Last week, I wrote an article entitled “Rivals”. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten some response to it that indicates I left some readers confused about how to interpret it. Today, in “Rivals 2.0”, I’ll try not to leave any one in the dark.
I will give you the names of pairs of individuals from various fields of employment. Your job is to decide who is the better person in their area. It’s a game you can’t lose because you are the only one playing. If you want, make up your own pairings in an area you find interesting.
For example, compare these 2 baseball players: Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Who was the better hitter? What was their finest accomplishment? Who was the better all-around player? IMO, Williams was the better hitter. Each man had a tremendous accomplishment. DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games. Williams hit over .400 (ie, .406 –the last man to do so). But DiMaggio, a fine fielder, was probably the better all-around player.
Here are more pairs of individuals to think about in comparison.
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison.
Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando (pictured).
Katharine Hepburn (pictured) and Meryl Streep.
Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.
Serena Williams and Billie Jean King (pictured).
Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps.
Jim Brown (pictured) and Walter Payton.
Larry Bird and LeBron James.