Legendary

Way overused.

There are several strata to negotiate before the word legendary can be bandied about.

Start by being good.

If you are not at least good, it’s over. You are done before you start.

Then you stand out because you are better than the other participants.

Time is the other element you must master.

You must navigate a short career and extend it as long as you are able.

After you stand out over several seasons, you can start to be considered to be the best.

Now, you must have a lengthy and successful career to have your hat thrown in the Ring of Legends.

That’s rarified air.

GOAT.

A rather recent iteration of who ends the debate as the Greatest Of All-Time?

There will never be consensus as long as people are doing the voting.

Baseball—Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Roberto Clemente are just a few of the names you will hear when asking opinions on the “best to have ever played the game” and no, it wasn’t Roy Hobbs.

World Leaders—There’s good legendary and then there’s bad legendary. I will stick to good legendary: Ghandi, Churchill, and Kennedy are again, only a few of the names that qualify. George Washington? Another name to consider indeed.

Singers—Another totally subjective category with as many favorites as there are voters. Maddogg will offer his three female singers: Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand.

My choices for three male singers: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Steve Perry. I came to those three names very quickly, and I could have easily selected names like Bennett, Crosby, or even Springsteen since I am starting to learn Born to Run.

Actors—(male) Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, and Al Pacino. Oh I know I will get some crap for that choice, and I understand other names are equally deserving. Names like Hanks, Fonda, or Brando, for example.

There are even legendary sick bastards that kill people.

Dahmer, Manson, and Bundy all qualify for the dubious distinction.

Legendary criminals include Jack the Ripper and OJ Simpson, and so as not to discriminate, throw in Lizzy Borden for good measure.

We absolutely must not overlook the legendary asshole operating in the political arena. Whoever came up with the idea of disputing the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election almost created a divide this country could not overcome.

That was a legendary fuck-up.

Like that douchebag Richard Nixon.

Yes, we have a long history of dumbasses in American politics.

My big brother’s Lafayette Seafood Gumbo is legendary.

Pink Floyd concerts were legendary.

In basketball, it appears that Lebron James will fall victim to the legend of The Legend…Michael Jordan.

There is a reason why Michael is the GOAT.

He won more championships.

End of discussion.

My cousin John’s pizzas were legendary.

The birthday parties I held for my German Shorthair Pointer named Chopper were legendary.

On my worst enemy, I would not wish ill will on their pets. Or that their pets get lost.

Not on my very worst enemy.

Stay well.

Published by maddogg09

I am an unmotivated genius with an extreme love for anything that moves the emotional needles of our lives.

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