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Old 02-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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Question Who's on your state's Mount Rushmore (ESPN)

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Bob Feller (Van Meter) - The eight-time All-Star finished his Hall of Fame career with 266 career wins.

Dan Gable (Waterloo, Iowa State Cyclones, Iowa Hawkeyes) - The 1972 Olympic gold medalist finished his wrestling career at Iowa State with an 118-1 record and then went on to coach Iowa to 15 NCAA titles.

Nile Kinnick (Iowa Hawkeyes) - The namesake of the University of Iowa's football stadium won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Kurt Warner (Cedar Rapids, Northern Iowa Panthers) - The two-time NFL MVP was the Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and is a three-time Pro Bowler.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Wilt Chamberlain (Kansas Jayhawks) - The two-time first-team All-American lost the 1957 NCAA Title to North Carolina in three overtimes but was still named the tournament MVP. He holds Kansas career records in scoring (29.9 ppg) and rebounding (18.9 rpg).

Danny Manning (Lawrence, Kansas Jayhawks) - Manning won the 1988 NCAA basketball title and was the 1988 Player of the Year. The two-time All-American was also a Kansas high school player of the year.

Jim Ryun (Wichita, Kansas Jayhawks) - The three-time Olympian held the world record in the mile and was the first high schooler to break four minutes. He also won the Sullivan Award and was the SI Sportsman of the Year in 1966.

Barry Sanders (Wichita) - The All-State running back at Wichita North was the 1988 Heisman winner and is a member the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Like most everything ESPN does, this list seems a little odd. Only two of the men listed were actually born in the state of Kansas, and one of them played college football elsewhere.

Some Kansas born athletes who could have also been in contention include Walter Baker, Lynn Dickey, Maurice Green, Walter Johnson and Gale Sayers, while Kansas born coaches would include Dean Smith or Eddie Sutton.

Not having a professional sports team in the state hurts the talent pool. That's for sure.
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Paul Brown (Miami, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals) - The original coach of both the Browns and Bengals, Brown led the Cleveland Browns to seven NFL Championships.

Woody Hayes (Denison, Miami, Ohio State Buckeyes) - He spent his entire playing and coaching career in Ohio and led Ohio State to 1954, 1957 and 1968 National Championships.

Jack Nicklaus (Ohio State Buckeyes) - His 18 career majors are a PGA record.

Jesse Owens (Cleveland, Ohio State Buckeyes) - The four-time Olympic gold medalist is an Olympic legend.


Can't argue there.

Owens was born in Alabama though. If I could replace him with a native I'd probably go with Archie Griffin.

Cool idea. Nice find.
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For Michigan:

Rashad Evans, and who are the other three?
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