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SI Sportsman of the Year--Predictions?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Winner announced the end of the month, here are some of the nominations by SI writers:

    Albert Chen: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
    Phil Taylor: UConn Women's Coach Geno Auriemma
    Peter King: Cardinals QB Kurt Warner
    Alexander Wolff: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
    Chris Mahr: Figure skater Evan Lysacek
    Jon Wertheim: Tennis star Rafael Nadal
    Lee Jenkins: Thunder F Kevin Durant
    Jack McCallum: Philiies P Roy Halladay
    Lars Anderson: Butler Bulldogs Basketball
    Damon Hack: Golfer Lorena Ochoa
    Michael Farber: Capitals LW Brooks Laich
    Lars Anderson: Alabama QB Greg McElroy

    Who ya got?
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Nadal would be a terrific choice, but if Federer has never won it (can't remember), I don't see Nadal getting it before him.
    Geno? Great coach, but it is to laugh. Coach K? They might, but coaches don't sell as many magazines as athletes do, and selling is all this award is about these days.
    If they want to pick a U.S. Olympian, how about Shaun White?
    Long shot: Landon Donovan. I mean, in the big picture, the story of 2010 was that this was the year people in this country actually got into the World Cup. By people, I mean casual sports fans. Only troglodytes deny that soccer is mainstream in the U.S. now. Not as big as some of the other games, but part of the overall sports pudding.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Favre or LeBron [ducking]
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Brooks Laich?

    Someone at work yesterday said LeBron was up for Time's person of the year. That HAS to be a joke, right?
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Is Farber nominating Laich simply because he helped a woman at the side of the road?
  6. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Probably not. They were considering bin Laden in 2001, if I recall correctly. It's more of a "Newsmaker of the Year" than a "Good Guy Award".
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Manny Pacquiao?
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Why isn't Drew Brees on here or Roy Halladay?
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Hitler, Stalin, Kruschev and Deng Xiaoping want nothing to do with him.

  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Halladay is on there but someone thought Kurt Warner was a better football choice.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    The UConn women's basketball team.
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