Just finished reading a book by American Heritage on the Most Overrated and Underrated Snippets of American History.
This inspired me to come up with my own list. More for later.
Let MO = Most Overrated and MU = Most Underrated
US Presidents: MO = JFK; MU = Harry Truman
First Ladies: MO = Jackie Kennedy; MU = Abigail Adams
American Writers: MO = Ernest Hemingway; MU = Ambrose Bierce
Soccer Stars: MO = David Beckham; MU = Garrincha
Tennis Players: MO = Andy Roddick; MU = Guillermo Vilas
Boxers: MO = Larry Holmes; MU = Joe Frazier
American History Events: MO = Pilgrims + Indians at Thanksgiving; MU = US taker over of Oregon and Washington
Political Commentators (left) : MO = Noam Chomsky; MU = Bill Maher
Political Commentators (right): MO = Patrick Buchanan; MU = Mark Steyn