dj wrote:What to do, what to do. I keep coming back to multiple lists, but that's time . . .
To much thinking. Just get drunk and you'll have it done in no time.
That's what I should have done. I pretty much shared dj's problem. The more thinking I did the more I realized I needed a top 40 list at least. I was never a greater fan than I was in my early and middle teens and that's clear from my list. But still I had to leave out athletes I absolutely idolized. The more I think about it the less happy I am with my list but I'm just going to let it go.
No deadline at the moment, i haven't done my list yet. I'll give everyone warning when it's going to close but i want to get as many entrants as possible to make it work, or we'll just get loads of athletes with one vote and the winner will only have recieved 4 !! which isn't much of a mandate to b e T&FN Favourite Athlete of All TIme
My list goes back about 20 years, names I was watching. Most people on here are from US and UK and seems that has a big role in choosing the names.I don`t think many names from my list will make the top(except few) but I hope you received it Mumpy
pakillo wrote:My list goes back about 20 years, names I was watching. Most people on here are from US and UK and seems that has a big role in choosing the names.I don`t think many names from my list will make the top(except few) but I hope you received it Mumpy
My list is on it's way. I made my decision mainly based on which athletes I like/d to watch compete; whether that be because they were/are fantastic or for pure entertainment/filth reasons There are also a couple in there that I respect because of their approach to the sport. There are also two lots of 2 in there that I loved watching their head-to-heads, so have included both. There is also one in there that I have included purely because of her hairstyle
My significant stats (you will be pleased, Mump) 15 women 8 Multi eventers 7 Current 6 Brits 5 Germans 3 French
this time it has gone into the Outbox and says "sent Dec 06.. 1.29 p.m"(8.29 p.m. gmt) So I assume it will eventuallky go off. 5 Americans, 5 Brits,2 Czechs,Finn,Jamaican, Kenyan,2 Aussies, 1 New Zealander, and 2 other African continent athletes. All but one OG Champions; 16 males, 4 females.
What decade were my picks from? Let's see... 0 from the 60s or earlier 5 from the 70s 7 from the 80s 8 from the 90s 11 from the 00s 4 from the 10s
plenty of overlap between decades of course
14 men and 6 women
I stuck to favorites that had a significant amount of world level success (I think everyone on the list has at least a world championship medal), and to favorites I have seen and cheered for while they were active.
every one will be ranked firstly by number of votes and then by position of votes (total points) You will get 20 poiints for a first place on someone's list and 1 point for 20th BUT having 20 points from 1 person is worse than having 2 points from 2 people
so the ranking will go in reverse order
people with 1 vote from 1 point to 20 points (if there are any) people with 2 votes etc etc
the winner will be the person with the most votes not necessarily the one with the most points, as it is possible for someone to have more points but less votes. If there are a number of athletes who tie on the same amount of votes in the final then it will be down to points ]
i hope it all makes sense. As soon as i start posting results i'm sure it will all become clear.
I will start off post a few results a day but as we get lower i will probably just do one a day so we can discuss each one.
When the final result has been announced i will then post everone's individual list for discussion and if i ever get round to it i'll work out favourite by event, country etc