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dAgEnIuS
07-14-2007, 11:23 AM
ESPN is trying to determine the "Ultimate Sports Star" considering on and off- field success of a sports star based on fans' votes. There's no doubt that Roger Federer is one of the most dominating player tennis has ever seen, but there is a chance that he might lose in the first round against NBA's Tony Parker, since most of the voters are Americans.

LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham (50.8% - 49.2)
(3) Kobe Bryant def. (6) Ronaldinho (60.8% - 39.2%)

These two results definitely show how this competition is flawed and show the American's preference over American stars. (btw, i'm an american but i think ronaldinho is a better sports star than kobe bryant)
So, vote for Roger Federer on 7/15!! and be sure to continue voting for him if he gets through the first round!!

here's the link to the competiton: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=whosnow&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab6pos1

fps
07-14-2007, 11:33 AM
I've never heard of half the people in the polls! I love America with its crazy sports no other countries really like... :)

CyBorg
07-14-2007, 11:39 AM
American corporations have gone on the offensive, pouring ungodly money in trying to sell David Beckham as anything but a former superstar way past his prime. Sad, pathetic PR is what it is. I suppose that they feel confident that they can sell this to the American public and perhaps they will, considering that no one will be watching Beckham play like a shadow of his former self.

NadalForever
07-14-2007, 11:55 AM
I am definitely not voting for an extremely boring player like Federer.

TheKingOfClay
07-14-2007, 12:36 PM
Federer by far is a better athlete than Tony Parker... what a joke some of these matchups are... ESPN really sucks...

fps
07-14-2007, 12:49 PM
American corporations have gone on the offensive, pouring ungodly money in trying to sell David Beckham as anything but a former superstar way past his prime. Sad, pathetic PR is what it is. I suppose that they feel confident that they can sell this to the American public and perhaps they will, considering that no one will be watching Beckham play like a shadow of his former self.

If Beckham stays fit he'll do well, he hasn't been fit as this for a while, and when used CORRECTLY, and a passing/crossing right midfield, he's absolutely deadly. Possible alternatives on the right of England's midfield have been poor. His skills are plenty for the American league, we can definitely agree on that!

Breaker
07-14-2007, 01:05 PM
Roger would get outvoted by everyone in his section, if he gets by Parker it would be astounding, but then he would get mauled by Shaq so it doesn't matter anyway :).

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
07-14-2007, 01:39 PM
I am definitely not voting for an extremely boring player like Federer.

Well!!!

Nadal didn't make it out of qualifying, so I am going to vote for both of us.


GO Federer ;) ...lol

BigServer1
07-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Federer by far is a better athlete than Tony Parker... what a joke some of these matchups are... ESPN really sucks...

Well the matchup makes sense. Federer is a #2 seed, Parker is a #7. Roger should win going away, but Parker's recent marriage to Eva Longoria might give Tony a boost (this is not only about on field/court performance, but it's also about off the field buzz). I look at it this way: Tony Parker isn't even the best player on his team, while Federer is the best player in his sport. Hopefully America sees it the same way.

Noveson
07-14-2007, 02:15 PM
ESPN is trying to determine the "Ultimate Sports Star" considering on and off- field success of a sports star based on fans' votes. There's no doubt that Roger Federer is one of the most dominating player tennis has ever seen, but there is a chance that he might lose in the first round against NBA's Tony Parker, since most of the voters are Americans.

LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham (50.8% - 49.2)
(3) Kobe Bryant def. (6) Ronaldinho (60.8% - 39.2%)

These two results definitely show how this competition is flawed and show the American's preference over American stars. (btw, i'm an american but i think ronaldinho is a better sports star than kobe bryant)
So, vote for Roger Federer on 7/15!! and be sure to continue voting for him if he gets through the first round!!

here's the link to the competiton: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=whosnow&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab6pos1

This post shows you don't understand the competition. You don't vote for who you think the best player is, it also involves endorsements, celebrity status, all that, not just how good they are. Otherwise Ronaldinho would be a much higher seed.

theace21
07-14-2007, 04:26 PM
The panel votes count like 30%...Hope they side with the Federer...

Fedexeon
07-14-2007, 04:33 PM
Go Federer! =)

goforgold99
07-15-2007, 02:24 PM
WTF are they talking about Federer there??!!

These idiots don't know nothing about anything. Pick Tony Parker just because of Eva Longoria :roll:

dAgEnIuS
07-15-2007, 02:49 PM
That was complete BS.
The 3 "judges" don't even talk about federer's dominance, but instead talk about how "hot" and "now" eva longoria is. Oh, and they give federer some pity points for hanging out with tiger wood! wft is that?! Like I said before, this "competition" is complete bul1sh1t. I'd absolutely luv to see federer win without the votes from those three stupid judges...

MasturB
07-15-2007, 02:51 PM
This post shows you don't understand the competition. You don't vote for who you think the best player is, it also involves endorsements, celebrity status, all that, not just how good they are. Otherwise Ronaldinho would be a much higher seed.

Federer makes 30 million a year from endorsements, is best friends with Tiger Woods and Thierry Henry... dominates his sport.

He's big everywhere outside of the US.

ShooterMcMarco
07-15-2007, 03:09 PM
Federer should win. In terms of on court performance, Fed has more championships than Tony. Off court, he does Gilette commercials with Tiger Woods and Henri, Parker does commercials with the subway dude.

fps
07-15-2007, 03:20 PM
Voting on these kinda celebrity sportsmen polls is buying into moronity.

FiveO
07-15-2007, 03:40 PM
It's a bizarre set of criteria for this contest. The "Now" part of it leaves performance almost out of the equation. It's more like who is the most newsworthy or most marketable at the moment. Who's more likely to make mag covers, guest spots on sit-coms, etc, are as or more important than winning championships or leading your sport important statistical categories. Anyway, that's the stated premise. This "Now" thingy.

Even more ridiculous than many other ESPN experiments.

Whatever the ridiculous "rules of engagement" it's a popularity contest plain and simple. He/she with the most text messages wins. The first time I saw the spot will be the last time I'll watch.

uNIVERSE mAN
07-15-2007, 03:47 PM
who the F is eva longoria?

FiveO
07-15-2007, 03:59 PM
who the F is eva longoria?

Well in retrospect there was one outstanding element to the show anyway.

Hot. Short but very, very hot.

ShooterMcMarco
07-15-2007, 07:19 PM
Hot. Short but very, very hot.

lol, yes this is true, Eva is in fact, a hotty.

Eviscerator
07-15-2007, 07:21 PM
I would not waste my time with that absurd program. Anyone who invests their valuable time watching that crap needs to find something better to do with it.

AM28143
07-15-2007, 07:57 PM
Who is that a picture of Shooter?

Noveson
07-15-2007, 08:33 PM
Federer makes 30 million a year from endorsements, is best friends with Tiger Woods and Thierry Henry... dominates his sport.

He's big everywhere outside of the US.

ESPN is a US channel. Tony Parker is engaged(married?) to one of the hottest women around.

Noveson
07-15-2007, 08:34 PM
Who is that a picture of Shooter?

I can't remember her name. But she was one of the main characters in the Transformers movie that hit pretty big.

BigServer1
07-15-2007, 09:02 PM
The panel really made me laugh. Tony Parker is the 2nd (maybe 3rd behind Ginobili) best player on his team while Roger is the best player in his entire sport and he doesn't get a single vote. Eva Longoria just won this for TP, who I really like, but couldn't ever imagine putting ahead of Roger as a sportsman or a champion. 11 Slams, 30 million a year in endorsements, buds with two world famous athletes and running an absolute assault on the tennis record books and gets no love...Unbelievable. I guess the "worldwide" leader in sports showed they are the "Vote for the hottest wife" leader in sports. It should have been Tiger and Roger in the finals. Oh well.

ShooterMcMarco
07-15-2007, 09:55 PM
Who is that a picture of Shooter?

Megan Fox, what a fitting name ;)

Fedexeon
07-16-2007, 12:20 AM
This is a joke man! The stupid panel voted Parker because he's married to Eva Longoria.. shows you what exactly is ESPN

Rodditha
07-16-2007, 06:20 AM
Didn't vote for none, two of them are boring,non good looking, just don't like them.

robin7
07-16-2007, 07:46 AM
Why should I be bothered?

FiveO
07-16-2007, 08:34 AM
Megan Fox, what a fitting name ;)

Is she the one in Transformers?

If it is, she and some of the outfits she isn't wearing in it are worth the price of admission, the CGI ain't bad either.

Breaker
07-16-2007, 08:36 AM
Lol I watched the segment just for laughs and when the woman was announcing their credentials she says...
"Roger Federer - Five time defending WimbleTon champion" - automatic fail.

Any basketball player in America would beat Roger, put Darko Milicic up there and I'll bet the 'panel' finds a way to vote for him over Roger. Whoever he goes up against in this competition except MAYBE Ronaldinho he would lose to.

ShooterMcMarco
07-16-2007, 09:22 AM
Is she the one in Transformers?

If it is, she and some of the outfits she isn't wearing in it are worth the price of admission, the CGI ain't bad either.

Yeah, scenes with her are worth the price of admission. The CGI is a bonus imo ;)

babolat15
07-16-2007, 09:33 AM
cmon roger

BigServer1
07-16-2007, 02:26 PM
Well Roger lost 44%-56%. Ridiculous. Roger got more than 60% of the fan vote, but the panelist sweep for Parker put him over the edge. If even one of the "expert panelists" had voted for Federer he would have been in the second round against Shaq. This competition has become laughable at best.

Fedexeon
07-16-2007, 02:32 PM
What a joke