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On 2009-03-09 15:57, Vandy Grift wrote:
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On 2009-03-09 15:51, stoneunhinged wrote:
Vandy, I'll give you Scruggs. But again, that's my opinion. Technically, Bela Fleck has done things that Earl hasn't dreamed of.


I knew you might bring up Fleck. And that's true. But I still have to go with Scruggs. Even Fleck must play "Scruggs" style once in a while.


Back to the banjos for a sec'...comparing Earl to Bela is apples and oranges, guys. Bela played his last traditional bluegrass tune long ago. He's taken the instrument to a whole 'nother level. Guys like Tony Trischka are right up there with him. But even Bela recognizes he stood on Earl's shoulders to get where he is today.

I play clawhammer style on the five-string merrywang...so Fred Cockerham's got 'em ALL beat in my book.

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On 2009-03-09 16:37, spatlind wrote:
Sergei Bubka


Great call.

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Ying gave a rather lengthy list. My vote in mathematics goes to Carl Friedrich Gauss.
(or is it Karl?)

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Kasparov wasn't better than Fischer because Fischer was insane, or even because he retired early; he was better than Fischer because he came later, and was able to stand on Fischer's shoulders. But if you don't allow for that sort of thing, then Morphy was probably the best (a good case could be made for Capablanca, as well). If you do allow for it, and just say tough luck to those who came earlier, then yup...Kasparov surpassed him.

With respect to Sugar Ray Robinson, I agree that he was probably the best pound-for-pound, as a welterweight, but you can make a tremendous case for Duran at 135 pounds. Prior to the first Leonard fight, he was a ridiculous 71-1 with something like 60 knockouts. One loss by decision (Esteban DeJesus), which he avenged with two knockouts.

A guy who might have been on the way to challenging for the pound-for-pound ranks is Salvador Sanchez, 43-1-1 when he died at age 23 in a car accident, and he completely dismantled unbeaten Wilfredo Gomez. Hagler would be on the short list, too, along with some old timers like Benny Leonard, Willie Pep, and a few others.

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On 2009-03-10 17:52, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Kasparov wasn't better than Fischer because Fischer was insane, or even because he retired early; he was better than Fischer because he came later, and was able to stand on Fischer's shoulders. But if you don't allow for that sort of thing, then Morphy was probably the best (a good case could be made for Capablanca, as well). If you do allow for it, and just say tough luck to those who came earlier, then yup...Kasparov surpassed him.


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Having wandered from the path of the post, allow me to submit...
Rush drummer Neil Peart. (With all due respect not only to John Bonham, but to Keith Moon)


If you're talking about rock drummers, I'm with you on this one.

John
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On 2009-03-10 17:52, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Kasparov wasn't better than Fischer because Fischer was insane, or even because he retired early; he was better than Fischer because he came later, and was able to stand on Fischer's shoulders. But if you don't allow for that sort of thing, then Morphy was probably the best (a good case could be made for Capablanca, as well). If you do allow for it, and just say tough luck to those who came earlier, then yup...Kasparov surpassed him.


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Having wandered from the path of the post, allow me to submit...
Rush drummer Neil Peart. (With all due respect not only to John Bonham, but to Keith Moon)


If you're talking about rock drummers, I'm with you on this one.

John

I knew I could count on my Canadian brethren. OK, I was born in the USA, but I was *conceived* in Canada.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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