ESPN had a poll in which it asked people from each state to pick four sports figures tg grace it's "Mt Rushmore of Sports." The results for Wisconsin were Hank Aaron, Brett Favre, Vince Lombardi and Al McQuire.
Obviously this thing is a totally ridiculous exercise, but it's a slow sports day, so what do you guys think? Who would you pick?
I agree with Aaron and Favre, the two greatest in the two biggest sports. Although I may argue for Yount over Aaron since Aaron did a lot of his awesomeness in Atlanta. I'm less crazy about the other two though. I realize Lombardi is big news, but I'm not crazy about putting a coach up there. Of course, if any coach, it should be Lombardi. I really don't get McGuire though. I'm not up to speed on 70s era Marquette basketball, but didn't he win one NCAA title? Not that that's a small deal, but how do you include him and not Barry Alvarez? Or Curly Lambeau?
I think I would add Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played 6 seasons with the Bucks and won the title once. He was the best player of his time and one of the best ever.
I'd also add Eric Heiden. He's basically the greatest skater ever. He won every single speed skating race at the 1980 olympics. That's 5 gold medals and 4 world records. He won the sprints and the distance races. You just don't do that in speed skating.
So I'd go Robin Yount, Brett Favre, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Eric Heiden.
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