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Uncle Buck
10-05-2007, 11:31 PM
Yeah, we all know that sports stars should set a good example for the kiddies. But, at the same time, we allow the kiddies to emulate bad guys in the movies and—more recently—video games. :laser:

And while crime may not pay in real life, how many secretly reveled in the misadventures of Bonnie and Clyde or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, secretly wishing that crime WOULD “pay” out in the end? :cool:

While Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers were the perennial “good guys” (you could tell by the white hats and cleanly shaven faces), was it Clint Eastwood who ushered in the era of the antihero? :yo:

Okay, so you don’t like any of these guys in this starter poll?! No one here you even love to hate?

Well, write in your candidate, my man, my lady! And tell us why. I’d give out CP’s to the best responses, but we don’t have such a thing in this new land… so we’ll just have to leave it up to the final votes!

Again, what I’ve tossed out as potential candidates is just a ”starter poll,” barely scratching the surface in terms of renegade sports stars/outlaws out there! :D

Medford Bronco
10-05-2007, 11:50 PM
Yeah, we all know that sports stars should set a good example for the kiddies. But, at the same time, we allow the kiddies to emulate bad guys in the movies and—more recently—video games. :laser:

And while crime may not pay in real life, how many secretly reveled in the misadventures of Bonnie and Clyde or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, secretly wishing that crime WOULD “pay” out in the end? :cool:

While Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers were the perennial “good guys” (you could tell by the white hats and cleanly shaven faces), was it Clint Eastwood who ushered in the era of the antihero? :yo:

Okay, so you don’t like any of these guys in this starter poll?! No one here you even love to hate?

Well, write in your candidate, my man, my lady! And tell us why. I’d give out CP’s to the best responses, but we don’t have such a thing in this new land… so we’ll just have to leave it up to the final votes!

Again, what I’ve tossed out as potential candidates is just a ”starter poll,” barely scratching the surface in terms of renegade sports stars/outlaws out there! :D


As a lifelong hockey fan how about my favorite agitator in Hartford

Kevin Dineen. He could carve you with his stick but was a joy to watch, especially on my team

Uncle Buck
10-06-2007, 12:08 AM
As a lifelong hockey fan how about my favorite agitator in Hartford

Kevin Dineen. He could carve you with his stick but was a joy to watch, especially on my team

Dang, nephew, I left out hockey! :tsk: Lordie, hockey alone could dominate the list of renegades!

BTW, how are those Bruins doing lately?

Medford Bronco
10-06-2007, 12:14 AM
Dang, nephew, I left out hockey! :tsk: Lordie, hockey alone could dominate the list of renegades!

BTW, how are those Bruins doing lately?

They got smoked tonight but my Canes (the former Hartford Whalers) won 4-1 over
a very good Penguins team :elefant:

dogfish
10-06-2007, 05:13 AM
geez, not even close. . . .



"i am the greatest fighter of all tiiiiiime!"


:woot: :woot:









with apologies to my girl tanya. . .

Uncle Buck
10-06-2007, 12:19 PM
geez, not even close. . . .



"i am the greatest fighter of all tiiiiiime!"


:woot: :woot:


Good choice, sir!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t6/BucklandBronco/CassiusClayvsSonnyListon.jpg

BTW, can anyone spot the blooper in this picture?

SeeingRed
10-06-2007, 12:23 PM
I voted "other" and my vote is Charles Barkley. "I am not a role model". Either that, or Claude Lemuix (sp?). That guy could use the glass/boards to rearrange someone's face (Kris Draper) like you would not believe!

Uncle Buck
10-06-2007, 12:54 PM
I voted "other" and my vote is Charles Barkley. "I am not a role model". Either that, or Claude Lemuix (sp?). That guy could use the glass/boards to rearrange someone's face (Kris Draper) like you would not believe!

Don't know how I could have overlooked Claude Lemieux!? Thanks for the reminder! :D

King87
10-06-2007, 03:12 PM
I nominate Chris Henry. The man is on his way to the "outlaw" hall of fame for sports figures. Rumor has it that he has been working hard on his "rob tha bank" technique. He also has decided to only wear Chad Johnson jerseys when he runs away from the police.

BigBroncLove
10-06-2007, 07:17 PM
Gotta go with dogfish and Muhammad Ali....

The man had charisma, ability, and a mouth on him. One of my favorite quotes by Muhammad... "My toughest fight was with my first wife." -Ali

I'm surprised you have him listed as Cassius Clay though UncleBuck. Ali always felt that was the biggest insult you could throw his way :P .

Uncle Buck
10-06-2007, 08:04 PM
Gotta go with dogfish and Muhammad Ali....

The man had charisma, ability, and a mouth on him. One of my favorite quotes by Muhammad... "My toughest fight was with my first wife." -Ali

I'm surprised you have him listed as Cassius Clay though UncleBuck. Ali always felt that was the biggest insult you could throw his way :P .

Yeah, BBL, I'm goin' with you and DF. Muhammad Ali was the "Greatest!" Sorry, no intent to diss Ali, re his given name, Cassius Clay. I knew him as that back in the day when he set the world of boxing upside down. It was a few years later when he became a Muslim and changed his name. It had never occured to me that he considered it an insult to refer to him as the name with which he initially achieved boxing fame.

"Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!" :boxing:

BigBroncLove
10-06-2007, 08:23 PM
Yeah, BBL, I'm goin' with you and DF. Muhammad Ali was the "Greatest!" Sorry, no intent to diss Ali, re his given name, Cassius Clay. I knew him as that back in the day when he set the world of boxing upside down. It was a few years later when he became a Muslim and changed his name. It had never occured to me that he considered it an insult to refer to him as the name with which he initially achieved boxing fame.

"Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!" :boxing:

Yes, my mother met him a long time ago, and they liked each other a lot. At the time Ali refused to give autographs because he had grown tired of it, but when he met my mom, he said, "I don't do this anymroe, because I'm just to pretty, but I'd like to give you an autograph". My mother unfortuantely declined, saying meeting him was enough. She always says he was the nicest celebrity she veer met, and she met a lot :D .

The reason Ali hated his original name, was how he viewed the name Cassius Clay. In what was the muslim party he joined in America back then, their original names were considered their "slave names". Names passed on to them by their slave owners from long long ago, which is why they all changed their names. When Ali was insulting Joe Fraizer (one of my favorite boxers) all over the media, Joe knew that calling him Cassius would anger Ali so he went out of his way to do it :lol: .

King87
10-06-2007, 10:10 PM
Yeah, BBL, I'm goin' with you and DF. Muhammad Ali was the "Greatest!" Sorry, no intent to diss Ali, re his given name, Cassius Clay. I knew him as that back in the day when he set the world of boxing upside down. It was a few years later when he became a Muslim and changed his name. It had never occured to me that he considered it an insult to refer to him as the name with which he initially achieved boxing fame.

"Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!" :boxing:

I watched a special on him on ESPN I think and he very much hated that name. Some boxer kept calling him Cassius Clay and refused to call him Muhammad Ali. Ali basically didn't knock the guy out on purpose and kept hitting him him in the face screaming WHATS MY NAME, WHATS MY NAME. Yeah, no one ever did that again...

broncosfanscott
10-07-2007, 12:47 AM
I voted for Romo. I mean he was one tought SOB and nobody wanted to see this guy on the other side of the ball. Depite some of the things he did while he was playing he is still one of my favorites. Man could that guy hit.

Cleveland Rocks
10-07-2007, 06:50 PM
Other - None of the Above and no write-in.

I do not like "Outlaw" individuals. I do not like punks. I loathe punks.

Uncle Buck
10-07-2007, 08:05 PM
Other - None of the Above and no write-in.

I do not like "Outlaw" individuals. I do not like punks. I loathe punks.


Well, looks like you and "Dirty Harry" have a lot in common. He didn't seem to like punks much either. :cool:


:D

Uncle Buck
10-07-2007, 09:45 PM
Yes, my mother met him a long time ago, and they liked each other a lot. At the time Ali refused to give autographs because he had grown tired of it, but when he met my mom, he said, "I don't do this anymroe, because I'm just to pretty, but I'd like to give you an autograph". My mother unfortuantely declined, saying meeting him was enough. She always says he was the nicest celebrity she veer met, and she met a lot :D .

The reason Ali hated his original name, was how he viewed the name Cassius Clay. In what was the muslim party he joined in America back then, their original names were considered their "slave names". Names passed on to them by their slave owners from long long ago, which is why they all changed their names. When Ali was insulting Joe Fraizer (one of my favorite boxers) all over the media, Joe knew that calling him Cassius would anger Ali so he went out of his way to do it :lol: .

That was quite a story, BBL, your mother meeting Ali. And I can buy her "nicest celebrity" assessment. Sure, he talked some big time smack (making him even more colorful), but I suspect his heart was bigger than his gloved fist.

Re, "slave names," I can fully identify why there would be cause for resentment. We all have slave names, in a way. For instance, my slave name is my social security number. At least "Cassius" is a better sounding name than my SS number! :D

Jody
10-15-2007, 05:09 PM
:D:DExactly how much of a renagade, buck?

I used to love watching John McEnroe's tantrums. He was a cocaine abuser with a violent temper. He took out a couple fans along the way, as well as judges, and opponents. :laugh: And NO ONE could throw a tennis racket like he could.

Regarding the poll you had, I was tempted to say Tanya, but actually, I thought Nancy probably wasn't quite so innocent in the end, as she acted like a spoiled, rotten.....girl. Not excusing Tanya's behavior, but she was definitely a novice and not too experienced. ;)

Mike Tyson - I watched part of that fight where he bit off the ear. ----a little on the grotesque side for me I'm afraid. I have a hard enough time watching brains being turned to mush as it is (but I will always love Muhammad Ali).

Uncle Buck
10-15-2007, 09:22 PM
Exactly how much of a renagade, buck?

I used to love watching John McEnroe's tantrums. He was a cocaine abuser with a violent temper. He took out a couple fans along the way, as well as judges, and opponents. And NO ONE could throw a tennis racket like he could.

Regarding the poll you had, I was tempted to say Tanya, but actually, I thought Nancy probably wasn't quite so innocent in the end, as she acted like a spoiled, rotten.....girl. Not excusing Tanya's behavior, but she was definitely a novice and not too experienced. ;)

Mike Tyson - I watched part of that fight where he bit off the ear. ----a little on the grotesque side for me I'm afraid. I have a hard enough time watching brains being turned to mush as it is (but I will always love Muhammad Ali).

How could I have forgotten McEnroe?? :confused::D I did not know that he was a coke-head... now THAT 'splains thangs, Lucy! :laugh:

Cleveland Rocks
10-16-2007, 12:11 AM
Well, looks like you and "Dirty Harry" have a lot in common. He didn't seem to like punks much either. :cool:


:D

Thank you

you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Uncle Buck
10-16-2007, 12:36 AM
Thank you

you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

LOL! LOVE ya, CR!

(and no...not feeling "lucky")

:laugh:

sneakers
10-16-2007, 05:52 AM
What about Jesse Owens? Him being the untimate outlaw in the eyes of Nazi Germany by outrunning all those perfect Aryans.

In-com-plete
10-16-2007, 02:55 PM
Decisions, decisions!

I voted for Romo since he's an option on this poll. Him and Andre Rison are probably my favorites who played football.

Darryl Strawberry was my favorite player in all of sports when I was growing up. I don't know if he was an "Outlaw". More of just a coke-head.

Actually, I wouldn't call those three guys outlaws. To me, outlaws are your Mike Tysons, your Dennis Rodmans, your Maurice Claretts. Guys who embraced the outlaw image. Romo had a little bit of that going. But my man Albert Belle had that roll down man. A ***** on and off the field who'd do anything he could to "get it done".

Long live Albert freakin Joey Belle! :woot:

OB
10-16-2007, 03:04 PM
Romo - I dont know why - just my favorite person most people hate :D

eessydo
10-16-2007, 03:29 PM
Not only were they shot up with roids, they had some gnasty hair under their armpits that you could braid.

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