ROBERT JOHN DELUCA

THE BEST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS:

Who is your favorite?  Leave a comment.

George H. W. Bush

Back almost ten years ago when I decided to start my NFL head coaching project,  I became obsessed with trying to determine just who was the very best. I took great pains to limit and restrict my analysis only to actual  measurable, empirical performance on the field, hence my Coaches Achievement Scoring Hierarchy (CASH) system. No emotion is allowed. I don’t care how wonderful a man was, the numbers don’t lie!

Well, that was fine as far as that went, and I religiously follow that approach to this day, but I felt it might be fun and somewhat instructive to toss all that crap out the window and just find out from folks, who their actual favorites are. No stats, no numbers, simply who do you like best? Yes, I am curious why, but let’s not get hung up by the paralysis of analysis.

So, on the page it is my plan to throw out my favorite somebody and hope you will do the same. The only caveat is that let’s restrict the candidates to the last fifty years or so, assuming we all might have actually observed them while they were alive.  Feel free to lambast my choice and defend yours.

So, here goes.

WHO'S THE BEST EVER .....?