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August 11, 2022 1:20 am

In honor of Serena Williams saying she's retiring soon...JR gives a New Top 6 List

GREATEST INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES EVER

6- Novak Djokovic

5- Serena Williams

4- Usain Bolt

3- Tiger Woods

2- Michael Phelps

1- Muhammed AliĀ 

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I'm glad that you're here. We get started 10 p.m. Eastern time, 7 p.m. Pacific. I'm being joined right now by our super producer and host Dave Shepherd, and we got two more hours to go. I want to give a big shout out to Darren Daroche. He just tweeted me. You can tweet me too. It's at JR Sportbree.

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Get all of it. I hope you also get some rest. Shout outs to everybody out there on the way to work, on the way home, at work right now. Hey, I'm here hanging out with you. Let's just try to have a good time.

Something not necessarily a good time. We talked about Deshaun Watson. Okay, the Browns are going to start him on Friday preseason against the Jags. We still have no idea when his suspension is going to come down or what his real suspension will be after the appeal is heard. Kevin Durant is still in the news.

It's been reported that he now favors the Boston Celtics or the Philadelphia 76ers. Tua Tonga Veloa, we just heard from Tua last break. Tua's like, hey, Dolphins trying to get Tom Brady before I got here. Doesn't got a damn thing to do with me. Nothing.

Not at all. Even though they tried to attract him as a partner slash owner earlier in the year. And even though they also tried to bring in Sean Payton as a head coach. Tua, just throw the football to Waddle, throw the ball to Hill, and just relax.

I think the things will work out that way. And in a few minutes, I'm going to bring you a new top six list. Tonight, and this is inspired by one of the greatest athletes ever, we're going to talk about one of the greatest athletes ever. We're going to take a look at some of the best athletes ever to compete solo. Nope, not team sports, not something where you can sit down on the bench or pass the ball.

Just sports where you have to go out there and compete by yourself. This list was inspired by Serena Williams. We'll get there momentarily. We do have a caller on the line who is waiting patiently. Let's talk to Paul.

He's here from Boston. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, good evening, JR. Hey, I finally, I don't have social media out in my tent in Westfield, no internet. So I got a little picture on my phone of you. I didn't realize you were a snick, and you have like the most perfect teeth. You're like a really handsome, almost Denzel type. How old are you? You look a lot younger than I thought. Well, how, well, ask you this question. How old do I look?

Well, that's hard to tell. I'm ethnic like you. I have oily skin. I'm Arab. So I look a lot younger.

And the picture's small on my smartphone. You look like you're in your mid twenties, but you sound like wisdom, like you're in your fifties. Oh, well, let's, let's, let's stick to that. I'm not in my twenties and I sure as hell, I'm not in my fifties.

So let's just, let's just call it somewhere in between. Okay. Excellent. You're not going to ask me out on a date next, are you?

No, no, I, I definitely, literally, and only like women. I was just, you know how you hear people on the radio and you wonder what they look like. I was just so surprised, man. Your teeth are perfect. That's amazing. Those are all real, obviously, huh?

Yes. I'm, I'm, I'm for everyone who's not familiar. I'm black. I have an Afro and according to Paul, I have perfect teeth. Thank you, Paul.

And a sport model. Look, you look like Kevin Hart, a better looking brother. And speaking of brothers, you get to know people talking and you get to forget a feel for their personality. You always bring to the table what I call the middle path of moderate wisdom.

And you don't let emotions or irrational thought get in the way. And I'd like to add to what you said earlier about tampering. They use the word tampering because you want to keep an even playing field. You don't want to create a disadvantage or disproportionate access.

And I understand that. However, like JR said, in the real world, everybody talks to everyone. And there's a term called vetting, which in the radio business, you're supposed to meet people in an unofficial capacity and a social environment to see what their real personality is like.

You do a posture and temperament analysis. So I would prefer to use the word vetting other than tampering. And this is what people seem to keep forgetting. When you're spending potentially millions and you're looking to invest in a team and the team is made up of individuals and one bad egg can spoil the bunch, et cetera, you have to understand the human dynamic and to not investigate it and look into it is negligent and irresponsible to the team. And this is a normal practice. It's been going on for years. And like the other caller said, you may have a bad cop or a bad agent or a bad sports management, but that's an individual. It undermines the overall good ones and the overall good ones look at it downly because it gives them all a bad name. So I don't like to say it's corrupt.

I think it's a human system. It's normal. I mean, it's normal. Yeah, tampering is a bad word. People don't want to hear, oh, tampering. Oh, he got fined a million and a half dollars for tampering. Oh, they, they went behind somebody's back.

Well, yeah, they do. People do it all the time. And I don't know if I, I don't know if I necessarily agree with the word vetting because these folks know each other already. I mean, there's, there's not in the case of Tom Brady, there ain't too much vetting that needs to take place. It's like, Hey, if we want to win something and we want to do it quick, it'd be beneficial to have that guy in the fold. And that's what the dolphins did.

They did it a little too brazenly and now unfortunately they have to go ahead and pay for it. Thank you so much, Paul, for calling up from Boston. It's the JR sport reshow here with you on CBS sports radio. We will flip gears. Why?

Because every Wednesday night, it's a Thursday morning. I bring you a new top six list in tonight. I'm going to bring you a list of some of the top solo sports stars that we have ever seen. I think you'll understand why I also think in a few minutes, you'll understand the inspiration for this list.

And so as to not waste time, let's just play the fancy music. Six, five, four, three, two, one. It's time to get JR's latest top six list only on the JR sport brief.

That's right. It's the JR sport reshow here with you on CBS sports radio. Hey, I've been doing a top six list since I got here on CBS sports radio in 2020. I've been doing top six lists since I started running my app on YouTube in more than 10 years, 2009.

And so today, tonight, every Wednesday, every Thursday morning, it's time for a new top six list. And it's going to be about solo sports stars tonight. And let's start off with this sport. You can play it doubles, but most people, they watch it as singles. We're talking about tennis. And so let's start off with this number.

What is it? Number six, one of the top solo sports athletes of all time, Novak Djokovic. I mean, this is, this sucks to say there's so many years that we've watched Nadal, Infederer, Agassi, Sampras, but Novak Djokovic, I guess quietly is the word.

Maybe he's almost getting ready to jump over all of them. He's 35 years old. His accomplishments, especially starting later than Nadal and also Federer is great. Novak has been active since 2008. Nadal starting in 05 Federer in 03 and Novak Djokovic just won his 21st grand slam. He just won Wimbledon.

It was his seventh Wimbledon championship. And now if you and now if you have to look at, at all time, Novak 21 slams, Nadal 22, Federer 20, and those guys seemingly are always hurt and slowing down. Novak also spending 373 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. That's the longest all time, longer than Federer at 310. And Novak, come on. The only thing that could stop him from winning more slams is the fact that he doesn't want to be vaccinated. Even Daniel Medvedev, he beat Novak at the 2021 US Open men's final.

But Medvedev knows that Novak, oh, he's a tough you know what, listen. First of all, I think it's the first time I'm so nervous saying my speech. I mean, first of all, I want to say sorry, for you fans and Novak, because I mean, we, we all know what he was going for today. And I just want to say that, I mean, anyway, what, as you said, what you accomplished this year, and throughout your career. I never said this to anybody, but I'll say it right now. For me, you are the greatest tennis player in the history.

Listen, he was trying to win every thing. The Australian Open, the French Open, a Wimbledon. He didn't get the job done at the US Open this year. We won't see him there. Novak.

Yeah. He seems like a pain in the ass, but he is building his case as the most successful men's tennis player of all time. It's tough to say, but he's on his way. Let's keep this moving. Look, what number are we up to? Number five, top solo sports stars.

This person inspired the list. We talked about her last night. And unfortunately in Toronto, Canada, she lost tonight.

So we might see her in Cincinnati. And then we will probably see her for the final time at the US Open in a few weeks. It's Serena Williams, the most dominant tennis player on the female side, on the woman's side ever.

One of the greatest athletes ever. When it comes down to solo sports, she can go out there and play doubles with her sister. But when they played, she beat her. Serena Williams getting ready to turn 41 years old next month, 23 grand slams, one behind Margaret Court tying her. And I don't think anybody would be shocked if she went out with a bang, if she went out with a championship. She's won titles and slams. She's had success in business. She's inspired a new generation of tennis players. Naomi Osaka, Sloane Stephens. I can go on. I mean, what about Coco Gauff?

Still a teenager, still growing, someone who is just right there at the precipice of breaking through. Coco Gauff, she talked about Serena. And let's face it, Serena was kicking ass before Coco was born.

I grew up watching her. That's the reason why I played tennis. And, you know, tennis being predominantly white sport, it definitely helped a lot because I saw somebody look like me dominating the game. And it made me believe that I could dominate too. And then my dad, I think for her whole story, the Williams sisters story, not just Serena, with Mr. Williams and all that he's done for both of them, inspired my dad to continue to coach me and help me, even though he had not really much tennis experience. But he was like, if Mr. Williams can do it, then I can. And I think it's not so much just what Serena and Venus has left.

It's also the home Williams family in general. I don't think I want to replicate anybody's career. I mean, it would be cool to get 23 grand slams.

Like, I'll take it. But also at the same time, I'm my own player. And ever since, even as a young player, like even when I was eight years old, people were calling me the next Serena. And I never liked that because, A, I feel like for her to be compared to someone who's done nothing is almost a little bit of a disrespect for her. And also, B, I mean, I never, I wanted to be like her. I wanted to emulate my game, but I never wanted to be her because there'll never be another Serena. Beautiful description. I talk like the people all the time. Oh, so-and-so is the next this, or JR is the next this, or you're filling the shoes.

It's like, no, it's like, I'm just doing me. And that's a beautiful thing for someone who just turned 18 years old. Coco Gauff is 18 years old. She was born in 2004. Serena Williams turned pro in 1995.

It must be a beautiful thing to look up to someone and know your whole life and just see that example right in front of you. Serena Williams inspired this list and she is one of the best solo sport athletes ever. Serena was at number five. Let's move on to four. Number four. Oh, this is so much fun.

This is so much fun. I've met Serena briefly. I've never met Novak Djokovic.

Don't think I ever will. But I've actually sat down with this man multiple times. This man at number four, I've had conversations with him about his greatness. He's a global icon. He's a global celebrity. He comes from what you might consider to be a small island, which always has a major effect in both sports and culturally all around the world. At number four, one of the best solo athletes, one of the best solo performers. His name is Usain Bowe.

Straight out of Jamaica. Eight-time Olympic gold medalist. Bursting onto the scene in Beijing in 2008. Doing it again in London in 2012. Putting the final touches on things, even as he's like, man, I'm getting too old for this. I don't like practice. Finishing the world.

I don't like practice. Finishing them off in Rio in 2016. World records, 100 meters, 200 meters.

Meter relay. Usain Bolt is a bad man. He's going to be famous the rest of his life. Ironically, how the hell is this even possible? His last name is Bolt.

Certain things are just bound to happen. The guy is tall. He's long. He's built power at the bottom. Slow start. Finish you off. I asked Usain Bolt, what the hell is going on in Jamaica that you all produce some of the world's best track and field athletes?

Why the hell are people out of Jamaica so damn fast? And he gave me two reasons. One of them was rather interesting. Take a listen. I asked him this a few years ago. I think maybe the food. I think maybe the food. Because we eat a lot of ground foods like yam, potatoes, and stuff like that. So we get it originally from the ground. People always say, I don't know how true this is, that from slavery back in the day. So we come from Africa and stuff. So it's different. I should be fast too, right? You should be. Well, I still am fast, but I don't have a reason to run right now. I'm not going to test it.

I don't know. Maybe I might have to tap into prior generations and just see if running from people would help me out. Thank you, Usain. He also said that you think about Jamaica, he says track and field is the primary sport. People aren't necessarily running to play basketball or baseball, et cetera.

Man, they're just running. Usain Bolt, number four. Top solo performers of all time. Let's move on to this number.

Number three. We've talked about him recently. This is also a prodigy. This is similar to the Williams family, Venus and Serena. This man was taught by his dad and man, he's the most famous golfer of all time. His name is Tiger Woods.

15 majors won. Only Jack Nicklaus is in front of him at 18. Tiger throughout all of his injuries and personal issues and surgeries and accidents here at the age of 46. We know that Tiger is great.

He was on PBS in 2016. He talked to Charlie Rose about who he believes the greatest golfer ever is. How do we measure the best to ever play golf? Is it Jack simply because he has 18 majors?

That's a great question. It is so hard because we never got a chance to play against one another, except that one time. We played with each other in 2000. But when you cross generations, it's very difficult to see who's better than the other.

In all sports. But I just think that for me, I would take my skills up against Jack any day and I'm sure he'd feel the same way. Do you believe you'll get 18 majors? To be honest with you, no.

You don't? No. You've accepted that?

I've accepted I'm gonna get more. You're 40? Yes. Jack won the Masters when he was 46. 46 correct. Tom almost won the British Open when he was 59. I know.

He had on his club. Yeah. But you got to get started soon.

Whether it's soon or not, I need to get started and be ready to go. Yeah, well a lot has happened over the last six years. Good luck to Tiger Woods. Let's move on to the next number.

Number two. Solo athletes. This man is the most decorated Olympian of all time. 28 medals.

I mean, he got a long ass neck, so maybe he could fit them all on his neck. 23 of those medals are gold. You can throw this guy in the water and he's just Aquaman out of Baltimore. His name is Michael Phelps. I don't care if we're going from Athens to Beijing. We can go to London. We can go to Rio.

This man is abusive. Michael Phelps was asked on NBC in 2016 if he's the greatest Olympian of all time, and just listen to his response. I think of myself as the greatest person that I can be. That's it. I'm not going to go out on a limb and say I'm the greatest this or that. I was a kid with a dream.

That's it. The people before me set the bar so high, and I was a little kid that wasn't afraid to dream as big as I could, and that's really it. Like you said, we were talking before, I was dedicated.

I was hardworking, and that put me in the shoes where I am now. Sounds like somebody living in his mom's basement, not somebody who has 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold. This man was 15 years old at the Sydney Olympics.

It's ridiculous. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you, CBS Sports Radio. We're going to take a break, and when we come back, I'm going to tell you about the greatest and number one solo sports star of all time.

Don't move. It's the JR Sport Brief Show, CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. First time caller. Had to pull over to the side of the road just to make sure I didn't miss my opportunity. Want you to know that I appreciate your candor.

Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio, bringing you a new top six list. There's always an emphasis here on the big four leagues, and we look at team sports, NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, NHL, and we don't necessarily always look at individual sports. It's always team sports, and so with Serena Williams kind of winding things down, I wanted to give you a top six list that looks at some of the best individual performers that we've seen in the world of sports. And in a few seconds, in a few moments, I'm about to give you number one. But before I do that, let me give you a quick recap.

If you didn't hear the names last break, without giving you deep explanations, if you missed it, you can always hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. At number six, I gave you Novak Djokovic. At number five, I told you Serena Williams inspired this list. At number four, I gave you Usain Bolt. He said, hey, out of Jamaica, why are we fast? Food. And then also maybe because we're used to running due to slavery.

That was an interesting answer. Thank you, Usain. And number three, I gave you Tiger Woods. At number two, top individual athlete, sport guy, it's Michael Phelps. Man, went to five damn Olympics, starting off in Sydney and just started whooping everybody's ass by the time he got to Athens. 28 medals, 28 of them, 23 gold.

Yeah, just some swimming guy from Baltimore. Pretty amazing accomplishments. And so if I had Michael Phelps at number two, you want to think about top athletes and their accomplishments, that leaves us here with this.

Number one. At number one, if I have to think about an athlete, who couldn't sit down on the bench, who couldn't pass the rock, who didn't have a teammate, who went solo all the way and didn't just become an excellent athlete, but became just an iconic human being all over the world, still beloved to this day. At number one, top solo athlete, I would say of all time, is not just a top solo star.

He's the greatest. His name is Muhammad Ali. I can go on and on about his accomplishments as a top solo star. I can go on and on about his accomplishments as a boxer. Muhammad Ali, also someone who was a gold medalist. This man was a four-time heavyweight champ. He was stripped of his prime years because he did not want to go to war. Was stripped. He came back. Ultimately won a championship. And he had no issue with letting everybody know how great he is.

I mean, let's think about right before he took on George Foreman in 1974, right before this man decided to go ahead and fight this dude in the jungle. He was in New York City. He was at the Waldorf Astoria. He was out of New York. He was at a hotel.

And Muhammad Ali was never, ever shy in letting everybody know how great he was. I'm experienced now, professional. Jaws been broke, been lost, knocked down a couple of times.

I'm bad. Been chopping trees. I done something new for this fight. I done wrestled with an alligator.

That's right. I have wrestled with an alligator. I done rode a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, throw thunder in jail. That's bad. Only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick.

I'm so mean, I make medicine sick. Bad dude. Bad. Fast. Fast. Fast.

Last night, I cut the light off my bedroom, hit the switch, was in the bed before the room was dark. Incredible. Fast. Incredible. And you, George Foreman, all of you chumps are going to bow when I whip him.

All of you. I know you got him. I know you got him picked, but the man's in trouble.

I'm going to show you how great I am. And he sure did. He knocked out George Foreman, rumble in the jungle, became heavyweight champion for the second time. And Muhammad Ali, I'd say he is the number one athlete who had to go out there and compete solo. And not just because of what he did in the ring, just because of his, his cultural impact, not just here in North America, not just here in the United States of America, not just in the Americas, but globally. One of the most important figures that I think the world has, has seen. Muhammad Ali, I have him number one.

If we want to talk about individual sports, there are so many athletes from the world of boxing, combat sports, MMA, et cetera, tennis. We can go to golf. We can go on.

Race car. I mean, there are a lot of sports where you have one individual out there, can't take a break. Can't sit on the bench. Can't ask for help. You got to go out there and do it or lose. Tons. Can't fit them all into six. I got Muhammad Ali at one.

Who are some of the other top solo performers in sports that you have ever seen? The phone lines are open. That's 855-212-4 CBS. That's 855-212-4 CBS.

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I just brought you a new top six list. It was inspired by Serena Williams who pretty much denounced that she is coming to a close when it comes down to her tennis career. Getting ready to be heavily involved in her personal life. Maybe even having another child and obviously business and she's 41.

She got plenty of time to move on and do other things with her life. And so just to give you a quick recap before we went to break. Top six list was about individual performers. Some of the top solo stars that the sports world has seen.

And I wanted to give you some variety when it came down to the particular sports. So at number six Novak Djokovic. At number five Serena Williams. At number four Usain Bolt. At number three Tiger Woods.

At number two the most decorated Olympian that we have seen Michael Phelps. And at number one not just because of his impact in the boxing ring. I said he won four world titles. He actually won three.

Holyfield won four. At number one it's Muhammad Ali. His impact just globally. Globally.

I think without without parallel really. Can't fit amazing individual athletes into six spots. The phone lines are open. It's 855-212-4 CBS.

855-212-4 CBS. Let's talk to Richard. He's calling up from Atlanta. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Who is one of the greatest solo athletes the world has ever seen? Hey Richard you're live. Damn it Richard ain't live. Not anymore. Alan is calling from Toronto.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going with George Foreman. He was also a gold medalist back in 1968. Ali came back after a three and a half year layoff. Foreman came back after a 10 year layoff at the advanced age of 37. Ali was 61 and 5.

61 wins 5 losses. Foreman was 81 wins and 5 losses. Foreman lasted a lot longer. Ali did not give Foreman a rematch.

He should have given him because George was the champion at the time. Ali was gutless at the time. And Foreman was he was fantastic.

He never got knocked down once when he came back after a 10 year layoff. Ali was knocked down three times. Ali was finished at 38 and 39 against Holmes and Burbick. Foreman was not finished until he was 48 against Shannon Briggs and that was a that was a travesty that decision. So I'm going with Foreman. Foreman is known the world round.

So Alan I think it's a matter of preference. Obviously you you care for George Foreman more than Muhammad Ali that's that's clear. But you can't you cannot you cannot really tell me that George Foreman had more of an impact on planet earth unless it's about selling grills than Muhammad Ali. Well he's uh I'm talking strictly an athlete I'm not talking about globally you're talking about globally I'm talking about strictly I did absolutely and in that in that case you certainly you certainly have a right and uh George Foreman or both of these guys well certainly Muhammad Ali he stuck around longer than he should have. He also he I wouldn't call his uh his time away from the ring voluntary. In the case of George Foreman he decided to to swing on back and come back and yes he did come back and become the oldest and I I'll venture to say the oldest and uh well there well let me not insult the man. Yes he was the oldest heavyweight champion when he came back and so yes you you are within merit there but when it comes to putting Muhammad Ali on the number one spot I think I think I explained it very clearly it's because of his global impact period just as an individual and a lot of it does have to do with boxing that's why people know him. And Foreman was about 30 to 40 pounds overweight after his return in 37. Yeah we like that overweight and still be that dominant you know. Yeah we we we know about his weight and nobody has to do anything but really uh take a look at the photos. No big surprise that he was out there selling grills.

What a shock right? 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS Bob is calling from Kentucky. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Jay how are you doing this evening?

I am excellent. When I think of an individual I've got to go with Edwin Moses. Man won 122 straight races did not lose a race for nine years nine months and nine days. A hurdler right out of Moore he went to Moore house right down the road from me too. So I mean a great scholar great man for the community great individual athlete I'm going Edwin Moses somewhere on your list. Okay well thank you Bob for calling from Kentucky.

James is calling from LA you're on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah my man great list as always there's been no one and I mean no one because I'm an 80s kid I was born in 69 so I'm an 80s kid there's been no one to strike a Darth Vader like fear than Iron Mike Tyson. For five for about five years people didn't even want to do it. Michael Stink was undisputed and he said I didn't want to lose my life against this guy.

I mean the only thing I could think of close was Tarkanian's UNLV team with Larry Johnson where people just gave up. I mean before he threw his I mean they went in throwing that first punch if they missed or it didn't connect it was over with you know Buster Douglas finally figured it out if I can go past three hours with this guy you know with the death of his mother and everything he's motivated so he kind of got that up and then Holyfield you know capped off with that but before that for about five years before his trainer died and the other guy died yeah it it would have been you see here's the thing with Mike Tyson what made him absolutely great what made him absolutely dominant in that period is the same thing that brought him down and it was it was his background and it's it's it's so crazy when you think about why he was such a killer and scary in that ring all of those reasons all of those pent-up emotions and his background and life everything that made him a great boxer was also the detriment of him personally and it's just it's almost yeah like it it was a matter of time before you know everything just ate him up. So can you imagine if the model didn't die if he was able to really train him to continue to train him the way he went what he could have been he could have been the greatest I think I I well that's what I'm saying it's like uh it's like the tootsie pop commercial man the world will never know we can imagine but we don't know hey thank you James appreciate you no doubt about it let's go to Bill. Bill is calling from Michigan. Bill you're on CBS sports radio who's that great individual athlete go ahead. Oh uh we gotta count the skater boy from California Tony Hawk. Well we know about him go ahead. Oh yeah everything he's done for like the video game world and him building skate parks all around the world and uh yeah literally everything he's doing for like community he's bringing everyone together like and that's like that's like a weird thing in that sport but now it's getting like more popular so it's such that he's old and it's like it's over with but well I mean people get well damn Bill are you old Bill? No I'm just saying I like him and I used to love watching him skate when he was younger. Well listen Bill one day hopefully God willing you'll be old too and people will make fun of you okay. No I'm not making fun of him I'm just like I wish I wish he was in his prime now when you don't or you don't at this peak. Do you keep up with any of the the current and active skateboarders? Uh yeah I try to. Oh it doesn't sound like it.

No I do I do I do. Okay well let me tell you something you you're 100 correct about Tony Hawk and thank you for calling from Michigan the last time I saw Tony Hawk and I could be wrong here it was about a year ago and Tony Hawk had an accident why? Because his ass is still out there skating and good for him if you can still go do it why not? I think father time catches up to everybody I don't care what capacity it is but yeah Tony Hawk a legendary skater if you think skateboarding Tony Hawk is pretty much the first guy to come to mind no ands ifs or buts about it and skate culture man I've had an opportunity to hang around the Dew Tour and meet some of these guys folks like Deodas Beasley and Rodriguez they're just cool as hell and so is Tony Hawk it goes without saying piece of cake. Mike calling from Michigan you're on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah I got a great one for you and comes to boxing uh long before there was Mike Tyson Muhammad Ali uh I would have to go with Detroit's Joe Lewis.

Oh yeah. He fought in an era like in the 30s and what does he have to fight against? Germany's Max Schmeling. Yeah during the Nazi ran uh Germany era. Yeah no I hear you and he lost and he came back and beat him that was a major deal and thank you Mike for calling from Michigan yeah I was actually in Detroit last week as many of you know and uh yeah Joe Lewis Detroit legend and yes you are damn right he came before Muhammad Ali he came before Mike Tyson he's one of the first major black celebrities here in North America the other element is when you think about Joe Lewis's career it's not just Max Schmeling uh he was pretty much built to be a champion he was pretty much built to be a champion that white America would go ahead and embrace they wanted him to be a gentleman they wanted to put him out there and make money and that is that is quite the opposite of what we saw with Muhammad Ali who was unabashed and just speaking his mind a little bit different of a world as we started to run into the the late 60s and then obviously the 70s but no doubt about it Joe Lewis is one of the greatest individual athletes that we have ever seen participate in any sport we've got a lot of boxers we just got Tony Hawk we got a hurdler who are some other great athletes who went out there solo and did it by themselves I'm going to take more of your calls on the other side it's the JR sport reshow CBS sports radio now you can enjoy MLB play the one app with all your favorite free MLB games enjoy beat the street quick pick and more enjoy competing against friends enjoy unlocking exclusive rewards plus your chance to win 5.6 million dollars download MLB play enjoy the app enjoy the show MLB play no purchase necessary must be 21 or older to win or beat the streak which ends at the conclusion of the MLB regular season or when the grand prize is won restriction supply see mlb.com forward slash play for official rules now you can enjoy MLB play the one app with all your favorite free MLB games enjoy beat the street quick pick and more enjoy competing against friends enjoy unlocking exclusive rewards plus your chance to win 5.6 million dollars download MLB play enjoy the app enjoy the show MLB play no purchase necessary must be 21 or older to win or beat the streak which ends at the conclusion of the MLB regular season or when the grand prize is won restriction supply see mlb.com forward slash play for official rules some fans gear up for game day but some fans follow their team every day that's why the locked on podcast network has a daily podcast for your favorite nfl team every trade every overtime win every game our local experts cover the biggest stories around your team every day search locked on plus your favorite nfl team on the odyssey app or wherever you get podcasts the locked on podcast network your team every day
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