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On your all-time favorite Seattle sports figure list?

Because I think theres two that have made their way onto my top 5..

1. Gary Payton
2. Russell Wilson
3. Ken Griffey Jr.
4. Richard Sherman
5. Shawn Kemp

Am I just too excited? or is there anyone else out there like me?

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Here's how mine is right now:

1. Steve Largent
2. Edgar Martinez
3. Ken Griffey Jr.
4. Cortez Kennedy
5. Matt Hasslebeck

In a couple years I could see Russell Wilson all the way at #1. Although we have a lot of great athletes on our team, no one beside Wilson screams legend status to me.


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Wilson and ET are personal faves. They show up for work, produce, and stay humble.

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Top 5 is such a small number, curses!

I share your enthusiasm and excitement but when limited to five players, in all arenas, I'd have a hard time knocking someone like an Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Jamie Moyer, Olerud or Detlef Schrempf (or dare I say Hasselbeck) off of my potential all-time top-five for newcomers Wilson/Sherman. Nevertheless, and long-live the 90's:

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Sherman is the only one with the personality and productivity to make such a list.

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My 5 favorites might be the starting 5 for the 1979 SuperSonics but more recently...

Largent
Cortez
Junior
Edgar
Big Walt

I guess most of those aren't much more recently..


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Maybe age might play a roll in it, I'm a late 80's baby so I only seen guys like Tez, Griffey, Edgar, Payton, Kemp, the Holmgren Era Hawks, these Hawks and other teams from 92 or 93 on down the road, I was 5 when sports became my thing.

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Maybe age might play a roll in it, I'm a late 80's baby so I only seen guys like Tez, Griffey, Edgar, Payton, Kemp, the Holmgren Era Hawks, these Hawks and other teams from 92 or 93 on down the road, I was 5 when sports became my thing.


I'm a child of the late 50's.

For the lack of championships Seattle has, there are a LOT of beloved athletes that come to mind for me. I love the raising of the 12th man flag here in Seattle and the biggest reason is the opportunity it provides to show many of them the love we still hold for them.


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You can't have a list without Steve Largent and Walter Jones on it, you just can't.

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No big unit.

Everyone list is subpar.

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Man, this is tough. My top 5 favorite would probably be in order:

1. Matt Hasselbeck
2. Steve Largent
3. Russell Wilson (i'd guess he'll be number 1 in a few years)
4. Kenny Easley
5. Brian Blades

(I can't do just 5!)

6. Rufus Porter
7. Joey Galloway
8. John L. Williams
9. Shaun Alexander
10. Dave Kreig

Not being from Seattle I don't really have any Sonics or Mariners anywhere near the top. But if I had to i'd list Gary Payton and Ken Griffey Jr as my favorites (but neither would probably be in my top 25 of Seattle athletes).

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1. Edgar
2. Griffey
3. Gary Payton
4. Randy Johnson
5. Russell Wilson
6. Largent
7. Jamie Moyer
8. Lynch
9. Matt Hasselbeck
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1. Griffey
2. Payton
3. RW
4. SA
5. ARod
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My list would be all Seahawks and one horse(Seattle Slew-I think he counts). I cannot stand baseball and don't follow it at all.
1)Largent
2)Walt
3)Tez
4)Easley
5)Wilson
6)Blades
7)Seattle Slew
8)Warner
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Hawkfan77 wrote:
1. Griffey
2. Payton
3. RW
4. SA
5. ARod
6. Hass


Are you missing a :sarcasm_off: flag? :shock:


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1. Seahawks as a team. My favorites are always the current team each year.
2. Griffey

I don't follow Seattle sports except the Seahawks but always liked Griffey.


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1. Sean Kemp - Reignman was amazing to watch in his heyday.
2. Edgar Martinez- Most approachable sports celebrity I have ever met (except for Joe Amoto)
3. Dave Kreig - Working mans hero.
4. Gary Payton - The Glove feeding the rock to the Reignman....fugetaboutit!
5. Steve Largent - LEGEND.

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I don't really see how you can have a guy with 1 season under his belt in your top 5 Seattle Athletes.... At least Sherman has been All-Pro....

Here is my list... I was born in the area in 1980 and have followed the Hawks, Sonics (RIP) and Mariners (RIP).... If I was going to do a list of all sports in Seattle I would also include some Huskies like Emtman, Kaufman and Tui, but I will stick to Pro's....

1. Ken Griffey, Jr. - HOF and the absolute baseball Icon of the 90's....

2. Gary Payton - dude had swag before anyone even said the word, #1 trash talker of all time, Sherman isn't even close.

3. Steve Largent - I had his Blue Angel poster on my wall in College.... that was 2003....

4. Edgar Martinez - Hit a grandslam in game 4 of 95 ALDS with me in the building.... probably most clutch seattle pro ever...

5. Randy Johnson - He was the most intimidating force in baseball... just look at Kruk in the All-Star game...

6. Nate McMillan - Not only was he a great Sonic on all those excellent teams of the 90's... he also was a very good Coach.


It is hard to leave off guys like Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones, Kenny Easley (short career), Matt Hasselback, Felix Hernandez, Shawn Kemp, Xavier McDaniel, Detlef (charity work along with being a Husky comes into play)..... I would almost include Shaun Alexander on the list, but he tended to whine a bit for my liking despite his outstanding production for that 5-6 year stretch (1400+ and 14 Tds per year!)

It doesn't surprise me to not see Ichiro on many lists.... dude was a non-factor in the community outside of being in RF at Safeco and in a commercial every year.... I saw him once at a Sonics game the first season he was here....


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Matt Hasselbeck

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Gary Payton
Dennis Johnson
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A - Rod
Edgar Martinez
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This list is endless since you have every era with stars and teams, I can say all of then since every era brought something different and special. 70's, 80's, 90's the 2000 era up till now. We as fans have seen the Rollor Coaster of emotions and the highs and lows, I have a hand full of favorite players over all that time, we know who is deemed best ever based on many votes of such things and we all have done our favorites in posts going back to when Todd had hair and was a chick magnet :) I can break down each decade or very close probably a half dozen players I really liked so this list would still be really long.

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Not ranked in any order and more than 5, since I am hard-headed like that.

(Mariners) Ken Griffey/Edgar Martinez/Alvin Davis/Harold Reynolds/Randy Johnson/Felix Hernandez/Spike Owens ... j/k ...

(Seahawks) Steve Largent/Kenny Easley/Jacob Green/Cortez Kennedy/Walter Jones/Shaun Alexander/Matt Hasselbeck

(Sonics) Gary Payton/Shawn Kemp/XMan/Freddie Brown/Jack Sikma/Tommy Gun Chambers/Dale Ellis/Wilkens

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1. Russell Wilson
2. Matt Hasselbeck
3. Richard Sherman
4. Ichiro
5. Gary Payton
6. Shawn Kemp
7. Larry Bernandez
8. Adrian Beltre
9. Julian Peterson
10. Josh Brown

Honorable mention: Michael Robinson

If we counted non-players, I'd definitely have strong consideration for Tom Cable, Pete Carroll, John Schneider, Mike Holmgren, and especially Lou Pinella.


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Hawkfan77 wrote:
1. Griffey
2. Payton
3. RW
4. SA
5. ARod
6. Hass


Are you missing a :sarcasm_off: flag? :shock:


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Interesting that nobody has mentioned Felix...

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Edgar martinez
Ken Griffey
Randy Johnson
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Richard Sherman

And I'd add Lou, if we're talking sports figures. Then Sweet Lou would be up there too.

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I really do love Felix. It's too bad he's played on such garbage teams.

My list:

Griffey
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This is absolutely ridiculous. We love Wilson, but anybody that has watched sports in this town for more than a few years and has him above Hasselbeck, Holmgren, James, Payton, Kemp or Griffey after one pretty good year needs to have their Seattle fandom card revoked. Absolute absurdity.

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This is absolutely ridiculous. We love Wilson, but anybody that has watched sports in this town for more than a few years and has him above Hasselbeck, Holmgren, James, Payton, Kemp or Griffey after one pretty good year needs to have their Seattle fandom card revoked. Absolute absurdity.



I agree a little bit I suppose but there is something about Wilson that is special. Granted if he didn't have the season he did it may not be as impactful but he pulled some of us in by talking the talk and then he went out there and backed it up. From the story about how he pulled the hawks out of a hat before the draft, to signing off every interview with "go hawks" you're not just talking about some random player, you're talking about a guy that is almost too good to be true. Even though he does in interview full of cliches you can't blame him because you can't get to upset about the cliches he throws out that are 100% true and he 100% believes in.

Maybe it's because here in seattle we've been in the sports-dumps for so long and Wilson was the perfect remedy for it, but if there's a guy who could come in and instantly win people over, it's Wilson.


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