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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

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No.1: Game, Set, Match to the Williams Sisters
I'm sorry, but the odds of two kids from Compton, Calif., ascending to the top of a country-club sport – and, indeed, becoming two of the best women's tennis players of all time – are unfathomably astronomical. When Venus and her younger sister Serena met in the U.S. Open final in 2001, it was tense, fascinating and a bit unnerving. And then it happened again. And again. And again. … The two have met in eight Grand Slam finals, including four consecutive times from 2002-03. Think about that. Each has won five Wimbledon titles. They've combined to win 22 Grand Slam singles championships and, as a doubles team, have captured 13 more. I remember when it first dawned on me that this family might produce two simultaneous superstars, and it was an exhilarating feeling even then. Given that tennis requires its competitors to be out there alone, exposed and vulnerable, I can't imagine a set of sports siblings topping the Williams Sisters in my lifetime.
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

'Course tennis hadn't been a country-club sport since decades before the WS but still.
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

Al and Bobby Unser didn't even make the list? What a load of crap
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

They are easily the Sport's story of the beginning of the 21st century. The odds that 2 black girls from Compton would be competing for Grand slam titles against each other is rare enough but the fact that they are siblings make it all the more interesting. Love them both and so happy I have been blessed to watch their careers. Tennis will surely miss them when they are gone.
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

Quite an achievement. 8 Grand Slam finals. Ranked 1 and 2. Oddly at the time many tried to make it look like it was bad for tennis.

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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

No Charlton brothers? Or Boateng brothers?

The Hanson Brothers! Hell yes!

In my soccer days, one of my nicknames was "Hanson" because I had long hair, wore those goofy looky sports glasses and was a total hack whose only skill was fouling the shit out of people.
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Al and Bobby Unser didn't even make the list? What a load of crap

Actually that "sport" would make that scenario even more likely given what you need to become successful.

Give me the mechanics and the cars and I would run those fools of the road

It just kills yall for them to have any kind of recognition
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

Definitely greatest siblings in modern sports.

Not sure how car driving is a sport, but whatever.

Football has some siblings, but best ever...I don't know. Sharpe, Manning, etc., brothers, but I don't follow football, so I can't say if they all were the best.
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

These are only 2 pairs that have superstar status in their respective sports ...however, I believe there'll be a movie made on both WS or on Serena down the road.

1) WS (tennis)
2) Manning brothers (NFL)
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No Charlton brothers? Or Boateng brothers?

The Hanson Brothers! Hell yes!

In my soccer days, one of my nicknames was "Hanson" because I had long hair, wore those goofy looky sports glasses and was a total hack whose only skill was fouling the shit out of people.

Serious? Kevin-Prince and the other one?
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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

Actually heard a guy say this on an ESPN morning show the other day. I completely agree that they are the most successful sports siblings, but I was actually surprised to hear them give them the credit they deserve. It was refreshing. I figured they would just say the Manning brothers, who are the only other sports siblings comparable to the Williams in terms of star-power IMO.

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Re: NFL sportswriter names Williams as top sports siblings "ever"

Well, there's all three Cruz brothers and the Niekro brothers. And the Laudrup Brothers. And the Waner brothers are both in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Etc., etc.

Of course, for my money, you can't beat the Bohr brothers, both of whom played soccer for Akadamisk Boldkulb before giving up football and wasting their time in physics (Niels, Nobel Prize winner) and mathematics (Harald, who revolutionized the field of periodic functions and won a silver medal at the 1908 Olympics).
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Serious? Kevin-Prince and the other one?
Not for #1, but they're at least as distinguished as some of the other brothers on this rather US-centric list.
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