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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    That's interesting considering the fact that his career wasn't on a trajectory comparable to some of the all-time great outfielders (eg. Mays, Mantle, Griffey, etc.).
    He had a small distraction, a side-hustle that kept his attention elsewhere.
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    Greatest athletes

    NFL: tie, Jim Brown, Bronko Nagurski
    MLB: not even close, Babe Ruth
    NBA: Michael Jordan
    NHL: Not even close, Bobby Orr

    T&F: tie, Jesse Owens, King Carl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    He certainly was in his day and circumstance (the blossoming of USA women's collegiate soccer). Not so sure he could do it today. Maybe. Sorta like Wooden and BBall.
    UNC records by the decades.
    1982-89. 8 Finals Fours. 7 titles. (*)
    1990-99. 10 Final Fours. 8 titles.
    2000-09. 7 Final Fours. 5 titles.
    2010-19. 4 Final Fours. 1 title.

    (* 10 Final Fours and 8 titles if you include the AIAW tournaments in 1980-81.)

    While most programs would envy 4 Final Fours and a national title in a decade, we are behind both Stanford (7 Final Fours and 3 titles) and FSU (6 Final Fours and 2 titles) in this decade. This is especially remarkable for FSU, which didn't have a team until 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    UNC records by the decades.
    1982-89. 8 Finals Fours. 7 titles. (*)
    1990-99. 10 Final Fours. 8 titles.
    2000-09. 7 Final Fours. 5 titles.
    2010-19. 4 Final Fours. 1 title.

    (* 10 Final Fours and 8 titles if you include the AIAW tournaments in 1980-81.)

    While most programs would envy 4 Final Fours and a national title in a decade, we are behind both Stanford (7 Final Fours and 3 titles) and FSU (6 Final Fours and 2 titles) in this decade. This is especially remarkable for FSU, which didn't have a team until 1995.
    Yeah, but Anson is responsible for growing the women's game and spurring those other programs to build their teams, and catch up to Carolina. This last decade is less about Carolina going down than other teams catching up to them.

    Also, I took care of 2 UNC players who came to me for 2nd opinions, and Anson was always great to deal with. I didn't know him well but we got along well, even though he knew I bled the wrong color of blue (to him anyway).
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    And to move the thread a bit further off task, Stanford beat Carolina yesterday in the women’s NCAA soccer championship, 0-0 at the end of overtime play. Stanford won 5-4 on penalty kicks.
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    And Stanford head coach is from England. So apparently he has not been infected by this silly idea of not running up the score

    https://gostanford.com/sports/womens...ratcliffe/3614
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