Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

100 Greatest Sports Photos of all Time [slideshow warning]
sports illustrated ^ | n/a | n/a

Posted on 01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST by FlJoePa

This is old. I think I saw it last year, but still pretty cool. No way around the slideshow, so spare me.

Some I don't agree with, and some are missing. But who am I?

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; photography; photojournalism; sports
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last
I do have a favorite though...
1 posted on 01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST by FlJoePa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All
You Know The Drill
Click the Pic

Click The Pic Hey! FReepers!
Help Fill The Tank!
How About It? Huh?
It Ain't Askin' Too Much
Ya Know....


2 posted on 01/21/2014 3:52:56 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
My personal favorite:


3 posted on 01/21/2014 3:57:52 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CivilWarBrewing
I still think it's hard to match this:


4 posted on 01/21/2014 4:00:19 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CivilWarBrewing

Feyenoord sucks, Ajax Amsterdam Rules!


5 posted on 01/21/2014 4:03:11 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Cassius Clay over Sunny Liston?


6 posted on 01/21/2014 4:09:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
My second favorite - not because it's all that great of a photo, but just that it shows that the truly great are always competitive. At any age.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 4:13:12 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

I am not going to go through the list but there was a picture taken over a hundred years ago which has widely been considered the greatest sports photo ever.

It is of Ty Cobb sliding into 3rd and just beating the tag.

I suspect it is not in this list.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 4:13:26 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yarddog

it’s not, and should be.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 4:15:45 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.
Yup...one of the ones I feel should be WAY up there, yet is not included at all.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 4:17:27 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Yogi is in two of them: Don Larsen’s perfect game and Jackie Robinson’s steal of home. Always second fiddle. But, a marvelous one.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 4:22:29 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Ernest Hemingway would be disappointed except, perhaps, for the absence of bull fighting.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 4:25:34 PM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

God how I miss those days.

13 posted on 01/21/2014 4:27:46 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Good picture. But I never considered golf a sport.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 4:28:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Jack used to whip the tennis pro at Lost Tree on his grass tennis court regularly. Is tennis a sport?


15 posted on 01/21/2014 4:30:55 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Home viewing bookmark


16 posted on 01/21/2014 4:31:53 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

There’s so many great pictures but I think there’s a better one than Turcotte riding Secretariat at the Belmont (#72). It’s of him looking back, you could see how far back the other horses were. I guess with photographers, like real estate, it’s location, location, location.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 4:33:02 PM PST by Fair Paul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
I am not sure the criteria for "best" but it seems they have three sets of best:

1) Pictures of great moments.
2) Pictures that look great (the fish in a fish).
3) PC/sympathy shots (the 3' tall HS football player, the legless swimmer etc.)

Some comments:

1) Where is Bobby Thompson's HR with Ralph Branca's back turned so we see the big #13?
2) Clay standing over Liston gets my vote as # 1.
3) Where is Kirk Gibson's walk off HR?
4) Where is Maz, coming home after his home run?
5) Where is Lou Gehrig wiping the tears from his eyes? (they chose a lesser photo, IMHO)
6) Where are the Russian's celebrating their 'victory' over team USA?
7) Where is Villanova, a #14 seed winning the NCAA's?
8) Where is John Wooden?

Some good shots, yes, but over all too many better shots are missing.

18 posted on 01/21/2014 4:33:32 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Here's my nominee for best picture of 2012.

Ahhh...Hack. Spring practice can't come soon enough.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 4:35:13 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

I’ll always be grateful for you guys beating those thugs from Miami in ‘87.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 4:36:15 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Fair Paul
I have a framed signed copy from Ronnie. Here is the print:


21 posted on 01/21/2014 4:37:04 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
What? No three-day cross-country photos?

Admittedly these people are all insane, but some great photos.

22 posted on 01/21/2014 4:37:08 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lonesome in Massachussets
He should be in a third as well, Maz's Home Run:

I swear, I thought he was behind the plate that day, so why the hell is he chasing Maz?

23 posted on 01/21/2014 4:37:22 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

24 posted on 01/21/2014 4:39:06 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:40:24 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

I hope this one made the cut.

26 posted on 01/21/2014 4:45:39 PM PST by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

27 posted on 01/21/2014 4:48:47 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

That’s it! Thanks for brightening up a cold snowy night.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 4:49:39 PM PST by Fair Paul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

Ryan punching Vetura...... No. 1 in my book


29 posted on 01/21/2014 4:49:57 PM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: catfish1957

Oops... I meant Ventura.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 4:51:19 PM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.

I hope you’re kidding.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 4:52:43 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
Magnificent animal.

Never again will we see the likes of him.

32 posted on 01/21/2014 4:55:17 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.

As much as I dislike the Boston Bruins, Bobby Orr flying through the air, after scoring the winning goal in overtime, to clinch the Stanley Cup. I am, however, happy that my Blackhawks hung a whuppin on those Boston Bruins last season.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 5:07:51 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: catfish1957

:-)


34 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:14 PM PST by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

What an athlete!


35 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:59 PM PST by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Oh yeah....where are the curling photos?


36 posted on 01/21/2014 5:18:35 PM PST by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

37 posted on 01/21/2014 5:21:19 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I was, of course. But that guy does look like yogi.


38 posted on 01/21/2014 5:26:35 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Wow... You’re right. That’s a far better picture than the one in the slides how.

Secretariat was an amazing horse. Maybe, or even probably, the best ever. It’s a bit imponderable. You can’t just take the straight times and compare great horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Man O War, or any of the great horses. Horses are fear runners. They run to be in front of the herd, to be farthest from the predator chasing the herd. So... much depends on the the other horses. It’s like the old joke about the hiker putting on running shoes who tells his buddy “I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun you”.


39 posted on 01/21/2014 5:43:24 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
I've posted this before, but it is a great article on that game. Link here.

Also, it seems Joe and PSU seemed to be in the middle of everything when it comes to change in college football. He preached for a playoff back in the early 70's (we've finally got one - sort of). That 87 Fiesta Bowl showed what could be done outside of conference bowl affiliations. The 94 team basically created the need for the BCS. He railed on the B1G and their corrupt officiating in the 90's, and we got B1G and then ncaa reviews. The only thing that never transpired was the All Eastern Conference he wanted. Big East Basketball money won out. Play money now, compared to football.

40 posted on 01/21/2014 5:44:40 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Haven’t viewed it, but there ought to be at least one Earl Campbell pic in there. The man was greatness.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 6:37:05 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
Didn't see the shot of Pudge Fisk waving the ball over the wall in game six of the '75 World Series, or the last second shot by Christian Laettner in the '92 finals.
42 posted on 01/21/2014 7:58:58 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
 photo FSU_BCS_Winston2Benjamin_zps6fb8ff49.jpg
43 posted on 01/21/2014 8:19:57 PM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Prov1322

Touche.


44 posted on 01/21/2014 8:20:53 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: al_c

45 posted on 01/21/2014 8:23:24 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

46 posted on 01/21/2014 8:26:17 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

One of the great moments in baseball.


47 posted on 01/21/2014 8:32:27 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Didn’t Alabama get hosed by the refs in a couple of games against Penn State many, many years ago.


48 posted on 01/21/2014 8:41:37 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: SeaHawkFan

They sure did and they were so obvious that they had to have been purposeful cheating on the ref’s part.


49 posted on 01/21/2014 8:48:20 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

To me, the greatest play in the history of Major League Baseball was when Lou Brock lined a hit into the left field corner at Fenway Park in the world series and Carl Yaztremski threw him out at second base.

All you could see was the ball going into the corner (out of view of the camera), and then a cannon shot to second base for the tag.


50 posted on 01/21/2014 8:49:20 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson