Athletes That I Admire
Brett Lorenzo Favre - Is an American football player, currently the starting
QB for the Green Bay Packers. Favre was selected in the second round of
the 1991 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. After one season with the Falcons,
Favre was traded to the Green Bay Packers, on a first round pick... What a
great move for Favre in 1992! Favre is the only three-time AP MVP (1995-1997)
in the history of the NFL and has led the Packers to two Super Bowls: with a
victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. In 2007, chosen
by Sports Illustrated as Sportsman of the Year, Brett has just finished his 17th
Season and started every game since 1992. His records include: most career
NFL touchdown passes (442), most career NFL passing yards (61,655), most
career pass completions (5,377), most career pass attempts (8,758), most
career NFL interceptions thrown (288), most consecutive starts among NFL
quarterbacks (253, 274 total starts including playoffs), and most career
victories as a starting quarterback (160).
Dan Marino, Jr. - A Hall of Famer Quarterback, born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
played for the Miami Dolphins. He was the last quarterback of the legendary
Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round. Marino became known
as one of the most prolific QBs in league history, holding or having held almost
every major NFL passing record. He is remembered particularly for having a
quick release, a powerful arm and leading the Dolphins into the playoffs on
Wade Anthony Boggs - is a former third baseman that played for the
Boston Red Sox. His hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a
ceaseless contender for American League batting titles. Boggs was
elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He had 12 straight
All-Star appearances. His best seaon was in 1987 when he set career
highs in Home Runs (24), RBIs (89), and slugging percentage (.588).
That same season, Boggs also batted .363 and held a .461 OBP...
Both these stats are still leading the league.
Ken Griffey Jr. - While playing with the Mariners during the 1990s,
Griffey established himself as baseball's premier player. He was
considered to be one of the best players of all time. Before injuries
took a toll on him, he was a top run producer and the best center
fielder in the big leagues. Griffey hit for a high average, batting over
.300 for seven years in the '90s. His hits were so powerful, it lead
to his 422 home runs in the '90s as well. His defense in the center
field was widely considered among the elites of the '90s. Griffey
successively made astonishing diving plays leaving fans in awe by
making over-the-shoulder basket catches and by robbing opposing
hitters of home runs at the wall - leaping up and pulling them back
into the field of play. Becasue of his great rep, skills and likeability,
Griffey graced the Wheaties cereal box and NIke made a shoe for
Roger Federer - Is a Swiss tennis player whom is ranked World
Number 1 since February 2nd 2004. He is regarded worldwide as
the best player of his generation. In the year 2007, Federer was
named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the third
consecutive time. He has won fourteen ATP Master Series titles,
four US Open, three Australian Open, five Wimbledon and four
Tennis Masters Cup titles.
John McEnroe Jr. - Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, he is a
former World No. 1 tennis player. McEnroe won many titles: three
at Wimbledon, four at the US Open, nine Grand Slam Men's
double titles and one Grand Slam mix doubles title. He is
remembered for his shot-making finesse and leading volleying.
You might remember him on court getting into some trouble with
umpires and tennis authorities, using his famous "You Can't Be
Serious!" phrase. McEnroe was inducted into the International
Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
Nicholas "Nick" Alexander Faldo - Is an English professional
golfer on the Europen Tour. He is considered to be one of Europe's
most successful players of all time. Through out his career he has
won three Open Championship titles and three US Masters titles.
Favorite Non-Hockey Sports Teams
Green Bay Packers - The Green Bay Packers are a professional
American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are in
the North Division of the NFC in the National Football League (NFL).
The Packers are the last of the "small town teams" that were once
common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by
Early Lambeau "Curly" (which the Stadium is named after, Lambeau
Field) and George Whitney Calhoun. They are the third oldest franchise
in the NFL today. The Packers have won twelve league championships
(more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships
prior to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1966
(Super Bowl I), 1967 (Super Bowl II) and 1996. The team's rival is the
Chicago Bears. The Packers are currently the only non-profit,
community-owned major league professional sports team in the USA.
New York Yankees - The New York Yankees are a professional
baseball team from the Bronx in New York City. The Yankees are a
member of the Eastern Division in MLB (Major League Baseball).
The Yankees are one of the eight charter franchises which was
founded in Baltimore, Maryland in year 1903, first known as the
New York Highlanders in 1913 and then became known as the
Yankees in 1923. The Yankees have been MLB's most successful
franchise because of their 26 World Series wins and 39 American
San Antonio Spurs - The Spurs are a professional NBA basketball
team playing out of San Antonio, Texas. They are currently the NBA
2007 Champions after having beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs
have won the Championship four times. As of November 2006, they
ranked second among active franchises for the highest winning
percentage in NBA history, just behind the LA Lakers.
Phoenix Suns - The Suns are a professional basketball team in Phoenix,
Arizona. They are part of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference in
the NBA (National Basketball Association). Their home arena is the US Airways
Center in downtown Phoenix. The Suns have been successful since they
began playing as an expansion team during the year 1968. They have made
it to the NBA playoffs several times and also to the NBA Finals a few times,
but we're still waiting for the championship win.