Simon Barnes Law
Barnes's Law of Senescence states that a great champion cannot be loved until the peak of ability is long past. One example is the great Steve Davis at the 2010 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
Rod Laver = The Rocket (His ace serve)
Roscoe Tanner = The Cannonball (His ace serve, too)
Earvin Johnson = ' Magic' . (Few athletes are truly unique, changing the way their sport is played with their singular skills. Earvin ' Magic' Johnson was one of them)
Larry Joe Bird = Larry Legend. (Once every generation or so, a player comes along who can truly be called a superstar)
Oscar Robertson = the 'Big O', (He is recognized as one of the game's most versatile players of all-time)
William Perry = The refrigerator (bulk and fridge emptying appetite)
Paavo Nurmi = Flying Finn.
Fanny Blankers-Koen = The Flying Dutchwoman.
'Bullet' Bob Hayes Olympic 100m and NFL Dallas Cowboys.
Miruts Yifter = Yifter the Shifter. I once saw Miruts Yifter out kick Steve Ovett in a 5,000 metres race. I poignant moment that confirmed Yifter's greatness, and confined Ovett to the shorter distances.
Eric the Eel = Eric Moussambani (Olympic swimmer Sydney 2000)
Eddie the Eagle = Eddie Edwards
Dis-onischenko = Boris Onishchenko disgraced fencer.
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