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2011 Sportswoman & Sportsman of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Time to start the predictions. SI announces the winner on December 6.

    I honestly can't think of anyone. SI's writers have done 'My Sportsman' pieces on Derrick Rose, VCU basketball, Abby Wambach, Johann Olav Koss, and Ryo Ishikawa.

    The last 5 winners were Drew Brees, Derek Jeter, Michael Phelps, Brett Favre, and Dwayne Wade.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Brett Favre, for staying the hell away.
     
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Tony La Russa.
     
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    If the USWNT had won gold, Abby in a walk.

    But since they didn't, I'm going with Jetes as a write-in candidate.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Pshaw! The award should be called the Jeter of the Year
     
  6. Quakes

    Quakes Guest

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    If it were based on merit and performance, it would be Djokovic. It won't be Djokovic. (Maybe Aaron Rodgers -- following in the Drew Brees mold -- or Nowitzki?)
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Putting on my serious face...Djokovic and it's not close.
     
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Novak Djokovic or La Russa, I'm betting.

    Although if Federer never won it during his years of incredible dominance, Novak probably shouldn't either.

    It's still fun looking at the complete list:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportsman_of_the_Year

    Oh for the days when track and field stars dominated.

    Jerry Lucas in 1961, to me, remains the most baffling. Maris?

    I could maybe see Dirk getting it.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Federer has never won it. So Djokovic sure as hell isn't winning it.

    La Russa or Nowitzki. Long shots: Tim Thomas? Jim Calhoun? Cam Newton? Frank McCourt? (Seeing if you're paying attention.)

    Or something way off the beaten path like that Athletes Who Care since it's a non-Olympic year.
     
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Jesus. I was kidding with La Russa. I was just trying to make heads explode at the thought.

    But, I suppose he just might win.
     
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Peyton Manning. Newton is a pretty good choice. Any chance for Goodell / Smith?
     
  12. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Sportsman of the Year?

    Albert Pujols?
     
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