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What about the other side of the coin -- athletes who excelled and turned out far better than anyone would have reasonably predicted? Overachievers. Those who maximized their ability to an extent that no one would've seen coming, and posted more than respectable careers in professional sports.

I really enjoyed the opposite thread, so I hope you don't mind my polling you again for the flip side! :)
 

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Hmmm ... guess the forum has gone to bed. Sounds good. Before I turn in, one more -- a local example (before Hobie posts it! ;) ):



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#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
 

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I only feel good about saying this because my wife is from New England.

6th round, 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft




 

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#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
 

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TthePikester said:
#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
A nascar affiliated person being raised in a trailer park.....rofl...imagine that...
 

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Sorry for being so old, young bucks of the site!

I lived in SoCal during the early 80's, when this kid, youngest of twelve from a small town in Mexico, came out of nowhere and took MLB by storm. A great story.



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Karl Mecklenburg ...12th round pick for the Denver Broncos. ;D

Silver spooned autograph tearer upper POS...
 

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Benson said:
TthePikester said:
#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
A nascar affiliated person being raised in a trailer park.....rofl...imagine that...
LMAO...This coming from a guy that thinks the circle jerk should be an Olympic sport along the lines of synchronized swimming!!! >:D >:D >:D
 

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Benson said:
TthePikester said:
#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
A nascar affiliated person being raised in a trailer park.....rofl...imagine that...
SO sad rivrunner. Nascar can sellout over 250,000 in a single race and base ball can only sell in upwards of 30,000
 

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TthePikester said:
Rivrunnr1 said:
Benson said:
TthePikester said:
#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
A nascar affiliated person being raised in a trailer park.....rofl...imagine that...
LMAO...This coming from a guy that thinks the circle jerk should be an Olympic sport along the lines of synchronized swimming!!! >:D >:D >:D
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 

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Benson said:
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Benson said:
TthePikester said:
#48- Jimmie Johnson!!! He has only raced 9 years in the Sprint Cup Series and has 53 career wins so far. In the first 4 seasons he finished second twice and fifth twice, the last five seasons he has won the championship!!! First race car driver named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 78 years of the award. Along with his 5 Nascar championships he also owns 6 off-road racing championships!!! Fantastic!!!
http://www.nascar.com/news/headline/cup/jimmie.johnson.bio/
Racing is a sport! Thats why the masses voted Jimmie Johnson ATHLETE of the year! Get up on the wheel of a race car for 500mls at speeds averaging just under 200mph! Jimmie Johnson also made some thing of himself being raised in a trailer park in California.
A nascar affiliated person being raised in a trailer park.....rofl...imagine that...
SO sad rivrunner. Nascar can sellout over 250,000 in a single race and base ball can only sell in upwards of 30,000
That's because baseball sucks too >:D
 
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