Sports Illustrated senior writer Frank Deford writes about the greatness of Tiger Woods in this recent column. And how it's usually difficult to compare a contemporary athlete with one from a previous generation, one who might have had more challenges and what-not.
(Yet despite the real difficulty of naming a "best ever," it doesn't stop guys in the office from debating. Very entertaining.)
Deford is one of my favorites.
First found out about him when I read a very non-sports book of his many years ago. "Alex: The Life of a Child" is about his first daughter's battle with CF and her declining health then death. It's a classic. So I usually read his sports work with this book--and his experience--in mind.