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Gods of the Old Millennium – A work in progress

“Icons” are two-a-penny these days.  The power of the media age, with its 500+ TV channels, constant streaming of footy, professionalism (make that commercialism) of Rugby Union and sensationalist marketing campaigns is such that every wannabee 5 minute wonder, Johhny Come-Lately and Carlos-Kick-a-Ball goes down as an Icon of this or a hero of that.  Well, that’s all bollocks designed to make a fast buck for the next Simon Cowell.  Here are the people we all wanted to be; The Icons of the twentieth century:

Barry Sheene

Barry Sheene. God. And that is not overstating it my friends.  I really shouldn't have to explain this, but if you 're Insurance Broker is not man enough to let you do Sporting Superstars then you are not an Icon.

Barry Sheene. God. And that is not overstating it my friends. I really shouldn’t have to explain this, but if your Insurance Broker is not man enough to let you do Sporting Superstars then you are not an Icon. Then: Barry Sheene. Now: Carl Fogarty

“When the race finishes, instead of going out and chasing girls like they did in my day, now they go and say ‘thanks’ to Vodaphone” (Stirling Moss)

Feel free to add your own suggestion for Twentieth Century Icons…

 Muhammad Ali – The Greatest

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick. - Muhammad Ali

I’m the king of the world, I am the greatest, I’m Muhammed Ali, I shook up the world, I am the greatest, I’m king of the world, I’m pretty, I’m pretty, I’m a baaaad man, you heard me I’m a baaad man, Archie Moore fell in four, Liston wanted me more, so since he’s so great, I’m a make him fall in eight, I’m a baa-aad man, I’m king of the world! I’m 22 years old and ain’t gotta mark on my face, I’m pretty, I easily survived six rounds with that ugly bear, because I AM THE GREATEST!!

“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick” (Muhammad Ali)

Diego Maradona

 

There has been no better player

There has been no better player

“There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen – me or Pele? Everyone would say me.” Diego Maradona

Elvis

Thank ya very much!

Thank ya very much!

A hunk-a-hunk of burning Love (and that’s not being gay, that’s just tellin’ it like it is, folks!)

“His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac…It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people.” (Frank Sinatra)

Dean Martin

Deano. Too Cool for School

Deano. Too Cool for School

“You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.” (Deano)