Tag Archives: Sports Illustrated

Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees, Michael Vick or LeBron James

Krysten Oliphant: The sports person of the year has to be New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

CHRIS PUMMER: Brees might be a nice guy, but nothing defines the competitive spirit of the modern athlete better than knowing you’re so good that you can tell everyone else to go fuck themselves. That’s why LeBron James is my Sportsman of the Year. Continue reading

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Mitch Albom

SAM BORDEN: So Joe Posnanski recently wrote about Mitch Albom winning the highest sports journalism award in the land and, if you read his blog post I think you’ll probably agree that – whatever you think about Albom – there is no question that Posnanski has far and away passed him (and, in many ways, all the other so-called giants of the industry) in terms of quality.

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: I had to read Joe Po’s column twice. The first time I didn’t quite catch it — that ingenious way that he made me both despise and respect Mitch Albom all at the same time. But when I reread the piece I realized that Posnanski himself ought to be in line for a Red Smith Award. Continue reading

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