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
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