Facts, Not Fiction

 
Page 10 of 11 FirstFirst ... 891011 LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 102
  1. Collapse Details
     
    #91
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Posts
    938
    I like Weston but I would certainly never argue with Earlene Brown!!!!
    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
     
    #92
    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    C'mon, the greatest roller derbyite ever was a track & field legend, Earlene "747" Brown!
    Nah, it was Joanie Weston
    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
     
    #93
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    beyond help
    Posts
    12,733
    Not Raquel Welch? Shucky darn!
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
     
    #94
    Raquel is the GOAT, but we're not talking about sport then
    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
     
    #95
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    61,618
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Nah, it was Joanie Weston
    I preferred Annis Jensen, actually in terms of favorite players to watch
    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
     
    #96
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chattanooga
    Posts
    4,736
    Guess I missed this one. I'd say Laver, Richie McCaw (rugby), Pele, Bird, Bolt & Lewis, Nicklaus, Phelps, Ric Flair, Ruth, Alekseyev. College hoops, Alcindor.
    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
     
    #97
    Cycling: Pee Wee Herman

    The tiger "hood" ornament, the bell, riding in layout position--he could do it all.

    Yeah, yeah....the accident--clearly he meant to do that.

    Altho eventually recovered, I'd contend he was never the same after his bike was stolen. Mercks was good tho.
    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
     
    #98
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    beyond help
    Posts
    12,733
    Quote Originally Posted by BillVol
    Alekseyev
    If it's the weight-lifting, my choice is Suleymanoglu, "The pocket Hercules."
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
     
    #99
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    4,339
    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    Cooky: I saw a lot of Roller Derby greats and O'Connell was certainly one of the most notable men.
    But in my view, the clear GOAT was Billy Bogash: a puny guy with coke-bottle-lens glasses (never a brawler, he) who was well past his prime and balding in the mid-1950's when I saw him skate... but even then he was easily the fastest and most skilled skater I ever watched (and I watched 'em all during that era).
    On the women's side I'd say Joanie Weston.
    Not the best, but my personal favorite, was Red Smartt.
    I got Smartt's autograph on a wallet sized picture at the old Olympic Auditorium in downtown LA. It was during half-time and he was standing (skates on) at the top of the locker room stairs, drinking a beer, chewing gum and smoking a cigarette surrounded by kids. You had to hold his beer cup to free up his hands while he signed your pic!!!
    Indeed. Sometimes I wish I were 10 years older, so that I could have had a chance to see more of the original oval derby (be it from Leo Seltzer's original Roller Derby or Bill Griffiths' more-fast-paced Roller Games). Fortunately, YouTube is turning out to be the greatest museum on the planet for audio and video archives, and there is plenty of derby there, from the original of the late-1940s and early-1950s to today's women's flat-track. And the Roller Derby Foundation (www.rollerderbyfoundation.org, if they ever fix the server problems) sells DVDs with many classic matchups. I have the Roller Derby Chronicles DVD collection.
    Reply With Quote
     

  10. Collapse Details
     
    My favorite roller derby person was Toughie Brasuhn. Those were the good ol' days, indeed.
    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •