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Federer 30th on 100 Most Influential in Sports

Another stupid US list that masquerades as a "world" list because of the arrogant of Americans. Federer is number 30 and the rest of the list is made up of a bunch of owners and commisioners of American sports basketball, baseball and football, like the rest of the world gives a fuck or even knows who owns the Eagles or Orioles. There are like 4 foreigners on the list and 2 of them (beckham and yao ming) made the list because they play on american soil. They also managed to squeeze in 3 or 4 "token" female names so they wouldn't offend anyone or be accused of being sexists but it's a total insult to the female presence in sports.

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Bernie Eccleston at number 57? You must be having a laugh!

22 places below Lance Armstrong, who is long retired and was involved in a minority sport with very little money involved.

And Dick Pound...they reckon Dick Pound is 25 places more influential Bernie Eccleston. Is this somebody's idea of a joke?
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Bernie Eccleston at number 57? You must be having a laugh!

22 places below Lance Armstrong, who is long retired and was involved in a minority sport with very little money involved.

And Dick Pound...they reckon Dick Pound is 25 places more influential Bernie Eccleston. Is this somebody's idea of a joke?
"Dick Pound".....LOL. that alone should put him in the top 10. or whoever decided to name him that.
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I think they should change the title to
100 Most Influential in American Sports...

way to many basketball/baseball/American Football associated people in that list..sports most of the world don't give a fuck about!

not enough soccer/boxing/athletics...where's Michael Johnson? Haile Gebrselassie? Sergey Bubka?
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Where's that beating a dead horse smiley again?

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This is an American magazine, correct? Why do people always get their panties in a twist when American magazines are... wait for it... Ameri-centric?

Regardless, Sidney Crosby is not an American. So... boo hiss.

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I think they should change the title to
100 Most Influential in American Sports...

way to many basketball/baseball/American Football associated people in that list..sports most of the world don't give a fuck about!

not enough soccer/boxing/athletics...where's Michael Johnson? Haile Gebrselassie? Sergey Bubka?
I'm totally just repeating myself now but...

I totally agree! They should tailor the list towards a group of individuals whom will not be buying their magazine. Because that would make economic sense. Nothing sells magazines like alienating your target audience.

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This is an American magazine, correct? Why do people always get their panties in a twist when American magazines are... wait for it... Ameri-centric?
I think fewer people would have a problem with it if they could stop confusing the World with the United States of America.

Pretty obvious that the list should be named 100 most influential people in US sports, but maybe thy sell more magazines this way.


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Nascar generates a tiny fraction of the revenue F1 does. It is a refuge for drivers who don't make the grade in F1. It is the world's "second class" motorsport in every possible sense. But the Nascar boss ranks 6th and the F1 boss ranks 57th. Heh!!! These lists really are hilarious. For "most powerful," read "most American"!
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Bottom line, no athlete should be on that list except for Tiger who has big time power. Does anyone think Federer has any sway in deciding if Monte Carlo should remain a Masters Series?
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I'm totally just repeating myself now but...

I totally agree! They should tailor the list towards a group of individuals whom will not be buying their magazine. Because that would make economic sense. Nothing sells magazines like alienating your target audience.
like i said in my post call it in most influencial the US and they won't look like morons and please amerco-centrics out there
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