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Handicapping AP Male Athlete of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by nafselon, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    Who's currently in the running?

    I'm thinking Tiger Woods has to be considered one of the favorites if not the favorite. If Federer wins the U.S. Open he should be considered but he'll get jobbed again.

    Anyone from the baseball season sticks out? Pujols? Howard?

    Basketball? Maybe Dwyane Wade will get some Top 10 votes.

    Maybe they will just give it to Lance Armstrong again...Floyd Landis appears to be a long shot.

    Barbaro? Is Barbaro even a 'he'?
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Jeff Gillooly once hired someone to handicap a (potential) Female Athlete of the Year.
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Tiger Woods, with no debate. If you're discussing MVP candidates (like we are in the baseball thread), then they've got no chance right now for higher honors, pending a World Series run.
  4. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    If Federer wins the U.S. Open it will (or should be) a Tiger and Federer in the top two spots.

    Now if Larry Johnson or Shaun Alexander makes a serious push at breaking the single-season rushing record, that could shake things up.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Eldrick. End of thread.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Tiger Woods could die tomorrow and he'd still be the favorite.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Eldrick, then Roger, then Dwyane, then Jeter.

    If Roger were an American, he'd be neck-and-neck with Eldrick.
  8. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    I'm an enormous Federer fan, but if Nadal wins the Open then he should certainly get some consideration since he would have won two Slams.

    Doesn't matter either way since Tiger will win in a blowout, leading to a long article about him overcoming his father's death and masterting his swing changes to once again dominate golf.

    How bout Zinedine Zidan? Thanks to one idiotic play, he had all of America talking about soccer for a couple of days.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    The only other candidate I can think of besides Tiger is Terrel Owens.
  10. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    It's Tiger. Four in a row (and counting). Moving up to second in the majors race. Landis, had he been clean, might have given him a run, but right now, it's gotta be Tiger.
  11. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Someone in leather told me Jason McElwain will sweep again.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Handicapping, the man said...

    Woods 1-9
    Federer 15-1
    Wade 25-1
    Any baseball player 50-1
    The field 80-1
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