Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Vlad, Nov 9, 2004.
I really think Roger deserves this.
He definitely does deserve it.
too many history breaking athletes up there, too hard of a decision.
did you read pat tilman's bio though? thats tough to match...i voted for rog but...jeesh, thats incredible
Red Sox, Fed, Pat Tillman, Lance...
This has been a great year in sports. It's tough but honestly after reading all of them, I think Tillman deserves "American Citizen of the Year".
I voted for Fed, but there aren't enough tennis fans out there to make it happen for him. Tennis, unfortunately, is not a mainstream sport so while all the baseball, basketball, and football players get all the glory, tennis players have to take a backseat, at least until tennis becomes more popular with the general public.
Tennis is an international sport and a big international sport. It is second or third (After soccer, F1..) in Europe and it is number 1 in some countries. It certainly is much bigger than football, basketball or baseball worldwide.
So, if you look at it from that percpective, it certainly stands out.
The majority of SI voters are american. Do you think people in Argentina care about Lance Armstrong?
Whats the critiera for the award?... on the face of it I don't see why he should in it.
we're tennis players and we need to try to get more exposure for the sport.
Aaah right so its Sports in general, and not just for tennis.
Well compaired to other sports, tennis i such an individual thing, you have to say Federer is up with any individual.
sorry but i voted for garnett
Who's he? And who's Tillman?
Phelps got a DUI, he shouldn't win!
And I of all people voted for Federer.. No hope here...not only is he a tennis player but he's European...OMG
you should read Pat Tillman's bio on that link (or do a google search) He's truly a rare human being.
As far as awards go, I find them pretty meaningless & unimportant. I'm sure athletes could care less about them, they play for championships not for fan polls(though SI doesn't use the results of the poll to make their decision). Do you think Federer has ever read SI?
Also, the only tennis players that have been named Sportsman of The Year by SI are Evert in '76 & Ashe in '92.
My odds of winning the lottery are better than Roger's winning this award.
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