One topic that's always good for conversation is who are your all-time favorite athletes and why? I'll run down a few of mine and then open it up for comments.
Baseball - Rodney Cline Carew
When Rod was traded to the Angels in 1979 I was 8 years old, we went to see two games that magical 1979 season, the first time the Halos made the playoffs in their then 18 year history. I still have the two programs, complete with filled out scorecards. For the next six season there was one consistency in the Angels lineup, Rod. He batted over .300 for 5 of his 7 seasons as an Angel, only failing in his last two season when he was slowed by age and a new-comer named Wally Joyner. Oh and he was an All-Star 6 of those 7 years, batting a gaudy .339 which was only good for 2nd in the AL behind Wade Boggs who flirted with .400 that season.