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Number 13 - Dan Marino


"Dan the Man" is the best athlete to don the number 13. 13 was a lucky number for Dan Marino as he put up some unbelievable passing numbers over his long career with the fish. Dan played his entire career for the Miami Dolphins, spanning the years 1983 through 1999. He had a cannon for an arm, and could put the ball right in the receivers hands going long down the sideline. In 1984, Dan passed for 5,084 yards! Just one of his many records. He also threw for 48 TDs in 1984, which was a record for years, until recently broken by Peyton Manning. Marino was the NFL's MVP in 1984. Some more key Marino stats are: thirteen seasons with 20 or more touchdowns, 420 touchdowns for his career, 61,361 yards passing for his career, 60 games with 300 or more yards passing, 21 games with four or more touchdowns in his career. These are all records, and the list could go on for a country mile. Did you know......Dan was the first rookie QB to be selected to start in the Pro Bowl? (photo courtesy of espn.com)


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28 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Uh... Wilt CHamberlain!!!

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  2. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Marino over Wilt Chamberlain? What do you have against basketball?

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  3. Anonymous7:17 PM

    A-ROD ...ESPECIALLY IF HE PLAYS LONG ENOUGH, COULD BREAK THAT HOME RUN RECORD...I BELIEVE HE WILL BE THE FASTEST PLAYER TO 500 ....

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  4. Anonymous12:59 PM

    The Canuck Steve Nash! 2 straight MVP's .. you'll see when that ring comes into play

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    1. Anonymous9:34 AM

      I hope you're joking. Chamberlain. No question.

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  5. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Wilt Chamberlain is THE Number 13 of all time.

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  6. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Who cares about basketball! the nba stinks. The most boring sport on earth to watch!

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  7. Anonymous8:00 PM

    I argree Wilt was the best athlete to wear #13. If I am not mistaken Wilt was a high jump champion, in college.

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  8. Dan "won't defer a penny for a running game" Marino? Wilt hands down. Even if he lied he claimed to bang 20,000 chicks, Marino could never claim that.

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    1. Anonymous10:16 PM

      No, they chose Dan "i keep taking pay cuts to help my team sign players that can get us a championship" Although he never got one, Dan was generous and stayed competative until Jimmy Johnson's dumb ass tried to make a qb who had thrown for a lot of records to just hand the ball off.... I know a running game is needed much in the NFL, but to make Marino stop throwing and start handing off the ball must be like someone that has an addiction and must quit cold turkey. Yes Wilt was also the man. Nobody has scored 100 before or after Wilt. I say it should be tied.

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  9. DEFINITELY A-ROD. He can do just about everything and does it fairly, which is saying a lot since we are now into the sterod era.

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  10. Copper4:05 PM

    I gotta give it to Wilt the Stilt. You try scoring 100 points in a game... Incredible... And for those of you who are saying A-Rod, are you f'n serious? You're picking him as the greatest athlete of all-time to wear the number 13? That's just stupid...

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  11. i would flip a coin between wilt and dan... while dan never won a super bowl, he could control a game like wilt... i would call this a very close tie... although i myself would have put wilt here... personal preference rules here

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  12. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Wilt Chamberlain was probably the greatest athlete in any sport ever. He could high jump and sprint at world record levels. His strength was incredible. He broke rims and baskets with the force he could generate. He almost fought for the boxing title. He couldn't shoot free throws because he used to long jump from the foul line and dunk it until they changed the rules. He was responsible numerous rule changes.

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  13. haha A-Rod doing it fairly. I guess he's dropped out of the running for this spot.

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    1. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Never was in the running.

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  14. Anonymous6:04 PM

    wilt had attitude.. like moss/bryant, etc.

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  15. Anonymous6:48 AM

    UM Pavel Datsyuk

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  16. Dan Marino,Alex Rodriguez,Pavel Datsyuk, Wilt Chamberlain

    What A Giant group of talent. #13 has few peers for a top 4. I say a tie between Wilt and Marino and A Rod and Pavel tie for 3rd.

    If you forced me I'd say Wilt. Bet he could beat em all at Volleyball.

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  17. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Chamberlain
    Marino
    Rodriguez

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  18. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Wilt was One of the greatest athletes that ever lived. period

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  19. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Mats Sundin=13

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  20. For the NHL, I'd agree that Sundin = 13. That's why he's my pick for the best NHL athlete to ever wear the number: http://www.bestbythenumbers.com/2010/04/nhl-number-13-mats-sundin.html

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  21. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Kurt Warner deserves at least a mention here

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  22. Yep, Warner is fourth on the all-time pass completion % list. Led the league three times in that category.

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  23. Alex Rodriguez doesn't even deserve a mention. And I don't care what kind of stats Marino had. He never won a championship and he was good at only one thing, football.

    We are talking about the best athlete. Wilt was a better all around athlete than the next 10 combined.

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    1. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Well said

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  24. Anonymous9:38 AM

    This should be Wilt Chamberlain and it isn't even close. He may have been the greatest athlete of all time. The NBA should retire 13 league-wide like Gretzky's 99 in the NHL.

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