An Honest Piece on Sports Icons?

Stumbled across this piece from a writer over at our friends at Barking Carnival,
“False Icons In Sport”.

One of the “false icons” listed is Muhammad Ali.

The article clarified (in my mind) why Ali is revered by a fawning media and was chosen as ESPN’s greatest athlete of the 20th Century, something which boggled my mind then as it still does now. Call me a child of the latter part of the century, but my money is on Michael Jordan (provided that we’re only talking about athletic achievement).

Definitely worth a read.