Thursday, May 26, 2011

Top Athletes - Last Names Starting with "C" - Post 1980

"C" is for cookie, that's good enough for me.  The third letter of the alphabet surprisingly lacked in the overall talent level of the first two letters, but the following ten athletes were good enough for me to make the list:

10) Natalie Coughlin (Swimming)
9)  Paul Coffey (NHL)
8)  Sam Cassell (NBA)
7)  Miguel Cabrera (MLB)
6)  Vince Carter (NBA)
5)  Joe Carter (MLB)
4)  Jimmy Connors (Tennis)
3)  Sidney Crosby (NHL)
2)  Cris Carter (NFL)
1)  Roger Clemens (MLB)

At the top, I felt no other choice but to go with an alleged doper.  Clemens career, despite the steroid allegations, dwarfs anyone else on this list.  Cris easily won the best Carter award, but Joe vs Vince is another good debate.  I went with the one who was a post-season hero.  Connors may have ranked higher if he had done more damage post-1980.  Coughlin rounds out the list with a decorated Olympic career, beating out the likes of Fred Couples, Jose Canseco and Terry Cummings.

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