Does anyone know what G.O.A.T. means in sports? It means “the Greatest of All Time,” and only a few athletes get the distinction of this nickname. Let’s see if you know which athletes have been named as the “greatest” of their sport.
- Who would you label a G.O.A.T. in sports? Why? (Let students share their ideas.)
When Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl game in February, he secured his spot as the G.O.A.T. of the NFL.
- Can more than one person be labeled a G.O.A.T? Why not? (The very idea of “greatest” means that you can’t share that label with someone else. It is an exclusive label.)
- Do you think most people would agree on who is the best in each sport—or is it based on public opinion? (It’s hard to really judge the best in each sport. Even though some people would agree, it’s also based on opinion.)
- What kind of recognition do we give to top athletes? (Sometimes we treat great athletes as godlike or even supernatural. They are just human beings whose talent and hard work make them special.)
Being the greatest of all time in a sport is not something everyone agrees on. But God Himself doesn’t need an MVP vote or public opinion; He is unique and exclusive in every way.