Skip to comments.Top 5 Most Overrated Athletes
Posted on 05/15/2014 1:17:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Its difficult to judge an athletes true worth, even if on paper its clear theyre either a mega-loser or a mega-winner. But once you go beyond the stats and sabermetrics, and really take a look at what theyve done, you inch a little closer to uncovering their true value.
In the cases of these five, we found a whole lot of nothing. These are some of the most overrated performers weve ever seen, and they should probably pay back all the money theyve earned and go work at a Walgreens or something. Or CVS, if they prefer. Were not picky.
5. Wilt Chamberlain
Unfortunately, outside of a plethora of womens phone numbers, he rarely won anything significant. In basketball, the ultimate team sport, Wilt was seen as a bad teammate, somebody who cared more about HIS shots and HIS stats than helping his team win rings. He won two titles, though given his gaudy numbers, plus the fact that his teams made the playoffs every single year he played save one, he really shouldve won more.
4. Danica Patrick
Heres the issue: shes never won. Its not just that shes never won a Sprint Cup plenty of people have never done that. Its more that, with the exception of ONE RACE back in 2008, shes never won anything. Shes started over 230 races and won one. She rarely even finishes in the top ten. For somebody touted as a super-duper star, thats pretty pathetic.
3. Deion Sanders
2. Dennis Rodman
1. Alex Rodriguez
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They made a big deal of Danica Patrick finishing in 7th place in a race last week. I was thinking WTF?
Agree completely on #1.
Tony Romo should be somewhere in the top 10.
As much as I hate to say it, being from Dallas, I’d have to put Dirk Nowitzki on the list.
Time for Tiger to be added to the list.
Dirk? Really? would you say that now, or for his entire career?
Touted by Chiefs coach Marty Shottenheimer as a franchise quarterback he delivered mostly bupkis(and injuries) while Rich Gannon delivered most of the W's.
Al Bundy. What has he done since his four touchdowns in a single game? Exactly.
He’s never been a good defensive player. And a guy his size shouldn’t be so reliant on making jump shots.
Deion Sanders absolutely overrated.
Danica Patrick. Need I say more. Who cares what kind of athlete she is? Danica delivers what her fans are looking for, as demonstrated by SI's emphasis on her athletic and toned body.
The other three are on the spectrum from thuggish to drug-enhanced to freakish.
Wilt may not have been a great basketball player, but I think he got a lot of people interesting in watching the game.
Agree completely on #1.
Re Wilt and his losing ways in history.
I saw the game cited below and knew two Aggies/Cowboys on the winning team.
“The Jayhawks won their next four games before losing to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys held the ball for the final three and a half minutes in order to win the game 56-54. Both of the Jayhawks regular season losses were in part due to poor ball control by the Jayhawks./”
Re Danica Patrick, my wife and a younger relative in the past few months aske, “Has she won a race in the past several years?”
Now I can say, no.
I’ll add Joe Namath to the list
David Beckham....a good marketer, but I don’t think he was all that great of a player. So he could bend the ball on free kicks.
Righto. Danica is famous for being, A. female, and B. cute.
BTW, when did someone driving a car fast become “an athlete?”
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