Bloggers Pick Top 40 Sports Figures Of 2007

Bloggers Pick Top 40 Sports Figures Of 2007

Jamie Mottram, now Senior Editor at Yahoo! Sports, has compiled a list of the 40 sports figures who received the most blog buzz in 2007.  The only Philly guy in the top 40 was Donovan McNabb.

33. Donovan McNabb

"Donovan's play coming off knee surgery struggled, the media dug him
into a race corner once again and the Eagles decided to hurry him out
the door by drafting his replacement."

They quote really bright people over there at Yahoo!  My picks after the jump.

>>The top 40 sports figures of 2007 [Yahoo! Sports]

Clarification: This was the list of the guys I "blogged about most" in 2007.

1. Donovan McNabb
- In a football crazed sports town, the man usually at the center of
conversation is McNabb.  Unfortunately, it was mostly negative in 2007
as Donovan's play coming off knee surgery struggled, the media dug him into a race corner once again, and the Eagles decided to hurry him out the door by
drafting his replacement
.  Donovan's year in Philadelphia was a rocky one and it could be his last.

2. Jimmy Rollins
3. Chase Utley

4.
Andy, Britt, and Garrett Reid - Perhaps the biggest story Philadelphia
didn't see coming in 2007 was the emergence of the Reid family as
troubled.  Not one but two of his sons were arrested for various
reasons, both spent time in jail, and a judge labeled the Reid's
household a "drug emporium."

5. Cole Hamels
6. Brian Dawkins
7. Brett Myers
8. Ryan Howard
9. Brian Westbrook

Basebrawl! Bryce Harper fights Giants' Hunter Strickland after HBP

Basebrawl! Bryce Harper fights Giants' Hunter Strickland after HBP

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland both landed punches to the head during a wild brawl that erupted Monday after a hit by pitch.

Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 mph in the eighth inning with Washington ahead 2-0.

Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. They started to swing away and they each connected as the benches and bullpens emptied. At least two Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the brawl all the way into the dugout.

In the 2014 NL Division Series, Harper hit two home runs off Str

NBA Finals: Warriors coach Steve Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

NBA Finals: Warriors coach Steve Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State's Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he's not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1.

Kerr said: "As of right now I would not coach Thursday night. It's still up in the air." He said that by Game 1, he might make a decision on his status.

The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure to repair a spinal fluid leak, addressed the media Monday when acting coach Mike Brown was out with the flu.

He joked: "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies."

Brown has been coaching the team since Game 3 of the first round at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games.