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Supreme Olajuwon
06-01-2008, 12:27 PM
Simple enough topic. What athletes in their current state of athletic ability would you shell out money for just to watch him (or maybe her, but come on. Ok maybe Lorena Ochoa or that Brazilian soccer player but that's it) play?

The two obvious ones off the top of my head are Tiger Woods and Roger Federer but there's a bunch more that I'll have to think about.

CSL
06-02-2008, 12:13 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
David Haye
Joe Calzaghe
Amir Kahn
Sidney Crosby

HeartBreakMan2k
06-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Randy Couture, Fedor, Chuck Liddell, Brock Lesnar, Kobe Bryant... and I think that's about it.

spilzrvd_69
06-02-2008, 12:25 AM
Hundreds.

U-Warrior
06-02-2008, 01:15 AM
Kobe Bryant, Kazushi Sakuraba, Mirco Cro Cop, Lebron James, Ronaldo, Del Piero

SammyG
06-02-2008, 02:25 AM
THE BLACK MAMBA

Bad Company
06-02-2008, 02:37 AM
Hundreds.
Yeah

BCWWF
06-02-2008, 02:45 AM
David Beckham is the main one that comes to mind

Bad Company
06-02-2008, 03:16 AM
I saw him when he came to Wellington, played with a broken rib, dominated, scored a penalty, amazing. Well worth seeing, and I'm not a soccer fan.

ct2k
06-02-2008, 06:34 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney
Lionel Messi
Floyd Mayweather Jr
David Haye
Roger Federer

Loose Cannon
06-02-2008, 10:47 AM
nobody to be honest. If you said teams, I would have answers, but to me, one person today doesn't excite me enough to pay all that money just to see them.

BCWWF
06-02-2008, 03:58 PM
Cannon does have a point to an extent. I was going to put the New England Patriots on mine, because Tom Brady alone would be pretty sick, but they have a lot of big-name guys that would be cool to see. Same goes for the Yankees and Red Sox.

ct2k
06-02-2008, 04:17 PM
I saw Real Madrid back in 04 when they were still in full Galactos mode, Zidane and Ronaldo were absolutely stunning, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Raul were incredibly disappointing, although I expected as much from the first two atleast. Also Michael Owen came off the bench and popped one in which was worth the 15 odd quid we paid for the tickets on its own, let alone the two aforementioned legends.

Rob
06-02-2008, 04:49 PM
David Beckham
Cristiano Ronaldo
Brock Lesnar
Michael Bisping
Ricky Hatton
David Haye
Amir Khan
Oscar De La Hoya
Tito Ortiz
Georges St. Pierre
Alex Arthur

Probably more named MMA fighters that I can't be fucked to name.

Rob
06-02-2008, 04:50 PM
I saw Real Madrid back in 04 when they were still in full Galactos mode, Zidane and Ronaldo were absolutely stunning, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Raul were incredibly disappointing, although I expected as much from the first two atleast. Also Michael Owen came off the bench and popped one in which was worth the 15 odd quid we paid for the tickets on its own, let alone the two aforementioned legends.

Spanish league games are usually worth the cash. Well cheap considering.

Loose Cannon
06-02-2008, 05:41 PM
I saw Real Madrid back in 04 when they were still in full Galactos mode, Zidane and Ronaldo were absolutely stunning, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Raul were incredibly disappointing, although I expected as much from the first two atleast. Also Michael Owen came off the bench and popped one in which was worth the 15 odd quid we paid for the tickets on its own, let alone the two aforementioned legends.

yea, that was a sick team back then. ridiculous when you think about it

ct2k
06-02-2008, 05:43 PM
We wanted to go to an Athletico game too but we were only there for a long weekend and they were away, that and we spent the rest of our time there drinking, getting into fights or recovering:$

RP
06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
29 Addai, Joseph RB 5-11 214 5/3/83 3 LSU
80 Aromashodu, Devin WR 6-2 200 5/23/84 2 Auburn
41 Bethea, Antoine S 5-11 203 7/7/84 3 Howard
9 Betts, Josh QB 6-2 217 8/25/82 1 Miami (OH)
58 Brackett, Gary LB 5-11 235 5/23/80 6 Rutgers
65 Bradley, Joe DT 6-4 265 12/11/82 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
79 Brock, Raheem DT 6-4 274 6/10/78 7 Temple
33 Bullitt, Melvin S 6-1 201 11/13/84 2 Texas A&M
60 Charleston, Jeff DE 6-4 265 1/19/83 2 Idaho State
44 Clark, Dallas TE 6-3 252 6/12/79 6 Iowa
25 Coe, Michael CB 6-0 190 12/17/83 2 Alabama State
42 Condren, Brannon S 6-1 205 8/19/83 2 Troy
30 Dawson, Clifton RB 5-10 212 10/8/83 2 Harvard
96 Dawson, Keyunta DE 6-3 254 9/13/85 2 Texas Tech
71 Diem, Ryan T 6-6 320 7/1/79 8 Northern Illinois
64 Elgin, Mike G 6-3 282 10/15/83 1 Iowa
69 Esera, Tala G 6-3 310 6/15/84 1 Hawaii
76 Federkeil, Daniel T 6-6 290 11/9/83 3 Calgary
93 Freeney, Dwight DE 6-1 268 2/19/80 7 Syracuse
Garcon, Pierre WR 6-0 210 8/8/85 R Mount Union
43 Giordano, Matt S 5-11 200 10/16/82 4 California
11 Gonzalez, Anthony WR 6-0 193 9/18/84 2 Ohio State
52 Guzman, Ramon LB 6-2 232 9/29/82 2 Buffalo
56 Hagler, Tyjuan LB 6-0 236 12/3/81 3 Cincinnati
Hairston, Justise RB 6-1 210 6/27/83 1 Central Connecticut State
83 Hall, Roy WR 6-3 240 12/8/83 1 Ohio State
88 Harrison, Marvin WR 6-0 185 8/25/72 13 Syracuse
Hart, Mike RB 5-9 195 4/9/86 R Michigan
26 Hayden, Kelvin CB 6-0 195 7/23/83 4 Illinois
86 Herold, Zac TE 6-5 260 12/19/83 1 Nebraska-Omaha
72 Hilliard, Corey T 6-6 305 4/26/85 2 Oklahoma State
Howard, Marcus LB 6-1 237 10/10/85 R Georgia
20 Hughes, Dante CB 5-10 188 8/21/85 2 California
28 Jackson, Marlin CB 6-0 196 6/30/83 4 Michigan
23 Jennings, Tim CB 5-8 185 12/24/83 3 Georgia
74 Johnson, Charlie T 6-4 305 5/2/84 3 Oklahoma State
99 Johnson, Ed DT 6-2 296 12/18/83 2 Penn State
11 Jones, Onrea WR 6-2 203 12/22/83 1 Hampton
Justice, Steve C 6-4 285 5/26/84 R Wake Forest
54 Keiaho, Freddy LB 5-11 226 12/18/82 3 San Diego State
36 Keith, Kenton RB 5-11 210 7/14/80 2 New Mexico State
45 Lawton, Luke RB 6-0 240 8/26/80 3 McNeese State
65 Lilja, Ryan G 6-2 290 10/15/81 5 Kansas State
18 Manning, Peyton QB 6-5 230 3/24/76 11 Tennessee
98 Mathis, Robert DE 6-2 245 2/26/81 6 Alabama A&M
97 Pitcock, Quinn DT 6-2 299 9/14/83 2 Ohio State
Pollak, Mike C 6-4 292 2/16/85 R Arizona State
35 Ratliff, Keiwan CB 5-11 188 4/19/81 5 Florida
95 Reid, Darrell DT 6-2 288 6/20/82 4 Minnesota
33 Rhodes, Dominic RB 5-9 203 1/17/79 8 Midwestern State
Richard, Jamey C 6-5 295 10/9/84 R Buffalo
47 Robinson, Gijon TE 6-1 255 10/12/84 1 Missouri Western State
12 Roby, Courtney WR 6-0 189 1/10/83 4 Indiana
60 Ross, Pat C 6-3 300 3/16/83 1 Boston College
34 Rushing, T.J. CB 5-9 186 6/8/83 3 Stanford
21 Sanders, Bob S 5-8 206 2/24/81 5 Iowa
Santi, Tom TE 6-4 248 11/22/85 R Virginia
63 Saturday, Jeff C 6-2 295 6/8/75 10 North Carolina
55 Session, Clint LB 6-0 235 9/9/84 2 Pittsburgh
Shotwell, Kyle LB 6-1 235 3/29/84 1 Cal Poly
17 Smith, Hunter P 6-2 209 8/9/77 10 Notre Dame
48 Snow, Justin TE 6-3 240 12/21/76 9 Baylor
12 Sorgi, Jim QB 6-5 196 12/3/80 5 Wisconsin
7 Stanley, Chad P 6-3 205 1/29/76 9 Stephen F. Austin
Tamme, Jacob TE 6-4 232 3/15/85 R Kentucky
91 Thomas, Josh DE 6-5 271 6/26/81 5 Syracuse
75 Toudouze, Michael T 6-6 303 4/27/83 2 TCU
67 Ugoh, Tony T 6-5 301 11/17/83 2 Arkansas
4 Vinatieri, Adam K 6-0 202 12/28/72 13 South Dakota State
87 Wayne, Reggie WR 6-0 198 11/17/78 8 Miami (FL)
Wheeler, Philip LB 6-2 230 12/12/84 R Georgia Tech
51 Worsley, Victor LB 6-1 235 4/24/84 1 North Carolina

SammyG
06-04-2008, 07:51 PM
What, I didn't know the Colts got Mike Hart.

Juan
06-04-2008, 09:00 PM
Kobe Bryant
Uriah Faber

Heros Welcome
06-05-2008, 01:22 AM
Lebron James
Chuck Liddell
GSP
Randy Couture
Ken Griffey Jr (I know hes not the same, but I would still love to see him play)
Peyton Manning
Ed Reed
Bob Sanders

All I could think of. I'm sure I missed a bunch of people.

Jura
06-05-2008, 05:20 PM
Lebronathan James
Maria Sharapova *wink wink*
And some MMA guys.

The Dastardly One
06-11-2008, 11:39 AM
Most UFC guys and Fedor

The entire Springbok/Allblack/Wallaby squads

Most of the 6 nation teams except Scotland and Italy

Jeritron
06-20-2008, 09:25 PM
Tons really. I love sporting events. I've seen most of the greats of the past 15 years, but I'd still always see them again.

Over the past few years I've gone to a lot of Celts games, so I've seen them and Lebron, Kobe, Dirk, Nash, Carmello, Iverson.
I saw Jordan but he was on the Wizards so that sucks

I've seen just about everyone in Baseball that's played the Red Sox, and other teams all over the country.

I saw Ovechkyn and Crosby this year

I'd like to see more NFL. It's hard to get tickets, especially up here in New England. I went to a game when I was visiting my bro in Dallas and saw them but that was nothing or nobody too special.
I've seen Brady and Moss in training camp, but never seen either of them in an actual game. I'd pay to see them, if I had the money. Preferably against the Colts so I could see that rivalry and Manning (gotta admit it)

Not big on Golf, but I'd pay to see Tiger. Not big on Soccer either, but I'd pay to see Ronahldino and Beckham

Gonzo
06-21-2008, 02:00 PM
I saw the Patriots play the Colts a few years ago. Colts won that game in Foxboro I believe.

MCEazy
06-21-2008, 02:19 PM
Roger Federer
Kobe Bryant
Teemu Selanne (havn't seen him play live since he was here in winnipeg with the jets)
Tiger Woods
Sidney Crosby
Alexander Ovechkin