Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kentucky Mt. Rushmore of Sports

ESPN is doing this series called the Mt. Rushmore of sports, I have been hearing a lot about it on talk radio as this makes for a good debate topic. I have listed below who ESPN had selected to appear for Kentucky. I don't agree with all of the choices, here is my list for the Kentucky Mt. Rushmore of Sports.

Muhammed Ali- This is a given, he was the most in your face boxer of all time, had a global impact on the sport and continues to be a iconic figure in sports.

Adolph Rupp- Put Kentucky basketball on the map. One of the greatest College Basketball coaches of all time.

Johnny Unitas- Played his college football at the University of Louisville. One of the best QB's in the history of the NFL.

Pee Wee Reese- Born in Kentucky, Reese is a memeber of the Baseball Hall of Fame, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950's.

ESPN's Choices

Muhammad Ali (Louisville) - The three-time World Heavyweight Champion was an Olympic gold medalist and SI's "Sportsman of the Century."

Rick Pitino (Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals) - He took Kentucky to Back-to-back title games and won a National Championship in 1996.

Adolph Rupp (Kentucky Wildcats) - Rupp finished his career with 876 wins (3rd most all-time) and led the Wildcats to four NCAA titles and one NIT title.

Secretariat (Buried in Paris) - The 1972 and '73 Horse of the Year was ranked 35th among the greatest athletes of 20th century by ESPN.

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