Sports Illustrated just released it's Top 50 Althletes of All Time.  My father was #15.  One of the things that jumped out at me is that Bruce Lee and Laird Hamilton (Extreme Surfer) were the only two athletes on the list who did not compete in a tournament, league, game, sport or the like.  Also, Royce Gracie is # 44.  What are your thoughts?

 

The list:  #1  Michael Jordan, #2 Muhammed Ali, #3 Jackie Robinson, #4 Wayne Gretsky, #5 Jim Thorpe, #6 Babe Ruth, #7 Tiger Woods, #8 Roger Federer, #9 Michael Phelps, #10 Pele, #11 Kareem Abdul-Jabber, #12 Bo Jackson, #13 Carl Lewis, #14 Gordie Howe, #15 BRUCE LEE, #16 Larry Bird, #17 Magic Johnson, #18 Bill Russell, #19 Joe Montana, #20 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, #21 Mickey Mantle, #22 Willie Mays, #23 Jack Nicklaus, #24 Ted Williams, #25 Margaret Court, #26 Diego Maradona, #27 Jim Brown, #28 Mark Spitz, #29 Deion Sanders, #30 Walter Peyton, #31 Joe Lewis, #32 Emmitt Smith, #33 Lou Gherig, #34 Hank Aaron, #35 Laird Hamilton, #36 Jerry Rice, #37 Wilt Chamberlin, #38 Mia Hamm, #39 Tony Hawk, #40 Joe DiMaggio, #41 Peyton Manning, #42 Ty Cobb, #43 Mark Allen, #44 Royce Gracie, #45 Jesse Owens, #46 Serena Williams, #47 LeBron James, #48 Sandy Koufax, #49 Cy Young, #50 Lawrence Taylor.