Sports are a serious passion for most of us. Whether its Spring time and baseball is starting, or the start of Fall and football season we love our sports. Part of the reason we have this love is because it’s been passed down from generation to generation from father to son for years. Surely, your father or grandfather has told you stories of the major athletes they saw when they was younger, just like we will tell our children/grandchildren the same stories of athletes we saw during our day. Here are five modern athletes we are certain to tell stories about.
Albert Pujols is certainly the best hitter of our generation. There is no telling where his numbers will end up. He is certainly going to be one of the greatest statistical hitters that ever played the game of baseball. To start his career, nobody has had better numbers than Albert Pujols. If he stays healthy he’ll be talked about for generations.
We all love football. Who is the best quarterback of our generation? Hate him or love him, it’s easily Peyton Manning without argument. I don’t have enough room to write about all his records and accomplishments, but Peyton is not just the best quarterback of our generation, he’s arguably the best of all-time.
Hate if you want, but deep down you know as well as I do that the Captain deserves to be on the list. With the perfect blend of personal achievements to championships Derek Jeter will be in Monument Park in Yankee Stadium with his number retired as well as Cooperstown. In an era tainted with steroids and assholes, Derek Jeter played the game right, and he played it extremely well.
For you Hockey fans, it’s important to include Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. I’m not a huge fan, but we are talking about two guys who are the face of hockey and have the numbers to back it up. If they stay healthy, their numbers should challenge the greats. Crosby already has a Cup, I expect Ovechkin to have one as well.
I know, I know. How can I not put Tiger up here? Hell, he’s still young in Golf years. I do expect him to rebound and win majors again, and if he does he’ll most likely be considered one of the greatest golfers of all-time. I know he’s not popular right now, but you cannot overlook his achievements.
I know what you’re thinking…. Where’s Lebron? We are MJ fans here at Unathletic, and we’re biased.