot stronger, feein tit Nan on an staff lock, he wasstill in automatic selection. Really Yeah and e o wait yeah, we aske. I Itried to ask: I won't like got absolute dohnuts, but I tried to ask a fewpeople who they think was the best athlete, and I think I got sixresponses and three were Bot, so Um ye H, yunanymous person to be in this list.There was quite a few of these people. I didn't even do research like when Igot my list of fifty. I just Picke them out and MI, erther and and Bot was oneof them, so yeah I'm actually that pum for the Olympics. Now? U, I think,there's only one more ono, there's two more Olympic athletes and then we'reprobably going to move into the more mainstream sports. So if, if you'rewaiting for your favorite athletes to come, the e they're probably going tocome in ha second Um, so I've got my final Olympian is SOMON biles she's. Twenty two years old a yearolder than meand Brownie's, oldes siblings. So that's just freakish onceagain, like Katy Ladecky, she has a combined thirty medalsbetween the Olympics and the gymnastics word championships, which is fourteenhigher than the next best American gymnast. So like she's, almost double othere. Man Only only two other people...

...have better metal tallies in thatregard, and it's m thirty one and thirty two and she's going to theOlympics next year. So most likely gonna Um beat those reords, so yeah, I'm very excited to see howshe goes in Coko she's at the very end of her gymmastics career Um. So shemight not be at he best, but Um, I'm sure she'll still basted. She has themost well championship, metals and the most well chammionship gold medals byan absolute mile in the gold medal sector. She has nineteen, I think- andthe second has none so onch again, absolutely just killing the game there.She has the most world or all around titles and ingymnastics. If I'm notmistaken, the all around is basically you just do one of everything. So it's kind of like a Pan Italianthing, but it's a Lott more respected. So that's basically j. She has the mostworld titles in that event, so she's, basically just confirmed herself as thego gymnast in because she's B like Ye, you know what I mean: Um and Yeah Sh had the fourth biggestOlympic metal hall behind Shelpsteimsto and Ladeki, as we mentioned before, andshe she is limited there, because there's only six events in women'sgymnastics, so you know can't really just go out and pump out ten so, likeI'm sure, phelp es one more than six medals at one before she can't reallydo, and she only went to one Olympics, butin alympicture on four gold, wone bronze and similar to Louis Hamilton, she's,not only a legend on the field, but off the field. She's. Also a legend ndshe's been a lot. There was a whole sexual abuse scandal with the USAyfnast. Sixteen like this guy got sentenced to like eights in jai or something Um. It wasall pretty dark and stuff, but USOMO bales was like one of the big. The BIG IDONO has sai. Like big fightedlike she fought against it heavily and she was like very critical of the USAgymnastics set up which could have been detrimental to her career, but she, youknow, did well there, obviously a legend of the game on on it, but goodto see she's, hero offert as well, and she is honestly, I don't know if youguys have watched interviews of or anything, but she is just the nicest Frlike she genuinely seems like she wouldn't Hert to fly, which I know youcould be putting it on for the Camer or whatever, but she seems like the bestblok ever Um go yeah. So I'm I'm. I know it's not going to be inthis decade, but I'm sure after the next Olympics, all these records aregoing to be even more extreme and she's, probably going to add a few more to aregume but wh. If I'm going to have to try andPor Coles in it I'll say that she might have flew to that one Olympics and then,if she hadn't done that, we wouldn't even know who she is, because I had noidea who she was before the Olympics and by that point, she'd already wonquite a few well Chambionshin medals and stuff and Um, just like the popularity of gymnastics,probably hurt her case as well. I think if people named the this list just off the top of theirhead, they woud probably forget about simobiles a lot of the time, especially people who don't really careabout the Olympics and just follow like the big sports in the world, so hit's,probably stuff that goes against her, but once again can't really criticizeher for gymnastics not being the most popular sport m, not really much else.Shou can do other than just continue to smashall these records and B um thegreatest gunistical time so th, that's pretty much a whe were saying for allthese Olympians, it's pretty hard to argue against it. ECAUSE, the metal asjust like, confirm how good they are and yeah so Um. This is basically justa huge advert for the Olympics. If you want to go see these athletesjunion next, so balls having a lost heat out, she's retiring after theOlympics, so Um yeah. If you want to see Thet Imgymnist, to go to go n into Thayeah, Um Wehave, we're still still on the halfway, theralong episode but Brownie, I know you've got two tennis plays to Hawhore you going with. First talk about no back first, so no vack is the tennis only like fthe male tennis flies on this list out of him, Raferen Roger, and once youhear stats, it's pretty clear. Why, especially in this decade, he wonfiften Grand Slams Um. We spent two hundred and seventy fivewakes at werld number, one which is more than double anyone else, more thandouble Rafer, and then only Andy and Um Roger. Had this quick stients as well,Um, yeah and he's won more titles than noTa. Then? U Rafrn Roge in the last deck head by far as well Um...

...the thing that makes it all the moreimpressive is the fact that Rusar and Roger are already there. I think that's like the ame thing thatmakes all these achievements particularly impressive 'cause. They were, they were a big too. They hadtheir massive rivalry. I mean Rogerad, already been allegend for ages. Rafferwas up like had been dominate in the last few years beforehand and then twothousand and eleven comes around and Nova comes out, Winsy, Astralian, openand then just goes on absolute tear and winds. I think he won like fortysomething matches in a row in the first half of two thousand and eleven justout of nowhere mating, Raffrend Roger over and over and over again, it wasjust absolutely ridiculous and everyome was just like what is going on ReferenRoder, coming against each other in semifinals like this is ridiculous andUm. He eventually calmed down a bit but um his record is he has a winning recordagainst both mrafferan Roger I'm, pretty sure and Um. It's pretty incredible, consideringthat those two athe consider the best to teriplies of all time and he'spretty much dominated in this decade, and I don't think it's going to be longbefore Hay stats in terms of grand slime titles andstuff um overtake the other two yeah yeah yeah, no acts lick, here's another one who Iwas prettypretty much garant. He was pretty much guaranteed to make it just he's playedin, like probably e Argualy, the best Um men's tenness. Eraever luck! You could actually argue. Thesethree are the three the best the Jarry best egg ostever, and for him to be aunanimous number one across this last decade. In that tennis ranking thing wedid, we didn't even have to really think about that. One Um just is atestament, a late heat thing and I don't k ow if an the numbers here withmebe. If you do like twenty eleven to like twenty sixteen like an Noha, he Hav won ridiculous andslike. The Sta Thousand Eleven Til was twenty Sixen and Twenty fifteen when hewon the French Open and then how long he been after that. I think it wastwenty fi days, Ei'm, no sure but yeah Jus, Rasy and then Al Lot, O Euse aswell, but y a Rafa kindo cashed in yeah, I've actual injury a little bit yeah. So probably the staff's probably helpRahrat. Surprisingly so yeah, no back, don't think it's really a big onediscuss. I guess when, when there's a lot of really goodplayers in one generation, I guess you can say well how can 'cause peoplewould say? Roger and Raffart were better than no back this decade. I'msure some people would try argue that. So I guess you can say why, how C no VAC being here when it's acontested debate, if he is even the number one in his own sport, but Ithink when you can textualize it with how good Roger and Raffa are yeah, thatmakes it even more h and people's perceptions like are biased from likethe fact that Roger and Raffa have had like their greatness likeextended into the previous decade, whereas like Novacan on Grand Sim inchthousand at ight other than that he was nowhere near Rojon, RAFPA's level. Backthen 'cause he was young and then this decade has really been his decade. Um Imean rafet clubs ish, but still like all of the stats are in novax favor,yeah yeah and he's like most likely going to go down. Well, I don't knowit's ist how Fong 'cause people still might consider Rogor the Gart justbecause he's kind of the complete package am e's, just everything youthink of the I mean when you think leat sportsmen, but it'll just bethe grant.I feel, like the main er, the grandslam tally and Roger still up just therehe's holding on for dear life, but who nos was car, I'm pretty confident, nobackwool and his career and be statistically the best player Avagato and his prime has been in this decade.So definitely fair inclusion, Um Paynot, O you've got two big boys left, I'mrouning at the Olympians with t felxy AEA Um, so I mean twenty three Igomiddles and ce just ithought, just the decws sa, but that's just crazy gt. No, I think nine Gall, since twentyten I rol twenty seven golds at well champs.I think only four Gold Mel since twenty ten O of those- He really, I think thetwo thousand and two thousand and ten really just dominated but yeah and then he's go, go sixteen gols atthe Pan, Pacific campions and eight of them a Bencin twenty tenth. So it'sstill pretty dominant Um and in terms of world record e actually has like, interms of the...

TTHINTHEYCALL, the ginnest most record,O something so like most metl Mos rat and stuff. He olds twenty three of h m.So it's pretty pretty in Presi, well, twenty twelve and Twenty Six ainswimmer, theyear, Um and then tems of the American swimm as an American likefigting systems and stuff. He was he's received: twoeny twve, thand, N D, Otousand and Fifteen d twen sixteen titles for them as well Sohe and Umterms of another. It's called these Associated Press tkind of like sports, illustrated just, I think, notice well known on ActerYoer, twenty twelve, so she had pressed Ashle athlete of the year. So that wasall American sports and Afhord O that pretty cream presser bitye terms of hes h, he's metal, Italian stuffies, it'sjust something else: Bhut Iwas! Looking at it y a when I ween N, it has all thestats on the side like under the Pido and stuff Yshbutin to say, like Shol,for the metals 'cause it goeom actually adit from Bo yeah. He he's biggest as you were mentioninbefore. I think his biggest like cross against his name is the fact that heprobably was in his peak before this Deckar, but he was basically out atwenty year peak, so Fyha like two thousand and five to twothousand and fifteen, or something oreven like maybe asted a little bitthousand a four to two thousand and fourteen, maybe eclude Rar 'cause.Maybe I wasn't as good then from like athed's Olympics up to like twentyfourta that ten years like it would have. He Be Leeon, absolutely INS. Itwas like absolutey insanity, yeah he's probably one of the people inthis list. I don't know if it's similar to like the Roger Bias, but it'sprobably biased because, like he was elate before the decade, but there'squite a few of these people hee like yeah, they're, really awesome. Theydeserve to be in this top twelve, but they're, probably not number one.YEAHWERE FEL is probably one of the people who is incontent his contentionfor that just 'cause like compared to the decky biles, all the otherOlympians we talk about. I know it's different for the different sports'cause, like obviously you saynt Bolk cat compete in six events, but he hehas the two biggest metal halls in this decade, so like it's just basically Jus spakes foritself really Um but yeah, as branny said, twenty six teen and he probablypassed, but he still came away with like six metals e ing, Yu replied afterthe twenty twelve Oympics and they came back in twenty four yeah. I reemer YeahYeah. Although H Jus e legend, did he win any?How many of the individual medals did he win then 'cause, like obviously I'sfrom the? U S. This is one f thing that I can think Bot with like it's the samewith you same boat like a word from Jamaica or the: U Srespectively, h they wouldn't have won hart well, like especially whet MichaelPELS. Probably wouldn't have won half the medals if he wasn't American 'causeAmerica are just very dominant in the swimming but Owat in Rar. He won twohundred out of four and to hundred bedly gold, okay, but he also gotthrough Ol in the relay yeah yeah, probably the best on regardless of that.Anyway, though, by far but yeah, just there's not really us totalk about dalasis like as I keps o the Armi Gol at Olympics realize the rest Individualo, even half O re lie. Ithelt like I was a just presumed that, like most of them, were realized, but I don' have any realize all that yeah yeah so he's just a freak really Galy.I don't know once again like gymnastics, I'm not the biggest swimming fan, butpretty confident he h's the swimming guard, pretty confident inside the full Pato Jeks, that's justlavstralind Bitat, but yeah. He definitely was another one that I justdidn't have to research when I was making the shortlest. He was straightin there straight in there like some wher, so that's pretty much f Er Michael Phelps,I'm Gongna pump out my two. Now in one go 'cause, I don't really it'sbasically the exact same awards and stuff, so I don't really wanted to sayit once and then twice so. I've got Christiana Anonlenor, mssy Um, I'm justgoing to come out and say thei biggest downfor bit like Novacis, probablythemself 'cause there's not really been a cleargiat like the PE. It's a big debate till this day. Ifyou go ontwitter and look at any soccer post in the common section, there'sreowthough Massy fans, lipping off each other M, so yeah but UM. I in myopinion there. Undoubtedly the number one and number two best sock plays ofall time. Obviously I wasn't around for like Maradonna and stuff, but just some of the grandbreaking fatesthey've had, I don't think the's a...

...debate in it and it's pretty tight between the two Ipersonally fava, messy. So there's a hundred percent of bias in my researchand stuff, but the stouts for both of the Middesin say so Christiana now theyplayed for rouatred, Uventus and Portugal. In this decade he wonnineteen team trophies. He won three league titles, two cup competitions,four champions like three Fefer Club, O Cups, one European Championship and oneYua Pho Natian's league. Meanwhile messy not too bad, either flame forBarser and Argentina. He won twenty four team, trophies seven league titles, Five Cupcompetitions, two chambions leagues and two fee for Clubwall Cups. So just onthat alone, pretty much in the list already, even if they were just gettingcarried but m. The fact that they were doing the carrying is the silly thing m.This is probably one of Masse's biggest downfals is that he doesn't have amajor trophy for Argentina, whereas Christianarineldo Portugal is te, seventeenth, lorges European country, which was a bit of a shock to me. Ithought it would maybe be like tenth but Uyah Um. Prior to this decade, theyhad only made the warll cup four times and the World Cup has been going sincenine teen thirty. So that's not much at all! ThinkAustralias. I think Australia had made it twice um before this decade, maybethree times and then this decade Portugal won theEuropean Championships. So like the European, like version, an Woll Cup,bast Um came third in the other European Championships. They won the? UA for nation's League, which is basically a European competition, soit's basically the euros, but it's like a league format. So it goes over a year,an they qualified for all three World Cups and they made it out of the groupstage of two of those wall cups which I think they'd only done e once before orsomething so. He made a serious difference that that has to be said:they've got a pretty good team is Olg us him, but he's definitely been a hugereason why they've become good messy Argentina. Th theree been a seriouslygood football country for a long time. Unlike Portugal, Um they've won theworld cut twice in their time and tef. One, the South American championshipcalled the Copper America Fourteen Times, so um he's not really quite m.had the impact on his country. Ronaldo has, but that's not really his fault Um.It's just that good before him as well, but this decade they were the runner uptwice m third place once and made the quortifinals once in the copper America.So He's done pretty much everything else you can do, except for winter um they were runners up in the twenty fourteam Wal Cup and they made it to the Roun of Sixteen, the twenty eightenword Copso. That's the main discrepancy between the two records is that Renaldahas insane international success and messy doesn't have so much and youcould argue the Argentine has had better players than Portugal. So that'ssomething renow Tha's got over messy Um in terms of the balandeall, which isthe best player award. Rinaldo has won for messy. This is thisdecade alone. Brenal the on four messy one. Five messy was the runner up in fall, sohe's made the top to nine times. Rinaldo was runner up in four, so hewas in the top to eight. So this is this is like, although itsounds insane to have two people from one sport in the top. Twelve dishesshows howls stupid. These guys are because, although there's some insanepeople in other sports, like, for example, Tom Brady, he's probablythe best N, F l player ever M he's probably the guard Um. I think he onlyhas like three or four envy pes, where these guys have whipped out five or saeon tecades yea, three MBP. So I'm not saying it's like a ceasy comparisonthere, but and in Christianariado every year ofthis decade he was in the top three you way for men's player of the year, Um Messy. He won the players, thetournament in the twenty fourteen faith, Worl Cup um in Christiana Riato. He isthe top score in the champion League six times this decade and he became thehighest score ever by that C in that competition messy's second Um. So inevery year the CHAMMION's like this year, one of them was the top squirrelUm a d. The weird thing is er: Now that has about a hundred and thirty gulls inthat messy has about a hundred and fifteen next is like sixty. So then itwods away my God. Arms Rinaldo is the second top score H. Everin the Spanish league history messes, the top Brinaldo has a better goalratio, so that has to be noted, Um, yeah and like this just goes on and oner now there has been the top score in the world five times: topscore andEurope, three timessy topscore in the...

...world two times topscore and Europe sixtimes, which is the most ever and that was in one decade. They both made the FEFO team o the yeevery single year, Renaldey made the UA for team of the year, so the Europeanto him, the every year of messy missed at once and then in terms of the they have afew different records, which I thought I'd mention just to give them a fewdifferent points of similarities. RENOWTOIN thoend AD seventeen, mostinternational goals, scored in a Calende Year with thirty two in twentyeighteen. He was the oldest play in o score, O hat trick and a Wol Cup intwenty eleven to seventeen. He is the only play to school, Fifty Gills andseven straight years, and he is the most followed person on eeds togranmanface fon fact, which is obviously great achievementmessy in twenty twelve most goals. Ever in one year with ninety one he brokelike eight records, a yeah, I'm not going to read them all out. He scoredin twenty one straight matches that year he scored against every team inconsecutive matches so like they wer, probably aljust drink in their SARS,like talkng about Mescy Hehas, the Mercisis evine soccer, justthe sport ever. He has also one the most man in thematches in one Wall Cup with four. So that's it. They th Ho this sorry whosefirst Iwat the most assists messy, oh es, a the most ever actually don't knowhea. Second, probably a long ve, a long way back to so yeah, that's pretty muchwall. You need to know for them. I think the regume kind of spaks foritself they've just done everything you can possibly do in soccer. I prefer messy just 'cause he's a bitmore aveten player i's just a bit. I just prefer watchinghim play, but basically then the two goats of Soccar, which is probably ell,which is like the most popular sport in the world, so think it's pretty fair for both of themto make it any any hole. Sueat yeah any holes inthere, Thei Ra has voice Oseo yeah like like, I said before. I guess the onlything you can put against them is that we don't even know who the best of thedecade is, but I think when they were that good, I don't think about us toomuch. I think that oavested this decade and the best in socker history, so Idon't think it took atus too muchwead, pretty pretty privileged us. A soccerfan to have grown ut watching the two EST plays Eb Um, it's contecting in forgranted, but yeah. So that's actually made on I'm dunb Aright said Brannie SKfhos. Your final personal person is Serena Williams, sor no surprisis that she's here to be toanyone, but so she's before you stort before you start, I have to say, ifsomne put a gun to my head, and I have to pick someone o tea, I was going tosay that and then the stats I was like: Oh Oh Mary, no by Thet Wy.I I'm sure I to Ne rrina in the in the decade, one twelve grand slams, sothree Australian opens two French Opens Fou. It is three RS orpents and shewont two Olympic wolds singles in doubles. Singles Ann doubels in MLondon spent two hundred and thirty night wakes at world number one Um and was particularly dominant. So interms of the female tennis plays like there's just no debat at all. There'sjust well Ye really, no way that you could have anyone else at number, one.For the last decade Adalt like when we did our ranking, I didn't even reseacht yeah no juster number on so she's, just the best famale tensiofthe last decade. She was the best famale toisier of the decade beforewithout question as well Um. She was particularly dominant from liketwenty eleven to twenty sixteen I'd, say: Um 'cause she had an injury, thestart and then since tny, six she's, twenty six Ta Sheus a bit more up anddown, and obviously she had a child. She was out for an entire year hasn'tquite been the same since coming back. Asin, of course, been still incredible,made four grand slime finals that have lost lost all of them Um and of hasn'tplayed. I mean these two hundred and thirty eight weeks at world number onestat like take it with a bit of a grain of salt, because for the last fiveyears being world number, one hasn't really been a priority, so she hasn'tplayed anywhere near as as many tournaments as most of the other playrsin the world. So she she doesn't really care she's, not world number oneit's,not really what she's there for anymore. She just wants to whin the grand slams.So no question women's tennis, UM NUMBER ONE! That's this decade, numberone last decade, probably number one ever um I'd, say: She's the goat. I don't think I mean her longevity as well as justbeen crazy and then, of course, she's...

...had injuries and a child as well. Over that time, she'shad like peeriod she's, been out for a year and backind and stuff, but I was surprised that her stats aren'tas good as Nov ax for this last decade, as in no that has three more grandslands. No vack has like thirty more weeks at world number one and thatactually surprised me to be on. I think it's the nature of men's ten, so yeah,I think, they're long, consistent Gess. This is true and Um. The one thingabout the grandsime jus the whole five sets m leans itself towards less upsets,Um yeah as well, but I think that Serena Um, I wouldn't say I wouldn't put her as number one for the decade ormaybe overall yeah, I don't know iinot if I'm gonna, I Gono Ha pitsomeone for this century. So far, I'm putting Serena because her who her twothousands decade, two thousand o thousand ten, was as good, maybe not asa dominant, but she won as much in the last decade as she did in thedecade before that. So, like I mean to be the best in yoursport for two whole decades and that's not even like she started in two hosendsix and dominated for four years, like she won her first Gran in nineteen.Ninety nine, like her lain, the sport is absolutely crazy and she's Beein Tha, like the number one flayer, even thoughshe's been out and hasn't been the most consistent. The whole twenty years,she's been like the number one person to bat she's, still the top person tobait like if you beat Serena, that's the biggest scalp and that's Beeng thatway for almost twenty years, so I mean yeah, O oging, really, I think she's,probably the Mot donant, the most O ye for Shork, there's just the leastamount of questions to be asked about whether she's the goat of Er sport withher. I think I think it's the most clear cutyeahher her and Phelps aProgary, the two outstanding candidates in terms of that there, like theGuarante ef, where, where tee others like Um Lewis, has shmca messy Hezbor.Now the re Od Hismessy Labron James, has sorry for the spoiler, but labroneJames Has Mian Jordan like STF yeah yeah arena has no one Serena and felps. The only issue with both of themis this decade specifically hasn't yeah. It was two thousand and five to oTwen y fifteen yeah. They might use been two thousand, butif even with Serena and with Michael Helps Yo ar two thousand. I Two housandand twenty, and you do this Exac if yo twenty first century, and it is exactHodcastian that would be the two outstanding candidates even more thanthey are already yeah yeah. Don't think many of these peopletheir case would strengthen if you expand, but those two definitely wouldyess Oti mentioned well. Do we have anyflaws about ser? I guess you mentioned that that she is kind of full in theway the lost. Yes, that's probably her arly thing, there's not really anything else,really she's Speing that much better than Everon else. Well, he no exlatetruck. So she just she just deminated and Ihave to say I'm not a Serena Fan.I don't really like her Um. Well, I don't know wherever s bout, I don'treally like. She doesn't sem like the best blark Bu Hem yeah. I Cannappreciate how goold she is Orriht, love person. I've been tod it beforeLabron James Panut. This is probably an Ivercial onfort ecause honor to my Amiheat fanbt he's, probably my most he's put my favorite paerkon always been albroad fan, Wellashl or sportsmen uh Jeez. It's tough POMA WWHERI. I oingthe heat in like two thousand and seven 'cause Sayaff and then Lebon joined theboys, and I was I was up and about and then I cidn'd of followed him. Lik wasmore interested n lebronne at the cabs when he went back din't like the heatof that time stuff, I don't think anyone. Maybe Babanaldo has like that thing. Inteam sport like there is genuine, just libron supporters that e her about thetenages eale bar wherever he goes, Tam success, BA magnets yeah, it's crazy.Like the war isat stuff peopl, I kin just got Erin because I er likedominating and stuff rather than like on, went there. O whar odranjust loveshim quary. Well, I mean he was firth, piket, two thousand and three and hepusp at a high school, which is just unheard ofand Hanhe on rooked yea, butterms o the decade. It's really it's really something else or pre championships. Three finels NBPS,...

OT, Forin PS, one of them might havebeen outside F, Ceton or Fori. Well, since two housand and five Ha'sbeen an all star, every year, es got twelve or MBA first teames. Ithink one or two of the mihd Avbin outside oftwenty ten decades, but the restaurall in there um again the AP Athletid, the Ting he'sgot three of them, whereas Phelps at once. That's pretty comparison for thedecade two times sports illustrated Ethee ofthe year two Olympic golds. I Don' think youplay Ei at twenty sixteen, so I think one of them will come from London. Thish this decade, but soothese steps e held up throughout the decade averages over twenty five points, atleast at least six ascist and he's Acu got his cry. Hisis this year, thirtyfive years old and Hes arrigately certain Rabian sincetwenty ten, so twenty five sx and seven Eree is pretty pretty silly on again e again Kindo, like m what you say about Renaldo, changingPorta, an stuff as a tent la impacting them like what do Hou do with the cabswhen he went back and that had a pretty bunny bunny Tam like to get into thefinals and stuff was just. I don't think anyone else in the League couldAv Princo, Matthew, Delvedeva people were like Oi kd could have donein stuff. I don't think so. ITIN AES might be probly, bier, Scor, Witthan,him and stuff. First in terms of playmaking and stuff, I think lookwrong yeah it just hadn't covered. I think Le Run a the only place than Icoun do that yeah, probably my favorite Borthman ofalltime he's he's so popular like I I don'tknow. Is it 'cause of the way he plays or is he is it 'cause of field as well?I know he's quite a character: Ye, a rosvery o oedia, stuff, Senis, tarker,Tuesday, videos B, he's very conitiveing. I think he's got somedramas bowling, Charna and stuff. I haven't really looked into that at all. One of those port were lot ofpeoplelove him and ALO TA too any people mid range like yeah. I thinkOlovely Hatm, depending on who you go for and stuffbuthes just dominated so many times in the decade. Again you just you could argue thathe's had like good supporting costs. Yeah, I was going to say. That'sprobably the one thing why I o Atlin Carintoanway Noaa Harary when they wonin Twen and sixteen, but still some of the numbers he was putting up. Even itthod boys are en like it almost gives them more credit ecause. They otherplayers could have taken no staft, often but yeah. Exactly Pre crouzy yeah,so thers once again, this not really van too many poodls we've pointed outfor an F tethat's, probably not only not robably. The onlything I wasthinking of that he's always had a good supporting cass but Duin at Pealttwen d,eighteen whe they got swept in the files, but like yeah, the team who waswith it was soly inated. So far, Yeahl lock was saying. If you go on accoladesalone, that steff carry is arguably ahead of Lebron here, but I thinkyou've got to take into account like their dominance on the court and stuffyeah. Well, I mean Le Bronze Final's REGORD OF THREA N six. If that wasthelor any say, went six and three like it's a whole different lik he'd, almostbe likeagainst M, J and stuff like having t San, the mate rings or morerings yeah put in to part, I think yeah Labron's, probably the only Blok. Inthis least I can't remember F e top of Yhead, who else we talke about, butthere's probably not the Gord of their sport, but it just doesn't matter.'cause he's like so far ahead of everyone else, Ho's been so goodyeahit's, not really, and he's still got time. I guess Um 's still playingpretty body. Well, do you know if he's going to the nextOlympic? Surely No H, I don't know, I think I think they're sending a goodteam, though 'cause, apparently what they do. They send their good team.When gold, then they just slowly get worse and then they apparently theyhave one bad result. And then everyone just comes back like the drain Tam andthen they just I didn't put out a sup tamper thet and they just got in andthen last year in the World Cup they came like they lost in the quarterfiles, something so apparently they were going to be standing, Ogod team yeah. Apparently they were going to beGoo, sending a good team, but I'm not too sure. I guess I if I send all their pest. Iwould I hope they do ecause. It just makes itboring ti, but yeah that's pretty much it that'sour twelve. Are there any that you think are worth well. Obviously,there's a lot of great sports now thee,...

...but there are there any that youpersonally were like thought. They were very close. I di get some tombraryresearching just Bba yer I mean lovinside him. I cansidr. I thought hewas a guaranteed to be honest. A then I got to about the final thirty and oreven less. I got to like the final twenty and I looked at him and I'm likeit's kind of not been that dominant in this decade. Like he's just been a verygood play this decade, but he was a very good plialast decade and then,when you merge, he was a legend. So that's probably why I didn't go him,because if he look at like a drewy breeze or an Aran Rogers he's not eventhat much better than the this decade, but Hes actallythe maintwenty, ten Oldeateen, he was unaniously voted S. I thought that was pretty pretting andquite Ra th discussion, yeah the holds allotit lot of good records, yeah mostwins for a Qarderback, I think oldest empbe PA forty years old. I thoughtthat was prety. Je Forty Wel ive. Forty two now an forn e pay at that age. Theylone clan, is lik crazy, yet many people like young and in their primeand stuff and still knok tem over on yer. I think I think the biggest thing,maybe against Tom Braety, is that he's played with the best coach, his wholecareer, but Flik t e chicken or beg like who makes Jack like. Is he thebest quarterback which makes him the Best Coach Oras he the Best Court Yeh?So I can't really put that against him M Bronny. Anyone who w you thought wasclose for you. I don't know hard to say I meanhonestly m like Roger and Roge Andrafa will probably not rodet in this decadediscussion but rafting, obviously close as well, but it's impossible to. Ithink you can't put someone in this discussion when they're not the best oftheir own sport in the last decade, egs and like, even though, with messy andRinaldo that, like it's like a debate, whereas with Nober Rafer, I think it'spretty clear that raffer is there so um. You can't like it's impossible to argueat someone's the best of best sports a the last decade, but they're not thebest person in this sport, the last decod so I' sand. Why he's excludive?That makes a lot of SEV yeah the the people that were close to me? They werethe fighters, so there's John Jones in Emoma, N, foid mayweather. I don't know it's a tough one to talkabout fighting 'cause like yeah. They could go underfeated, so it's like whatmore can they do, but then, at the same time, I just don't care well for John Jones. He Um testedpositive, not for COBEDFOR doping after one fight, so that basically broughthim out for me. Even though he's gone undefeated in UFC and en floymaywherthe, I thought he was a lock an I looked at it he's got a fifty one in orecord. I think he only won ten in this decade. I'mlike! That's, although hebate manipakiar and Sal Canella Alvrez, who were auguably like two at the topfive as well ever yeah. It wasn't enough for me fe others who got close. They wereKindof just in smaller sports side, couldn't really add them. Um Stephanieg,Gel, more INCHRISTA, more they've both been like Really Dominant Women Surfing.I think they on DFOR ACH or something for titles. Each Mark Marques, who Imentioned before the murder GP, I think, he's one seven of the ten seasons thisyear, but yeah once again too much of a myth. Sport he's kind ofcompeted with Valentineo Rossy who's like the best t, murder, GP, guyeverand then cyclist Chris froom and Peter Sagan, Peter Sagan, I think, is arguly,maybe next to Eddie Mex. I know this is getting pretty nice for the sports, butgetime next to eddie mix is probably the best Cycli Eba and thenChristopherm has won like four twor to Frances or something which is like onebehind the best ever and Heus just spend dominant. So all all those peopleI just mentioned. They were right up there for me, but for one reason oranother they missed out, but yeh thre, there's so many great sports andobviously I actually enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be a stressfulconversation because making decisions like this stresses me out. I get I getstressed. What takeway do you know we're havingon Saturday night or something but thwe were't, arguing for a ranking orsomting yeah, a that yeah us Reyou, kindyore gagled. If someoneputs a gun to your head, who are you Gong Oi actually have no idea. Like Idedsit, I would like to say someone, but I honestly don't know Ike, I can'tSaynon yeah. I I can't I can't say because also with the decade the thingabout it is it' such like strict lines and like you can't be biased, like it'simpossible, not to be biased to what happened. BECORECONIC disconnected yeahhundred perents yeah. I agree so yeah, it's really hard, but that's it forepisode. Forty five we're getting close to fifty I've got someting playing for fifty,but I probably need to get a wrigle on,...

...but yeah, it's n Aough inspecialsot notlike in jumping out of plane or nthing. It sounds like I tfftha episode yeahthanks for joining me. Boys Hopeyou enjoy. The chat. Ir was a long episode this one, but I don't mind it'cause. The last few episodes have been very short. I recored an episode O forty four lastsight n. It was like thirty, twenty seven minutes or somethingoave a change,oyeah Um. So that's I that's all I've got really. I don't hove much to say.Congratulations to these twelve, I'm sure they're, listening M SHADTO! IAlto O el just to make sure Hego. I I'll tag them in the instegrandfas sthey so that they're aware that they've made prestigiously. Now, I'm so pumpd from the Olympics. ImKing, I'm s now I bult like yeste te Lik O be old people. I think yesterdaywas a the first day of the Olupic or something yesterday yeah daithnk it. I think Friday was the Olympic, theceremony yeah yeah, the first a Hacol be Saturday, but yeah 'cause, I hi theywere playing the Sidneyl and pick stuff on channel seven on the weekend to fillthe void yeah but yeah anyway. Looking forward tothat yet to see, I think, over half of these people in action, surely Phelpsis done just quietly. Yeah felt has done just ran. I read lot of thattawitethough. I think motioal D, that wo Fonaldo in Mesy, Wein, Lewis,Hamilton NLESS, you sign bal yeah, he's gold,but everyone else, edecky, biles Lebron could be there. Um Mofar, Gichogi,jockvichan Serena should all be there, barring anything special. So that'ssomething to look forward to that is a year away, so that Al t's more than ayear, I'm pretty short M or I don't know exactly Ato prety much yeah yeah,so very exciti say thanks for joining me. Go thanks! FO, listening if you'restill listening, that's a very good effort, if you're still P in a long UNain yeah enjoy a wake. Thanks for Dawing MeBoys Sa Saani, co XP. I always say thanks for joining me likesix times.

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