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Big Bad
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#1 Posted on 6.11.10 1702.55
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It's nearing that time of year again, so who do you think will either win the award or at least has a good case? Candidates probably include...

* Phil Jackson

* Drew Brees

* Phil Mickelson

* Kelly Slater

* Rafael Nadal (or possibly a co-award with him and Federer)

* Josh Hamilton

* Albert Pujols

* Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce

* Zenyatta

* Jimmie Johnson

* Peyton Manning

* Georges St. Pierre
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#2 Posted on 6.11.10 1716.16
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I go with Brees or St. Drew as he is known in the French Quarter. He busted his ass for years, got looked over for Phillip F'N Rivers, went to a team that had no hope and won it all. I refuse to vote for coaches and horses.
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#3 Posted on 6.11.10 2248.15
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Roy Halladay? Granted he'd be a better shot if the Phillies had beaten the Giants (and if they won the World Series, he'd be a shoo-in), but he was the best pitcher in baseball this year and had a perfect game and a post-season no hitter to boot.

David Villa and/or Iker Casillas could be candidates for Spain's World Cup victory.

From Big Bad's list I think Brees, Nadal, and Galarraga/Joyce are the most logical possibilities.
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#4 Posted on 7.11.10 0619.28
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someone from the Blackhawks?

I guess you should prob include Lincecum on the list.

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#5 Posted on 7.11.10 0725.00
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It will be Zenyatta. The article will talk about how her defeat only cemented her legacy even more, and how her final run gave her an immortality that a victory couldn't acheive.
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#6 Posted on 7.11.10 1631.31
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I don't follow any sports except MMA, so my only question is why GSP would be in contention for such an award? He hasn't done much of note in 2010 other than beat a guy everybody assumed he would beat anyway. On the other hand, Frank Edgar would be a clear candidate for this.
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#7 Posted on 7.11.10 1715.54
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    It's nearing that time of year again, so who do you think will either win the award or at least has a good case? Candidates probably include...

    * Phil Jackson

    * Drew Brees

    * Phil Mickelson

    * Kelly Slater

    * Rafael Nadal (or possibly a co-award with him and Federer)

    * Josh Hamilton

    * Albert Pujols

    * Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce

    * Zenyatta

    * Jimmie Johnson

    * Peyton Manning

    * Georges St. Pierre

If we're talking from the standpoint of the true meaning of the word "sportsman", this is the only choice.
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#8 Posted on 8.11.10 1553.00
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One other candidate: Jim Thome. He's maybe the most well-liked guy in baseball, he had a nice comeback year and it would be a nice honour for a guy who's flown under the radar a bit in his career.

A number of SI writers contribute 'My Sportsman' articles that basically serve as runner-up mentions, since the story about the real winner is saved for the actual magazine. Some of these essays are already up, so we can presumably cross Halladay, McElroy, Laich, Ochoa, Durant and the Butler Bulldogs off the list.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/sportsman/10/28/farbernew.sportsman/index.html
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#9 Posted on 9.11.10 0624.24
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    Originally posted by samoflange
    I don't follow any sports except MMA, so my only question is why GSP would be in contention for such an award? He hasn't done much of note in 2010 other than beat a guy everybody assumed he would beat anyway. On the other hand, Frank Edgar would be a clear candidate for this.
If it's MMA, and we go to a group of people to decide who wins, regardless of merit the clear victor is...


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#10 Posted on 14.11.10 1843.01
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More essays are in, on Nadal, Coach K and Evan Lysacek. Cross them off the list.

After that performance last night, maybe Pacquiao will get some consideration.

(edited by Big Bad on 14.11.10 1943)
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#11 Posted on 14.11.10 1915.37
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I know it usually goes to someone who won something, but Lebron had himself a pretty big year.
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#12 Posted on 15.11.10 0917.15
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I know it usually goes to someone who won something, but Lebron had himself a pretty big year.


Quitson team during playoffs, possibly due to a teammate sleeping with his mother

Signs free agent contract, angers 95% of sports fans

Leading a 6-4 team expected to win 65+games
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#13 Posted on 15.11.10 1518.13
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    Originally posted by odessasteps
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      I know it usually goes to someone who won something, but Lebron had himself a pretty big year.


    Quitson team during playoffs, possibly due to a teammate sleeping with his mother

    Signs free agent contract, angers 95% of sports fans

    Leading a 6-4 team expected to win 65+games


Glossing over the MVP and the impact because you're bitter or something else?

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#14 Posted on 15.11.10 1529.05
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There's no way LeBron wins a 'sportmanship' award. This isn't like Time Magazine's Person Of The Year, which goes to a person who made an impact good or bad. SI's honour is specifically about sportsmanship.

This post will look pretty funny in hindsight if, like, Kobe wins it.
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#15 Posted on 15.11.10 1645.00
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    There's no way LeBron wins a 'sportmanship' award. This isn't like Time Magazine's Person Of The Year, which goes to a person who made an impact good or bad. SI's honour is specifically about sportsmanship.




Okay, that makes sense
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#16 Posted on 19.11.10 1617.44
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Very interesting choice here....Pablo S. Torre wrote about Chris Nowinski.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/sportsman/11/10/torre.nowinski/index.html

It's looking more and more like either Phil Jackson or a Galarraga/Joyce joint.
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