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  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    To what about the women ....sorry but I can't think any woman that have made an impact like any of the top seven. Maybe Mag Davis or Sue Ann Bartlett did O.K. but neither will be in the top three. Gushue, Faulkner, Mike O'Leary, Ross Crocker, Andy Sullivan, Tolson Chapman, Colbourne are all left.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Rod is certainly deserving of a top 10 placing but I'm not sure I'd have Carl English and Michael Ryder in my top 10. A lot of great ahtletes left including Darren Colbounre, Brad Gushue, Andy Sullivan, any one of the Faulkners.... It will be inteesting to see who the Top 3 are.

  • What about the Women
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Hey Guys.. your now down to the top 3 and not one women has made your list, there are a number of great female athletes in our province too. .... But what you expect from an all Male selection committee and an all Male editorial sports department.

  • Funky
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    If Brad Gushue makes it, the guy that won that big poker tournament a few weeks back should also be given consideration. The show poker on TSN, so it must be a sport. They showcase spelling bee's on TSN as well. I got 100% on all my spelling quizzes in grade 6, I wonder will crack the top three. I deserve it as much as Brad Gushue with my impressive speeling resume.

  • Jonny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    If BRAD GUSHUE cracks the top three I WILL LOSE my lunch!!!

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I remember well trying to catch Rod Snow in the finishing funnel of the Harbourfront 10K a week or so after the South Africa Rugby World Cup. The best 250 lb runner I have seen! A well deserved position in the top ten athletes of Newfoundland & Labrador. To be honoured in the #1 sport in Wales is magnificent.
    I hope that Brad Gushue is in the top three. An Olympic Gold Medal is the pinnacle of sport. Brad guided his team to that electifying moment for the province & the country. Yes, there should be women in the top ten. My vote goes to Nicola Will. The greatest female runner. Her dad, Ray, was a superb master's runner along with Art Meaney.
    Newfoundland has been blessed with outstanding athletes. Let's not forget the Regatta rowers. The Ring family and others have brought distinction to that first Wednesday in August.

  • Wonderin'
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Surely curling does not make on an elite athlete!! If so then maybe darts should also be considered.

  • m
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Jonny you will lose your lunch if Brad Gushue cracks the top 3 Imagine if George or Alex Faulkner make it. Where are the Multi sport athletes who represented the province in more than one sport at the national level. Why have they not cracked the top ten yet.

  • Carl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Since others have pushed the pannic button on behalf of their favorites, I think you're going to see (on merrit) three of Brad Gushue, Meg Davis, George Faulkner, and Tols Chapman fill out the top-10. They all have the credentials in pure athleticism (yes, curling successfully today demands the physical preparation and sacrifice of other top sports and Gushue's accomplishments, albeit as a team member, rank with Mike Weir's had he won the Masters at 25) and in International acomplishments (except Chapman who came from an era without the opportunities).

  • stuart
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Any ideas on the top 3. I have this feeling that their going to throw Brad Gushue in there somewhere (which gives me shudders, because there's no way he's a better athlete than English, Cleary, or Snow). I'm not sure about the other 2 spots though.

    @ David, have you followed English's career? The guy is trying to get into the NBA. He's made all-star teams in Europe, plays for Team Canada, and is rumored to be attending another NBA tryout in August. And you want to put Brad Gushue ahead of him....ick.....if it wasn't so easy to win here in Newfoundland, Gushue wouldn't be constantly heading to the Brier, etc..

  • G-Money
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Athletically, the bar has been set pretty high with Rod Snow. Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Lawn Bowls...he could do it all. I also question the omission of such all-rounders as Tols Chapman. Isn't this list called Top 10 ATHLETES ? If the Telegram would like to change the name of it's list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements , then go ahead and name TEAM GUSHUE's Olympic gold number one. A gold medal trumps Snow's four World Cups and Cleary's Stanley Cup. There's nothing bigger than Olympic gold....period. But it's not. We're searching for the BEST ATHLETE. Gushue over the likes of Snow, Colin Abbott, and Tols Chapman. I'm sorry.... I'm not buying it. If Gushue is number one, I hope the word TEAM is in front of Gushue. If not, you're telling me Brad is the best athlete in Newfoundlands history, but the best curler on the team (Mark Nichols) can't crack the top ten.

  • Lisa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    I just can't believe the utter lack of respect for Brad Gushue and the entire sport of curling. Trying to compare curling to rugby (for example) is like comparing apples to oranges. Obviously you have to be in supreme physical shape for certain sports, whereas others require a mix of good fitness as well as intelligence, and mental toughness, etc. How about we stop trying to put one above the other and just support the wonderful accomplishments of our Newfoundland athletes. I also can't help but wonder if Gold at the Olympics in any sport would be put at the top of the list without question. This double standard is getting old!

    And as for the lack of females...what can I say, except that it's disgraceful and certainly takes away from the credibility of the whole idea.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    To Stuart Jackson: As far as being ahtletic goes, Brad Gushue is in tip top shape, trains year round, and oh, I almost forgot, beat the best in the World. He is an Olympic Champion! Carl's story is incredible and I hope he does make the NBA, but at this point he is an undrafted basketball player who plays plays minor pro ball. He would be in my top 12 or 13 but not this high. There are only 3 spots left and as mentioned before there are a lot of guys who should be in the top 10. Gerry Basha, an incredible athllete in his day, Darren Colbourne, who dominated provincial hockey and baseball,and played pro in his second best sport most people will tell you. Had he got a break like Ryder with Claude Julien he would have had a better career, bigger, better shot better skater than Ryder. Faulkner, who played in the NHL when there were 6 teams, not as good as Ryder, yeah right! And there are plenty more.

  • wally
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Congratulations,Rod! Glad to see that your athletic accomplishments have not been forgotten. You were definitely one of the most powerful athletes that I have ever seen in my life. I'm sure that there are many thirty-something former athletes in this province who take great pride in having played with you and against you in the past.Many of us still have the lumps to show; even us teammates. Way to go!

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    To what about the women ....sorry but I can't think any woman that have made an impact like any of the top seven. Maybe Mag Davis or Sue Ann Bartlett did O.K. but neither will be in the top three. Gushue, Faulkner, Mike O'Leary, Ross Crocker, Andy Sullivan, Tolson Chapman, Colbourne are all left.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Rod is certainly deserving of a top 10 placing but I'm not sure I'd have Carl English and Michael Ryder in my top 10. A lot of great ahtletes left including Darren Colbounre, Brad Gushue, Andy Sullivan, any one of the Faulkners.... It will be inteesting to see who the Top 3 are.

  • What about the Women
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Hey Guys.. your now down to the top 3 and not one women has made your list, there are a number of great female athletes in our province too. .... But what you expect from an all Male selection committee and an all Male editorial sports department.

  • Funky
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    If Brad Gushue makes it, the guy that won that big poker tournament a few weeks back should also be given consideration. The show poker on TSN, so it must be a sport. They showcase spelling bee's on TSN as well. I got 100% on all my spelling quizzes in grade 6, I wonder will crack the top three. I deserve it as much as Brad Gushue with my impressive speeling resume.

  • Jonny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    If BRAD GUSHUE cracks the top three I WILL LOSE my lunch!!!

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    I remember well trying to catch Rod Snow in the finishing funnel of the Harbourfront 10K a week or so after the South Africa Rugby World Cup. The best 250 lb runner I have seen! A well deserved position in the top ten athletes of Newfoundland & Labrador. To be honoured in the #1 sport in Wales is magnificent.
    I hope that Brad Gushue is in the top three. An Olympic Gold Medal is the pinnacle of sport. Brad guided his team to that electifying moment for the province & the country. Yes, there should be women in the top ten. My vote goes to Nicola Will. The greatest female runner. Her dad, Ray, was a superb master's runner along with Art Meaney.
    Newfoundland has been blessed with outstanding athletes. Let's not forget the Regatta rowers. The Ring family and others have brought distinction to that first Wednesday in August.

  • Wonderin'
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Surely curling does not make on an elite athlete!! If so then maybe darts should also be considered.

  • m
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Jonny you will lose your lunch if Brad Gushue cracks the top 3 Imagine if George or Alex Faulkner make it. Where are the Multi sport athletes who represented the province in more than one sport at the national level. Why have they not cracked the top ten yet.

  • Carl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Since others have pushed the pannic button on behalf of their favorites, I think you're going to see (on merrit) three of Brad Gushue, Meg Davis, George Faulkner, and Tols Chapman fill out the top-10. They all have the credentials in pure athleticism (yes, curling successfully today demands the physical preparation and sacrifice of other top sports and Gushue's accomplishments, albeit as a team member, rank with Mike Weir's had he won the Masters at 25) and in International acomplishments (except Chapman who came from an era without the opportunities).

  • stuart
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Any ideas on the top 3. I have this feeling that their going to throw Brad Gushue in there somewhere (which gives me shudders, because there's no way he's a better athlete than English, Cleary, or Snow). I'm not sure about the other 2 spots though.

    @ David, have you followed English's career? The guy is trying to get into the NBA. He's made all-star teams in Europe, plays for Team Canada, and is rumored to be attending another NBA tryout in August. And you want to put Brad Gushue ahead of him....ick.....if it wasn't so easy to win here in Newfoundland, Gushue wouldn't be constantly heading to the Brier, etc..

  • G-Money
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Athletically, the bar has been set pretty high with Rod Snow. Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Lawn Bowls...he could do it all. I also question the omission of such all-rounders as Tols Chapman. Isn't this list called Top 10 ATHLETES ? If the Telegram would like to change the name of it's list to Top 10 Sporting Achievements , then go ahead and name TEAM GUSHUE's Olympic gold number one. A gold medal trumps Snow's four World Cups and Cleary's Stanley Cup. There's nothing bigger than Olympic gold....period. But it's not. We're searching for the BEST ATHLETE. Gushue over the likes of Snow, Colin Abbott, and Tols Chapman. I'm sorry.... I'm not buying it. If Gushue is number one, I hope the word TEAM is in front of Gushue. If not, you're telling me Brad is the best athlete in Newfoundlands history, but the best curler on the team (Mark Nichols) can't crack the top ten.

  • Lisa
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    I just can't believe the utter lack of respect for Brad Gushue and the entire sport of curling. Trying to compare curling to rugby (for example) is like comparing apples to oranges. Obviously you have to be in supreme physical shape for certain sports, whereas others require a mix of good fitness as well as intelligence, and mental toughness, etc. How about we stop trying to put one above the other and just support the wonderful accomplishments of our Newfoundland athletes. I also can't help but wonder if Gold at the Olympics in any sport would be put at the top of the list without question. This double standard is getting old!

    And as for the lack of females...what can I say, except that it's disgraceful and certainly takes away from the credibility of the whole idea.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    To Stuart Jackson: As far as being ahtletic goes, Brad Gushue is in tip top shape, trains year round, and oh, I almost forgot, beat the best in the World. He is an Olympic Champion! Carl's story is incredible and I hope he does make the NBA, but at this point he is an undrafted basketball player who plays plays minor pro ball. He would be in my top 12 or 13 but not this high. There are only 3 spots left and as mentioned before there are a lot of guys who should be in the top 10. Gerry Basha, an incredible athllete in his day, Darren Colbourne, who dominated provincial hockey and baseball,and played pro in his second best sport most people will tell you. Had he got a break like Ryder with Claude Julien he would have had a better career, bigger, better shot better skater than Ryder. Faulkner, who played in the NHL when there were 6 teams, not as good as Ryder, yeah right! And there are plenty more.

  • wally
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Congratulations,Rod! Glad to see that your athletic accomplishments have not been forgotten. You were definitely one of the most powerful athletes that I have ever seen in my life. I'm sure that there are many thirty-something former athletes in this province who take great pride in having played with you and against you in the past.Many of us still have the lumps to show; even us teammates. Way to go!