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Give yourself a migraine with ESPN's "Rank the 25 best North American athletes over the last 25 years".

The link is apparently taking a while to load, so I'll just them here alphabetically.

Lance Armstrong
Larry Bird
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Tim Duncan
Dale Earnhardt
John Elway
Wayne Gretzky
Mia Hamm
Eric Heiden
Rickey Henderson
Magic Johnson
Marion Jones
Michael Jordan
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Mario Lemieux
Sugar Ray Leonard
Carl Lewis
Dan Marino
John McEnroe
Joe Montana
Martina Navratilova
Shaquille O'Neal
Jerry Rice
Cal Ripken Jr.
Alex Rodriguez
Patrick Roy
Pete Sampras
Barry Sanders
Emmitt Smith
Lawrence Taylor
Mike Tyson
Serena Williams
Tiger Woods

For the record, I'd have to put Wayne Gretzky at #1... closely followed by Jordan, and then probably Rickey Henderson. After that, my brain hurts.

Also, thank you guys for your mp3 suggestions. I think I'm going the XP route.
Rickey says no one but Rickey can be Number Rickey.

I could be a facetious Boston sports fan and put Larry in #s 1-25. But I'd put Jordan 1, Gretzky 2, and definitely Dale Earnhardt 3. ::waves joke flag violently::
Due to a clerical error between my eyes and my brain, Elliott Smith made the 25 top athletes list.

Dude, after a while, you've just got to start assigning numbers. This is exactly how I did my top 100 songs list. The top ten or so are the ones that are most important... after that, who's going to argue about #19 vs. #21?

Anyway, my list:

1 Wayne Gretzky
2 Michael Jordan
3 John Elway
4 Larry Bird
5 Lance Armstrong
6 Dan Marino
7 Shaquille O'Neal
8 Barry Bonds
9 Jerry Rice
10 Mario Lemieux
11 Magic Johnson
12 Joe Montana
13 Marion Jones
14 Tiger Woods
15 Barry Sanders
16 Cal Ripken
17 Lawrence Taylor
18 Ricky Henderson
19 Patrick Roy
20 Mia Hamm
21 Alex Rodriguez
22 Tim Duncan
23 Roger Clemens
24 Mike Tyson
25 Martina Navratilova

As you can tell, I'm no fan of baseball.