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    Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    I was at the John Deere Classic yesterday following Zach Johnson trying to get to get highlights for the sportscast. Anyways, I started thinking about Iowan athletes and that reached success. Which lead me to this question, which is the greater accomplishment done by an Iowan athlete; Zach Johnson winning the 2007 Masters' or Kurt Warner winning both Super Bowl XXXIV and the Super Bowl MVP?



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Zach Johnson unfortunately. More people have won a Super Bowl than have won a masters. Now Kurt Warner has had a greater career



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Zach Johnson unfortunately. More people have won a Super Bowl than have won a masters. Now Kurt Warner has had a greater career
    Uh, we are talking about Quarterbacking the superbowl, not just winning it. And there have been way more masters champs than Super bowl winning QBs.

    Being a part of a SB winner and actually quarterbacking the team to the victory and winning MVP are two totally different things.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Warner, his story is much better...they should make a movie out of it lol



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    I would say Kurt Warners Career is a greater accomplishment at this time. But the masters championship would be the better single accomplishment between the 2.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Bob Feller threw 3 no-hitters. I think there are only 3 or 4 other guys who have more. It's nothing too special to throw one, but I'm pretty sure throwing 3 is rarer than winning a Super Bowl or The Masters, so he'd at least have to be in the conversation.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Warner because the other one is golf. Seriously though, winning a Super Bowl and being MVP is way bigger. There's been what, 80 some Master's tournaments? Only 44 Super Bowls.

    Maybe if Kurt had just won and not been MVP it'd be close.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    I think Shawn Johnson's accomplishments are greater than both...especially if she hits gold again in the next Olympics. She could become the most medaled female gymnast in US history.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Warner because the other one is golf. Seriously though, winning a Super Bowl and being MVP is way bigger. There's been what, 80 some Master's tournaments? Only 44 Super Bowls.

    Maybe if Kurt had just won and not been MVP it'd be close.
    FB is a team sport...while what Warner has done is storybook, I think that rules him out.

    Individual accomplishments > Team accomplishments



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I think Shawn Johnson's accomplishments are greater than both...especially if she hits gold again in the next Olympics. She could become the most medaled female gymnast in US history.
    I don't disagree, but would she be considered professional?



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    FB is a team sport...while what Warner has done is storybook, I think that rules him out.

    Individual accomplishments > Team accomplishments
    And one could argue that throwing for 400+ yards in the Super Bowl is a pretty significant individual accomplishment. I think at the time it was a record but I'm not sure if it still is.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I think Shawn Johnson's accomplishments are greater than both...especially if she hits gold again in the next Olympics. She could become the most medaled female gymnast in US history.
    Is she really going to be any good after taking 2 years off from training to get her taco popped by Ortega?


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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    I agree with azepp that Bob Feller should definitely be in the argument for the 3 no-nos. Close call but I would have to go Masters>SB MVP>3 No Hitters. Not sure where I would put Shawn Johnson's accomplishments but they are significant as well.


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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Bob Feller by far. He is always mentioned when one is talking about the greatest baseball players of all time. During the apex of his career Bob joined the Navy in WWII in which he saw real combat. Almost died many times during many battles in the Pacific. For that alone he deserves the ranking of Greatest Professional Accomplishment in Iowa.



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    Re: Which Professional Iowan Accomplishment is Greater?

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    Bob Feller threw 3 no-hitters. I think there are only 3 or 4 other guys who have more. It's nothing too special to throw one, but I'm pretty sure throwing 3 is rarer than winning a Super Bowl or The Masters, so he'd at least have to be in the conversation.
    He is more than in the conversation, I believe he is at the top. In the majors at 17. 266 wins while missing the '42, '43, '44 and most of the '45 seasons while serving in WWII. This was during what could have been his best years (mid 20's). Comes back in 1946 and wins 26 games. No hitters etc.....

    I really enjoy Zach Johnson and root for him but I'm not sure his Masters victory is even the best golf accomplishment by an Iowan. Jack Fleck won the 1955 US Open in an 18 hole playoff over BEN HOGAN.


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