December 04, 2007

Favre is Sportsman

The sports media's all-encompassing love affair with Brett Favre continues, as he was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year for the first time on Tuesday.

There were two major athletic achievements in 2007 that stood out above all others: Barry Bonds' breaking of the career home run record, and the Patriots' 12-0 start. But both, of course, are tainted by cheating. I would've guessed SI would go with either Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, or a combination of both; of course Roger Federer deserves it more than anyone, but SI tends not to give non-Americans the award.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 4, 2007 05:08 PM
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