Sunday, 3 February 2013
Carrying on the theme from the previous blog, but with more of a European taste.
Usually, greatness is rated by your achievements against your peers; the more known they are the greater your stature is.
To demonstrate this point I can use some American teams and players.
Mention Joe Montana; who comes to mind? Not the 12th round draft pick that nobody wanted but the 4 time Superbowl winner with names like Roger Craig and Jerry Rice.
Dan Marino brings to mind the two Marks (Clayton & Duper)
Ken Stabler and Roger Stauback comes up
Terry Bradshaw and you think of the Steelers with Lynn Swann and Franco Harris.
I mention Jim Zorn and you think??????????????
Jim is known as a coach these days but he did play as a QB for some years, I suspect that unless you are a die-hard NFL fan the name means little. Yet, he was QB to probably one of the greatest recievers of the 1970's other than Jerry Rice. Do you know is team and the man in question?
I had a discussion with my friend Jack about this and I agree totally with him. The subject of this article is depending on your age and interest. To many new fans, Rossi is the greatest rider, yet to my knowledge he has not ridden the Island track.
In the world of Motorcycle & TT racing, while there is no doubt who is the worlds greatest rider; that honour goes to Giacomo Agostini, there will always be the arguments over who is the greatest British rider.