ESPN has their schit running now, it's down to Jim Brown against Bo Jackson, but theirs is in terms of ATHLETE, as in "athletic".
I loved Bo, as you know by me posting hit 30for30 think, but in terms of ACHIEVEMENTS, Bo was not in that discussion of GOAT.
I do agree God could not have created a greater physical specimen for a RB than Bo Jackson was though.
But for accomplishments, GOAT, I narrow it down to this:
I rule out Federer because he's been owned by Rafael Nadal, despite winning the most Slams ever.
Russell has a lot more titles than Jordan does... but he wasn't a one-man machine like MJ was.
Kiraly was the best ever in volleyball and he did it indoors for team USA winning 2 gold medals I think (1984 & 1988) and dominated the 2-man beach scene for a long time, even playing great well into his 40's, against the young stud 20's.
But alas, it's volleyball and nowhere near as popular as the big sports. Although... it was very popular during Karch's time and he was huge worldwide in that sport.
Soccer/Football, is huge worldwide, but who was the GOAT in that sport?
Pele? Maradonna? Is it Messi? I watch Messi against Christiano Ronaldo, and sometimes Ronaldo is clearly better out there. I can't put in a guy from that sport as a clearcut #1 guy.
I work in the golf business, but Jack Nicklaus can't be above these guys from real sports, not games.
My vote, without a doubt, goes to Wayne Gretzky, and I am not a big hockey fan at all.
He owns 61 NHL records including all the big ones regular seasons and playoffs.
He won 9 MVPs, even in perhaps the greatest era of NHL hockey ever.
Gretzky fans, check this classic vintage clip of the Great One when he was 16
In 1985-86, The Great One broke his own record of 212 points, set in '81-82, by scoring or assisting on 215 of Edmonton's 426 goals.
It was the fourth and final 200-point season of his career; he's the only player to get 200 in any season, and he did it 4 times.
Of the 13 seasons in which a player had 160 or more points in a season, 9 belong to Gretzky and the other 4 to Mario Lemieux, including a 199-point effort in 1988-89.