Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan: Who's the bigger sports icon? | First Take


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  • juan toro
    juan toro  17 hours back

    Ummm Messi of course

    • Liam John
      Liam John  1 days back

      I’m tired of these dudes talking about mike all the time, he hasn’t played in 20 years and they still talk about him like he’s still playing! Isn’t there anything else to talk about?

      • Cameron Bruns
        Cameron Bruns  2 days back

        Tiger was more dominant than mike at his sport

        • lil- xnoober
          lil- xnoober  2 days back

          The biggest sports icono IN THE WORLD would be Pelé, un the US it would be Michael Jordan or Mohammed Ali

          • Mr. Bumbastic
            Mr. Bumbastic  4 days back

            I hate how this motherfucking piece of shit Stephen pronounces “Ali”

            •   4 days back

              Jordan is a biggest icon in American but let me tell u out of ur little bubble that u guys live in America tiger woods is the bigger icon. FACT.

              • ray castillones
                ray castillones  6 days back

                maxx ur a dumbass stupid to say jordan was 2nd..jordan is the athlete of the century nimrod!!!

                • Martin K.O
                  Martin K.O  6 days back

                  Cristiano Ronaldo

                  • Will Horn
                    Will Horn  1 weeks back

                    I don’t think people understand the question. What did Michael Jordan do to change the game of basketball? In my opinion not much. When tiger burst on to tour they literally had to “Tiger-Proof” golf courses because he was just that good. On top of that in the late 90’s when tiger turned pro he was one of, if not the only player to spend time in the gym. Today almost every professional golfer, world class amateur golfer and high level junior golfers spend a significant time in the gym, we like to call it “The Tiger Effect”. On top of that look at the increase of driving distance since 1980, where average drives on tour were around 260-270 yards and they stayed consistently around that number until the “tiger effect” in the early 2000’s when average driving distance burst up to 290-300 yards. At the end of the day when you look at everything tiger has done for the game of golf, the exposure he’s given the game, the changing of how golf is played (distance and aggressiveness), there is no other athlete in the same category as Tiger Woods.

                    •   1 weeks back


                      •   1 weeks back

                        *NO TIGER IS NOT*

                        • Tony Ruiz
                          Tony Ruiz  1 weeks back

                          But the real question is... Who's better, Jordan or messi??

                          • Royko Farm
                            Royko Farm  1 weeks back

                            Oh cmon.. tiger woods?
                            Why not Ali or Maradona?

                            • ViqoGaming
                              ViqoGaming  1 weeks back

                              @Royko Farm I do know football* followed it my entire life lol. Where I'm from that's pretty much the only big sport, so don't come here with that BS lol.

                            • Royko Farm
                              Royko Farm  1 weeks back

                              @ViqoGaming haha obviously you dont know soccer sir.. Maradona and Pele is like MJ and Kobe of soccer

                            • ViqoGaming
                              ViqoGaming  1 weeks back

                              Maradona isn't even top 3 football icons lol

                          •   1 weeks back

                            Tiger made golf famous. That's what makes an icon. Max just talks bullshit at all times

                            • Axel Simmonds
                              Axel Simmonds  1 weeks back

                              Who cares about golf......

                              • JERIC francisco
                                JERIC francisco  2 weeks back

                                nobody cares about golf 🤣

                                • DETROITALIAS
                                  DETROITALIAS  2 weeks back

                                  MJ not even close....

                                  • MrOasis316
                                    MrOasis316  2 weeks back

                                    Stupid conversation golf ain’t a sport it’s a good walk spoiled. MJ by a mile

                                    • Mateo vierinha
                                      Mateo vierinha  2 weeks back

                                      Yeah just ignore the most popular sport and the 2 aliens playing that sport

                                      • bangsat ye
                                        bangsat ye  2 weeks back

                                        Its ez. MJ

                                        • james Flanary
                                          james Flanary  2 weeks back

                                          Tiger woods is the greatest golfer ever. Michael Jordan is the goat. Dumb conversation

                                          • Jay Feenan
                                            Jay Feenan  2 weeks back

                                            Johnathan Thurston is the biggest sports icon

                                          • Tk Schaaf
                                            Tk Schaaf  2 weeks back

                                            My top 5 sports icons;

                                            1. Mohammed Ali
                                            2. Michael Jordan
                                            3. Pele
                                            4. Tiger Woods
                                            5. Hulk Hogan

                                          • Hamza Ali
                                            Hamza Ali  2 weeks back

                                            Next debate on ESPN:
                                            Lebron James vs Cristiano Ronaldo
                                            Putin vs Trump
                                            Superman vs Goku
                                            9/11 vs Pearl Harbor

                                            • Relyvant Wins
                                              Relyvant Wins  4 days back

                                              Ronaldo > Lebron
                                              Putin > Trump
                                              Superman > Goku
                                              Pearl Harbor > 9/11 (unless we are talking about memes)

                                            • Kh Ravi
                                              Kh Ravi  1 weeks back

                                              I will go for that Goku vs Superman 😅

                                            • Golden nugget of wisdom
                                              Golden nugget of wisdom  2 weeks back

                                              Hamza Ali 9/11 vs pearl harbour lol. Did you have relatives flying the planes on 9/11??

                                          • Hamza Ali
                                            Hamza Ali  2 weeks back

                                            Biggest sports icon in "U.S.A"
                                            Indeed Pele is the GOAT

                                            • bangsat ye
                                              bangsat ye  2 weeks back

                                              Pele is overrated. Messi better

                                          • Fabithunder
                                            Fabithunder  2 weeks back

                                            Michael Jordan put Gatorade and Nike on the market and was the top selling athlete and still sells the best and most popular shoes despite not playing for almost 20 years

                                            • ftank frega calleja
                                              ftank frega calleja  2 weeks back

                                              Is golf a sport? I thought you had to be in shape to play a sport. You could be a fat mfer n still be good at golf.

                                              • scooba
                                                scooba  2 weeks back

                                                Ofcourse M.J

                                                • Jean-Luc Du Preez
                                                  Jean-Luc Du Preez  2 weeks back

                                                  Kellerman needs to kill himself. Tiger is legit thr greatest sportsman along with Mj and Ali. These idiots are so American centric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiger is globally much more popular than Jordan.

                                                  • David Clark
                                                    David Clark  2 weeks back

                                                    Why do they need that woman sitting there?

                                                    • ShowStoppersGaming
                                                      ShowStoppersGaming  2 weeks back

                                                      Mike and it’s not even close

                                                      • cal 6ixGod
                                                        cal 6ixGod  3 weeks back

                                                        Golf is a sport?

                                                        • Nunya Business
                                                          Nunya Business  3 weeks back

                                                          Apples and oranges. Golf is an individual sport and basketball is a team sport. Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time and Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.

                                                          • Nunya Business
                                                            Nunya Business  2 weeks back

                                                            @CANN-ABYSS Yeah, I don't necessarily disagree with that. It's hard to compare John Stockton to Wilt Chamberlain, for example.

                                                          • CANN-ABYSS
                                                            CANN-ABYSS  2 weeks back

                                                            You can't really say that anybody is the GOAT in a team sport in general. Comparing players by position is the way to go in team sports imo.

                                                        • Baby Purn
                                                          Baby Purn  3 weeks back

                                                          Bunch of americans talking about global....MJ is only well known within America and basketball world while Tiger is well known outside of Golf and by non sporting people globally

                                                          •   3 weeks back

                                                            Lionel Messi
                                                            Usain Bolt
                                                            Michael Phelps

                                                            That’s the top 3 when it comes to perfection.

                                                            • Timmaz Dangerus
                                                              Timmaz Dangerus  3 weeks back

                                                              Go put on a Kobe merchandise you won’t feel different. Go put on tiger merchandise and you won’t feel different.
                                                              You put on Jordan’s and you feel like you win 6 championships.

                                                              • CANN-ABYSS
                                                                CANN-ABYSS  2 weeks back

                                                                I feel different with all 3

                                                            • cougarcougar69
                                                              cougarcougar69  3 weeks back

                                                              In China, MJ is bigger than KB.

                                                              • Ratpack 74
                                                                Ratpack 74  3 weeks back

                                                                Of course it's MJ
                                                                He is the one constant in all GOAT discussions
                                                                MJ vs Kobe
                                                                MJ vs Lebron
                                                                MJ vs Brady
                                                                MJ vs Tiger
                                                                MJ vs Ali
                                                                MJ all day!!

                                                                • j2323j
                                                                  j2323j  3 weeks back

                                                                  there you go comparing Someone to our goat MJ23 .

                                                                  Can't compare woods to lebron ,can't compare him to bird or kobe, its always Jordan
                                                                  Jordan , Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan. No matter what sport UFC MLB NFL they all get compared to Jordan .
                                                                  Jordan is the fucking best ever.

                                                                  • AHillard1
                                                                    AHillard1  3 weeks back

                                                                    imo when you think basketball you think curry, bron, jordan, almost any super star.. you think golf and its woods. the tournament woods won at the end of 2018 had more viewers in one day than they had in the past 10 years combined (if i remember correctly). obviously its close but i think woods, which he may be more relevant because he still plays also

                                                                    • Haywood Burgess Bey
                                                                      Haywood Burgess Bey  3 weeks back

                                                                      Tiger has won more and longer than Jordan. Tiger brought blacks and Asian's to golf. Tiger lowered the age of viewership from 50 to 5. Tiger had brothers wearing golf shirts, shorts and visors, they would have worn basketball shoes with or without Jordan. It's not even close

                                                                      • Adrian Bosier
                                                                        Adrian Bosier  3 weeks back

                                                                        Bomani is semi racist

                                                                        • D2345
                                                                          D2345  3 weeks back


                                                                          • God2K
                                                                            God2K  3 weeks back

                                                                            "Tiger Woods has more drawing power than anyone else in this conversation" Muhammed Ali?

                                                                            • Baby Purn
                                                                              Baby Purn  3 weeks back

                                                                              Prime tyson will have more drawing power

                                                                          • Bryson georgas
                                                                            Bryson georgas  3 weeks back

                                                                            Its funny how they never mentioned Ronaldo or Messi in all of this

                                                                            • Haywood Burgess Bey
                                                                              Haywood Burgess Bey  3 weeks back

                                                                              That's because Americans never think world stage.

                                                                            • Marmo Gawd
                                                                              Marmo Gawd  3 weeks back

                                                                              Bryson georgas because they are still developing their careers. I know Tiger Woods is active too, but his peak already passed. In 10 years, Messi and Cristiano will be mentioned in conversations like this, trust me

                                                                          • Jm Doronila
                                                                            Jm Doronila  3 weeks back

                                                                            Max golf is a fuckin sport even chess is a sport

                                                                            • Jm Doronila
                                                                              Jm Doronila  3 weeks back

                                                                              Jordan is the biggest sport icon
                                                                              i mean jordan gets compare to almost everyone for the past couple years i mean basketball is one of the famous sports in the world and jordan has its peak
                                                                              C'mon you can't compare a player in a team sport against a athlete in singles competition

                                                                              • nabil wahibi
                                                                                nabil wahibi  2 weeks back

                                                                                Bigger in America, elsewere you have Messi, CR7, Federer, Nadal...

                                                                            • Dub Nation
                                                                              Dub Nation  3 weeks back

                                                                              Mike definitely wins this, but god damn molly needs to stfu always tryna butt in during somebody piece