Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Fantastic Four

Hello y'all and Happy Phreakin Phriday!

In case you are one of my visitors checking in from around the globe looking for the Kyla Ebbert photos, I need to tell you that this has been a momentous week here at Another Delco Guy.  The Phils won the National League pennant for the first time in 15 years setting up just their fifth trip to the Fall Classic.  If you don't know what that means, visit our friends at The700Level for a full array of coverage.

In honor of this incredible week, We have a sports-themed Fantastic Four this week.

Who are your four favorite athletes?

You can take this one any way you want, from your favorite current Phils, to your favorite athletes from back in the day, to the four hottest athletes, the four best humanitarian athletes, whatever you want.

  1. Steve Carlton - the quirky, dominant lefty brought the city its only World Series win
  2. Cal Ripken - just kept playing and playing and playing
  3. Chase Utley - he's old school
  4. Ron Jaworski - I remember my dad taking me to Eagles training camp at Widener when i was a kid and this guy was just as affable and approachable then as he seems today on TV

These are the guys that made me the sports fanatic I am today.  Have a great weekend and Go Phils!


Matt P said...

I'll narrow it down by first picking current Philly athletes:
1. Brian Westbrook. Not often the best player in the league is on your team.
2. Chase Utley. He'll shake off a poor second half to become a hero again.
3. Mike Richards. The Chase Utley of hockey. Seriously.
4. Donovan McNabb. It'll take a lot to get me on the anti-5 side of this discussion. Guy is classy and talented, the best QB in team history.
Now, my top 4 non-Philly athletes, retired or active*:
1. Patrick Roy. My first mancrush.
2. AI... I can count him as a non-Philly athlete now. No one ever made me want to watch basketball as much as the Answer did.
3. Chris Chelios. Yeah, Flyers fans hate him for the incident, but he's a legend, and he's still playing.
4. Tiger. Same as AI... he gets me to watch a sport I'd otherwise skip.
*Before signing with the Mets, Johan Santana might have made this list. McGwire would have easily been on it, probably #2, if the scandal hadn't come out and ruined him to me.

Jennifer said...

From my four favorite sporting interests:
*Golf - Phil Mickelson: the dude who will never be greater than Tiger.
*Tennis - John McEnroe: I channeled his intensity when I played tennis back in high-school
*Football - Brett Favre: I know, this coming from a Vikings fan. Sad, to be sure.
*Olympics - Dara Torres: that woman can swim

ab said...

…not knowing sports I was afraid I was going to get the fantastic four all munsoned up…but here goes…
1. Happy Gilmore
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Roy Munson
4. Sam Malone (…mostly because he had a cool bar…)

Chris said...

If I was doing my list another way - Dara Torres would CERTAINLY make it. And it figures ab would go for a bar owner. Matty P can always be counted on for a well-thought out response to sports Fan 4s.

gootman said...

Huge sports fan and could probably name more than for, but inthe spirit of the Fantasic Four I'll pick one from each team in no particular order...
1. BDawk - gotta love Weapon X
2. Eric Desjardins - before he got old and slow, he was my favorite Flyer
3. JRoll - the leader of our NL Champion Phils
4. AI - although the Sixers came up short in 2001, that postseason was great

PCole said...

Kirby Puckett
Cal Ripken
Jack Morris (I was a Tigers fan before we moved to Minneapolis, so I got him twice)
Frank Viola (and most of the five players he got us in the trade to the Mets)

Hillary Chybinski said...

a girlie view. . .
1. Dale Earnhart, Jr. (hooooot)
2. Shane Victarino (just hearing my 2 YO say his name makes me smile)
3. Andre Agassi (from back in the day)
4. Nadia Commenich (my inspiration for years of adolescent gymnastics)

Jennifer said...

I almost put Andre on my list as well. But...are you referring to long hair Andre era or bald head Andre era?