May 12 2011
This week Forbes.com came out with a list of their “Most Influential Athletes” so today I decided to one up them and bring you my “Most Influential Athletes.”
That means I will be naming the top 10 athletes that have inspired me to put my fat finger to the keyboard and put down all the nonsense that goes on in my head, on this wonderful website.
Here are FORBES‘ guideline to choosing it’s Top 10.
E-Poll and Nielsen Media Research surveyed over 1,000 adults as to the athletes they considered influential, while also assessing their likeability and awareness levels. Only those known to at least 20% of the respondents were considered. (That eliminated boxer Manny Pacquiao, who scores the highest influence numbers of anyone but who’s familiar to only 12% of the population. What does it say about boxing that its most exciting champion toils in near anonymity?)
Talent is just part of what makes an athlete “influential” to the public. Endorsements and media attention, along with off-the-field image all factor in. In short, has the player raised interest in the sport he plays?
The polling shows certain qualities help a player win influence with the public: being intensely competitive without ostentation, and valuing winning above calling attention to yourself. And (mostly) avoiding big controversies off the field.
Here is Forbes’ top 10 list:
- Jimmie Johnson
- Tom Brady
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Michael Phelps
- Troy Polamalu
- Peyton Manning
- Jeff Gordan
- LeBron James
- Tim Tebow
I have a problem with about 9/10 to be honest haha but I wont rip their list, after all I’m sure they did a whole lot more research then I did, but HONESTLY, TIM TEBOW???
Basically my list is self explanatory. I won’t be polling anybody nor will I do any number crunching. All I am doing is taking the player(s) I talk about or rip the most, and put them in list form. Less Get It!
10. Manny Ramirez:
There are many examples why Manny cracked the list, steroids, fertility tests, the “Manny being Manny” phrase, his dreads. Yeah, It’s mainly the PED’s and how he retired due to pregnancy, best of luck to Mommy Manny and the baby.
9. Tiger Woods:
Tiger’s still keeping his pimp hand strong. Whether he’s bogeying the back nine at The Masters, or playing different holes; Tiger always finds himself in the news, and of course on FloppingOut. Not to mention his niece is banging. Let’s see how you like it Tiger.
8. Cam Newton:
Cam loves him some money. Just ask his pops Cecil. Not sure who see’s more of it, him or dad? Either way you can find Cam on the site at least a once a month. Get to work Cam, we know you need the loot.
7. Reggie Bush:
This is a brand new one. Reggie and his Floppy career just cannot get enough attention. If he’s not whining about the Saints draft selection of Mark Ingram,or tweeting just how much he LOVES the NFL’s current lockout Reggie loves to be heard…Well you’d wanna be heard to if Kim Kardashian dropped your ass like it’s hot. I mean doesn’t everyone in the NFL have a ridiculous, unwarranted multi-million deal like he does?
6. Chad Johnson Ocho Cinco Esteban:
Yeah, his name speaks for itself. When you have more names then playoff wins you know you’re a clown. If he’s not trying (and failing) a new sport, he’s tweeting his measurements of his schlong to his fans. Not to mention he’s probably Roger Goodell’s only friend.
5. Ben Roethlisberger:
I don’t like to rehash someones past….who am I kidding, Ben’s a rapist. Now that he’s engaged it will be awfully tough for him to hide his bathroom fetish. Knock first Ben, someones in there…and put the toilet seat down for me baby…
4. Tom Brady:
Well this is self explanatory. I’ve made my displeasure for Brady very public (not as public as Frank’s love for him) When he’s not crying on draft day… he’s looking like a very pretty lady in Brazil with his sugar momma Giselle (yeah she doubles his yearly salary). Either way Tommy we love to rip on you, you just are way too cool and awesome for a bunch of unemployed fatties.
3. Charles Barkley:
I’d be a knucklehead not to include my man Charles on this list. Charles is easily the funniest analyst on TV, not to mention he called the Mavericks beating the Lakers this year. His one-liners and dis-concern trying to follow FCC language guidelines is hilarious to listen to. Keep doing your thing Charles, whatever that is. We all know no one really cares about your input, just your humor so keep up the work.
2. John Daly:
John Daly is a car wreck, you know you shouldn’t look but you can’t help it. He has been so influential that he was the runner-up in our “March Fatness” bracket (you all agree because you were the ones who voted). His weight, drinking problem, marital issues, and smoking habit (while on the golf course) is the reason he cracked the top 2. When you’re as floppy as John there’s no way you wouldn’t have a regular spot on a website named FloppingOut.com. I love you fatty.
1. LeBron James:
“King” James…I’ve been extremely hard on LBJ (well deserved for the most part) so much so that if you type “LeBron James” in our search bar you’ll have as many pages as the Bible. LeBron misses player introductions, misses crucial shots …. you know the rest…. The “Decision”, him crying at press conferences…you know what, just search LeBron James in the search bar. Thank you for being the whole basis of our website LeBron. (Good game last night, can you keep it up?)
I speak for everyone at this wonderful website when I say “Thank You All For Being So Awesome and a bunch of Idiots…” keep making headlines people!