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    Let's be honest, we all know this one is better.
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    This video is even better than I other one I posted:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8IfGrpMlEM

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    "Sporting Genius'" = Rocky Marciano, Cassius Clay, Bobby Charlton, Don Bradman, Pele, Shane Warne, Rod Laver, Jack Niclaus,....all greats with what I believe a common thread making them "Geniuses". ALL were top of their game and dominated having the ability to excel at their chosen sport, dominate their peers with not only their sporting prowess but used their brains to do so.
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    Was Gary Ablett Sr a genius?


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    Bobby Charlton is an interesting pick. I remember him saying after the Argentina '86 game that his team had done absolutely every thing right, and they didn't lose for lack of discipline, but only due to the genius of Maradona. Also, quite a lot of people would pick his Old Trafford colleague, Best, over him when it comes to genius.
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    And then there is the flawed genius, like Robin Friday

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    This thread reminds me of my late aunt. Not just because Sledger posts like an old woman, but also because she used to say "How dare they?" when a commentator referred to a sportsman as a "hero".

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    A silly, trivial problem leads me into a much wider (though perhaps insoluble) argument. My problem is merely partisan. As a fan of Roger Federer, I've been grappling with a troubling leap of logic. Federer keeps losing to Novak Djokovic (0-3 in grand slam finals), yet I am no closer to admitting that Djokovic is a genius, nor that Federer might not be a genius.

    That isn't even factually accurate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_U...en%27s_Singles
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    Stop waaahhhhring he obviously means their last three meetings.
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    that's not a wahh,








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    Genius in sports is similar to genius in the arts. It is all about the aesthetics.
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    Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    A silly, trivial problem leads me into a much wider (though perhaps insoluble) argument. My problem is merely partisan. As a fan of Roger Federer, I've been grappling with a troubling leap of logic. Federer keeps losing to Novak Djokovic (0-3 in grand slam finals), yet I am no closer to admitting that Djokovic is a genius, nor that Federer might not be a genius.

    That isn't even factually accurate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_U...en%27s_Singles
    McEnroe was a genius, yet even in his prime he went through long periods where he couldn't beat Lendl who was a robot.

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