Sporting Super Heroes : the Highest Rated Heroes
Super Hero Ratings
I have designed my own ranking system to give each hero a rating score. Each hero is rated on five criteria which have been determined to be the most important attributes of a sporting hero. The five criteria are skill, character, family, charity and popular culture. For more details about these criteria, and why these were chosen, see What Makes a Hero?
Comparing the ratings of these heroes, we can determine the best rated hero - a superhero? Below is the top rated superheroes list based on the ratings that have been given to the current list of heroes on this site, with their average scores weighted based on the importance of each of the criteria. The table below was created in October 2012 - since then due to a malfunction the rating scores have been reset. Currently there is not many votes so it will be a while before the tables are updated again. In October 2012 Lance Armstrong was found guilty of doping during his very successful Tour de France campaigns - good rnough reason to lose his hero status.
the Super Heroes List!
Here are the top 20 rated heroes (updated Oct 2012). For fans of these sports, there are not many surprises with the top few heroes, with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tied at the top with female golfer from the past Babe Zaharias.
|Rank||Hero||Sport||weighted ave. score (%)*|
|11||Bobby Orr||ice hockey||57.14|
|12||Nile Kinnick||American Football||56.54|
|14||Johnny Unitas||American Football||57.10|
|15||Lance Armstrong (before ban)||cycling||57.10|
* the score weighting is based on the rating vote in each of the hero categories, weighted by the importance rating and then a factor based on the number of votes.