• Cyburbia is a friendly big tent, where we share our experiences and thoughts about urban planning practice, planning adjacent topics, and whatever else comes to mind. No ads, no spam, no echo chambers. Create your FREE Cyburbia ID, and join us today! You can also register through your Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Microsoft account.

hometown sports Mount Rushmore

Messages
1,264
Points
22
If you could choose 4 sports legends, coaches, enthusiasts, super fans from your hometown or your current location for a Hall of Fame like Mount Rushmore who would they be?

My Mount Rushmore would be something like this:

Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
Gale Sayers, Hall of Fame Running Back, Chicago Bears
Coach Reed, Omaha Central High School - producers of a steady stream of Nebraska I-Backs including the next person on my list
Ahman Green, Running Back, Green Bay Packers
 

NHPlanner

A shadow of my former self
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
9,906
Points
39
Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox
John Hannah, New England Patriots
Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
 

plankton

Cyburbian
Messages
751
Points
21
great thread

Gordie Howe
Bobby Lane
Joe Louis
Al Kaline

If there's room for a fifth, you gotta give the nod to Stevie Yzerman.
 

Cardinal

Cyburbian
Messages
10,080
Points
34
11Graphic1-med.jpg

Brett Favre (a.k.a., God); Walter Payton; Bambi Woods; St. Vincent (Lombardi)
 

Gedunker

Moderating
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
11,251
Points
37
Fuzzy Zoeller (Golf)
Billy Herman (Baseball HOF)
Paul Hornung (Football HOF)
Edwin Hubble (Astronomer)

Huh? Edwin Hubble, Astronomer? In a
sports Mt. Rushmore?
Yup, he coached High School basketball here c. 1916.
(Hey, this is Indiana ) ;-)
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
Messages
18,311
Points
44
Willie Mays
Barry Bonds
Joe Montana
Bill Walsh (the Genius)

Gedunker: Fuzzy Zoeller (Golf) ?!? wtf?
 

Gedunker

Moderating
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
11,251
Points
37
RichmondJake said:
Gedunker: Fuzzy Zoeller (Golf) ?!? wtf?
RJ -- Thou thinkest golf is not a sport, but rather "A Good Walk Spoiled" I take it? Fuzzy did win the Master's (and then did make a rather off-key remark when young Mr. Woods won it later). By the way, happy belated-birthday, RJ.
 

Repo Man

Cyburbian
Messages
2,550
Points
25
Simialar to Cardinal, I would have Favre and Lombardi, but I would also have Hammerin Hank Aaron, and Robin Yount.

...and there are some others that are hard to ignore such as legendary Marquette Coach, Al McGuire, Oscar Robertson, Warren Spahn, Jerry Kramer, Jim Taylor, Paul Horning, Don Hutson...
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
Messages
18,311
Points
44
Gedunker said:
RJ -- Thou thinkest golf is not a sport, but rather "A Good Walk Spoiled" I take it? Fuzzy did win the Master's (and then did make a rather off-key remark when young Mr. Woods won it later). By the way, happy belated-birthday, RJ.
Nope, I've got a USGA index card with 17.1 on it (I know that's not very good). I'm infatuated at playing this game and the challenges it presents. Now I just have to be patient and wait until spring around these parts for the courses to re-open.

Fuzzy? come on. And thanks for the BD wish.
 

Gedunker

Moderating
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
11,251
Points
37
RichmondJake said:
Fuzzy? come on. And thanks for the BD wish.
Well, I'm a little stuck here as it is hometown sports heroes and this is his hometown. Personally, I gave up golf when I blew my knee out playing soccer.

Let's see: I borrowed Paul Hornung from Louisville, so I'll jump back across the river for The Greatest. Good enough?
 

Mastiff

Gunfighter
Messages
7,181
Points
30
Tough Choices

Julius "Doctor J" Erving (Wilt Chamberlain is #2)
Bernie Parent (Bobby Clarke is #2)
Mike Schmidt (Steve Carton #2 / Robin Roberts #3 / Connie Mack #4 / Jimmie Foxx #5... )
Steve Van Buren (Norm Van Brocklin is only #2 - Philly fans know why)
 

DecaturHawk

Cyburbian
Messages
880
Points
22
Yes, from Iowa

The Mount Rushmore of sports greats from the Hawkeye State:

Nile Kinnick (Heisman trophy winner in 1939 who died in WWII)
Dan Gable (best college and Olympic wrestler ever, and best college wrestling coach ever)
Bob Feller (still considered the fastest pitcher of all time)
Alex Karras (one of the scariest and best college and pro linemen ever)

You agree, Giff?
 

giff57

Corn Burning Fool
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
5,427
Points
33
Re: Yes, from Iowa

DecaturHawk said:
The Mount Rushmore of sports greats from the Hawkeye State:

Nile Kinnick (Heisman trophy winner in 1939 who died in WWII)
Dan Gable (best college and Olympic wrestler ever, and best college wrestling coach ever)
Bob Feller (still considered the fastest pitcher of all time)
Alex Karras (one of the scariest and best college and pro linemen ever)

You agree, Giff?
A friend is a teacher in Van Meter, he says Feller is an A-hole.
 
Messages
1,264
Points
22
DecaturHawk,

My high school's (Omaha Northwest) football stadium is named after Nile Kinnick. I'm not sure what the connection is. Thanks for clarifying who Nile Kinnick was.

the north omaha star
 

Big Easy King

Cyburbian
Messages
1,361
Points
23
"Pistol" Pete Maravich - LSU Tigers; New Orleans Jazz
Wes Chandler - N.O. Saints
Marshall Faulk - St. Louis Rams
Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts
 
Top